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Via Alta Vallemaggia - Camosci Trekking

Trekking dei Camosci follows the first stages of the Via Alta in the "Vallemaggia". In 6 days, starting from Locarno/Cardada along the ridges to Fusio.

REGION

Ticino

PERIOD

June - October 2024

DURATION

6 days, 5 nights

LODGING

Mountain huts

Private groups

On the dates of your choice, with custom arrangements

Upcoming public outings

A spectacle of ridges, rocks, pastures and refuges.

A linear itinerary for "expert" hikers which starts from the blue of Lake Maggiore and leads to demanding alpine environments characterised by rocks, scree and some aerial passages.

Almost a week away from any village or dwelling, with no roads, no cable cars, no artificial lakes, no high voltage lines or antennas to spoil the natural experience: the Chamois Trekking follows one of the most unspoilt mountain ranges in the Swiss Alps. Starting from Cimetta above Cardada, a famous tourist destination near Locarno, five days of ups and downs take us to the slopes of Pizzo Campo Tencia, the peak par excellence of Ticino. Thanks to the refuges, all situated at around 2000 metres, the route always remains at high altitude, allowing you to enjoy the environment without excessive height differences.

Program

Daily rhythm (indicative)

  • Breakfast at 7:00 am, departure at 8:00 am.

  • An average of 1200m of positive and 1300m of negative height gain each day.

  • Almost always on T4 alpine trails

Planning

  • Day 1 : Cimetta ⟶ Rif. Nimi (telecabina il primo pezzo) 1170+ / 1090-

  • Day 2 : Rif Nimi ⟶ Rif. Alpe Masnee 720+ / 370-

  • Day 3 : Rif. Alpe Masnee ⟶ Cap. Alpe Spluga 990+ / 1220-

  • Day 4 : Cap. Alpe Spluga ⟶ Cap. Tomeo 1020+ / 1120-

  • Day 5 : Cap. Tomeo ⟶ Cap. Barone 1530+ / 1100-

  • Day 6 : Cap. Barone ⟶ Fusio 1210+ / 2090-

Tips for personal equipment


Emphasis should be placed on lightness and avoiding unnecessary weight. The weight of the bag should not exceed 7 kg, all (multi-layered clothing, underwear, fleece, gore-tex jacket). Avoid bulky jackets and cotton clothes. Put your clothes in a plastic bag to protect them from the rain. Reduce packaging as much as possible.


A list of essential equipment will be given to you at the time of your registration.

Costs

Private groups:

Public outings:

CHF 820 pp.

Min 5, Max 8 p

We recommend that you subscribe to a travel insurance to cover cancellation fees, as well as a Rega rescue insurance.
The tour is confirmed as soon as the minimum number of participants is reached, and can be postponed in case of bad weather conditions.

The trek is confirmed as soon as the minimum number of participants is reached, and can be postponed in case of bad conditions.

Payment: The registration for the trek is confirmed by the payment of the total amount, which must be made at the latest one month before the departure. The departure date is written at the top of the page.
Our terms and conditions apply to matters not covered by this offer.

Benefits included

  • Guiding and explanations on region, cultural and geoligical contexts, fauna / flora etc., by a licensed Mountain leader

  • Accommodation with half board, 

  • Daily picnic for an extra 15chf

Not included

  • Public transportation

  • Drinks and alcool beverages

  • Meals/food outside of the half board

  • Travel insurance in case of cancellation

What participants say about this experience

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