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From Herigiswil to Pilatus

Route
Hiking Trail
Length
7.8 km
Travel time
4 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
From Herigiswil to Pilatus
Alpgschwänd Richtung Klimsenhorn und Hergiswil
Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee Nidwalden Tourismus
From Herigiswil to Pilatus
Steinbock
Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee Nidwalden Tourismus
From Herigiswil to Pilatus
Alpendohle
Photo: Roland Baumgartner (Nidwalden Tourismus), Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee Nidwalden Tourismus
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Hergiswil – Alp Gschwänd (cable car) – Klimsensattel – Pilatus
From Hergiswil an ascent for the sporty. With the Alp Gschwänd cableway we save a good 400 metres in altitude; the cableway is included in the march time and altitude calculation.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Hergiswil or Alp Gschwänd
Point of arrival
Pilatus Kulm
Difficulty
Difficult
Condition
5 / 6
Ascent
1220 m
Descent
50 m
Best Time of Year
June, July, August, September, October
Directions
Behind the Restauant Alp Gschwänd the path climbs through the forest and then steadily uphill towards the chapel on the "Klimsensattel". The red large cabins float above us to the Pilatus Kulm. Next to the newly renovated chapel stood the elegantly furnished Hotel Klimsenhorn until the middle of the last century, built thirty years before the cogwheel railway to Pilatus. In many zigzags we reach the Pilatus Circular Path and through the "Chriesiloch" we head for the summit. The return trip with the cogwheel railway to Alpnachstad is a delight.
Author’s advice

Einkehren zum Start in der Bergwirtschaft zur Alpgschwänd und zum Schluss im Glasi-Restaurant Adler in Hergiswil. 

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Accessible by bus and train
No
Further information & links

Für touristische Auskünfte:

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6370 Stans
+41 (0)41 610 88 33
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