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TOUR OF THE MONT AVIC LAKES


Discovering the Mont Avic Park that offer unique landscapes like the endless lakes of glacial origin
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

The trekking of the Mont Avic lakes develops in the two valleys of the Park (Chalamy and Champorcher), for a length of about 44 km and a positive gradient of about 3.000 m. About 8 hours of average walking time per day. Positive gradients from 650 to 1.350 meters. A good physical and health condition is required. Plan a good workout before you leave.

In short:

  • Duration: 3 days/2 nights
  • Overnight: 2 nights in huts (Barbustel and Dondena) with half board (dinner and breakfast).
  • Total elevation gain: about 3.000 m
  • Length: about 44 km
  • Kind of activity: group trekking in total autonomy with hiking guide and no luggage transport service during the activity
  • Altitude of the highest point of the trek: about 2.910 m (Col Fussy)
DAY

Route: Barbustel hut – Grand Lac – Col Medzove – Col Etsely – Col Fussy –  Misérin hut –  Dondena hut
Meeting Point: ore 12:30PM Verres and transfer to Covarey (Champdepraz) using your own car (transfer NOT provided)
Elevation gain: +950 m / -40 m
Total time: 4 h

The itinerary begins in Veulla (1.298 m), where we take a dirty road that runs along the valley floor of the Chalamy valley as far as the hamlet Magazzino (1.461 m). The trek of the Mont Avic lakes continues towards Alpe Serva-désot (1.540 m), after that we take a path that leads into the pine forest before reaching Lac de Serva (1.801 m). From here, we reach the Cousse Alp first (2.059 m a.s.l.) and then the Lac Blanc (2.154 m) upstream of which is the Barbustel Refuge (2.200 m).

DAY

Route: Barbustel hut – Grand Lac – Col Medzove – Col Etsely – Col Fussy –  Misérin hut –  Dondena hut
Meeting Point: ore 12:30PM Verres and transfer to Covarey (Champdepraz) using your own car (transfer NOT provided)
Elevation gain: +950 m / -40 m
Total time: 4 h

The itinerary begins in Veulla (1.298 m), where we take a dirty road that runs along the valley floor of the Chalamy valley as far as the hamlet Magazzino (1.461 m). The trek of the Mont Avic lakes continues towards Alpe Serva-désot (1.540 m), after that we take a path that leads into the pine forest before reaching Lac de Serva (1.801 m). From here, we reach the Cousse Alp first (2.059 m a.s.l.) and then the Lac Blanc (2.154 m) upstream of which is the Barbustel Refuge (2.200 m).

DAY

Route: Barbustel hut – Grand Lac – Col Medzove – Col Etsely – Col Fussy –  Misérin hut –  Dondena hut
Elevation gain: +1.350 m / -1.330 m
Total time: 8/9 h

From the Barbustel Refuge (2.200 m) we first reach Lac Cornu and then the Gran Lac (2.485 m). From here, we follow route 5c-102 which leads to Col Medzove (2.613 m) and then downhill to reach Lac de Mezove (2.372 m), where the ascent to Col d’Etsely begins (2.812 m). The trek of the Mont Avic lakes continues along the route of the old royal road that leads to Col Fussy (2.910 m asl). From here you can go directly to the Rifugio Dondena (2.189 m.) or take a wide loop to reach Lac Pontonnet first, located in a glacial basin at an altitude of 2.702 m. and then Lago Miserin (2.580 m), with its characteristic Dondena shelter-hospice.

 

DAY

Route: Barbustel hut – Grand Lac – Col Medzove – Col Etsely – Col Fussy –  Misérin hut –  Dondena hut
Elevation gain: +1.350 m / -1.330 m
Total time: 8/9 h

From the Barbustel Refuge (2.200 m) we first reach Lac Cornu and then the Gran Lac (2.485 m). From here, we follow route 5c-102 which leads to Col Medzove (2.613 m) and then downhill to reach Lac de Mezove (2.372 m), where the ascent to Col d’Etsely begins (2.812 m). The trek of the Mont Avic lakes continues along the route of the old royal road that leads to Col Fussy (2.910 m asl). From here you can go directly to the Rifugio Dondena (2.189 m.) or take a wide loop to reach Lac Pontonnet first, located in a glacial basin at an altitude of 2.702 m. and then Lago Miserin (2.580 m), with its characteristic Dondena shelter-hospice.

 

DAY

Route: Dondena hut – Lac Muffé – Col de la Croix – Léser- Dessus – Veulla
Elevation gain: +1.350 m / -1550 m
Total time: 7/8 h

Left the Dondena hut, after a descend for a short distance we take the local path 9c which will allow us to touch all the lakes located on the orographic left of the upper Champorcher valley, in order: Lac Giasset, Lac de Raty, Lac Vernouille, Lac Muffé , where there is a restaurant. Here we take the path that leads to the Col de la Croix (2.286 m), in a very suggestive setting with a splendid panoramic view of the Matterhorn and the Monte Rosa massif. From here, the trek to the Mont Avic lakes continues downhill, before reaching Lake Leser (2.011 m), surrounded by wetlands (peat bogs), then the pastures of Léser-Dessus (1.907 m) and Léser- Dessous (1.778 m asl), and finally quickly lose altitude to Veulla, the final stop on this splendid 3-day itinerary.

DAY

Route: Dondena hut – Lac Muffé – Col de la Croix – Léser- Dessus – Veulla
Elevation gain: +1.350 m / -1550 m
Total time: 7/8 h

Left the Dondena hut, after a descend for a short distance we take the local path 9c which will allow us to touch all the lakes located on the orographic left of the upper Champorcher valley, in order: Lac Giasset, Lac de Raty, Lac Vernouille, Lac Muffé , where there is a restaurant. Here we take the path that leads to the Col de la Croix (2.286 m), in a very suggestive setting with a splendid panoramic view of the Matterhorn and the Monte Rosa massif. From here, the trek to the Mont Avic lakes continues downhill, before reaching Lake Leser (2.011 m), surrounded by wetlands (peat bogs), then the pastures of Léser-Dessus (1.907 m) and Léser- Dessous (1.778 m asl), and finally quickly lose altitude to Veulla, the final stop on this splendid 3-day itinerary.

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
3 Days
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
low
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
intermediate
cuori
PERSONS
utente
12
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 14/06 to 20/09
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
3 Days
low
intermediate
12
from 14/06 to 20/09
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

210 € fee per person with 4 participants
195 € fee per person with 5 participants
180 € fee per person with 6 participants
170 € fee per person with 7 participants
160 € fee per person with 8 participants
150 € fee per person with 9 participants
140 € fee per person with 10 participants
130 € fee per person with 11 participants
120 € fee per person with 12 participants
The rate includes
  • liability insurance
  • the assistance of certified Guide

The rate does not include
  • research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days
  • the certified Guide’s expenses (transfers, meals and accommodation) to be covered by participants
  • anything that is not mentioned under "The rate includes"
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by they respective owners. without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening / closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by they respective owners. without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening / closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
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DATE IN PROGRAMMA
27
August 2021
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