Hike to the Lago Nero di Tumulo lake

This mountain tour takes us to Lake Nero di Tumulo at 2,500 asl, located in the source area of the Passirio river and in the heart of a rugged landscape between the impressive peaks of the Stubai Alps in the rear Val Passiria valley.

What’s more beautiful? The clear water of the mountain lake at 2,500 m asl or the wild meander shaped landscape of the Krumpwasser plain near the source of the Passirio river, dominated by the impressive glaciers of the Stubai Alps? This beautiful mountain tour will give us answers to this question. We drive up to the Ponte del Rombo bridge along the Passo di Rombo mountain road and start our hike at the parking space near the bus stop - as an alternative you can take the public bus.

From the parking space we follow the signpost no. 30 towards the Lago Nero di Tumulo lake. A forest path leads us after a 30-minute walk to the Malga Tumulo mountain hut, a well-known rest point in this area. A high alpine trail snakes its way to the terraces of Krumpwasser where the Rio Tumulo (source of the Passirio river) meanders through the natural moorland.

Here, right above the timber line, you’ll find undisturbed nature. Cattle and sheep graze on the mountain pastures and the glaciers of Mount Hochfirst in the west and Mount Botzer in the east, as well as the marble rocks of the Schneeberger Weisse mountain, tower into the sky. Finally we leave the high alpine meadows of Unterkrumpwasser and Oberkrumpwasser and reach the 2,500 m limit where Lake Nero di Tumulo (Grosser Timmler Schwarzsee, in Geman) is located. We enjoy a stop at the shores of this monument of nature and follow the same trail back down into the valley.

Author: AT

Important: if you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Ponte del Rombo bridge along the Passo di Rombo mountain road (parking space, bus stop)
Destination: Lago Nero di Tumulo lake
Signpost: no. 30
Distance: approx. 5 km (each direction)
Walking time: approx. 2.5 hours (ascent), 2 hours (descent)
Altitude difference: approx. 740 m
Altitude level: between 1,770 and 2,500 m asl
Experienced in: August 2017

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