Big Tour of Monviso

Around the West Alps Giant

DURATION
6 DAYS
DIFFICULTY
MEDIUM
PRICE
€ 699

€ 699
Per Person, Min. 2 People
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Big Tour of Monviso

This long, marvelous trekking surrounds the majestic Monviso Peak(3841m), enormous king of western Alps. In this customized Tour of Monviso, the hiking days are quite long even though the gradient of altitude is not so high. The landscapes are very beautiful with huge meadows and rocky mountain all over. This long trekking start from the Waldesian Pellice Valley and every day proposes an alpine hut as a shelter, which means hot meals every night after our daily hikes! This is valid in the period between June and September. During the rest of the year, the shelter is unguarded and we will need to bring our own food.

The Tour of Monviso trekking is the longest one we propose together with Tour de Queyras. It starts in the Pellice Valley and goes south till embracing the Monviso Peak. Pellice Valley has been for centuries the refuge of the Waldensians, not orthodox Christians which run away here in the medieval era. Waldensians Christians are quite famous because they allow women priests. If you are interested in their story is possible to visit some of their cultural sites in order to be in touch with this interesting culture. The long trekking allows changing environment, flora and fauna. Tour of Monviso has all the mountain environment: meadows, snow, rocks and finally the big Monviso peak, just surrounded in a sort of big hug. In Summer the shelters are open and every night we will be able to have an excellent hot meal and sweet sleep in a warm environment. Otherwise, all the lodges have winter hut and only rarely we will be able to cook a hot meal as far as the trekking is not crossing to any city. In this case, every trekker will need to carry quite big extra baggage for food.

The trekking is most suitable for animal sighting, like marmots and chamois. The beauty of long trekking is in being used, day by day to nature and walking. After eight days coming back to the big warm bed will be amazing, with hour thought full of remembrances and the heart warmed by the natural power. Even if Monviso hiking tour is well known for its beauty it is not overcrowded like Mont Blanc Tour and still is possible to enjoy the noise of silence even though if you are looking for real solitary nature this is not the best hike for you.

Details

  • Overnight Staying Details
    three nights in a shelter and two night in unguarded hut
    Highest Poing
    Losetta Peak 3054m – 10019ft
    Setting
    Rocks, Lakes, Forest, Meadows
    Special Features and Points of Interest
    Hot Dinner every night, Lakes, Animals, Cultural spots(Viso Hole and Waldesians Valley), Monviso View
    Animals you may encounter
    Probable: Marmots, Chamoi, Ermines Rarely: Fox
    Family
    Excellent trekking for active children. Long walks but always on safe path.
  •  WHAT YOU NEED

    • Backpack (30-50 liters) – Rent Possible
    • Hiking Boots – Rent Possible
    • Light Sleeping bag – Rent Possible
    • 1 t-shirt per day
    • 1 fleece
    • 1 jacket against cold
    • 1 jacket against rain
    • 2 extra socks
    • 1 comfortable trouser
    • 1 shorts
    • 1 water bottle
    • Hat and gloves
    • Suncream
    • Sun glasses
    • Spirit of Adventure!

    THE COST INCLUDES

    • Hiking Guide
    • Trasportation from Torino till the Mountain area and back (free service)
    • Overnight staying (directly to the shelter)
    • One meal per day (directly to the shelter)
    • Suggestions for the organization of your trip (free service)

     WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

    • Other Meals
    • Air ticket till Torino

     POSSIBLE EXTENSIONS AND CHANGES

    In all Trekking Alps hikes there is a high degree of flexibility. Difficulty and duration of the hike can be changed and accomodation in bed and breakfast or hotel can be arranged. Just write an email at info@trekking-alps.com or write us a WhatsApp at +393386608548
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