Overland Track

The knowledge of the guides was brilliant and really made the trip a great success. The effort they put into everything from our safety to dessert was amazing - I am very impressed. This walk was above and beyond all of my expectations!

Chris Horn - Australia - March 2010 | Australia
 
 

Grand Combin Traverse

In the heart of the western Pennine Alps is one of the most beautiful alpine border regions between Switzerland and Italy. Spanning the valleys of Bagnes and Aosta, the Grand Combin mountain rises to an altitude of 4314m at its peak. The surrounding valleys and high passes represent ideal hiking conditions and are an excellent alternative to the busier trails around Mont Blanc. The area is rich with wildlife and the outstanding views of snowy peaks, tumbling glaciers and verdant lowlands will not fail to impress. A further highlight of the week long walk is crossing the historic Great St Bernard Pass (2450m), and to be greeted by our hosts at a centuries old travellers hospice.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Meet at Fionnay and walk to Chanrion (6hrs)
DAY 2 Walk via the FenÍtre Durand trail to the Aosta Valley in Italy (6hrs)
DAY 3 Walk through the Aosta Valley with views to Mont Blanc, overnight 10th Century Monastery (7hrs)
DAY 4 Cross the Great St Bernard Pass, overnight hospice (7hrs)
DAY 5 Return to Switzerland and walk through the Entremont Valley (6hrs)
DAY 6 Traverse the eastern slopes of the Grand Combin (6hrs)
DAY 7 Return to Fionnay with views en route of the Corbassiere Glacier, trip concludes (6hrs)

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Trip Code: GPT
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  7 days
Activities:  Inn to Inn Walking
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