Dachstein Circuit

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-20290
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Gosau, Austria
  • Ends Gosau, Austria
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  • Trek through stunning alpine scenery of the Salzkammergut region of Austria
  • Experience the exhilaration of trekking across alpine pastures
  • Viewing flora and fauna including ibex, chamois and marmot
  • Enjoying the warm family run hotels
Starting and ending in Gosau, the tour "Dachstein Circuit" is a self-guided walking tour that takes 12 days. You will be traveling through Goisererhütte, Hallstatt, Türlwand and 8 other destinations in Azerbaijan and Austria. "Dachstein Circuit" is a private tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

An inspiring traverse around Dachstein Mountain (2995m), the highest peak in the stunning Salzkammergut lakes district of Austria. The Dachstein massif, southeast of Salzburg, is a small mountain range with dozens of peaks of 2500m or more, typified by its series of glaciers and sharp descents to the valley floor, the limestone mountain contains some of the largest caves in Austria. Take in the awesome views of ice fields and alpine meadows, limestone peaks and dramatic lakes as you trek this exhilarating circuit. At night you stay in atmospheric mountain hotels interspersed with 3 nights in mountain huts high up on the central massif.
  • Day 1 : Arrive Gosau
  • Day 2 : Hike to Hofpürgel Hutte with overnight backpack (4-5hrs)
  • Day 3 : Hike between lodges then descend to the Türlwand, overnight Ramsau (6hrs)
  • Day 4 : Rest day in Ramsau
  • Day 5 : Ascend Dachstein Glacier, walk to Guttenberg Lodge with overnight backpack (4-5hrs)
  • Day 6 : Walk to Grafenbergalm and on to a hotel above Groebming (6hrs)
  • Day 7 : Descend to Bad Mitterndorf (8 hrs)
  • Day 8 : Train to Bad Aussee, walk to Obertrauner Höhenweg then boat to Hallstatt (4-5 hrs)
  • Day 9 : Visit caves and ride the Krippenstein cable car
  • Day 10 : Walk to Bad Goisern and on to Goiserer lodge with overnight backpack (7hrs)
  • Day 11 : Walk to Gosau (2-3hrs)
  • Day 12 : Trip concludes
  • 8 nights accommodation on a twin share basis in 3 star mountain hotels/inns, 3 nights in mountain huts on a multishare basis
  • 11 breakfasts, 11 dinners (does not include drinks) – continental breakfasts are served and usually consist of breads, jams, meats, cheeses, coffee, tea and juices. Dinner will consist of 1 to 3 course hikers meals in the huts and 3 courses in the hotels which may include regional specialties
  • Transfers: Cable car ticket Gosaukammbahn to Zwieselalm, Schladming-Dachstein Summer Card (your ticket for the Dachstein Gletscherbahn), train ticket Bad Mitterndorf/Pichl-Kainisch to Bad Aussee, ferry from Hallstatt train station to market, ferry from Hallstatt market to train station
  • Dachstein Adventure World all-inclusive card and entrance & guided tour Koppenbruellerhoehle cave
  • Hiking maps and Dachstein hiking book per room booked
  • Luggage transfer (except days 2, 5 & 10 when you need to carry your overnight gear with you) - allowance is max 2 pieces pp, max 25kg per piece
  • Emergency hotline (8am-6pm daily)
  • Travel to and from Gosau
  • Meals not listed as included, drinks
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Luggage transfers on days 2, 5 and 10
  • Storage of luggage
  • Entrance fees not listed as included
  • Transfers not listed as included
  • Transfers by taxi or public transport if you need to skip a stage
  • Guide – this is a self guided walking holiday. If you would like to hire an alpine guide please ask our staff to book this - charges apply.
  • Hotel taxes if applicable – payable directly to the hotel
  • Mandatory - lightweight cotton/silk sleeping bag liner (blankets are available in the huts)
  • Items of a personal nature
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Dachstein Circuit tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 30 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 30 August 2024, a deposit of 191 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Dachstein Circuit tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Dachstein Circuit tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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