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Es-cha hut

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  • View of the Chamanna d'Es-cha and the Bernina range
    View of the Chamanna d'Es-cha and the Bernina range
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This challenging run leads you up to 2594 m above sea level, to the Chamanna d'Es-cha. The hut is located high above the Engadin with Piz Kesch in the background and a spectacular alpine panorama in front of you.
difficult
Distance 18.6 km
4:05 h
1,216 m
1,170 m
2,594 m
1,686 m
The trail run starts at the Tourist Information in La Punt, a village which is situated at the foot of the Albula pass and is home to grand patrician houses from the 16th and 17th centuries. After crossing the Inn and the main street, you follow the Albula road for the first 500 m. At the first bend, you turn left onto a path that runs along the Albula stream (Ova d'Alvra in Romansh). At the Alp Proliebas, you cross the pass road and take the hiking trail to the Alp Es-cha Dadour. This part of your journey to the Es-cha hut leads you through alpine pastures with a permanent view of Piz Kesch. However, don't forget to look back once in a while as you don't want to miss the great panorama of the whole Bernina range. After a well-deserved break at the hut, run across the easily passable traverse in the direction of the Albula pass. Attention: in early summer, there may still be snow in the area. After passing the Fuorcla Gualdauna, the path brings you down to the Albula pass road which you cross in order to make your way back to La Punt.

 

More information 
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via Maistra 1 
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01
E-mail: allegra@engadin.ch 
Internet: www.engadin.ch 

Author’s recommendation

The magnificent view alone is worth a break at the Es-cha hut.
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Update: April 29, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,594 m
Lowest point
1,686 m
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Track types

Nature trail 27.16%Path 65.62%Road 1.70%Unknown 5.49%
Nature trail
5 km
Path
12.2 km
Road
0.3 km
Unknown
1 km
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Safety information

Until well into June, you should expect to find snow fields between the Chamanna d'Es-cha and the Fuorcla Gualdauna.

Start

La Punt Tourist Information (1,694 m)
Coordinates:
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2'791'000E 1'161'401N
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46.576587, 9.930683
DMS
46°34'35.7"N 9°55'50.5"E
UTM
32T 571312 5158534
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Destination

La Punt Tourist Information

Turn-by-turn directions

La Punt Tourist Information - La Punt - Alp Proliebas - Sur Plaun Grand - Alp Es-cha Dadour - Chamanna d'Es-cha - Fuorcla Gualdauna - Alp Nova - La Punt - La Punt Tourist Information

Note

Wildlife refuge God Arvins, God Drosa: December 20 - April 30
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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the Engadin Bus to La Punt Müsella

Parking

parking spaces are available along the river Chamuera.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'791'000E 1'161'401N
DD
46.576587, 9.930683
DMS
46°34'35.7"N 9°55'50.5"E
UTM
32T 571312 5158534
w3w 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
18.6 km
Duration
4:05 h
Ascent
1,216 m
Descent
1,170 m
Highest point
2,594 m
Lowest point
1,686 m
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