This walk is part of the trek Trek around Monte Viso in 4 days.
Italian stage through wild upper valleys and rocky wasteland, scattered by beautiful mountain lakes, consistantlyaround Monte Viso.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Leave Refuge Quintino Sella (1) walking along Lac du Viso heading towards Col Gallarino.
(2) Steer right and keep heading west through Col Chiaffredo. This part is entirely on scree, then head down to Vallée de Varaita passing nearby lakes. Go through the pine forest.
(3) Cross the torrent and head north towards Refuge Vallanta.
(4) At the next crossing, keep going straight: it's a long climb. You're very close to the north-west slope of Monte Viso. The panoramic view of the valley is outstanding.
(5) Stop off at Refuge Vallanta on the other side of a lake. You might get the chance to catch a glimpse of ibex and marmots. You have now reached the other side of Monte Viso.
D : km 0 - alt. km 0 - Refuge Quintino Sella
2 : km 2.61 - alt. km 2.61 - Passo Gallarino
3 : km 8.36 - alt. km 8.36 - Torrent, steer right heading north
4 : km 9.12 - alt. km 9.12 - Crossing, straight ahead
A : km 12.57 - alt. km 12.57 - Torrent, Refuge Vallanta
No water sources.
Refuge Vallanta: catering and over night stay possible.
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