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2-day hike in the Aigüestortes National Park in La Vall Fosca

Aigüestortes National Park
Aigüestortes National Park
Aigüestortes National Park
Aigüestortes National Park
Aigüestortes National Park

Join UIMLA-certified leader Ramon on a 2-day hike in the Aigüestortes National Park in La Vall Fosca, the only one in Catalonia.

Group

Pyrenees

2 Days

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Occasional

Beginner


Highlights

  • Explore a territory moulded by glaciers.
  • Hike past beautiful lakes and rugged peaks.
  • Relax in the Colomina mountain hut with its stunning surroundings.

Description

Hike in the beautiful high valley of La Vall Fosca in the Pyrenees, and experience Catalonia’s only national park. We’ll trek up mountains of around 2,000 meters.

The wild mountain region is home to the Flamisell river, as well as 32 lovely lakes of glacial origin. Fosca, meaning dark, gets its name from its tall mountain peaks that block a lot of sunlight entering the valley, especially in the winter.

This demanding 2-day trek involves visits to Tort Lake, Colomina Leak or the Sea Lake. These are some of the most well-known and visited lakes.

Along the way, we’ll see many other stunning lakes that are often overlooked by most visitors. These include Francí Lake, Saldo Lake or Mariolo Lake.

We’ll spend the evening relaxing, dining and recovering from our hike in the mountain hut of Colomina, which is surrounded by stunning scenery.

The alpine region is host to a diversity of fauna, including the Pyrenean goat, marmots, snow partridge and bearded vultures.

In the high altitude places, we’ll discover the local flora such as gentians, arnica and orchids.

The level of difficulty for this trip is acceptable for people aged 16 years old and over.

Get in touch now to reserve your place on a 2-day hiking adventure in the Aigüestortes National Park, the only one in Catalonia, and experience the wonderful natural views.

Another hiking option in Spain could be this program in the Montserrat Natural Park. Check it out!

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 160 Each

Group of 2

EUR 160 Each

Group of 3

EUR 160 Each

Group of 4

EUR 160 Each

Group of 5

EUR 160 Each

Group of 6

EUR 160 Each

Group of 7

EUR 160 Each

Group of 8

EUR 160 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Personal insurance

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

This is the price for group (minimum of 4).


Itinerary

Day 1: Capdella - Colomina mountain hut

7:30 a.m. meeting at Capdella. We will do a quick gear check and start hiking at 08:00. The journey will last 9 or 10 hours.  We’ll cover a distance of 22 km and a slope of nearly 2000 m. From Cabdella we will hike up Riqüerna Valley, one of those little pyrenees valleys with a wide range of charms that transform the landscape. Dinner and overnight at the shelter.

Day 2: Colomina mountain hut - Capdella

After breakfast we will start walking to the East, to the Pic de la Mainera, and later towards l’Estany Gento, and finally, return to Cabdella. It is a journey of  7 or 8 hours.

 

Details

Meeting point

Cabdella, Pallars Jussà at 7:30am.

Equipment you will need to bring

Backpack

Sunglasses

Watter bottle

Other gear: Mountain trousers, waterproof jackets, cap, gaiters, gloves, safety equipment, camping equipment, first aid kit, suncream, lip balm.


About the guide

My father and grandfather taught me to love the mountains from a very young age. At 12, I did my first rappel...down the wall of the village church (the priest wasn't there). That's where it all started...

I'm passionate about nature, climbing, mountaineering and ski touring and have been calling the Lleida Pyrenees home for as long as I can remember.

As a UIMLA-mountain leader, I have led trips and expeditions in America (Peru, US and Canada), the Alps, the High Atlas and even Ladakh (Indian Himalaya) and Yamalia (Russian Arctic). Since 2014, I am in charge of snow and avalanche training at ACNA (Asociación Conocimiento Nieves y Aludes).

For me, guiding is not work: it is my passion. Each tour and expedition provides a new chance to discover and share what surrounds us. Respect for the environment, nature and local culture are at the basis of my philosophy of life, which I try to share with joy.

Languages

Russian | English | Catalan

Certificates

AEGM | UIMLA

Residence

Barcelona, Spain


What people are saying about this trip

Alexus Bond

5.00

May, 2019

I had such a fantastic adventure. The scenery was gorgeous and we were the only ones in the park. Ramon was a pleasure and this excursion was everything that I hoped it would be.




 

 

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