Trek around Monte Viso day 3: Refuge Sella Quintino - Refuge Vallanta

A Oncino walk posted on 20/01/15 by Nicole Guil. Update : 06/04/16

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.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 5h25[?]
Distance Distance : 12.57km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 762m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 969m
Highest point Highest point : 2777m
Lowest point Lowest point : 1914m
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Area Area : Alps
Location Location : Oncino
Starting point Starting point : N 44.665202° / E 7.10955°
Arrival Arrival : N 44.665758° / E 7.064286°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3637OTR

Description

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.

Waypoints :
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

Useful Information

No water sources.
Refuge Vallanta: catering and over night stay possible.

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3637OTR.

Click here to see how to reach the starting point.

Hikideas and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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