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My first real 3,000m peak – Similaun

Summit happiness in the footsteps of "Ötzi"

You couldn't choose a better mountain for your premiere as a summiteer towards 3,000 meters plus. The 3,606 m high Similaun in the uppermost part of Ötztal lies on the border between North and South Tyrol and can only be reached by crossing an impressive glacier. Smugglers used to trudge along here, and "Ötzi's" path was also supposed to lead past Similaun. Today the mountain is your gate to the world of high alpine mountaineering – we will show you how.

Everything at a glance


Location: Vent
Acclimatization tour: Vent – Rofenkarferner using mountain lift
Main tour: Vent - Similaunhütte with overnight stay - Similaun summit - Vent (without mountain lift)
Duration: 5 days
Difficulty level: Easy glacier tour
Group size: min. 3 / max. 12 people per date


23 – 27 June 2024
21 – 25 July 2024
11 – 15 August 2024
08 – 12 September 2024


T +43 57200 916

Vent Similaun


You don't need any previous high alpine experience for this tour. Our specialists will teach you everything you need to know and be able to do to safely climb a three thousand meter high peak like Similaun. For example, special knot and rope techniques, correct crampons technique and how to cross a glacier field. All we expect from you is a good level of physical fitness. If you have a good basic level of stamina and endurance, are sure-footed, have a good head for heights and are highly motivated, nothing stands in the way of your first real three thousand meter peak.



All in one! The following services are included in the package price:

  • 4 overnight stays: 3x in Vent according to the selected category, 1x overnight stay at Similaunhütte incl. half board. During the overnight stay in the hut, you will remain checked-in to your accommodation so that all items you do not need can remain at your base camp.
  • Welcome and closing evening incl. dinner and aperitif
  • Rental equipment (helmet, ice axe, crampons, harness, carabiner)
  • Supervision by hiking guide on all days
  • Mountain guide for the acclimatization and main tour (from Similaunhütte)
  • Ascent and descent with the Wildspitzbahn for the acclimatization tour
  • Start package: drinking bottle, hut sleeping bag,  earplugs, Peak Punk bar, sun protection, headband, microfiber towel, hiking wool (the sustainable alternative to blister plasters)
  • Finisher goodie


Not included

  • Travel costs
  • Drinks
  • Dinner on Day 2 (individual evening program)
  • Individual meals at the huts
  • Resort tax

Do you feel addressed and are really keen on YOUR first real 3.000m? Don’t wait any longer:


  • You are surrounded by the highest 3000m peaks in the Eastern Alps.
  • You climb Austria’s seventh highest mountain.
  • You follow in the footsteps of the glacier mummy "Ötzi"
  • Similaun is a border mountain between Austria and Italy.
  • The largest glacier-covered area of the entire Eastern Alps is located in the preserved area of the Ötztal Alps.
  • The mountaineering village of Vent has a unique history in alpinism thanks to the glacier priest and alpinism pioneer Franz Senn.
  • Remarkable variety of flowers and a high chance of watching an alpine marmot close by.

The mountain adventure of a lifetime

Tour dates - Overview

  • Start Vent: 1.900 m
  • Finish: Similaun summit: 3,606 m
  • Walking time stages: Vent - Similaunhütte (overnight stay) 4 1/2 - 5 hours; Similaunhütte - Similaun summit - 2 1/2 hours; descent to Vent 5 1/2 hours 
  • Altitude difference: 1.706 meters
  • Length: 16,2 km

more details

  • Start Vent: 1.900 m
  • Finish: Rofenkarferner
  • Altitude difference: 681 meters from the Wildspitzbahn mountain station
  • Length: 3,5 km
  • Walking time: 2 h
  • Arrival
  • Welcome
  • Receipt of starter pack
  • Dinner
  • Tour briefing

After your arrival in Vent and check-in at your accommodation, there will be an official welcome where you will meet your tour companions and your contact person, the hiking guide. In addition to the first important information about the course of the next few days, you will also receive your starter pack. Afterwards, everyone can get to know each other better over a cozy dinner.

  • Pick up equipment
  • Ascent to the Rofenkarferner via mountain lift
  • Equipment check
  • Knot & rope skills
  • Refreshment stop at Breslauer Hütte
  • Descent to Vent (via mountain lift)

Together as a group, you will head to the Venter Kaufhäusl, where you can hire your equipment for the coming days. After an equipment check by your mountain and hiking guide, you will take the ascent aid to the Rofenkarferner with the aim of preparing your body for the altitude on the Similaun and learning how to use crampons, ropes and ice axes correctly. Before returning to Vent, you will stop off at the Breslauer Hütte. You then have the evening at leisure.

  • Final equipment check
  • Ascent Similaunhütte
  • Stopover: Martin Busch Hütte
  • Dinner & overnight stay: Similaunhütte

Here we go! After a final equipment check, the ascent to the first stage of the main tour begins: the Similaunhütte. On the way there, you will make a stopover at the Martin Busch Hütte.

