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Lungkofel / Monte Lungo
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Lungkofel / Monte Lungo

 
Lungkofel / Monte Lungo

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Südtirol / Alto Adige, Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.69799°N / 12.17822°E

Object Title: Lungkofel / Monte Lungo

Activities: Hiking, Skiing

Season: Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 7487 ft / 2282 m

 

Page By: Gangolf Haub

Created/Edited: Nov 8, 2009 / Mar 1, 2010

Object ID: 571582

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Overview

 
Lungkofel / Monte Lungo
Lungkofel / Monte Lungo seen from Sarlsattel

Together with Sarlkofel / Monte Serla Lungkofel / Monte Lungo forms the north-easternmost bastion of the Prags / Braies Dolomites. The two mountains are connected by a short ridge, the lowest point of which, Sarlsattel, offers the best ascent route to either summit. Both mountains are famed for their views but nevertheless see only few ascents, if compared to their mighty neighbour, Dürrenstein / Picco di Vallandro in the south. Though the mountains are much lower their ascent routes are longer with more elevation gain to scale.
 
Lungkofel / Monte Lungo
 
 
Lungkofel / Monte Lungo
 
 
Lungkofel / Monte Lungo
 

Lungkofel / Monte Lungo is somewhat hidden from view. While its neighbours tower above Pustertal / Val Pusteria or Höhlensteintal / Val Landro our summit rises above the meadows of Bad Altprags / Bagni di Braies, inside the Prags / Braies Dolomites. Its west face is a sheer, 700m limestone affair, rising like a sentinel above the easy ski runs of the area. North and south faces are also very steep and only to the east does the mountain connect with the aforementioned Sarlattel. The summit appears like a pulpit, high above the valleys of the area.
 
Lungkofel / Monte Lungo and Sarlkofel / Monte Serla
 
 
Lungkofel / Monte Lungo
 

Lungkofel / Monte Lungo is often climbed together with the higher Sarlkofel / Monte Serla, but only as an afterthought if time allows. However, a visit to the summit offers wonderful views of the Prags / Braies and Sexten / Sesto Dolomites with the glaciated mountains of the Zillertal Alps and Hohe Tauern shining across Pustertal / Val Pusteria from afar.

360° Summit Panorama

The 360° panorama on top of Lungkofel / Monte Lungo

Getting There

Lungkofel / Monte Lungo northern view across Pustertal / Val Pusteria

From The North
  • Take A22 Brenner Motorway to exit Brixen / Bressanone
  • Turn off onto SS49 east to Bruneck / Brunico or Toblach / Dobbiaco

From Austria (East)
  • Take A12 Inntalautobahn to exit Kufstein.
  • Turn onto B178, later B161 south in direction Kitzbühel.
  • At Mittersill B161 turns into B108 which heads through Felbertauern Tunnel.
  • Take B108 until Lienz were you turn right (west) onto E66 which on the border crossing turns into SS49 to Toblach / Dobbiaco and Bruneck / Brunico.

From Udine
  • Take A23 north to exit Carnia.
  • Turn off onto SS52 which leads through several detours to Innichen / San Candido
  • Turn east on SS49 to Toblach / Dobbiaco and Bruneck / Brunico.

From Venezia
  • Take motorway S27 north towards its end near Belluno.
  • Turn onto SS51 towards Cortina d’Ampezzo and on to Toblach / Dobbiaco.

Red Tape

Lungkofel / Monte Lungo
Lungkofel / Monte Lungo seen from the north-east

In 1980 an area of 25680ha has been set aside for the natural Park Fanes Sennes - Prags. You are required to treat the Natural Park with care: leave animals and plants in their place, use trails (especially when mountain biking), and take the official open roads with your car.

For more information you can look at the parks official website

Accommodation

For hotels and apartments have a look at the websites of the towns and cities of the area:

Weather Conditions

Sarlkofel / Monte Serla and Lungkofel / Monte Lung
Sarlkofel, Lungkofel and Dürrenstein seen across Pustertal



Maps & Books

Books


The Prags Dolomites / Dolomiti de Braies are not as well covered in terms of Guidebooks. The list below offers the German books I know of dealing with the area but there certainly are more, especially Italian ones.
  • Dolomiten 5 - Sexten - Toblach - Prags
    F. Hauleitner
    Rother Verlag
    ISBN: 3 7633 4199 4
  • Dolomiten
    P. Fleischmann
    Kompass Verlag
    ISBN: 3 8705 1409 4
    Sextener Dolomiten extrem - Alpenvereinsführer
    R. Goedeke
    Rother Verlag
    ISBN: 3 7633 1255 2

Maps


The most commonly used maps are the ones by Kompass and by Tabacco. The Kompass one is good as an overview map while the Tabacco one offers more details.
  • Bruneck - Toblach / Brunico Dobbiaco
    Kompass Map WK 57
    ISBN: 3 85491 064 9
    Scale: 1:50000
  • Dolomiti di Braies / Pragser Dolomiten / Marebbe / Enneberg / Plan de Corones / Kronplatz
    Tabacco Map 031
    Scale: 1:25000

Images

Sarlkofel / Monte Serla and Lungkofel / Monte LungLungkofel / Monte LungoLungkofel / Monte LungoLungkofel / Monte LungoLungkofel / Monte Lungo and Sarlkofel / Monte SerlaLungkofel / Monte LungoLungkofel / Monte Lungo
Lungkofel / Monte LungoLungkofel / Monte Lungo360° summit panoramaSummit view towards Pustertal / Val Pusteria