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The Haute Romanche Traverse

Discover the Meije region through this long traverse of the Haute Romanche valley. Three days of hiking will take us from Besse en Oisans all the way to the Guisane valley (Col de Lautaret/Briancon).

Number of days: 3 days.
Technical level: hiker ready to walk 4-6 hours per day with a vertical climb of
400 to 950m per day. Families with children with hiking experience are
welcome. Every participant needs to carry a backpack with personal belongings
for three days.
Price “All Included”: 360€/person adult and child 260€ (- 18 years)

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Program :
D1:  We drive up to Besse by car (if you don’t have a car let us know and we will find a solution). We take our time to discover the traditional village Besse en Oisans before we start our hike to the Plateau d’Emparis. The plateau is a true beauty with its vast and wild
terrain dotted by beautiful mountain lakes. We end up in the the village of Chazelet where we spend the night in a hostel.
Distance: 13 kms
Vertical climb: 950m

We pass several small pictoresque mountain villages and hamlets
perched on the south facing side of the range, with a stunning
backdrop of La Meije and its surrounding summits. We spend the
night in the Alpe de Villar d’Arène hut.
Distance: 17 kms
Vertical climb: 750m

We pass a thrilling valley before discovering a beautiful geological curiosity, the Arsine glacial lake. Our trail ends with a pastoral descent along the Petit Tabuc river down to the village of Casset . We end our day with a well deserved dip in the thermal baths of Monetier! We go back to Besse and our cars by taxi at around 5 pm.
Distance: 15 kms
Vertical climb: 400m

The programme is always subject to change depending on weather, conditions in the mountains and the level of the participants. The guide makes the final decision to modify the programme due to safety reasons.

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