Deffeyes Shelter - Planaval

This walk is part of the trek Trek across the Gran Paradiso.

A long and difficult stage due to the ascension of 2 passes.

Technical sheet
No. 4098554
A La Thuile (Province de Aosta) walk posted on 01/03/12 by Tamtraductions. Update : 29/10/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 7h05[?]
Distance Distance : 8.28mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 3757ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 6788ft
Highest point Highest point : 9314ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 5115ft
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Area Area : Alps
Location Location : La Thuile (Province de Aosta)
Starting point Starting point : N 45.675386° / E 6.985938°
Arrival Arrival : N 45.67315° / E 7.079843°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3531ET, 3531ETR, 3532ET, 3532ETR
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Description

Head north-west (D) into the small valley; a well-marked trail rapidly heads due west still waymarked with yellow triangles, and after a steep slope, reaches the foot of Passo Alto. Head up this windy trail to the pass (2850 m) (1).

Head north east, down the scree never loosing sight of the yellow waymarks and cairns. Walk at a decent distance to the right along the lake (Laghi di Lantaney) reaching Promoud Sheepfold (2).

Cross the torrent, take a hairpin right and start the climb to Col de la Crosetta (3).

Then head down towards Planaval, pass by di Fondo Lake (4) and down a trail with multiple bends you'll reach La Clusaz Village road (5).

Head in an overall west direction on that road taking you to Planaval Village (7).

The hotel is at the village entrance.

Waypoints :
D : mi 0 - alt. 8146ft
1 : mi 1.51 - alt. 9203ft
2 : mi 3.39 - alt. 6749ft
3 : mi 4.63 - alt. 9255ft
4 : mi 5.44 - alt. 7989ft
5 : mi 7.65 - alt. 5348ft
A : mi 8.28 - alt. 5118ft

Useful Information

Water source at Promoud Sheepfold.
A comfortable hotel lodge at Planaval

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3531ET, 3531ETR, 3532ET, 3532ETR.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

We noticed when climbing up to Passo Alto that the snow that had fallen during the night was giving us a few problems. A beautiful day however in a mineral yet pleasant mountain range.

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