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.
If you are a fit summer hiker, the Dents Blanches trail is for you!
What’s the plan? (Dents Blanches Hike)
We will start from Dents Blanches Trail from Champery, hiking towards Susanfe via the Signal de Banaveau and the Pas d’Encel. Night camping under the stars.
Walking duration: 4 hours
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 Dent Blanches 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. After lunch at the Vogealle refuge, we will 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
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 traveling from Zurich, we recommend you to take the following trains:
Saturday 25 July 2020:
08:32 Zurich HB – 12:33 Champery (via Lausanne and Aigle)
Monday 27 July 2020:
16:56 Champery – 21:28 Zurich HB (via Aigle and Lausanne)
What does the price include (CHF340)?
- 3 days of guided hiking (Dents Blanches Trail) with an International Mountain Leader
- 1 night in a mountain hut
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on day 2
- Breakfast on day 3
What does the price NOT include?
- Packed lunch and dinner on day 1
- Packed lunch on day 3
- 30-40 litre rucksack
- Warm sleeping bag
- Sleeping mat or sleeping bag cover
- Tent if you want, but we will sleep under the stars so you don’t need one
- 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
Once registered, please make the payment of a 50% deposit within 7 days via Twint or bank transfer (we will send you an invoice with our account details). The balance is due by 25 June 2020.
Minimum number of participants to run the event: 6
Maximum number of participants: 8
Celine & Alex
(Please note that because of our busy schedules, we sometimes are not able to attend events ourselves)
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