From the Ascher hut to Kappl

Stage 2: a stage all the way through the Untertal valley

Crystal clear mountain lakes, incredible scenic views of the mountains, pristine nature … Stage 2 of the Paznaun High Route is a true gem and leads you all the way through the Untertal valley. 

Details about Stage 2: from the Ascher hut to Kappl 

  • walking time: 8 hours 
  • distance: 21.5 kilometres 
  • difference in altitude – ascent: 920 metres
  • difference in altitude – descent: 2,000 metres
  • level of difficulty: moderate 
  • options for a stop: Ascher hut, Gamperthun Alm hut
  • parking options: parking ground Kappl cable cars, park deck Kappl village, Volksbank parking garage


You would like to find out more about the classification of the stages and the hiking trails in and around Ischgl? Read more about the easy, moderately difficult and difficult routes at the Paznaun! 

Route: from the Ascher hut to Kappl 

  • Start: Ascher hut at 1,256 metres above sea level 
  • along the hut trail towards the mountain station of the 6-people chairlift See 
  • follow the signposted trail to the fork in the route and select the lower one
  • continue on to the Furglertal valley and follow the signpost towards “Masnerjoch” 
  • above the Berglis Wand wall, you’ll reach the Bergli via a high route 
  • follow the signpost “Restaurant” down into the valley until the next fork in the route 
  • up the mountain and past the Fisser hunting lodge, you’ll reach the Stial-Alm hut at 2,050 metres above sea level 
  • after the descent into the Flathtal valley, the last challenging ascent of the tour awaits: towards the Gamperthun Alm hut at 2,070 metres above sea level 
  • past the mountain chapel Gamperthun (along a pasture path), you get to the Grübeletal valley and the “outer” Alm hut 
  • after 500 metres on foot down into the valley, there is a forest road and, later, a panorama trail 
  • return to the forest trail at the signposted fork in the route, then past the Rotweg chapel and, finally, you’ll reach your stage goal: Kappl

Stage details as a download 

Download the route description via GPX Track onto your smartphone or tablet and find out more about stage 2 from the Ascher hut to Kappl. 

Download: GPX Track Paznaun High Route – all stages 
Download: GPX Track Paznaun High Route – stage 1 
Checklist Long-distance hiking (PDF-Download)

Lookout and photo points along the route 

  • Once you reach the Stial-Alm at 2,050 metres above sea level, you should go on the lookout for the Haflinger horses – these pretty horses with fox-coloured fur and blonde manes and tails spend the summer in the mountains. 
  • At the “outer” Alm hut, there is a fork in the road towards Lake Grübelsee. You can reach this crystal-clear mountain lake within 30 minutes on foot. At the lake, there’s also an “inner” Alm hut which is perfect for a little break. 
  • While hiking along the panorama trail, time and again, you’ll have an amazing view of the town of Kappl with its plentiful hamlets. 


Well-prepared for the hiking adventure! 

Are you prepared for stage 2? Appropriate clothing, plenty of food, etc.? In the long-distance hiking checklist, you’ll find lots of helpful tips and advice for your next hike at the Paznaun!  

Before you start tying your hiking boots: Do you have any more questions about stage 2 from the Ascher hut to Kappl? Then contact our holiday experts at the tourism office Paznaun-Ischgl!