Good food, a warm bed for the night, light backpack, silence and extremely beautiful nature. And usually it is sunny this period of the summer!
Day 1 Arrival at the hotel.
Day 2 Lift to Ostafa, start on the trail to Lakes Pinter (3 beautiful lakes at 2600 m) lunch/pick-nick, trail to Passo Pinter followed by all way down to Alpenzu,
a Walser village at 1700 m with a very nice Rifugio where we stay for the night.
Height: 300 m up and 1000 m down.
Day 3 Go to Gressoney La Trinite, cappuccino on the main square. Go to Lake Gabiet at 2400 m. Lunch at Rifugio Lys, or pick-nick. After that it will be a lift all way up to Passo Salati 2990 m and a easy walk to Rifugio Vigevano
where we stay for the night (2880 m).
Height: 800 m up, 70 m down.
Day 4 Go to Rifugio Mantova,
which lies at 3500 m. Lift to 3300 meters Punta Indren, and then an easy glacier and cliff walk. Sleep where it is so near the stars you could take them with your hands.
Height: 600 m up.
If the weather is not so good we go down to Alagna through the valley of Otro (a very well bewared Walser valley) and then back to Rifugio Guglielmina again for the night.
Height: 1400 m down.
Day 5 Back to Champoluc through the Passo Bettaforca (2700 m), or by taxi if we are too tired or late. Dinner and night at Charmant Petit Hotel.
Height: 500 m down, and later 1000 m down again after Bettaforca. Could be cut by jeep or lift system.
Day 6 Departure.
When: End June – start September
Price: € 800 per person
Max/min persons: no information
Included: guide, transfer, all hotels and Rifugi, lifts, possible taxi and pick-nick.
Extras: lunches and all that is not mentioned in the included section
Required: backpack and good trekking shoes, good health conditions
Special programs: We will be happy to tailor a hiking tour as you wish
Photos: no information
Other information: Have a look at the first step of this tour here: http://www.monterosa.com/trekking-toptours/stories-from-our-tours/one-day-trek-pinter-%E2%80%93-perrin.aspx
One of the most beautiful hikes in Monterosa is the round tour starting in Champoluc and going to the Pinter lakes, further to the lake Perrin and back to Champoluc through the valley of Mascognaz.
It is an easy but long hike, with a first hour of uphill, a traverse of about two hours and a two hours downhill at least. We recommend you to spend the whole day enjoying all the different natural highlights of this tour. Take some food and drinks with you along the way and put off some time at the lakes. It is even possible to fish, but you need a special permit (ask the Tourist Office of Champoluc).
We have also done this in two days, camping at the lake Perrin. Unforgettable the lights of the evening and the silence, only interrupted by a heard of mountain goats climbing on the cliffs above the lake.