Dondena mountain hut - Champorcher

Champorcher

  • Alta Via no. 2
    < Stage 12 >
  • Departure:
    Dondena mountain hut (2.192 mt.)
  • Arrival:
    Champorcher (1.422 mt.)
  • Difference in level:
    -780 m
  • Duration going there:
    2h00
  • Duration coming back:
    2h50
  • Trail sign:
    alta via 2
  • GPS tracks:
    GPX , KML

Alternative route – From the Dondena mountain hut, after the pasture of Champlong, leave the Alta Via path and turn right on the path 7B. After a few turns, cross the torrent and continue along the royal road to reach the original path of the Alta Via, just before reaching Champorcher.


Description of the route

From the Dondena mountain hut, after the pasture of Champlong, leave the Alta Via path and turn right on the path 7B. After a few turns, cross the torrent and continue along the royal road to reach the original path of the Alta Via, just before reaching Champorcher.

From the Dondena mountain hut, go down along the dirt road, past the village of Dondena, and cross the torrent.
Then take the path down from the road.
The path runs through the fields, touching upon the pastures of Champlong and Créton, soon after which it goes into the woods, where it goes down sets of steps.
This is why the path has been given the name “della Scaletta” (the steps).
Once you come to the bridge, cross the Ayasse Torrent and continue, first through woodland, then across fields, until you come to a wide stone road, built during the reign of Vittorio Emanuele II for the king’s hunting trips.
When you reach Chardonney at the bottom of the valley, go along a brief stretch of tarmac road and cross the torrent again to the right, them continue along a dirt trail alongside the torrent until you come to the picnic area, after which you will soon reach Château at Champorcher.

 
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Mont Blanc

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