Unbekanntes Val Gierm

7.2 km
3:45 h
688 mhd
688 mhd
Piz Gierm
Val Nalps am Morgen

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A wonderful mountain hike for explorers and connoisseurs who like to travel alone. T2

Technique 3/6
Fitness 4/6
Highest Point  2557 m
Lowest Point  1971 m
Best Season
Nalps Dam
Nalps Dam
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There is no marked hiking trail leading to Val Gierm, only the shepherds with their animals inhabit this unknown valley at the foot of Piz Gierm.

At the parking lot above the Nalps reservoir, we first follow the marked hiking trail in the direction of Cuolm Cavorgia, which we soon leave after the Cuolm Nalps alpine hut. We hike along a lively mountain stream always uphill until we reach a meadow ridge. Here we have for the first time insight into Plauns in Val Gierm, a lush green plain with glittering watercourses and ponds. We quickly have the meadow slope to Plauns behind us and we take a closer look at the small little seas, whose edges are decorated with woolly grass. Very idyllic.

In a southerly direction we continue our way. In front of us lies the Piz Gierm with its steep flanks. The ground becomes more and more barren until we only have stone, scree or moss under our shoes. Then we climb up a grassy slope on the right. We reach a wide back, which is partly overgrown with grass and interspersed with rocks. The water has collected in stony hollows - if you want to bathe here for a short time, you do not need a swimsuit. With a view of Tödi, Oberalpstock and even the monastery Disentis, we walk in slight ups and downs over the wide ridge until we meet again to the place where we first saw Val Gierm. From here we descend on the same path back to the dam wall.


Take binoculars with you.


Only start in safe weather conditions.  Orientation skills and sure-footedness are prerequisites.

The road to Val Nalps is subject to a driving ban because it belongs to the Sedrun power plant. There will be no fine, but any liability will be rejected.

Attention: also cyclists and hikers on the way


Swisstopo Map 1: 25,000 sheets 1232 Oberalp Pass

Hiking poles


From the car park above the reservoir we follow the signs towards Cuolm Cavorgia. Approximately at an altitude of 2200 m above sea level we leave the hiking trail and continue in pathless, but harmless terrain to the deepest punt of the meadow ridge. We descend to the pastures in Plauns and rise again in a southerly direction to the left of the stream. We meet a great stone man. Shortly afterwards we see on the right the steep grassy slope which has to be overcome to get to the wide ridge. On this we go back until we reach the lowest point of the meadow ridge again. Then we keep left, further down the valley on the ascent route and descend down to the reservoir.


Public Transport


Anreise Information

By car from Disentis or from Andermatt to Sedrun and on to the Nalps dam


Parking lot higher than the dam.

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