Karnischer Höhenweg (KHW 403)

Austria Austria
Italy Italy

Worth knowing

The Karnischer Höhenweg runs for a length of 162 kilometers through Austria and Italy.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as hard and it usually takes 8 days to walk the Karnischer Höhenweg.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way Generally difficult!
The water supply must be planned in detail in advance and, if necessary, water supplies have to be deposited en route.

On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.

You can stay overnight in managed huts.

Wild camping is not allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Karnischer Höhenweg

162 km
Elevation gain
9.450 m
Elevation loss
9.950 m
Highest Point
Eisenreich / 2.665 m
Lowest Point
Thörl-Maglern / 655 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
162 km
9.450 m
9.950 m
2.665 m
655 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Karnischer Höhenweg
  • in managed huts
Solitude on the Karnischer Höhenweg
Moderate contact with other people and only occasionally with settlements

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Arrival to the Karnischer Höhenweg

You will arrive via Klagenfurt Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Bus / Zug. Duration approx. 4 hours.

Departure from the Karnischer Höhenweg

Departure is via Klagenfurt Airport.

You can get to the airport per Bus / Zug. Takes about 3 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Karnischer Höhenweg

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