Hiking Hut to Hut around Tre Cime Di Lavaredo
Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen in German) is the name given to the three iconic peaks located in the Dolomites of northeastern Italy. These memorable peaks are located within Tre Cime Natural Park (Three Peaks Nature Park) in the Sexten Dolomites, one of the most popular hiking destinations in Northern Italy. Mere words cannot describe the majesty of Tre Cime’s treeless landscape. In every direction, there are beautifully sculpted mountains and perfectly situated mountain huts.
The Tre Cime di Lavaredo circuit is a very popular day hike in the Dolomites. While it’s a great option to come here for a single day, we highly recommend slowing down and staying at least one night in the Sexten mountains. In Tre Cime Natural Park, there are several mountain huts (Hütte, Rifugio) to sleep in, delicious South Tyrolean food to eat, and many hikes to choose from. Hiking hut to hut around the colossal Tre Cime di Lavaredo peaks and to the more off-the-beaten-path locations in the park is an unforgettable experience.
In this post, we’re going to outline a 3-day hut to hut hike around Tre Cime di Lavaredo. If you’re only interested in the day hike, read our Tre Cime di Lavaredo day hike guide.
To find out what to pack for a hut to hut hike, check out our complete hut to hut hiking packing list.
Because this region is both German- and Italian-speaking, it’s called Parco Naturale Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Italian) and Naturpark Drei Zinnen (German). You’ll want to brush up on your Italian and German salutations before you start your hike.
Tre Cime di Lavaredo Trek Overview
- Day 1: Parkplatz Fischleintal (1478 m) – Dreizinnenhütte (2438 m)
- Day 2: Dreizinnenhütte (2438 m) – Rifugio Lavaredo (2345) – Rifugio Auronzo (2326 m) – Langealm (2240 m) – Dreizinnenhütte (2438 m) – Büllelejochhütte (2528 m)
- Day 3: Büllelejochhütte (2528 m) – Zsigmondy Hütte (2242 m) – Fischleintal (1478 m)
Read our Dolomites itinerary to see how you can integrate this trek into a road trip.
When to Hike Hut to Hut around Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Between Late-June and late-September. Because you’ll be overnighting in mountain huts (rifugios), you’ll need to time your visit with their opening times. Note: Wild camping is prohibited.