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Are you looking to complete the famous Peter Habeler Runde? Also known as the Peter Habeler Trek, this trek is a circular route that starts and ends in Vals, a mountain village with 537 inhabitants in Tyrol. Dedicated to Austrian mountaineer Peter Habeler on his 70th birthday, this trek is one of the most renowned hikes in the region. Peter Habeler was born in Mayrhofen, Tyrol, and made Alpine history when he and Reinhold Messner climbed Mount Everest without wearing artificial oxygen in 1978.
The tour is 56.1 kilometers long and has a total ascent and descent of 4,230 meters. During this 7-day hike, you walk between 2.5 and 5 hours a day. This version includes a hotel before and after. Are you in?
Arrival in Vals
Servus! Welcome to Austria. Today you will arrive in Vals and be expected in a pleasant three-star pension in the village. Your overnight stay includes breakfast.
Hotel Geraerhof (Vals)
Vals - Geraer Hütte
From Gasthaus Touristenrast at the end of the Valsertal (bus stop or free parking at the Nockeralmen) you first walk along a wide farm track (no. 502) for about one hour, ascending gently to the top of the cable car. From there, the trek leads you through an undulating, beautifully laid trail to the border of the forest. From here, follow trail no. 502 in open terrain to the Geraer Hütte, at 2,324 m.
Geraer Hütte - Tuxerjochhaus
From the Geraer Hut, the stage starts north to the Steinernes Lamm (No. 527) and leads over old glacial moraines through the front Höllwand and further to the Kleegrubenscharte, Kasererscharte, and Frauenwand. Finally, a path through alpine pastures will lead you to the Tuxerjochhaus, at 2,313 meters.
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Booking the huts
We will take care of arranging accommodation on the Peter Habeler Runde for you. We will also provide you with a detailed itinerary for every stage and instructions on how to get to the trailhead.
Full travel guide
We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide that includes a route description for the Peter Habeler Runde, interactive hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek
During your Peter Habeler Runde, you will spend your nights in mountain huts. In the mountain huts we normally only book dormitories, but we can look into private rooms on request. If the private rooms are fully booked or not available in the hut, we automatically book a bed in dormitories for you. Please note that private rooms are more expensive and there will be an additional charge for this.
Accommodation at the huts includes dinner and breakfast. We will arrange this for you as well. This allows you to travel lighter and have one less thing to worry about. Bear in mind that lunch is not included, but it can be purchased at the huts. Here you can also buy an array of snacks and bottled water.
Accommodation before and after the tour
Accommodation before and after the trek is included. Breakfast is part of your stay.
Traveling to and from
You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport.
Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.
Half-board is included in the price of this trek. Lunch, however, is not. You can get something to eat at the mountain huts along the way.
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.
Personal expenses on such as souvenirs, drinks, and other similar expenses are for your own account.
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