Approach to the Chabod Hut, 2750m

Gran Paradiso

A well made path through beautiful larch forest to a stunning hut

Hiking Difficult

Distance
5.8 km
Ascent
879 m
Descent
0 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
14˚
Approach to the Chabod Hut, 2750m Map

From the obvious parking at 1830m cross the bridge and soon rise up on switchbacks through the forest, the path usually carpeted in red larch needles. This is an ancient forest in a National Park and it is common to see ibex with their characteristic large horns. The tiny hamlet of Lavassey at about 2190m is a good place to stop for a drink. Beyond this you soon emerge above the tree line and the path continues more gently, before doubling back to the Chabod Hut at 2750m.

Difficulty

Difficult

Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August

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