La Joux - Deffeyes Shelter

This walk is part of the trek Trek across the Gran Paradiso.

A trek across the Gran Paradiso passing through the 5 surrounding valleys.

Technical sheet
No. 4098548
A La Thuile (Province de Aosta) walk posted on 01/03/12 by Tamtraductions. Update : 13/09/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h05[?]
Distance Distance : 5.34 km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 902 m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 33 m
Highest point Highest point : 2,497 m
Lowest point Lowest point : 1,600 m
Moderate Difficulty : Moderate
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Area Area : Alps
Location Location : La Thuile (Province de Aosta)
Starting point Starting point : N 45.689248° / E 6.961087°
Ending point Ending point : N 45.675353° / E 6.986129°
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Description

Park your car in La Joux car park (D). La Joux is a hamlet to the south of La Tuile, a village located at the foot of the Great St Bernard Pass.

Take a left after the car park to the Alta Via Trek. Yellow triangle waymarks with the number 2 in the middle (called Via alta n°2) can be found all along the route.

(1) Take the path and after a sharp turn right and a stream you'll reach the Via alta n°2 trail.

Head due south up a pleasant windy path reaching beautiful waterfalls bordering the trail (2). Go back to the path heading slightly downhill to the alpine pasture and Parcet Chalet (3), and head uphill on the other side.

After a few bends you'll reach Plan de la Liere (4). Shortly after, exit the forest and enter the alpine pasture. Get to Col de la Dignité then, on a pleasant slope you'll reach Deffeyes Shelter on the edge of Ruitor Lake.

Waypoints :
D : km 0 - alt. 1,610 m
1 : km 0.04 - alt. 1,608 m
2 : km 0.93 - alt. 1,694 m
3 : km 1.44 - alt. 1,777 m
4 : km 2.76 - alt. 2,015 m
A : km 5.34 - alt. 2,479 m

Useful Information

Lots of water spots along the way, it might be a good idea to purify it before drinking.
Deffeyes Shelter marks the end of this first stage.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

A magnificent waterfall, especially the last one which happily splashes hikers who get to close to take a picture.
The shelter is a nice stopover but the dormitories are big.

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