  • Breakfast at the Similaunhütte
  • Summit tour to Similaun (3,606m)
  • Descent to Vent with a stop at the Martin-Busch Hütte
  • Closing evening with all participants
The day of truth! From the Similaunhütte, we now head up to the Similaun summit at 3,606m with the hiking guide and mountain guide. The motto here is: hold on to the moment and celebrate your summit victory in Tyrolean style with a "Berg heil". You really deserve it after the ascent! On the descent to Vent, you stop at the Martin-Busch Hütte before returning to your accommodation and relaxing. In the evening, all participants will have dinner together, including a review of the past days and the presentation of the finisher goodies.

Individual departure.

Special tip: Tip: After the multi-day experience, you could take some time out to regenerate at the AQUA DOME - Tirol Therme Längenfeld. Or you can spend a few more days in the beautiful Ötztal countryside, relaxing by Lake Piburger See, for example.


Here you will find a collection of frequently asked questions and the corresponding answers.

Until when do I have to pay the deposit and make the final payment?
After receiving your booking confirmation, 20% of the travel price is due as a deposit within 10 days, the remaining sum is to be paid no earlier than 28 days prior to departure. In the case of trips booked at short notice, the travel price must be paid in full immediately. We will show you exactly when and which amount is due when completing the booking on our website or in the booking confirmation.

Is there an insolvency protection for customers?
You always book a package tour with ÖTZTAL TOURISMUS INCOMING GMBH (short: ÖTZTAL INCOMING). It means that all of your money paid to ÖTZTAL INCOMING is protected against insolvency by the applicable Package Travel Act (PRG in Austria). You will find all your advantages sent with your travel confirmation when booking a package tour in the attached "Information sheet for package tours", which we will gladly submit also in advance. Europäische Reiseversicherung AG, Kratochwjilestr. 4, 1220 Vienna, phone no. +43 1 317 25 00, fax number +43 1 319 93 67) acts as agent in case of insolvency. All further claims not covered must be registered with the liquidator within 8 weeks from the time of the insolvency. Guarantor: Tourismusverband ÖTZTAL TOURISMUS, Körperschaft öffentlichen Rechts, Achweg 5, 6450 Sölden

How much is the deposit on my trip?
After receiving your booking confirmation, 20% of the travel price is due as a deposit within 10 days.

How can I safely pay for my trip?
You can pay for your trip by credit card (Visa, Mastercard) or by direct bank transfer to ÖTZTAL INCOMING.

What are the ÖTZTAL INCOMING bank details for payment by invoice/bank transfer?
ÖTZTAL TOURISMUS INCOMING GMBH Raiffeisenbank Sölden IBAN: AT34 3632 4000 0044 2772 BIC RZTIAT22324

Is there a packing list for my trip?
The packing list will be sent by email about one week after booking.

When and how will I receive my travel documents?
For our trip only electronic travel documents are sent by email or the complete travel documents are stored in printed form in your accommodation.

Is there a list of participants?
No. For data protection reasons we cannot provide a list of participants to other travelers.

What is the average age on my trip?
The age of the travelers can basically vary between 30 and 70 years. The trip is aimed at active people with an affinity for mountains, and stands for a community of like-minded people, regardless of their age or origin.

Where are the other participants from?
For your trip we can provide you by phone with more information about the approximate area where other guests come from. Please understand that we cannot give you any more detailed information here for data protection reasons.

Can I book half a double room as a single traveler?
We do not offer shared double rooms on this trip. If you are traveling alone, please always book the available single rooms or double rooms for single use that are shown online.

Can I book insurance through ÖTZTAL INCOMING?
We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance and mountain rescue insurance. It covers your personal risks in the event of illness before departure and during the trip or in case of a mountain accident. Please find more information under the following links: http://www.europaeische.at, https://bergrettung.tirol/foerderer

Can I extend or customize my trip?
Regarding your trip, we focus on the main journey and do not offer any other options. If necessary, you are welcome to tell us your wishes in writing. If possible, we will customize the trip according to your wishes.

What happens if the minimum number of participants is not reached?
According to our General Terms and Conditions (GTC), a trip can be canceled if the minimum number of participants is not reached. Up to 20 days before the start of the package tour for trips of more than 7 days. Up to 7 days before the start of the package tour for trips of up to 6 days.

What options do I have as a single traveler?
You can book a single room, often also a double room for single use.

How do I know if the trip is guaranteed?
The package tour is already guaranteed from 3 or more people.
The route/tour is subject to change based on weather conditions.

How can I book the relevant trip?
You can book easily and quickly on this website: www.vent.at

How can I cancel the trip?
You can cancel your ÖTZTAL INCOMING trip directly with us at any time. The cancellation must be made in writing. A cancellation is always subject to certain cancellation fees, which depend on the time of cancellation. Please find all important information about it in our General Terms and Conditions (GTC) in the attached pages of your booking confirmation.

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