Relive the ice-age

The valleys formed during the ice age when the continual movement of glaciers also left behind a large number of Alpine lakes. Starting from 1,750m in Champorcher, we will take you up to the Rifugio Barbustel at 2,200 metres and then on to Lake Cornuto, skirting Lake Bianco and Lake Nero. Here you will find the Alpine Ibex, a cheerful presence along a route that will lead to finding the rarest species of Alpine flora (including the Great Yellow Gentian, Stemless Gentian, Nigritella, Heath Spotted Orchid and the Alpine Columbine) watched by the sharp eye of the Golden Eagle.


  • Where:

    Champorcher – The Mont Avic natural Park

  • Duration of activity and period recommended:

    1 day
    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 1,750 m and 2,300 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


Departure from La Cort, Champorcher (1,750 m), climb up to the observation of peatlands Col Croix (2,300 m maximum altitude of the trail) along the easy trail that runs along the lake molds.
Spectacular views of the Matterhorn, Breithorn and Monte Rosa. Descent to the Lake Vallet and Barbustel refuge (2,150 m). With a stop for lunch.
Packed lunch or, for those who want, lunch at Barbustel Refuge. Arrival at the refuge (2,200 m) and the Horned Lake (2,100 m.) Continue to Lake Cuckold (2,170 m.) Along Lake White and Black.
Return through the hill of the Lake White.
Rise time: 3 hours
Lowering time: 2 hours


ASD Namasté
Guide escursionistiche naturalistiche - Aosta
+39 339 5813792


12 euro per person for the nature hike guide

Timing and conditions of booking

Up to seven days prior to the association





1 day


From June to September