Trek around Monte Viso in 4 days

A 4 day trek on a high mountain route. The trek around Monte Viso (one of the highest summits in the Italian alps) is a sight for sore eyes. Crossing through some of the most authentic and wild high valleys of the Alps is delightful. This trek is almost identical to another trek by another hikiideas hiker which is done over 5 days. A big thank you to him and his description which inspired me.

Technical sheet
No. 4098287
A Ristolas walk posted on 20/01/15 by Tamtraductions. Update : 06/04/16
Author's time Author's time : 4 days
Distance Distance : 34.27mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 13675ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 13816ft
Highest point Highest point : 9698ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 5541ft
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Ristolas (05460)
Starting point Starting point : N 44.75867° / E 6.993593°

Step by step walk

CThis walk needs several days, please find the details below.

Trak around Monte Viso day 1: L'Echalp - Refuge Granero

First stage starting at Queyras National Park (Parc National du Queyras) passing through Col Lacroix, then a beautiful Italian valley and ending up at a shelter near a lake where the real trek around Monte Viso will start the next day.

Trek around Monte Viso day 2: Refuge Granero - Refuge Quintino Sella

Quite a long high mountain stage today, set in a mineral landscape passing through "les sources du Pô" and near beautiful mountain lakes. Exploring the north-east side of Monte Viso (3841m) will be the highlight.

Trek around Monte Viso day 3: Refuge Sella Quintino - Refuge Vallanta

Italian stage through wild upper valleys and rocky wasteland, scattered by beautiful mountain lakes, consistantlyaround Monte Viso.

Trek around Monte Viso day 4: Refuge Vallanta - L'Echalp

This stage involves a pass with neves and crossing Refuge du Viso high berm then Guil valley.

Useful Information

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

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