Join Mariano, a certified mountain guide, ski instructor and UIMLA mountain leader, on this 7-day trek in Monte Perdido (3335 meters) located in the beautiful Pyrenees!
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Come with me on this 7-day trek in Monte Perdido and climb one of the most emblematic peaks in the Pyrenees!
Monte Perdido, at 3,355 meters, lies in the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park and is the third highest peak in the Pyrenees.
Our participants will be able to choose which option is more suitable for our meeting point: Granada, Madrid or Jaén, it will be your choice!
From our chosen location as a meeting point we will start our trip and direct ourselves to Torla in Huesca. After a 12 hour trip, we will rest and relax and prepare to start our trek on the next morning!
Our 7-day trek will be divided into 5 stages. Every day will be a new stage where we will be hiking between 6 and 9 hours approximately and every evening we will be sleeping in the different mountain huts we find along the way.
Discovering caves and waterfalls or climbing rocks, this trekking is every hiker’s paradise!
You will find a more detailed itinerary below.
If you want to join me on this guided two-day ski tour, request to book this trip!
- Guiding fee
- Transportation start and back
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer
- Personal insurance
- Mountain guide expenses
Accommodation in mountain huts is $30 EUR per night approx.
Departure, destination Torla in Huesca. The duration of the trip is 12 hours. Estimated arrival
about 18:00 h to the place of accommodation to give us time to rest and
relax, so that we can rest at the beginning of the route.
STAGE 1, Torla – Góriz
We take the bus from Torla, (the first leaves around 06:00 in the morning).
We start our route in the Praderas de Ordesa, from where we will go up
thorugh the Ordesa Valley.
We will pass the Cotatuero waterfall, the
Cave, we will go along a forest of firs, beech and pine trees, until the
road brings us up to the famous Gradas de Sodaso. From here you will be able to see the
summits of Monte Perdido, Cilindro and Sound de Ramond.
At the bottom there will be
the most famous of all the Ordesa waterfalls: la Cola de Caballo. We continue
ascending the Gradas de Soaso (optional) to finally reach the Goriz Mountain Hut, at 2190 meters of altitude, where we will have dinner and rest before attacking the
Time: 5 – 6 hours. Distance: 12.4 km.
Positive drop: 1356 m.
Negative slope: 500 m.
Ascent to Monte Perdido:
During the first part of the climb, we will always be climbing parallel to the Góriz ravine, leading us to save 800 meters of slope that separate us from the Ice Lake.
On our left, we will appreciate the Cilindro de Marboré (3328 mt), but we will take the right way , going up a busy gravel pit leading us to the famous way called “la escupidera.”
We reached the top of Monte Perdido at 3,355
The return will be done by retracing our steps, concluding the day.
Once at the Goriz hut we will have dinner and spend our second night.
Time: 4 hours Distance: 8.8 km.
Positive slope: 1270 m.
Negative difference: 1265 m.
Difficulty: strong final descent (1200m) to reach the Pineta Mountain Hut.
The alternative option for the Faixa deras Solas, is dangerous and usually in bad conditions. In case of snow or ice, we should avoid it.
The path runs through the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park and takes us from Goriz Hut up to the Pineta Hut.
Departing from Goriz (2159 m), the GR11 reaches the Collado de Arrablo (2329 m), which separates Punta
Custodia (to the right) of the three thousand Ordesa.
On our left, we will be able to see the Punta de las Escaleras, Monte Perdido, Morrón de Arrablo and Punta de las Olas.
In both ways the path reaches Collado de Añisclo (2,453 m). Here we will have one of the strongest slopes of the entire Pyrenean Path, a steep descent of 1,200 m in height
just 3.5 km. From Barranco de la Solana we can get water.
The descent will lead us to the base of the Pineta circus; Pineta Mountain Hut (1240m).
Time: 7 – 8 hours. Distance: 13.5 km.
Positive slope: 880 m.
Negative slope: 1750 m.
From the Valle de Pineta to the Balcon de Pineta. From there, we will go to Brecha de Tucarroya, with a short visit to the Free French refuge.
At the Balcón we will enjoy some spectacular views.
We descend carefully through the Tucarroya path, which no longer has snow (but a
nevero), and we will direct ourselves to the left, briefly entering the Circo de Estaube. We follow the path, which goes up again, until we reach the collado de Hourquette d’Alans, from where you can admire the
Gavarnie valley and the Vignemale in the background. Soft descent to the Espuguettes Mountain Hut.
Time: 6 -9 hours.
Distance: 15.9 km.
Positive drop: 1987 m.
Negative difference: 1248 m
Extras: This stage, by distance and slope, will only allow us to include the ascent to I pepper, as long as you are well prepared physically. and depending on the weather conditions.
If we actually do it, we will have some time to rest.
We leave the Sarradets hut in the direction of the valley of the Circo de Gavanie, until we reach the end of the
path, very close to the waterfalls, to go looking at the beginning of the path of the Escalettes. Where we will have to use our hands to climb some rocks. It will be
a climb with steep slope, but at this point we will be already used to them.
Finally we will reach the Sarradets refuge.
If the climb through the Escalettes, was too dangerous for the group, we will choose another rise,
longer, by the Port of Bujaruelo thus avoiding the danger of the rise.
Time: 5 – 8 hours. Distance: 8 km.
Positive slope: 1050 m.
Negative difference: 465 m.
Extras: This stage, although it has quite a positive slope, the normal thing is that we reach the Refuge
of Sarradets, after 5 h. allowing us to ascend, after eating, to Taillón. One of the
3,000 easiest of all the Pyrenees.
Departure from the Sarradets hut in the direction of the Brecha de Rolando, starting with a strong
pending, and going through a snowfield prior to the gap but without any difficulty. Once we go through the gap, we will direct ourselves to the Paso de los Sarrios, and from there to the Casteret cave.
At this point, we will begin the descent to the Góriz hut where we will make a good rest.
To return through the valley of Soaso take the bus and return to Torla.
Time: 8 – 9 hours.
Distance: 18.5 km.
Positive drop: 630 m.
Negative difference: 2112 m.
Granada, Jaén o Madrid
High Mountain Sports Technician (Técnico Deportivo en Alta Montaña) from Spain.
He has more than 20 years doing mountain and skiing. From his early walks in La Pedriza to tens of alpine “four thousanders” summits ascended, to expeditions in South America, Caucasus and Central Asia, has traveled many mountains, especially on his skis, since it is a fan of this sport in all disciplines. Also enjoy the classic climbing and mountaineering.
Born competitor, started in mountain biking, went through the skijoring (in which discipline was Champion of Spain), skiing, mountain duathlon, mountain running and finally cross-country skiing and ski-mountaineering, where several successes also treasures.
He's a great teacher and teaches with the same passion which live the mountain. He speaks spanish, english, italian, french (basic) and russian (basic).
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Fantastic winter ascent of Mulhacen together with guide Mariano Frutos in mid-January. Very warm and sunny day and extremely icy on the top but fantastic views all the way to the Moroccan Rif mountains. Few people on the mountain and a lot of Iberian mountain goats. Mariano was excellent and Pablo at Explore-Share made the logistics easy and straightforward as always.
This was such a great day. I'm so glad I booked through Mariano's company!
Patrick den Elzen
Nice guide - great professional. Nice day-trip. Recommended!
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