Karnischer Höhenweg – Etappe 3: Porzehütte – Hochweißsteinhaus

Level of difficulty: Difficult
  • 16.4 km
    Distance
  • 8.5 h
    Duration
  • 1864 vm
    Lowest elevation
  • 2516 vm
    Highest elevation
  • 1200 vm
  • 1270 vm

Karnischer Höhenweg – Etappe 3: Porzehütte – Hochweißsteinhaus

The Karnische Höhenweg is about 150 km long from Sillian to Arnoldstein and can be divided into 8-11 daily stages, a descent into the valley is (almost) possible at any time. Overnight stays in managed huts are sufficiently available.

The somewhat longer section east of the Plöckenpass offers a gentle mountain landscape with extensive alpine meadows and easy hiking mountains. West of the Plöckenpass, the more interesting alpine section stretches along the highest peaks of the Carnic Ridge. The alpine long-distance hiking trail leads through a scenically extremely beautiful and varied area.

Suggestion
In addition to the conventional route, summit ascents can also be included. Especially recommended: Porze and Wildkarleck.
Equipment
Checklist tips:
  • Sturdy shoes (hiking boots or mountain boots)
  • (Hiking) Clothing for all weather conditions: rain protection, hats, gloves, ... (according to the season)
  • First aid kit
  • Money
  • Cell phone or radio
  • Hiking maps
  • Backpack
  • Sun protection and sunglasses
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Catering (drinks, water bottles and possibly food)
  • Toiletries
  • ev. hiking poles
  • ...
Directions
from the Obertilliacher Tal by car on forest road to the Klopfsee parking lot, 1,690 m, from there 45 minutes - 1 hour. (250 meters altitude difference)

Directions

Two possible transitions:

a) Route along the ridge with four summit crossings approx. 8 hours (in case of bad weather, descent to the Mitterkar bivouac is possible)

b) Via delle Malghe path (path of the mountain pastures) via Tilliacher Joch and Hochalpljoch (mostly on the Italian side, less difficult) approx. 9 hours

Location and how to find us

The Nassfeld-Pressegger See holiday region lies in the Austrian province of Carinthia, directly next to the Italian border.

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