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Engelberg valley to Lake Lucerne (multi-day hike)

Route
Hiking Trail
Length
18.4 km
Travel time
approx. 8h
Tour details
Tour details
Engelberg valley to Lake Lucerne (multi-day hike)
"Plättli" at Brisenhaus
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Engelberg valley to Lake Lucerne (multi-day hike)
Blick Richtung Risetenstock
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Christina Bucher, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Engelberg valley to Lake Lucerne (multi-day hike)
Wegweiser vor Brisengipfel
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Christina Bucher, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Engelberg valley to Lake Lucerne (multi-day hike)
Schuenegg, vor Abstieg zum Brisenhaus
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Christina Bucher, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Engelberg valley to Lake Lucerne (multi-day hike)
Aussicht fjordartigen Vierwaldstättersee
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Engelberg valley to Lake Lucerne (multi-day hike)
Wildbeobachtungspfad Emmetten
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Christina Bucher, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Engelberg valley to Lake Lucerne (multi-day hike)
Kühe auf der Weide
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Christina Bucher, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Engelberg valley to Lake Lucerne (multi-day hike)
Gleitschirmfliegen Luftseilbahn Niederbauen
Photo: Nidwalden Tourismus, Christina Bucher, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
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Niederrickenbach  – Haldigrat – Brisen – Schuenegg – Brisenhaus – Ängiloch (Klewenalp) – Faulberg – Niederbauen
 Beautiful multi-day tour from Haldigrat to Niederbauen. 

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Haldigrat (Niederrickenbach), mountain station
Point of arrival
Niederbauen, mountain station
Difficulty
Medium
Condition
4 / 6
Ascent
1100 m
Descent
1460 m
Best Time of Year
June, July, August, September, October
Directions
From Alpboden (Niederrickenbach) we take the first 700 meters with the chairlift. On the Haldigrat we meet Kurt, who has been running "his chairlift" and the mountain inn here for almost 20 years. Then we hike all the way over the ridge to the 2403 meter high Brisen. At the top partly a bit slippery . The panoramic view is brilliant! Be careful when descending on the south side and via Schuenegg. In the afternoon we reach the SAC Brisenhaus, where we spend the night in a simple mattress camp. The food is excellent and the nut bars are the best in central Switzerland. The next day we pass Klewenalp and go on the game observation trail. In the rocks between Oberbauenstock and Zingel it is not uncommon to spot ibexes and chamois. We choose the way up via Fulberg and get on the Oberbauen mountain trail down to the mountain inn Niederbauen and the mountain station of the Niederbauen cableway.
Author’s advice
Other rewarding ascents for fit hikers on this two-day tour are the Oberbauenstock (2117 m) and the Niederbauen (1923 m). From Niederbauenalp it's not far to Hundschopf, an awe-inspiring vantage point overlooking Lake Uri (marked on the map).
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Accessible by bus and train
Yes
Further information & links
More information:

Nidwalden Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 2
6370 Stans
+41 (0)41 610 88 33
infonidwalden.com
www.nidwalden.com

More hiking trails:  nidwalden.com/hiking