Guided 4-day Hike – Tour des Muverans
In collaboration with Julien Temple, International Mountain Leader, we propose you 4 days of a splendid Tour des Muverans trek between Vaud and Valais around the Muverans mountain range. Along the mountain trails, you will discover magnificent landscapes, tormented geology, as well as an extraordinarily rich flora and fauna. The panoramas on some of the great peaks of the Alps (Mt Blanc, Combins) are breath-taking, but also the chaos of Derborence and its lake, the Rhône valley, the Dents du Midi…
If you are a fit summer hiker, the Tour des Muverans is for you!
What’s the plan? (Tour des Muverans)
If you cannot arrive in Ovronnaz before 08:30 on day 1, you can travel on Friday 14 August, in the evening, and spend a night at the hotel La Cordée in Ovronnaz to be able to start the Tour des Muverans hike on Saturday morning at 8:30 am. The night and breakfast cost an additional CHF60.
On day 1 we will meet at 08:30 in Ovronnaz to take the chairlift to Jorasse. From there we will climb up to the Fenestral pass (2454m) and hike down to the Fully lakes before climbing to the Demècre pass where we will start the very aerial and impressive traverse trail below the Dents de Morcle overlooking the Rhône valley, all the way to the cabane de la Tourche. Night at the hut.
Walking time: 8h
From the Cabane de la Tourche we will start the day with a steep climb up to the Col du Perris Blanc (2543m) via the vire au boeuf, then to the Martinets pass (2621m) and its old military shelters. Then we will start the long descent to Pont de Nant. Night at the Auberge.
Walking time: 6h
From Pont de Nant we will take the path to la Varre then Anzeindre via the Col des Essets (2029m), then we will head toward the Pas de Cheville (2037m), before going down to Derborence and its magnificent lake and its famous chaos of rock. Night at the Cabane du Lac.
Walking time: 6h
From Lake Derborence we will go up along the Dorbonne river all the way to Forcle lake then the Pas Chamosentse (2454m) from where we will start the final descent to Ovronnaz.
Walking time: 6h
If you are traveling from Zurich, we recommend you to take the following trains:
Thursday 14 August 2020:
17:02 Zurich HB – 20:40 Ovronnaz (via Visp and Riddes)
Tuesday 18 August 2020:
17:13 Ovronnaz – 20:58 Zurich HB (via Riddes and Visp)
What does the price include (CHF580)?
– 4 days of Tour des Muverans guided hiking with an International Mountain Leader
– 3 nights of accommodation
– Cable car from Ovronnaz
– Dinner on day 1
– Breakfast, lunch and dinner on days 2 and 3
– Breakfast and lunch on day 4
What does the price NOT include?
– Transfers to and from Ovronnaz
– Accommodation on Friday 14 August
– Packed lunch on Saturday 15 August
– 30-40 liter rucksack
– 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
– Smart wool / quick-dry tops
– Warm hat and gloves
– Sun hat
– Personal first aid kit
– Suncream and lip protection
– Waterproof bags or a waterproof rucksack liner
– Cash to buy drinks at the huts
Once registered, please make the payment within 7 days.
Minimum number of participants to run the event: 6
Maximum number of participants: 9
Celine & Alex
(Please note that because of our busy schedules, we sometimes are not able to attend events ourselves)
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