The tour begins at the hikers' car park just above Thaur.
After just a few minutes you can decide whether to follow the forest road or take the Haslbergsteig
trail. The trail crosses the forest road only twice and goes relatively steeply up to the Thaurer Alm,
until you also join the forest road shortly before it.
If you follow the forest road, you will reach a beautiful bench after about an hour, where the Gasperlsteig (another ascent option) comes up. Take a short rest and you are already on the steepest part of the trail, which leads to the Thaurer Alm. Only a few mountain bikers overtake the hikers on this stretch shortly before the alp...just before the forest path brings you to your knees, the view opens up over the Inn valley and the Kaisersäule has come a considerable distance closer! 40 minutes and a good 200 metres still separate us from our destination.
The well-deserved stop at the Thaurer Alm is saved for the way back and we continue below avalanche cones above the Thaurer Klamm gorge towards the summit of the Kaisersäule. Here we have beautiful views down into the Thaurer Klamm gorge and many a chamois jumps down the steep flanks, unimaginable for us. There are no signs here, so you have to orientate yourself by the "KS" markings on the trees. At the lower part of the Törl meadows, take the first path on the right and continue up to the Kaisersäule column over beautiful ground. A lookout bench invites you to take a breather before you climb the last steep metres to the Kaisersäule. Again and again accompanied by chamois...
At the top, the view makes you forget the effort of the ascent and the warmth of the stone pyramid on your back invites you to take a break. The view here is almost endless. From the Stubai Glacier, to the towering walls of the Latten and Rumerspitze, down to the Thaurer Alm and across to the Zillertal mountains.
The way back can be made along the same path or you can follow a path behind to the Törl shortly after the Kaisersäule at a prayer cross. Here you have a great view of the walls of the Bettelwurf and over to the Lafatscher Joch.
From the Törl, you can descend to the Thaurer Alm via the alpine meadows and continue down on the forest road to Thaur.