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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 5

Ötztal Trek Stage 5

Long Distance Hiking · Ötztal
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  • Amberger Hütte
    Amberger Hütte
    Photo: Roland Grüner, Ötztal
Amberger Hütte (2.136 m) –> Wütenkarsattel (3.103 m) –> Hochstubaihütte (3.174 m)
Distance 8.1 km
3:30 h
1,125 m
91 m
3,169 m
2,121 m
  • Course: Climbing, Path
  • Requirements: Step safety, dizziness, condition, high alpine experience;
  • Mountain path black, intersection alpine route
  • Difficulties: Passage at the river valley and the Wütenkarferner (in each case columns); Mountain guide recommended
  • equipment: normal hiking equipment, (depending on the circumstances) pimples, crampons; In any case rope; Climbing on the glacier
  • Huts: Amberger Hut, Hochstubai Hut
  • Crossing, exit: from Gries im Sulztal (Gemeinde Längenfeld) to Amberger Hütte (about 2 h ascent, approx. 1,5 h descent);
    from Sölden over the Kleblealm and the Laubkarsee to the Hochstubai hut (approx. 5 h ascent, approx. 4 h descent);
    from Sölden over the Fiegl's hut in the Windach Valley and the Seekarsee to the Hochstubai hut (approx. 5.5 h ascent, approx. 4.5 h descent);
    alternatively a bus to Kleblealm and to the Fiegl's hut (about 3.5 h ascent to the Hochstubai hut, approx. 2,5 h descent)
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Roland Grüner 
Update: April 26, 2024
Highest point
Hochstubaihütte, 3,169 m
Lowest point
2,121 m
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Amberger Hütte

Safety information

For high alpine experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted. Excellent physical condition, extensive mountain experience, alpine climbing gear, safety- and orientation guide, good weather conditions recommended. Please pay attention to the current weather report

Tips and suggestions

Did you know that…

... on Sulztalferner glacier you can still find the rare green alga species“mesotaenium berggreni”?

More details about hiking in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 


Amberger Hütte
47.042225, 11.074176
47°02'32.0"N 11°04'27.0"E
32T 657563 5211944



Turn-by-turn directions


First you hike along the flat valley floor of the Sulze brooklet to the south up the slope to the right, where the path forks-off and you turn right. Keep to the right at the trail fork. The route continues climbing gently along the lateral (western) moraine until you reach Sulztalferner glacier. Time to rope up!
Continue along the right edge of the glacier to the foot of Wilde Leck area and further uphill to Wütenkarsattel (watch out for crevasses!).
Once you have crossed the saddle you descend through crumbly, sliding rock rubble to Wütenkarferner glacier and a small lake. Keep slightly to the rightwhen crossing the glacier which you leave at its western edge - where you meet the access trail from Sölden to Hochstubaihütte. The last 100 altitude meters are an easy ridge walk to the Alpine refuge hut.

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or our local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at



The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the valley and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps


The following parking facilities are available:


- Parking lot at the outskirts | fee required | Multiple-day ticket possible



- Längenfeld Sports Center | free of charge

- Längenfeld Nature Park House | free of charge

For multi-day tours, please display information and the return date prominently in the windshield.


47.042225, 11.074176
47°02'32.0"N 11°04'27.0"E
32T 657563 5211944
Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Hiking Map (available at the Ötztal Tourism information offices)


Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.,

Ice axe, crampons, rope | Mountain guide recommended.

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  • Ötztaler Urweg E4 Längenfeld - Sölden
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8.1 km
3:30 h
1,125 m
91 m
Highest point
3,169 m
Lowest point
2,121 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Linear route


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