Crossing on Ortler Cevedale glaciers

Let's Dolomites

  • One of the best hiking tour in Italy with scenic high-altitude mountain crossings and stunning views of the highest peaks in Trentino
  • Admire the beauty of the sunrise in the highest mountain hut in the area at 3500 m
  • Explore the vast and lonely environments of Ortler Cevedale, land of lakes and glaciers in the hearth of Stelvio National Park

Duration 3 days/2 nights

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PROGRAM

Hiking tour on Ortler Cevedale through glaciers and trails in Stelvio National Park

A guided hiking tour in the heart of Stelvio National Park, ranging between Ortler and Cevedale, among the mountain groups with the widest glacier areas in the central and eastern Alps, as well as some of the highest ones in the entire Italian Alps.

After reaching Rifugio Vioz – the highest mounain hut in Trentino at 3.535 m – the itinerary of the hiking tour continues to the homonymous summit which has been the frontier guarded by the Austrians during the World War I. From here one of the most exiting high altitude glacier crossing begins. You first reach the imposing Palon de la Mare peak (3.703 m) and then descend in Val Venezia and proceed through plateaus dotted with alpine lakes, glaciers and sparkling waterfalls until reaching the characteristic Val di Rabbi.

A glacier crossing that offers breathtaking and ever-changing views: from blooming nature and alpine meadows until the vast moraines at the foot of glaciers and snow-clad peaks.

Program details: 

  • Day 1 - PUNTA LINKE
    Ascent: +1320m. Descent: -100m. Distance: 7km. Hiking time: 4h30.
    At 08:30 meeting with the Mountain Guide and equipment check. Private transfer to Peio and ascent by lifts to Rifugio Doss dei Cembri (2.315 m). Departure towards the highest hut of the eastern Alps, which was the headquarters of the Austrian command during the Cold War. From here you continue to Punta Linke where the remains of what was the operational heart of the Austrian arm in the Ortler-Cevedale sector testify the life and events of the war fought up in the mountains. Return to the hut (3.535 m), dinner and overnight stay in hut.
     
  • Day 2 - CEVEDALE CROSSING
    Ascent: +450m. Descent: -1400m. Distance: 10km. Hiking time: 8h.
    After a short ascent to the summit of Monte Vioz, you start walking on the glacier crossing and proceeding with crampons and roped together you go along the ridge on the border between Lombardia and Trentino until Palon de la Mare (3.703 m) and from there to Bivacco Colombo. The glacier crossing offers scenic views on Forni Glacier and on several peaks over 3.500 m including San Matteo, Cevedale, Ortler and Gran Zebrù. Continue downhill along Vedretta de la Mare and walking along large valleys you reach the hut. Dinner and overnight stay in hut (2.607 m).
     
  • Day 3 - CARESER GLACIER 
    Ascent: +550m. Descent: -1650m. Distance: 17km. Hiking time: 7h30
    Walking among an area dotted with numerous alpine lakes, you reach Lake Careser (2.603 m). The route continuous with moderate slopes in a barren environment until reaching the last extremities of Careser Glacier which will be crossed from north to east. Once reached the eastern edge of the glacier (3.121 m), you descent towards the green pastures of Rifugio Dorigoni (2.436 m) and from here proceed along Val Saent passing by the homonymous waterfalls. Short transfer back to Malè and departure. 

Additional clarifications

The program could be changed at the discretion of the Campo Base Team / Mountain Guide (UIAGM certified) based on weather conditions and snow levels, maintaining unaltered, however, the basic structure and the aims of the proposal.

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DATES & PRICES

PRIVATE DEPARTURES

PARTICIPANTS INDIVIDUAL PRICE AVAILABILITY

02.07.2022 - 04.09.2022
2 € 885,00 On request

02.07.2022 - 04.09.2022
3 € 645,00 On request

02.07.2022 - 04.09.2022
4-6 € 495,00 On request

Leave with us and our departing groups. If you do not find the right date for you, contact us, we will try to form a new group that will accompany you on this adventure!

Included services

  • 2 nights in mountain hut - dormitory with shared bathroom
  • Half board basis
  • 3 days with UIAGM local Mountain Guide - English speaking
  • Private transfer (day 1 and day 3)
  • Rental of alpine equipment - crampons, harness and helmet
  • Instructions and assistance with logistics
  • 24-hour support

Excluded services

  • Beverages and extra
  • Lifts (day 1) - approximately EUR 20 per person
  • Traveler and cancellation's insurance
  • Everything not mentioned

Booking conditions

Group departures

The reservation request is considered a binding agreement. Availability of all services will be checked by our staff, who will provide confirmation by email within 48 working hours. 
If there is no availability on the selected dates, the option will be as follows:

  • To use the deposit to book another trip
  • To choose alternative dates
  • To cancel the trip with full refund of the deposit

Private departures

The reservation request is considered a binding agreement. Our staff will contact you withing 48 working hours to confirm the possibility to join the group.
The group departure will be confirmed on reaching the specified minimum number and clients will be informed not less than 21 day before the trip start date.
Should a group departure not reach the minimum number required, the option will be as follows: 

  • To use the deposit to book another trip
  • To confirm the departure with fewer participant possibly adding a supplement 
  • To use the deposit to book a Self-guided trip
  • To cancel the trip with full refund of the deposit

Payment conditions

All services will be confirmed only after having received a 30% deposit (or the full cost in case of “last minute” bookings) of the vacation.
Balance payment is due 21 days before the trip.
We accept the following payment methods: Bank transfer or credit card (Mastercard/ Visa).

Cancellation policy

In case of cancellation the following terms & conditions will be applied:

  • 30% of the total price of the trip for cancellations communicated up to 45 days prior to the trip start date
  • 70% of the total price of the trip for cancellations communicated from 44 to 30 days prior to the trip start date
  • No refund beyond these terms

USEFUL INFO

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

Technical Gear

  • Backpack
  • Bottles for water
  • Walking poles
  • Crampons - free rental on request

Technical Clothes

  • Light cap or bandana
  • Shirts or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Rainwear: waterproof jacket + trousers or a cloak or a poncho
  • Hiking pants
  • Hiking boots (suggested hiking boots in Gore-Tex)
  • Light gloves 

Personal Hygiene Items

  • Face mask
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Towel
  • Sleeping bag linen + blanket or summer sleeping bag
  • Shower gel/soap, shampoo etc.

Accessories

  • Slippers
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen with appropriate UV protection level
  • Lip balm with UV protection
  • Mobile phone and a charger
  • Torch headband 
  • Euros in cash  – credit cards are not accepted in mountain huts

…FURTHER RECCOMMENDED EQUIPMENT 

  • Thermal underwear (in cold periods, and based on personal preferences)
  • First aid kit 
  • Knife
  • Light snack
  • Power pack for your mobile phone

REQUIRED TRAVELLING DOCUMENTS

  • Identification document/ Passport
  • Campo Base Voucher­­­­

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