The window on Mont Blanc
from € 385per person
Aosta Valley – Italy
3 days/2 nights
A trekking with an ancient flavor. Crossing these high altitude environments, reminds the exploratory excursion, linked to the observation of the morphological peculiarities of the mountain, to the meeting of the traces of the ancient glaciers that have shaped the mountains and created a myriad of valleys, which host extraordinary vegetation with small dimensions but with bright colors. Sometimes harsh morphologies alternate with green pastures, in great scenarios that recall the origin of the earth and the creation of the 4000 m that surround them.
- theme: Trekking
- destination: Italy/Aosta Valley
- duration: 3 days
- 3 days of trekking with a hiking guide
- overnight stays in a refuge
- private transfers
- minimum age required 14 years old
Flexible departures on request
Recommended period: from mid-June to mid-September
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1st day - Aosta/Gran S. Bernardo/Frassati refuge
You will meet your guide in Aosta, and you will be transferred by private means to the Great St. Bernard pass, and during the trip the programme will be presented to you. Near the hill (2091 m) your adventure will begin. With your guide you will go into a primordial valley, still marked by the presence of rocky glaciers and grassy moraines, to reach Colle des Ceingles (2819 m). From here, through a beautiful descent on stony ground and meadows you will reach the modern Rifugio Frassati (2540 m).
First stop: Road to the Great ST. Bernard (2091 m) – Colle di Saint Rhémy (2562 m) – Colle des Ceingles (2819 m) – Rifugio Frassati (2540 m)
Difference in altitude: + 720 / -300 m Travel time: 3.30 h – Type of route: E +
Dinner and overnight in a refuge
2nd day - Frassati refuge/Bonatti refuge
With the backpack on your shoulders, you are off to this second splendid stop. The first part of the route develops in a “secluded” valley closed by steep rocky slopes. The vegetation is that of the snow valleys, extraordinary environments where there is only a few months a year without, with dwarf willows and tiny alpine plants with purple and blue colors. But soon you will reach Colle di Malatrà (2925 m), the narrow and steep hill, is a real window on the Mont Blanc massif, which you can continue to admire going down into the valley below until you reach one of the most welcoming refuges in the Valle d ‘Aosta, the Bonatti refuge (2025 m).
Second stop: Frassati refuge (2540 m) – Colle di Malatrà (2925 m) – Bonatti refuge (2025 m)
Difference in altitude: + 380 / -900 m Travel time: 3.30 h – Type of route: EE
Breakfast, dinner and overnight
3rd day - Bonatti refuge/Bertone refuge / Courmayeur/Aosta
After a hearty breakfast, you will leave from the Bonatti refuge to go up the valley and reach the Pas entre Deux Sauts hill (2524 m) and then the Col Sapin (2436 m). From here a steep, but short, climb will lead you to the Tête de la Tronche (2584 m) which dominates the entire valley allowing an exhilarating view of Mont Blanc. A wide ridge “welcomes” the path that goes down to the Bertone Refuge (1990 m) where the view sweeps over Courmayeur and the entire valley below. The path in its last part goes forward in a suggestive larch wood up to the village of Villair where your adventure will end. A stop in Courmayeur for a walk in the center of this town, home of mountaineering and skiing, for a stop in one of its trendy clubs to greet you with a toast. Return to Aosta by private transfer.
Third stop: Bonatti refuge (2025 m) – Bertone refuge (1990 m) – Courmayeur (1220 m)
Difference in altitude: + 560 / -1350 m –Travel time: 5.30 h – Type of route: E
Price* per person € 385
extra night in a 3 * hotel from € 55
*The indicated price is calculated on the basis of a group of 6 people.
At the time of booking, the rate will be calculated on the actual number of participants.
The price includes
- 2 nights bed and breakfast accommodation in multiple rooms in a refuge
- 2 half boards (excluding drinks)
- nature guide / hiker during the trek
- “farewell” drink
- private transfers
- medical / baggage insurance
The price does not include:
- drinks with meals unless otherwise indicated
- packed lunches / lunches in the refuge
- anything not specified in ‘The fee includes’
- trip cacellation insurance
Administration fees: € 25
Difficulty: The route is of the EE type (hiking) – Some short sections, however, are narrower and sometimes steep. On the hill of Malatrà iron chains and steps have been laid to facilitate the climb.
Discreet physical preparation is required. Average height differences of the treks between 300-1300 m.
Minimum age: 14 years old
Clothing: technical clothing is not required, it is sufficient, but necessary, to be equipped with: hiking boots, shorts and T-shirt, sweater or fleece, light windbreaker, sunglasses, backpack hat, water bottle, sunscreen. For the overnight stay in a refuge it is necessary to have a sleeping bag. However, all information will be provided with travel documents. We suggest you bring your camera.
Baggage: in relation to the itinerary, luggage transport is not possible
Guides: Benetour collaborates exclusively with professional nature / excursion guides.
Group of friends: at the request of pre-established groups, other departure dates or itineraries differentiated in type and duration can be provided.
Refuges: images and information on the refuges on: www.rifugiofrassati.it; www.rifugiobonatti.it
N.B. For technical and / or organizational reasons, the planned itinerary may undergo changes both before departure and during the journey, without however altering the essence of the booked trip.