Getting out of bed that early requires a lot of motivation, but it's worth it. We promise.
The light of first sunrise in the early morning hours in the high Alpine mountains is an incomparable experience. To see the dark night slowly give way to the day, as the the sky shimmers pink, yellow, red and orange above the mountain peaks makes the extra effort worth it. At the latest, when the bright sun rises behind the imposing mountains, hikers experience an unforgettable sight.
The Laugen Peak
is the highest peak of the socalled Nonsberg Massif at 2,434 m in height. The two peaks – the Große and the Kleine Laugen – are visible from afar. The Laugen Peak itself is known for its magnificent views of the surrounding mountains, the view of the Brenta Group to the south, the Ortler Group and the Ultental Valley summits to the west, the Ötztal Alps to the north and the Sarntal Alps, Zillertal Alps and Dolomites to the east.
The ascent begins, from the side of the Val di Non/Deutschnonsberg
directly on the Gampen Pass, above the village of Senale/Unsere liebe Frau im Walde or the Aler Alm mountain pasture in Proves/Proveis. The Deutschnonsberg lies on the border between the South Tyrolean Etschtal Valley and the Nonstal Valley in neighboring Trentino. Here, in the meeting point between two cultures and language groups, you will experience one thing above all: a truly unique, unspoiled and particularly diverse mountain landscape that is not only memorable on a sunrise hike. The surrounding area is characterized by high mountain pastures and forests, gorges, rivers and mountain lakes. It is not unusual for hikers to observe wild animals such as chamois, deer, and roe deer, or birds such as heather woodcocks.