Jul, Aug, Sep
We begin in the mountain village of Argentière in the Chamonix valley. Before our first dinner I will brief you on the week’s activities.
With a trip through the Mount Blanc tunnel we cross into Italy. After being dropped off in Pont, we begin with a steep but slow trek into the large meadows surrounding the Laghi del Nivolet lakes.
We head to the lakes of Lago Leyta and Lago Rosset, enjoying beautiful vistas of mountains and valleys. Traversing the mountainside and descend steadily to the Rifugio Benevolo.
A steady climb takes us towards the Col Bassac Dere (3,085m) before trekking past the Lac de Golette and the Glacier de Golette. Making our way past the cascading streams and waterfalls, we find our base for the night.
Starting gently with easy paths that take us to the Chalet de l’Epée. From here we climb the Colle Finestra de Torrent (2,875m), followed by a steep descent to the commune of Rhêmes-Notre-Dame (1,723m).
Crossing a river and climbing through forests, we reach the Plan de Feya. As we ascend above the treeline we are greeted with beautiful views of the mountain range. As we make our way to the Col d’Entrelor (3,007m) wonderful views of Gran Paradiso appear.
The final day is spent in the shadow of Gran Paradiso, as we traverse its slopes, and enjoy the vistas of the whole Valsavarenche commune. At the bottom of the trail we take our transfer back to Argentière.
Our trip finishes after breakfast!
The chalet in Argentière.
2 nights in hotels and 5 nights in refuges
I'm a qualified International Mountain Leader (IML) and I have been leading expeditions for the last 15 years. I have led the Tour du Mont Blanc over 40 times, the Everest Base Camp trek 27 times, Kilimanjaro 10 times, and I have also led trips in Nepal, Peru, Cuba, India, Bhutan, Cambodia, Thailand, the Alps, the Pyrenees, Russia, Uzbekistan and Madagascar, amongst others.
I'm a passionate skier, in 2009 I made the first ski descent of Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world (8156m).
Fluent in French, Russian and Spanish, I also work as an interpreter and love to chat.
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