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Via Alta Vallemaggia - Laghetti Trekking

Trekking dei Laghetti goes around the Basodino (second highest mountain in Ticino). It follows the central stages of the Via Alta in the "Vallemaggia". In 5 days, starting from Fusio it returns to Fusio.

REGION

Ticino

PERIOD

21 - 25 August

DURATION

5 days, 4 nights

LODGING

Mountain huts

Private groups

On the dates of your choice, with custom arrangements

Upcoming public outings

6696 Fusio, Switzerland

Aug 21, 2023

6696 Fusio, Switzerland

6696 Fusio, Switzerland

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A tour of discovery between the blue of the water and the blue of the sky.

A circular route for those who wish to discover varied and spectacular alpine landscapes, passing by the slopes of the Basodino Glacier and always staying overnight in sheltered accommodation.

Five days full of emotions and nature, five days of Alpine water: that's the promise of this new high-altitude route suspended over the Upper Maggia Valley, straddling the adjacent regions. There are countless lakes to discover. Sometimes it's the surprise of a tiny, hidden stretch of water set in a ravine in the mountain, or the ripple of a small lake that from afar attracts our curiosity and offers us its grassy beach for a well-deserved break, or the calm surface of a reservoir silently dedicated to the production of renewable energy. Or the flowing water: springs and waterfalls, rivulets and streams from which three of the main rivers of the Lepontine Alps spring: Maggia, Ticino and Toce. And that's not all. There is also frozen water: glaciers large and small illuminate our path.

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 : Fusio ⟶ Cap. Poncione di Braga 1810+ / 1100-

  • Day 2 : Cap. Poncione di Braga ⟶ Cap. Basodino      830+ / 980-

  • Day 3 : Cap. Basodino ⟶ Cap. Maria Luisa 840+ / 530-

  • Day 4 : Cap. Maria Luisa ⟶ Cap. Cristallina 1220+ / 810-

  • Day 5 : Cap. Cristallina ⟶ Fusio 900+ / 2180-

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 730pp.

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