Fuorcla Trupchun : To the border and beyond

Difficult
26.1 km
11:10 h
1450 mhd
1450 mhd
Im steilen und rutschigen Aufstieg zur Fuorcla Trupchun
Im Abstieg von der Fuorcla Trupchun aus lassen sich im Sommer immer wieder Rothirsche und Steinböcke beobachten.

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Ziel erreicht: Val Trupchun und Piz d’Esan von der Fuorcla Trupchun aus gesehen.
Steep tour over slippery debris fields to the end of the wildlife-rich Val Trupchun. The tour can be taken as an extension of the hike to Alp Trupchun and offers good opportunities for observing ibex.
Technique 4/6
Fitness 5/6
Highest Point  2829 m
Lowest Point  1654 m
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Start
S-chanf train station (1662 m above sea level.M.)
Destination
S-chanf train station (1662 m above sea level.M.)
Coordinates
46.611805, 9.9815230000001

Details

Description

This hike leads to the pass between Piz Trupchun and Piz Saliente, at the back of the Val Trupchun on the border with Italy. In the upper part of the steep tour, surefootedness is required. In cloudy weather, ibexes can already be observed on the valley floor. In warm summer weather, rather on the rocky ridges around the Fuorcla. On the one hand, the tour invites you to extend the easy hike to Alp Trupchun, but on the other hand, it also offers the possibility of a pass hike from S-chanf to Livigno (continuing hiking trail on the Italian side through the steep Valle del Saliente, hiking time: 2:30h). From Livigno there is a bus connection with Silvestri Bus (Swiss tickets are valid) to Zernez and Pontresina.

Hint: Dogs are not allowed in the Swiss National Park , not even on a leash. For more information on this and all the safeguards, see nationalpark.ch/schutzbestimmungen.

Geheimtipp

The Swiss National Park (SNP) offers a guided day hike to Val Trupchun on Thursdays (during the deer rut in autumn also on Fridays www.nationalpark.ch/).

Sicherheitshinweis

Steep and strenuous, slippery debris in the upper part, surefootedness required.

Emergency call:
144 Emergency call, first aid
1414 Mountain rescue REGA
112 International emergency call

Ausrüstung

Sturdy hiking boots or mountain boots, warm clothing, sun and rain protection, hiking poles as needed, binoculars recommended.

Directions

From S-chanf or Prasüras hike via high-altitude or valley path to Alp Trupchun (2040 m above sea level.M.) (see route «Val Trupchun»). From Alp Trupchun on a narrow but well-maintained path through several Rüfen. The last about 300 meters of altitude through slippery rubble to the top of the pass on the Fuorcla Trupchun (2782 m above sea.M level) on the border with Italy. Return on the same path back to Alp Trupchun or on the Italian side on a steep and marked path through the Valle del Saliente to Livigno.

Directions

Public Transport

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Prättigau, Upper and Lower Engadine) hourly to S-chanf
  • By bus (Engadin Bus line 7) from the stop S-chanf,
  • Chesa Cumünela (or directly from the train stations in Zuoz and Zernez) to the stop S-chanf, Parc Naziunal (at the Prasüras car park)
  • With the "Express Parc Naziunel" directly from the station S-chanf to the park hut Varusch (at the park border in Val Trupchun), timetable see http://alpintrans.ch/

Anreise Information

  • From the north: via Landquart – Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or over the Flüela Pass into the Lower Engadine on H27
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz on H27
  • From the south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) on H27

S-chanf is located on the Engadine road H27. From the village follow the signalization "Parc Naziunel".

Parken

  • Paid parking in the Prasüras area at the entrance to Val Trupchun.

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