Intensive Peter Habeler Runde

Duration: 5 days
Trails: T3 trails
Distance: 10 - 15 km per day
Ascent per day: 500 - 1000 m ascent per day

> Follow in the footsteps of Peter Habeler
> Enjoy Austrian cuisine in cosy huts
> Do the fast track version (5 stages instead of 7)

Are you looking to complete the famous Peter Habeler Runde? Also known as the Peter Habeler Trek, this trek is a circular route that starts and ends in Vals, a mountain village with 537 inhabitants in Tyrol. Dedicated to Austrian mountaineer Peter Habeler on his 70th birthday, this trek is one of the most renowned hikes in the region. Peter Habeler was born in Mayrhofen, Tyrol, and made Alpine history when he and Reinhold Messner climbed Mount Everest without wearing artificial oxygen in 1978.

The trek is 56.1 kilometers long, has a total ascent and descent of 4,230 meters. The original trek is a 7-day hike. On the accelerated version, you cover the Peter Habeler in 5 days. Are you ready?



Vals - Geraer Hütte

Duration: 04:20 h
Distance: 8 km
Ascent: 970 m
From Gasthaus Touristenrast at the end of the Valsertal (bus stop or free parking at the Nockeralmen) you first walk along a wide farm track (no. 502) for about one hour, ascending gently to the top of the cable car. From there, the trek leads you through an undulating, beautifully laid trail to the border of the forest. From here, follow trail no. 502 in open terrain to the Geraer Hütte, at 2,324 m.

Geraer Hütte

Geraer Hütte

Geraer Hütte - Tuxerjochhaus

Duration: 04:55 h
Distance: 9.8 km
Ascent: 760 m
Descent: 780 m
From the Geraer Hut, the stage starts north to the Steinernes Lamm (No. 527) and leads over old glacial moraines through the front Höllwand and further to the Kleegrubenscharte, Kasererscharte, and Frauenwand. Finally, a path through alpine pastures will lead you to the Tuxerjochhaus, at 2,313 meters.



Tuxerjochhaus - Friesenberghaus

Duration: 07:20 h
Distance: 9.5 km
Ascent: 800 m
Descent: 640 m
From the Tuxerjochhaus, follow path No. 326 downhill to below the Lärmstange. Then turn southeast to the Spannagelhaus, at 2,531 meters, and continue to the Friesenbergscharte, at 2,911 meters. Here, at the highest point of the Peter-Habeler-Runde, you can enjoy the magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. Over several zigzags, the path finally leads down to today's destination, the Friesenberghaus, at 2,498 meters.


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  • Booking the huts

    We will take care of arranging accommodation on the Peter Habeler Runde for you. We will also provide you with a detailed itinerary for every stage and instructions on how to get to the trailhead.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide that includes a route description for the Peter Habeler Runde, interactive hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek

  • Accommodation

    During your Peter Habeler Runde, you will spend your nights in mountain huts. In the mountain huts we normally only book dormitories, but we can look into private rooms on request. If the private rooms are fully booked or not available in the hut, we automatically book a bed in dormitories for you. Please note that private rooms are more expensive and there will be an additional charge for this.

  • Half board (where possible)

    Accommodation in the huts includes dinner and breakfast, unless otherwise indicated in the exclusive list. This allows you to travel lighter and not have to worry about an extra meal. Please note, however, that lunch is not included, but can be purchased at the huts.


  • Traveling to and from

    You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport.

  • Transfers

    Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.

  • Lunch

    Half-board is included in the price of this trek. Lunch, however, is not. You can get something to eat at the mountain huts along the way.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses on such as souvenirs, drinks, and other similar expenses are for your own account.

  • Dinner Pfitscherjochhaus

    Where possible, we book the huts on a half-board basis but in Pfitscherjochhaus only breakfast is included. In the evening you can dine at the hut without any problems and pay for it in cash on the spot. So make sure you take enough cash with you on trek.


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