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2-day Round Tour in Canton of Uri, Jakobiger - Leutschachhütte - Wichelhorn

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This 2-day tour includes trail levels from T3-T4 and partially alpine trails and a one-night stay at Leutschachhütte.
moderate
Distance 20.5 km
5:52 h
1,842 m
1,847 m
2,567 m
1,370 m
This 2-day tour includes trail levels from T3-T4 and partially alpine trails. The starting point is at Arnisee, which you can reach with a cable car (recommended to skip the “boring part”☺️). The cable car station has a free parking lot, where you can leave your car. You then follow the red marked trail up to Sunniggrathütte - a cute cabin, try the cakes and Chai Latte if you can. From there you follow the red trail to Leutschachhütte - alternatively, if you have the experience, take the blue alpine route across the mountain ridges including Jakobiner peak. An easier version is to get to the peak after you reached Leutschachhütte (as I indicated in the map). I personally had very bad weather conditions and headed back to Leutschachhütte before I could reach the Jakobiger peak. I stayed at the cabin and the next day I continued the alpine trail from Leutschachhütte to Wichelpass. You might cross snow fields, even in Summer, but the hike up to the pass is doable (a ladder and some rope expect to at the top). From the you have the option to climb the peak of Wichelhorn, but this trail is not marked anymore (some old markings are still visible, but don’t rely too much on them). Enjoy the peak and then turn around to follow the descent along some lonely lakes and a beautiful creek until you reach Arnisee again. Tip: you can find edible wild blueberries around this area and around the trails. 😋
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,567 m
Lowest point
1,370 m

Track types

Asphalt 0.11%Forested/wild trail 6.14%Path 80.66%Traces of trail 11.25%Secured trail 1.71%Unknown 0.10%
Asphalt
0 km
Forested/wild trail
1.3 km
Path
16.5 km
Traces of trail
2.3 km
Secured trail
0.4 km
Unknown
0 km
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Safety information

Alpine trails up to T4, not for beginners, skip Jakobiger and Wichelhorn if the weather is bad.

Start

Arnisee (1,383 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'691'406E 1'180'605N
DD
46.770354, 8.635379
DMS
46°46'13.3"N 8°38'07.4"E
UTM
32T 472160 5179709
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Destination

Arnisee

Turn-by-turn directions

Arnisee-Sunniggrathütte-Leutschachhütte-Jakobiger-Leutschachhütte-Wichelpass-(Wichelhorn, opt.)-Arnisee

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Parking

Free parking lot at the cable car.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'691'406E 1'180'605N
DD
46.770354, 8.635379
DMS
46°46'13.3"N 8°38'07.4"E
UTM
32T 472160 5179709
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Hiking poles Towel and chalet sleeping bag

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
20.5 km
Duration
5:52 h
Ascent
1,842 m
Descent
1,847 m
Highest point
2,567 m
Lowest point
1,370 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Secured passages Scrambling required Refreshment stops available Scenic Geological highlights Flora and fauna Summit route

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