Haute Route Day 5: Cabane des Vignettes to Arolla, via the Pigne d’Arolla

Total walking time: 7-8 hours, 650m of ascent, 1,750m of descent.

Hiking Moderate

Distance
5.6 km
Ascent
16 m
Descent
1.2 km
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
2 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
21˚
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Haute Route Day 5: Cabane des Vignettes to Arolla, via the Pigne d’Arolla Map

Description

It is possible to start the day with an early ascent of the Pigne d’Arolla (3,792m), the highest point on the Haute Route from where you can enjoy wonderful panoramic views. On the way down, pick up your packs from the Vignettes Hut before descending to the small village of Arolla. You will travel through a variety of different landscapes today from the high mountain ice and snow to the sub-mountain flora and fauna and down into the beautiful larch and pine forests above Arolla.

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

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