Approach to the Vittorio Emanuele Hut, 2735m

Gran Paradiso

A steep walk through a larch forest to the largest mountain hut in the area, serving the Gran Paradiso

Hiking Difficult

Distance
5.1 km
Ascent
765 m
Descent
0 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
23˚
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Approach to the Vittorio Emanuele Hut, 2735m Map

Description

From the huge car park at Pont at 1960m cross the bridge or take the flattish path on the W side, in which case you cross another bridge, slightly further up the valley. From there continue on the well marked path which rises steeply in the trees. Above the tree line you pass a small collection of buildings at 2340m called Alpe Chante. The path above here is slightly less steep but still rises steadily to the hut at 2735m.

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

Features

  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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