Valais day 6: Gruben - Grachen

This walk is part of the trek Trek from Fionay to Saas-Fee.

Today's stage is divided into three: from Gruben to Jungu by foot, Jungu to Saint-Niklaus by cable car and Saint-Niklaus to Grachen by coach.

Technical sheet
No. 4098907
A Oberems walk posted on 05/04/15 by Tamtraductions. Update : 17/05/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 9h45[?]
Distance Distance : 17km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 1711m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 1872m
Highest point Highest point : 2897m
Lowest point Lowest point : 1136m
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Area Area : Alps
Location Location : Oberems
Starting point Starting point : N 46.210602° / E 7.705048°
Ending point Ending point : N 46.194533° / E 7.842056°
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Start heading north-east when leaving the hotel, the trail turns into an intense slope and rapidly heads through a forest (D).

Exit the forest when you see the Gruobu Mittelstafel chalets (1). Further uphill, head along the Gruobu Oberstafel chalets, high point 2370 (2). Keep heading in a steady eastern direction, walk alongside a small lake before ending with a good uphill hike to a pass called Augstbordpass (3).

Start a long downhill hike, reaching high point 2454 change of ridge (4) a break gives you the opportunity to take in the view of the valley reaching Zermatt at the foot of the Cervin.

Keep going downhill towards the Jungu alpine hamlet (5).

Take the cable car down towards Saint-Niklaus (6). Then head for Grachen (8) on the postal bus.

Waypoints :
D : km 0 - alt. 1821m
1 : km 1.68 - alt. 2239m
2 : km 2.32 - alt. 2386m
3 : km 5 - alt. 2882m
4 : km 8.9 - alt. 2462m
5 : km 11.51 - alt. 1977m
6 : km 13.46 - alt. 1136m
A : km 17 - alt. 1660m

Useful Information

Water available in the streams you'll cross as long as you purify it.
Only take into account the journey by foot to point (5) for distance and altitude

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Jungu: alpine hamlet very well maintained and beautifully enhanced by the locals (a small lake which the locals gather around for friendly get-togethers).

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