Snowshoeing across the high plateaux of Vercors (Isère, Drôme)

Duration : 4 days

France, Northern Alps, Southern Alps

Level : intermediate

from 335 € / p. from 4 to 8 persons

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Description

Go for the crossing of the natural reserve of the highlands of Vercors!

This "royal" crossing has two nights in unguarded huts to enjoy early morning sunrise on the Grand Veymond, the highest point of the Vercors at 2341m.

This snowshoe hike is accessible to people who are a little bit sporty and looking for a close experience of nature. People looking for comfort should better abstain: the huts of the Vercors massif are spartan. The physical and technical difficulties are weak.

This crossing of the Vercors is an excellent opportunity for young and old to discover hiking independently and camping in the mountains.

Required equipment: comfortable backpack (60 or 70 liters), warm sleeping bag (rather sarcophagus type), waterproof hiking shoes, waterproof and windproof jacket, polar jacket, rain cape or waterproof pants, comfortable walking pants, light synthetic long underpants (for the night or for the evening, to wear under the pants), under sweater or micro fleece, fast-drying underwear (avoid cotton), pair of warm socks for the night, bonnet, gloves, underwear for the evening, water bottle of 1 liter minimum, knife, headlamp, toilet paper, lighter, sunglasses, sunscreen, cap, mini toiletry bag, your personal medication if you need it (I will of course take a complete first aid kit).

Tip: put all your clothes in a plastic bag inside the backpack.

I will call you back a few days before departure to set the time and place of the start.

Minimum age 10 years.

Program

D1: Departure from the Col du Rousset, night in Pré Peyret hut.

D2: Passage at the foot of Grand Veymont and ascent if the level of the group and the snow / weather conditions allow it. Overnight at the hut of La Jasse du Play.

D3: Return to Corrençon and transfer to Villard-de-Lans.
Night in a cottage in the village, end-of-stay dinner. Breakfast in full fridge (everything available in the cottage).

D4 : Rest day, discovery of the village.
End of the stay at 4pm.

The price includes

  • Supervision by hiking guide, specialist in the region
  • Meals from D1 to D4
  • Loan of bivouac equipment (tent and mattress), snowshoes and all the equipment specific to this type of hike (dishes, burner, pan ...)

The price does not include

  • Return transportation from home to departure point
  • Alcohols

Accommodation

  • D1 and D2 in unguarded hut
  • D3 in comfortable cottage
Next departures :

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

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