JULY 2018    FROM SUNDAY 15TH  TO FRIDAY 20 TH 

Six days of walk all around Gardena Valley, discovering the most famous mountain massifs of the Dolomites. We’ll pass through Odle, Sella and Langkofel, then we’ll climb Plattkofel (2,969 m; 9,741 ft) and Schleren. The end of the walk will be in the endless pastures of Seiser Alm. A Tour that will steal your heart!

PROGRAMME

First day

We’ll meet in Ortisei (St. Ulrich) at half past nine a.m. at the Rasciesa station. We’ll use this cable railway to climb up an then we’ll walk with little differences in altitude at the footsteps of the beautiful Odle massif. These are the mountains where the world famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner started to climb.

About 14 km and 5 hours of walk, with 800 meters up and 600 meters down.  Dinner, night and breakfast: Schlüterhütte (2,303 meters).

 

Second day

From the hut we’ll follow the famous Alta Via 2 (one of the two walking ways that cross Dolomites) through steep rock towers till Forcella Roa (2,619 m). With some up and down and some parts with iron cables we’ll enter in the Puez massif and Natural Park.

About 13 km and 6 hours of walk, with 950 meters up and 750 meters down.  Dinner, night and breakfast: Puezhütte (2,481 meters).

 

 

Third day

A day on the Moon! We’ll begin walking in the Gardenaccia wide rocky plateaus, passing by little lakes and through narrow cols. Always following Alta Via 2, we’ll go down to Gardena Pass, with road, hotels and cars, but we’ll run away immediately, don’t worry! So we’ll climb up into the Sella massif, passing also some rocks with fixed cables, till Pisciadù lake and mountain hut.

About 10 km and 5 hours of walk, with 800 meters up and 700 meters down.  Dinner, night and breakfast: Pisciadù mountain hut (2,585 meters).

Fourth day

We’ll follow again Alta Via 2, crossing Sella plateau, till Forcella Antersass (2,861 m). Then we’ll go down to Sella Pass, with road and hotels, through the wild Lasties valley. Walking around the vertical walls of Langkofel we’ll arrive at the base of Plattkofel, where is the hut of the same name.

About 15 km and 6 ½ hours of walk, with 850 meters up and 1,150 meters down.  Dinner, night and breakfast: Plattkofel mountain hut (2,305 m).

 Fifth day

We’ll leave the most part of our back pack at the hut and climb to the top of Plattkofel (2,958 m)! The path is steep and sometimes we’ll need to put our hands on the rocks, but the view from up there worth it: it’s the highest point in our Tour. Then we’ll go back to the hut and follow a wide ridge till the footsteps of   Schleren massif.

About 11 km and 5 ½ hours of walk, with 1,000 meters up and 850 meters down.  Dinner, night and breakfast: Tierser Alp mountain hut (2,305 m).

Sixth day

Scleren is a beautiful and famous mountain: a wide plateau with two steep rock towers at the end. We’ll cross it and climb to the highest point (2,568 m), then we’ll walk down to the endless pastures of Seiser Alm. Walking through this wonderful landscape we’ll have a last view of all the mountains of our Tour!

About 20 km and 7 hours of walk, with 850 meters up and 1,300 meters down.  From Seiser Alm we’ll go down to Ortisei by cable car.

 

GROUPS: if you would like to come as a private group we can organize your holiday at any time during the year, on the dates that suit better for you. We can tailor-make the price, the itinerary, including also luggage transfers between stages for trekking tours. Feel free to contact us for any specific requirement: info@mountainplanet.net.

WARNING: please take into account that the walk will last 6 days going through considerable differences in altitude. In some parts there are fixed iron ropes to help the hikers. No any climbing gear or technique is required.

Where we’ll sleep: the mountain huts in the programme offer multiple beds dormitories, with toilets and hot showers. Warm dinner is included and it’s always possible to buy a packet lunch for the next day. Attention: some of the hut can be subject to change.

PARTICIPATION FEE: 320.00 €; COSTS DURING THE TOUR: 280.00 €.

INCLUDES:

Expert leadership (English speaking) for 6 days

Accommodation in mountain huts

5 nights half board (dinner and breakfast)

6 days of guided trekking (AIGAE guide)

Cable railway and cable car rides (first and last days)

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

International airfare; transfer to/from Ortisei; personal insurance; lunches; sodas and alcoholic beverages. Should you require, we are able to organize your transfers from the airport to Ortisei and back. We are also able to book your accommodation for the nights before and after the trek.

Extras. Any tips.

The guide reserves the right to change the itinerary according to the conditions of the mountain or the physical conditions of the participants.

CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT: Good sturdy walking shoes are necessary (we do not recommend using new shoes, that could hurt!). Clothing should be comfortable, warm or cool depending on the temperature: we advise dressing in layers (underwear T-shirt, longsleeved shirt, fleece) with technical material which dries quickly. A good backpack is essential, a waterproof jacket and overpants, gloves and warm hat, sunglasses and cream, a water bottle, emergency food (some energy bars) and something to eat for lunch on the first day. Also do not forget the need for personal hygiene, wet wipes, a towel, a sheet bag and a little electric torch. Telescopic trekking poles, a little umbrella and gaiters are recommended. We suggest to pack everything in waterproof plastic bags.

WHERE IT IS: the trek begins and ends in Ortisei (St. Ulrich), in Italy: look at the MAP. This is 110 km from Innsbruk (Austria) and 190 km from Verona (Italy).

HOW TO BOOK: just send us an e-mail at info@mountainplanet.net at least four weeks before.