2-day T4 Hike in Engadin
“Engadin. What mountains, what lakes, what light.” This is the slogan of Engadin, and this is exactly why we want to spend the weekend hiking there. Two days of challenging hike, one night at 2574m above sea level by the glacier, countless mountain lakes, wildlife… If that appeals to you, join us this weekend!
This trip is led by Celine Kahn, apprentice Mountain Leader.
What’s the plan?
Day 1: Maloja – Fornohütte
We meet at Maloja, Posta at 10:37, at the arrival of the train. From there we start our hike to Fornohütte. The first part is on a beautiful trail through the forest, until we reach the stunning Lake da Cavloc where we can have our picnic. From there, we have two alternatives to hike to Fornohütte. If the conditions permit, we take the panorama trail which takes us to Val Muretto and then up to 2750m, scrambling on rocks with amazing views of the Forno glacier, before slightly going down to Fornohütte. The hut offers the best views of the glacier. Dinner and night at the hut, after a full body stretching session.
Technical information: 13.5km – 1200m ascent – 500m descent
Day 2: Fornohütte – Capanna da l’Albigna – Pranzaira
After an early breakfast, we start our long and strenuous but stunning hike to Albigna via Pass da Casnil Sud at 2940m. We start with a descent along the glacier. The climb that follows, to the pass, is long and requires the use of the hands, it has some ladders and chains. Once we reach the mountain pass and enjoy the views for a moment, we start our descent to Capanna da l’Albigna which is located by Lake da l’Albigna, a beautiful reservoir with turquoise waters. We can have our picnic near the hut and enjoy a nice coffee there, before taking the cable car down to Pranzaira to return home.
Technical information: 11.5km – 1050m ascent – 1000m descent
To join the hike in Engadin, you need to be a very fit hiker, able to climb more than 1000m in one day. In addition, you should be comfortable with scrambling and not be afraid of heights.
It is the participant’s responsibility to get health and accident insurances that cover mountain rescue, including extreme sports. Becoming a Rega patron is highly recommended (CHF 40 per year only for emergency medical assistance from the air).
How to get there
If you are traveling from Zurich by public transport, we recommend you to take the following:
Zurich HB 06:38 – 10:37 Maloja, Posta (via Chur and St. Moritz)
Pranzaira (Albigna) 15:47 – 19:53 Zurich HB (via St. Moritz and Landquart)
You can download the kit list here.
The price for this event is CHF 300.
Included in price
-2 days hiking with a mountain leader
-Accommodation on Saturday night in a mountain hut
-Dinner on Saturday
-Breakfast on Sunday
Not included in price
-Transport to Maloja on Saturday and back from Pranzaira on Sunday
-Cable car from Albigna to Pranzaira (CHF 15)
Minimum number of participants: 3
Maximum number of participants: 6