Snowshoeing trek in autonomy (Vercors)

Duration : 6 days

France, Northern Alps, Southern Alps

Level : demanding, each participant pulls a pulka

from 695 € / p. from 4 to 8 persons

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Description

Experience a Nordic expedition, snowshoeing and pulling a pulka, in the Conservation Area of the High Plateaux of Vercors.

This way of moving and carrying allows you to live six days in total immersion in this very preserved massif and to taste the exhilarating experience of itinerancy in autonomy in a wild nature and in winter.

Program

D1: Welcome in Die.
Reception at the Die train station at 4pm.
Installation at the hotel, preparation of the specific material and checking of the personal belongings.
Night at the hotel.

D2: Die - Beure plateau - Pré Peyret or Pison hut.
Transfer to the plateau of Beure. This first day allows us to familiarize ourselves with the pulka and the specific equipment. We quickly enter the Conservation Area of the Vercors High Plateaux. The panoramas on this entirely protected space are fantastic and let us perceive a great part of our route. We advance to the Pré Peyret or Pison hut. We arrive early enough to discover the emblematic sites of the southern Vercors.
Night in a non-private hut (depending on the number of visitors, we may have to sleep in a tent or continue our journey to find a free hut).
Walking time: 4 hours, positive difference in altitude: 250m, negative difference in altitude: 200m.

D3: Pré Peyret or Pison hut - Chaumailloux sheepfold.
We continue our raid by crossing the Conservation Area of the High Plateaux of Vercors. We go to the eastern edge of the Vercors to reach the sheepfold of Chaumailloux and take advantage of the most beautiful viewpoints on the Mont Aiguille.
Night in an unguarded hut.
Walking time: 4 hours, D+: 250m, D-: 200m.

D4: Chaumailloux sheepfold - Tête Chevalière (1951m) - Chaumailloux sheepfold.
We take advantage of the comfort of the Chaumailloux sheepfold to stay one more night and do a loop hike without the pulkas. The ridges of Tête Chevalière offer us exceptional panoramas on the Vercors and the Trièves, a perfect opportunity to discover this summit and the valleys that come from it.
Night in an unguarded hut.
Walking time: 5 hours 30 minutes, D+: 550m, D-: 550m.

D5: Chaumailloux sheepfold - Tussac hut.
We leave Chaumailloux, a site strongly marked by the resistance on the Vercors during WWII, to reach the southern end of the plateau where some bearded vultures have been recently introduced. We pass by the "Jardin du Roy" and then, following the cliffs of the Archiane cirque, we arrive at the sheepfolds of Tussac.
Night in a private hut.
Walking time: 5 hours 30 minutes, D : 150m, D-: 250m.

D6: Tussac hut - Combeau valley.
New departure towards the immensity of the high plateaus. Depending on the weather conditions, we climb either to the Croix du Lautaret or to the summit of the Montagnette, which overlooks the Combeau valley. It is by the pas de la Coche that we descend this marvelous valley where we finish our raid.
Separation at 5 pm at the station of Die.
Walking time: 6 hours, D+: 350m, D-: 700m.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain leader.
  • Accommodations in hostels, in small dormitories for D1 and D4.
  • Accommodation in private huts, in shared dormitory for D2 and D3.
  • Food during the whole circuit.
  • First and last day transfers to Die station.
  • Transfer to the plateau of Beure the second day.
  • Loan of snowshoes and hiking poles if necessary.
  • Loan of a pulka per person.

The price does not include

  • Drinks.
  • Repatriation/cancellation insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".

Accommodation

  • Hostel.
  • Hut.
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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