Trek - Tour of the Combins

The mountain guides of the Annecy guide bureau propose you to do the Combins massif tour which is located between Switzerland and Italy and which culminates at 4314m (Combin de Grafenaire). It is a 100 km loop and 5600m of difference in altitude that we propose to do in 6 days. We will evolve between the Swiss Valais and the Aosta Valley. You will discover varied landscapes: green mountain pastures, high summits, glaciers, lakes. The itinerary is preserved and little frequented. The refuges on the route are of good quality and very well located facing the mountains. The passage to the hospice of the Grand-Saint-Bernard on the third day will be the occasion to make a small spiritual retreat for those who need it.
Mauvoisin
Expert
Next travel : August 18, 2022
Price per person for a minimum of 6 participants6 days / 5 nightsInformation at +33 623 436 355
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Tour of a giant

Strong points of the stay

  • A tailor-made organization
  • Quality huts
  • A wild and little frequented tour
  • Beautiful landscapes

We propose to start this trek at the foot of the Mauvoisin dam which is located in the Bagnes valley in the Swiss Valais. The Valais region has many lake dams built after the second world war when the demand for energy and the population exploded in Switzerland. After crossing the dam we will go up to the right bank of the lake to reach the Chanrion hut which has just been renovated in 2021. We are on a stage of the famous Haute-route Chamonix Zermatt. The next day, our route continues in the direction of Italy which we reach via the Durand window which is located between Mont Avril and Mont Gelé. The mineral gives way to the mountain pastures as we descend. Most of the day will be spent on a balcony route with the Grand Paradis massif in the background. After a good night in Italy, we will continue our route via the Champillion pass which offers us a breathtaking view of the Mont-Blanc massif. We go back up towards the Grand Saint-Bernard pass to reach the hospice of the same name where we will spend the night. After a good break in this place full of history and spirituality, we will resume our journey the next day via Bourg-Saint-Pierre and go back up to the Col de mille hut and its panoramic view of the Italian and Swiss sides of the Mont-Blanc Massif. The itinerary then joins the heart of the massif and leads to the massive Corbassière glacier. The night will be spent at the FXB Panossière hut on the edge of the glacier facing the Grand Combin : Magical ! The last day will be short, we will switch to the Bagnes valley via the Otanes pass and its ibexes.

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Trek - Tour of the Combins

The price includes
Supervision by a qualified mountain leader.
The 5 nights in half-board (dinner and breakfast) in huts from D1 to D6.
Picnics from D1 to D6.
The price doesn’t include
Emergency and repatriation insurance (Mandatory).
Cancellation insurance (Recommended).
Transportation to the starting point of the trip.
Drinks and food (dry fruits, cereal bars).
Showers in the huts (about 5CHF per shower token).
Visits and transfers not included in the program.
Your hiking equipment.
Tips.
Everything that is not indicated in the "price includes" section.
Travel organized by the Quartz association
An organization of the Bureau des Guides d'Annecy
Affiliated to Apriam
344 chemin de l'oratoire 74290 Alex
Registered with Atout France
IM 073.10.0023

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