Lakes on Gran Paradiso
Lago del NivoletAltitude 2534 m, 13.6 acres. The first stretch of the route is a bit steep.
Height difference: 530 m.
Time: 2h 30’.
Lac de LoieThis beautiful hike offers varied landscapes and fabulous panoramas. Starting from Lillaz the trail starts by the Lillaz waterfalls before ascending through quiet and shady forest of pine, larch and fir. After the initial climb, you will emerge into Alpine pasture before making the final short push to the crystal blue waters of the Lago di Loie at 2354m. Along the way, enjoy views of Mont Blanc.
Height difference: +840 m.
Gimillan - Lake MoneyPanoramic 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.
Rhêmes-Notre-Dame - Rifugio Benevolo - Goletta LakeA nice hike in the Grand Paradis Natural Park - along the Rhêmes-Notre-Dame Valley from Thumel to Rifugio Benevolo, which will be reached after about 2 hours of hiking.
There are lots of waterfalls and if you are in luck, you can see a marmot. The beautiful "Goletta Lake" at the foot of the glacier at 1,5 hours from the shelter. At the lake we will have our lunch break. From here we can see the goletta glacier that once lapped the shores of the homonym lake.
Height difference: +900 m.
Time: 3 h.