Before the actual hike begins, it starts directly with a highlight - from Stans, it goes with a world first, the two-story CabriO-Bahn, up to the Stanserhorn. At almost 1,900 meters above sea level, the start of the hike offers a breathtaking panoramic view. Then the descent follows down to the Ächerlipass before, after a short flat section, the ascent to the Arvigrat begins. The path leads over partly rooty and steep passages through the Arvi forest up to about 2000 meters above sea level. Once at the top, a magnificent view opens up into the Engelberg valley, the Sarner valley as well as the surrounding mountains and the Alps.
The Arvigrat is followed directly by the Gräfimattgrat, which leads further in the direction of Schingrat/Schluchberg. Now comes the key point of the hike - the rocky embrasure at Wagenleis (Charren). This requires good surefootedness and a head for heights. For safety there are ropes to hold on to. By the way, in the area of Schluchberg/Wagenleis there are often sheep. The special thing about this is that llamas are used to protect the herd.
Over the Schluchigrat and the Lachengrätli the route goes to the Storeggpass and then on to the Lutersee. Here it is worth taking a break to recharge your batteries for the last ascent. The ascent starts on the right side of the Lutersee and leads up to the "Bocki" and to the highest point of the hike, at 2155 meters above sea level. From now on it's all downhill. The path is steep and once again requires the highest concentration. Passing Ober- and Unter Arni, we descend to the Haltenhütte. Here the surface changes to asphalt and the path becomes flatter. The alpine cheese dairy Untertrübsee and the restaurant Untertrübsee invite you for a culinary break before tackling the last section down to Engelberg.
Information Mountain Hiking Trail:
Mountain hiking trails are predominantly steep, narrow and partly exposed. Surefootedness, a head for heights, a good physical condition and mountain experience are required. Sturdy shoes with good grip soles are necessary.
You will find the right equipment in the sports stores in Engelberg.
Due to the long distance, the hike is best suited as a two-day tour with an overnight stay in a tent on Alp Laucheren.
Further information: www.engelberg.ch/ridge-hike
The ridge hike Stanserhorn-Engelberg is part of the Tell Trail (stage 5). The new Tell-Trail long-distance trail takes walkers right through the picturesque Lucerne – Lake Lucerne region from Altdorf to the Brienzer Rothorn. It can be completed in eight stages and takes in glittering mountain lakes, historic villages, world-famous destinations and the “Big 6” of the Central Swiss mountains: Stoos, Rigi, Pilatus, Stanserhorn, Titlis and Brienzer Rothorn. Constant companions on the way include the widely varied flora and fauna and the spectacular mountain panorama. More information: www.luzern.com/telltrail