This walk is part of the trek Trek around Monte Viso in 5 days.
The second stage of our trek around Monte Viso starts with a hike through green foliage at the bottom of the valley. Then a passage through beautiful alpine pastures near a delightful little lake. Stunning view point at Col Sellière.
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.
(D) Leave the "Refuge de Jervis" taking the trail heading south.
(1) After the last chalets stick to the right hand side of the torrent and climb up a steep uphill trail leading to pastures.
Follow the well-marked trail leading to "Refuge Granero" (2).
Then head down to the small lake, cross the spillway, keeping to its right (3) and head up towards Col Sellière (4).
From the pass, head down towards Refuge du Viso, visible at the bottom of the small valley.
You'll get to Refuge du Viso which is the end of this stage (A).
D : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 0.74 - alt. km 0.74
2 : km 5.7 - alt. km 5.7 - Refuge Granero
3 : km 6.1 - alt. km 6.1
4 : km 8.16 - alt. km 8.16
A : km 10.82 - alt. km 10.82
The valley which leads up to Col Sellière coming from Jervis heads north. Neve lasts until mid-July. If you're doing the trek earlier in the season, cleats and an ice axe are recommended.
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