Guided 3-day Hike – Dents Blanches Circle Trail
In collaboration with Julien Temple, International Mountain Leader, we propose you a wonderful 3-day hike around Dents Blanches.
On the footpath of the smugglers, discover this itinerary between France and Switzerland. From the mountain paths to alpine passages, the limestone massif of the Dents Blanches overlooks the valley of Haut-Giffre in Haute-Savoie, and the Val d’Illiez in Valais. From the sweetness of the flowering mountain pastures to the wild beauty of the steep rock faces, a trail into the wild for true nature lovers.
The Dents Blanches trek is very demanding, with some exposed paths, chains, and ladders. Therefore, you should be comfortable with heights in addition to being a very fit hiker.
What’s the plan? (Dents Blanches Hike)
Day 1: From Champery, hike to Susanfe via the Signal de Banaveau and the Pas d’Encel. Dinner and night at Cabane de Susanfe.
Walking duration: 5 hours
Day 2: After a short descent, we will start the day with the climb to the famous ladders of the Otans leading to the Pass of the same name. Probably the most impressive part of the hike but also the one offering the most beautiful panoramic view. The route then follows the Otans ridge before starting the descent to the Vogealle valley. We will leave the Vogealle refuge, to go back up to the Pas de l’Ours and then the suspended valley of the Vogealette, before reaching the Col des Chambres. From there begins the descent to Lac des Chambres and then the Refuge du Folly.
Walking duration: 8 hours
Day 3: From the Refuge du Folly, we will climb up to Pas du Taureau through the Combe au Puaire and its magnificent limestone and then descend to Col de Bostan before the long descent down to Barme and Champery via the Pas de la Bide.
Walking duration: 8.5 hours
If you are travelling from Zurich, we recommend you to take the following trains:
Friday 18 September 2020:
08:32 Zurich HB – 12:33 Champery (via Lausanne and Aigle)
Sunday 20 September 2020:
16:56 Champery – 21:28 Zurich HB (via Aigle and Lausanne)
What does the price include (CHF380)?
– 3 days of guided Dents Blanches hike with an International Mountain Leader
– 2 nights in a mountain hut
– Dinner on day 1
– Breakfast, lunch and dinner on day 2
– Breakfast and lunch on day 3
What does the price NOT include?
– Packed lunch on day 1
– 30-40 litre backpack
– Good quality comfortable summer hiking boots
– Hiking poles
– Waterproof jacket and trousers
– Fleece jacket
– Duvet jacket
– Walking trousers and shorts
– Walking socks
– Sleeping bag liner (cotton or silk)
– Lightweight towel
– Bladder drinking system or water bottles, minimum 2 litres
– Smart wool / quick-dry tops
– Warm hat and gloves
– Sun hat
– Personal first aid kit (blister kit, plasters, pain killers, wet wipes, hand sanitiser)
– Suncream and lip protection
– Waterproof bags or a waterproof rucksack liner
– Small wash-kit
– Cash to buy drinks at the huts
– Packed lunch for day 1
Once registered, please make the payment of a 50% deposit within 7 days. The balance is due by 18 August 2020.
Minimum number of participants to run the event: 5
Maximum number of participants: 8
Celine & Alex
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