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Hochstollen round tour, Melchsee-Frutt

Route
Hiking Trail
Length
18.4 km
Travel time
approx. 6 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
Hochstollen round tour, Melchsee-Frutt
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Photo: Sportbahnen Melchsee-Frutt, Urs Stettler, Nidwalden Tourismus
Hochstollen round tour, Melchsee-Frutt
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Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
Hochstollen round tour, Melchsee-Frutt
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Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
Hochstollen round tour, Melchsee-Frutt
Blumen auf der Bergtour Hochstollen
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Obwalden Tourismus
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Melchsee-Frutt – Balmeregghorn – Planplatten – Hääggen – Hochstollen – Abgschütz – Melchsee-Frutt
The Hochstollen round tour is a unique experience that calls for physical fitness and experience of the mountains. The footpaths are in good condition. Some sections are very steep. This panoramic hike is worth every bead of sweat.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Melchsee-Frutt, old cableway terminus
Point of arrival
Melchsee-Frutt, old cableway terminus
Difficulty
Difficult
Condition
5 / 6
Ascent
1000 m
Descent
1000 m
Best Time of Year
June, July, August, September, October
Directions
The tour starts at the old cableway terminus at Melchsee-Frutt. We walk along Lake Melch to the Balmeregg cableway terminus. From here we walk steeply uphill to the Balmeregghorn. Sitting on the bench, we enjoy magnificent views of the Bernese Alps and the Titlis. With a bit of luck we might see marmots, chamois or ibexes on the easy footpath via Planplatte to Hääggen. Now we ascend again via Hohsträss to the Wit-Ris cutting and then follow a steep path to the Hochstollen. Breathtaking panoramic views are our reward for the effort. We see the Wetterhorn, numerous mountain lakes and even the Älggi, the geographical centre of Switzerland. After a picnic break, we tackle the steep descent via the Abgschütz to Lake Blau and return to Frutt.
Author’s advice
Early risers enjoy an unforgettable sunrise behind them on the Hochstollen. 
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Arrival / Return journey
Von Luzern auf der A8 nach Sarnen, die Ausfahrt Sarnen Nord Richtung Kerns/ Melchsee-Frutt benützen
Accessible by bus and train
No
Public transport
Mit dem Zug bis Sarnen und mit dem Postauto bis Stöckalp anschliessend mit der Gondelbahn bis Melchsee-Frutt
Further information & links
Tourist information:

Nidwalden Tourism

Bahnhofplatz 2

6370 Stans

+41 41 610 88 33

infonidwalden.com

www.nidwalden.com

 

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