The King of the mountains : the Rock-goat

King Vittorio Emanuele II had trails and hideouts made for hunting this animal, but despite this he never succeeded in ousting the true king of the mountains, the Alpine Ibex.  Watching this 90-100kg animal move nimbly over the rocky landscape and steep cliffs is a fascinating spectacle both in its beauty and because it forms an example of a perfect relationship with the environment.  A lesson that you will be happy to learn on this three-day trip in the Mont Avic Nature Park where you will be fully immersed in nature.


  • Where:

    Champorcher – The Mont Avic natural Park

  • Duration of activity and period recommended:

    3 days
    From June to September

  • No. of participants and age groups:

    Min. 10 Max 20 
    From 12 to 70 years

  • Physical preparation and equipment:

    Good physical preparation, will walk on paths between 2,000 m and 2,500 m above sea level. Own car to La Cort (Champorcher).
    Own cameras, video cameras and binoculars to better observe and film the fauna.
    Equipment included in the price, by the association Namastè: paperwork on the plant and animal species visible in the area and maps of the area.

  • Professionals involved:

    Nature hike guide



Starting from La Cort, Champorcher (1,750 m) and arrival at the Colle Pontonet (2,990 m). Return to Dondena from Lake Miserin. where we will spend the night. Night at the Dondena refuge (2,100 m).
Rise time: 4 hours  
Lowering time: 3 hours


Starting from Dondena refuge and arrival at the Barbustel refuge (2,150 m) over the Col de la Croix (2,300 m). Night at the Barbustel (2,100 m).
Rise time: 4 hours
Lowering time: 1 hour


Starting from Barbustel refuge (2,150 m) and arrive at the Great Lake (hut of the Guardia Park 2,535 m). Return to La Cort over the Col du Lac Blanc.
Rise time: 2 hours
Lowering time: 2,5 hours


ASD Namasté
Guide natura

339.58.13.792 - 334.81.04.003


60 euro per person for the nature hike guide

Timing and conditions of booking

Up to fifteen days prior to the association





3 days


From June to September



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