In the Kingdom of Rock-goats

It is rare to see the extremely timid Ibex in their natural environment and in the presence of the highest massifs in the Alps. This is an experience offering a mixture of observation, the glorious spectacle of the tall peaks amidst majestic glaciers and the history of the places: Colle Fénis fort, the sanctuary at Lake Miserin, and the hunting lodges of the Savoy family at Dondena.


  • 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 2,000 m and 3,000 m above sea level.
    The course includes three hours up and down as many.
    Own car to Dondena. 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 Dondena (2,100 m). Ascent along a alpine meadow rich in flora (edelweiss, buttercups, gentians, arnica) and marmots. Arrival at Colle Pontonet(2,990 m).
The return is following a path different from the first leg.
The hill and the surrounding peaks is home to a rich colony of Ibex and chamois, easily visible. From the hill, beautiful view of the massive glaciers of Gran Paradiso, Gran Combin, Monte Rosa, Breithorn, e Matterhorn.
Along the path of return there are the alpine lakes Pontonnet, Noir, Bianco e Miserin.
At the shelter by the lake Miserin those who wish, may refresh himself with a snack. Visit the Sanctuary of Lake Miserin.
At the end of the hike, stop at the Refuge Dondena.
Rise time: 3 hours
Lowering time: 3 hours
Packed Lunches


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 at the association




2.990 metri


1 day


From June to September