|Starting point:||Niederbauen mountain station (Emmetten)|
|Destination:||Niederbauen Chulm (circular tour)|
|Getting to the starting point:||Car / PostBus Stans-Beckenried–Emmetten, Niederbauen cable car|
|Back from the destination:||ditto|
|Difference in elevation:||Ascent 390 m, descent 390 m|
|Hiking time:||2h 45m (circular tour)|
|Season:||June to October|
|Note: Variants: Hunds-Chopf and back, or direct ascent to Niederbauen Chulm.|
Seasoned summiteers skip the first 800 meters of the climb: the little blue gondolas gliding from Emmetten up to Alp Niederbauen are too tempting!
To avoid duplicating the route, the ascent via Hunds-Chopf is advisable. The flank up to the Gütsch (Niederbauen) is very steep, but the 200-meter height difference is quickly conquered. We follow the outer edge of the ridge on the right, with constant views down to Lake Uri and across to the Gotthard.
Niederbauen Chulm is a rewarding panoramic destination: Lake Lucerne with its many blue inlets at our feet, a jagged range of peaks in the east, the perfectly pyramidical Bristen to the south, Pilatus to the west and finally, Rigi to the north.
We descend via the "normal" route – a visit to the Tritt Alpine hut, with outstanding cheese and beverages, is a "must".
The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.