pfad von der unteren zur oberen laaser alm
pfad von der unteren zur oberen laaser alm

Through the Lasa Valley to the Lasa Pastures

With view on the marble quarry we hike into the inner Lasa Valley to the Upper Lasa Mountain Hut.

To reach the starting point of this hike, we drive by car from Lasa to the mountain hamlet of Parnetz and from there along the forest road covered with marble gravel to the car park near the old marble railway. Here we start and follow the road into the valley, which soon follows the decommissioned rails. This mountain road, which is also used to transport the quarried marble blocks, leads down to the valley floor at the so-called Aufleg, at the foot of a marble scree.

From this junction, the trail now continues uphill through the valley on the forest road, which after about 3 km takes us to the lower Laaser Alm pasture. Here, at about 1,850 m a.s.l., we have a good view on the Lasa Glacier, the glacier ice wall below the Pederspitzen peaks. The road ends just above the alpine hut and at a wooden hut on the edge of the forest the path starts up to the upper Laaser Alm. There, at around 2,050 m a.s.l., the mountain hut, which is run as a shelter by the Alpine Club, awaits us and we enjoy lunch there.

To return to our starting point, we take the same route. Alternatively, you can take the little shorter trail no. 14, which leads through the forest at a slightly higher altitude. On the path we chose we had a good view on some of the marble quarries. The first part of the path is also used for the transport of marble and occasionally trucks are used. All in all, the area on the edge of the Stelvio National Park is quietly situated and is characterised only by natural landscape and alpine agriculture.

Author: AT

If you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: parking at the top station of the sloped railway
Destination: Obere Laaser Alm mountain hut
Signposts: follow the rails of the marble railway into the valley; Laaser Tal valley, Obere Laaser Alm, no. 5.
Trail length: approx. 6.6 km each direction
Walking time: about 2.5 hours uphill, 2 hours downhill
Altitude difference: approx. 690 m
Altitude level: between 1,360 and 2,055 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: June 2020

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