Dondena - Col Fenêtre de Champorcher

Champorcher

  • Difficulties:
    EE - Expert Excursionists
  • Best period:
    from 01/06 to 30/09
  • Departure:
    Dondena (2103 m)
  • Arrival:
    Col Fenêtre de Champorcher (2826 m)
  • Difference in level:
    728 m
  • length:
    6.586 m
  • Ascent:
    2h35
  • Trail sign:
    AV2 - 7B
  • GPS tracks:
    GPX , KML

Description of the route

Just beyond the square in Champorcher, the municipal seat, take the road on the right that winds towards the village of Grand Mont Blanc and then continues along the dirt road to Dondena. Park the car, cross the stream and go up to the old royal hunting lodge, built by Victor Emmanuel II, and now in ruins, and to Dondena refuge (2192 m). A caretaker is only present during the summer months. From here, continue along the dirt road which, with a long stretch across the hillside gently climbs the wide valley, When the path starts to wind upwards, leave it and take the path on the open terrain leading to Misérin. The refuge is located near Lac Misérin, near the sanctuary of Our Lady of the Snow (Madonna delle Nevi), the site of a traditional procession on 5 August every year. Now the trail runs alongside the lake barrier, crosses the last meadows before going into the stone valley that soon takes you to Col Fenêtre at Champorcher.

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Aosta
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Mont Blanc

Gran Paradiso

Great Saint Bernard

Aosta and surroundings

Matterhorn

Monte Rosa

Central Valley

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