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High Altitude Trail Lausitz


The High Altitude Lausitz is one of the oldest high-altitude trails through the mountains of the rearmost Valli dei Tures e Aurina-Tauferer Ahrntal Valley. It leads from the Forcella di Picco-Birnlücke Pass to Passo del Cane-Hundskehljoch Pass.

The hike is rated intermediate for level of difficulty and offers unforgettable moments. The tour requires experience, not to suffer from vertigo, sure-footedness, physical fitness as well as suitable equipment. 

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Altitude 1583 m / 2599 m


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From Casere-Kasern (1,595 m), trail nr. 13 leads up to the Lahneralm alpine farm (1,979 m) and then to Rifugio Tridentina-Birnlückenhütte mountain hut (2,440 m). From there, the trail is marked “Alta Via della Vetta d’Italia/Lausitzer Höhenweg” as well as nr. 13 and goes west to the jagged Pfaffenschneide, down the Teufelsstiege (Devil’s Staircase), through the Kerrachkar cirque, and to Rifugio Vetta d’Italia/Neugersdorfer Hütte mountain hut (possibility for descent on trail nr. 14). Continue on the trail nr. 13 until the Hundskehljoch Col (possibility for descent on trail nr. 15). From there trail nr. 16 b leads to the Waldneralm hut. Take trail nr. 17 in order to come back to the starting point in Casere-Kasern. 

Sleeping accomodation: Rifugio Tridentina-Birnlückenhütte

The tour is possible also in the opposite direction.

Map/guide: Kompass Map "Ahrntaler Berge-I Monti della Valle Aurina" nr. 082, scale: 1:25.000


How to arrive

Brunico-Bruneck - Casere-Kasern 40 km

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Difficulty difficult
Distance 27.4 km
Duration 09:30 hours
Climb 2000 m
Descent 2000 m

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