South America Panorama

Having just arrived back from our South America trip, we thought we drop you a line to tell you how much we enjoyed our journey. Everything was as we expected and more!! The itenery itself was outstanding, the scenery and sites ... well photos just don't do it justice! The hotels we stayed in where better than we expected ... the tour guides where fantastic and very knowledgable. The tours and all the pick ups and transfers where spot on. There is now doubt in our mind to use World Expeditions again soon, it is now just a matter of finding the time (and of course a little money). Antarctica looks great!!!

Bert and Bea Lozey | Western Australia

Dachstein Circuit

The Dachstein massif southeast of Salzburg is like 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. During this exhilarating circuit trek, there is ample opportunity to take in the awesome views of ice fields and alpine meadows, limestone peaks and dramatic lakes. At night you stay in atmospheric mountain hotels interspersed with 3 nights in mountain huts high up on the central massif.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Gosau
DAY 2 Hike to Hofpürgl Lodge with overnight backpack (5-6.5hrs)
DAY 3 Descend to the Türlwand, overnight Ramsau on Dachstein (5-7hrs)
DAY 4 Day at leisure to explore Ramsau with Schladming-Dachstein Summer Card
DAY 5 Ascend the Dachstein Glacier lift to Hunerkogel and walk to the Gutenberg Lodge with overnight backpack (4-5hrs)
DAY 6 Walk to Grafenbergalm and on to a hotel above Gröbming (6-7hrs)
DAY 7 Walk via Notgasse to the Viehbergalm and Steinitzenalm, descend to Bad Mitterndorf (6-8hrs)
DAY 8 Walk to the Steinitzenalm, Lake Ödensee, and on to Bad Aussee, continue to Obertrauner Höhenweg then by boat to Hallstatt (7-8hrs)
DAY 9 Visit caves then ride the Krippenstein cable car
DAY 10 Visit Hallstatt salt mines then follow the Brine trail to Bad Goisern with overnight backpack (7-8hrs)
DAY 11 Walk to Gosau (4hrs)
DAY 12 Trip concludes

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Trip Code: DCT
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  12 days
Activities:  Inn to Inn Walking
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