Mountain lakes in Aosta Valley

 

Lakes around Aosta

chamole lake aosta pila hiking guide trekkingLake Chamolé

Located at an altitude of 2325m, it has an area of 5 acres.
Starting point is from Pila (18300 m), which is reachable from Aosta in 2 hours walking, or by cable car, in 18 min (the cost is 6 euro round trip).
From Pila to Lake Chamolé it takes about 1h 40 min walk.
Height difference (Pila-Chamolé): 525 m.
Anyway, if you are not in the mood to walk a lot, from Pila you can climb almost to the lake by chairlift.
 

 

 


 

Lakes around Gran San Bernardo

 

lake plac moulin trekking aosta hikingPlace Moulin dum - Lac Long - Lac Mort

The Place Moulin dump is located at an altitude of 1960 m and contains a 445-acres lake. The 4-km route is a dirt road which starts from the Place Moulin dam and runs along the lake. At the end of the stretch, there is a small village, with an alpine hut and restaurant.
This is a very easy route, suitable for families with children.

Time: 1h 15’.
 

lake long lake mort in aosta valley hiking with guideFrom lake Place Moulin starts steep two hours ascent to amazing two lakes. During the ascent you'll enjoy amazing view on mountains, lake place moulin and alpine meadows.

After 2 hours you'll reach the first lake, Lac Long (2725 mt) and then after just 20 min you will arrive to the wonderful lake Lac Mort (2844 mt). 

There are no bars and restaurants and it's necessary to bring sandwiches for picnic.

Time to the Lac Long - 2-2,5 h

Time to the Lac Mort - 2,5-3 hours

 


Lakes on Gran Paradiso

lake loie gran paradiso trekkingLac de Loie

It is a 4.2-acres lake, at an altitude of 2354 m.
The route starts in Lillaz (1617 m).
Height difference: 730 m.
Time: 2h.
The path is steep, but safe.

 

 

lake nivolet trekking with guide aostaLago del Nivolet

Altitude 2534 m, 13.6 acres.
The first stretch of the route is a bit steep.
Height difference: 530 m.

Time: 2h 30’.

 

 

trekking lake money gran paradiso hikingGimillan - Lake Money

Panoramic route begins in Gimillan, near village of Cogne. Along the way you can admire the stunning views of Gran Paradiso and the Valontey Valley.

We walk most of the way through idyllic high alpine meadows, larch forests, babbling brooks and mighty waterfalls. The itinerary is quite simple and suitable for beginners. Near the lake there is no restaurants, so we recommend you bring some snacks.

Elevation + 800 mt.
Walking time (uphill):  2:45 h. 

 



Lakes around Courmayeur


lake miage courmayeur mont blanc trekkingLago del Miage

7.4-acres lake located in glacier Miage at an altitude 2051 m.
The route is quite easy and suitable for families with children. It starts in Courmayeur (1230 m).
Height difference: 800 m.
Time: 3 h.
 

 

 


Lago di Liconi

18.5 acres at an altitude of 2555 m.
It is one of more beautiful lakes of the region. Its route begins in Morgex (1625 m) and it’s challenging, but safe.
Height difference: 930 m.
Time: 3 h.
 

 

lake checruit mont blanc hiking route trekkingCourmayeur 1208 m - Lago Chécrouit 2160 m

Easy panoramic route at the foot of Mont Blanc to Lake Checrouit - one of the most beautiful lakes in the region.

The route begins in the village of Dolonne and we go up to Plan Chécrouit (1702 m) after 50-60 min. This is a center of the Courmayeur ski resort, in summer it turns into a real spa complex with a swimming pool and a lot of restaurants and bars. It offers breathtaking view of Courmayeur.

From here, we will follow the narrow path and after about 60 minutes we will reach the Lake Chécrouit, in which like in the mirror reflects Mont Blanc and glaciers.


Altitude + 952 mt.
Duration 2:20 h.

 

 

lake arpy la thuile courmayeur monte biancoLake Arpy (Lago d'Arpy)

Easy and without any difficulty, the hike will undoubtedly intoxicate the hiker through the scene on the Mont Blanc.

It starts on the San Carlo Pass, not far from La Tuile. The route is straight and large and after 60 minutes you reach the Arpy Lake, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view on Mont Blanc.

The altitude +60 m.
Duration: 50-60 min

 


 
Lakes around Cervinia


Lago di Lod

6.1 acres, located in Chamois (2019 m).
Departing from Chamois it is reachable in 2 hours walk, or in 20 minutes by cable car.
This route is quite easy and suitable for families with children.
 

 

 


Lago Cignana

it’s a 215-acres lake, at an altitude of 2158 m.
It’s one of bigger lakes of the region. The route begins from Valmartin and is quite easy.
Height difference: 658 m.
Time: 2 h.