5 days
Duration
Europe, France, Italie
Destinations
Winter
Dates
Skilled
Level

Viso skitouring trip in 5 days

The Viso skitouring trip is a magnificent 5-day trek in a wild massif between France and Italy. Beautiful descents, a warm welcome in the refuges and splendid views on the different slopes of Mont Viso (3,841 m). A real journey…

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2020 Dates

From mid-March to mid-May depending on the snow conditions.

2020 Rates

If you’re alone and wishing to benefit a reduced price, you can choose to participate in a group session.

Price of the group option:
895€ / person (guaranteed departure from 4 subscriptions)

Price of the private option:
2 participants : 1380€ / person
3 participants : 1120€ / person
5 participants : 780€ / person
6 participants : 695€ / person

* The price includes:

  • Supervision by a mountain guide
  • half-board in the huts
  • Water during the meals
  • picknicks
  • Mont-Blanc tunnel fee

* The price does not include:

  • drinks, cereal bars and other personal expenses
  • your personal insurance
  • transportation to the starting point
  • your equipment
  • everything that isn’t mentioned in « the price includes »

Technical and physical level

For good skiers in good physical shape. Passes and summits with technical difficulties. You need to have some experience in skitouring. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the required level.

Our assets

  • We take the bare minimum of picknicks in the backpacks, we order them in the huts.
  • We prefer small groups.

Additional information

AgeAdolescent, Adult

Detailed program

The previous day
Appointment at 6.30 pm at the guides’ office.

Day 1
Departure from La Monta hamlet (1,700 m) where you will climb Guil valley until Viso scenic point and then until Viso refuge (2,460 m). Lunch at the refuge. You will spend the afternoon revising the use of the relief equipment in case of avalanche (DVA Avalanche Victim Detector, shovel, probe). Difference in height of + 760 m

Day 2
Departure from Viso refuge to go to Col de la Traversette (2,947 m). You will cross the border of Italy. A splendid descent until Pian del Ré (2,020 m). After a snack break next to  Pô sources you will climb to Colle del Viso (2,700 m). A magnificent view on Viso  impressive north-western face. You will walk by Quintino Sella refuge before going down to Alpetto refuge (2,268 m). Difference in height of + 500 m, Difference in height of – 920 m, Difference in height of + 680 m Difference in height of – 430 m

Day 3
Departure from Alpetto refuge to cross Gallarino and Santa Chiaffredo passes (2,764 m), then descent to the magnificent small valley to get to Vallante small valley. You will reach Ponte Chianale. Link to Chianale (1,850 m) by car, a Piedmontese small mountain village where you will spend the night at Laghi Blu lodge.

Day 4
Departure from Chianale to climb to Col de St Véran (2,844 m) then to Pic de Caramantran (3,025 m). An exceptional panorama on the summits of Queyras. Descent to  Agnel refuge (2,580 m). Difference in height of + 1,175 m Difference in height of – 450 m

Day 5
Departure from Agnel refuge to go to Col Vieux (2,806 m) and to the summit of  Rocca Rossa (3,150 m) before going down the huge valley of Foréant and Egorgéous lakes. You will then reach La Monta via a beautiful larch forest. Difference in height of + 580 m Difference in height of -1,450 m

 The guides could be led to change the programme depending on the weather conditions, the mountains and the level of the participants.

Booking

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Bookings start from November.

To register, you can send us the registration form dated and signed with a deposit of 30% and the amount of optional insurance.

For any information, we invite you to contact us by mail or by phone at +33 (0) 4 50 47 76 55 (Saint-Gervais) or at +33 (0) 4 50 47 10 08 (Les Contamines). We will be able to guide you in the realization of your project.