Hiking Lochien Lake in the Aosta Valley

Organized by Pattalibra

Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
Duration: full day
Spoken languages: English, Italian, German, French
Minimum age: From 12 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: moderate More info
Opening seasons:

Activity description

Explore the Aosta glacier frontier on this hiking excursion to Lochien Lake.

A little known Lake with BIG views, hike to Lochien, one of the most beautiful observation points of the Castore, Polluce and Roccia Nera glaciers. Hidden high in the Monta Rosa Massif, follow the trail to this small alpine plateau that offers some of the most mind-blowing views in the Aosta Valley!

Lochien Lake is situated on an alpine plateau overlooking the Monta Rosa Massif. Part of the Champoluc Trail to 2234m, the itinerary follows the Ru Courtot – overlooking three of the biggest glaciers in the Aosta Valley.

Meet your mountain guide at the tourism office in Champoluc for this hiking excursion to Lochien Lake. A full day excursion suited to friends and families alike, this scenic route starts in a traditional Walser village and navigates high through the Ayas Valley using marked trails deep in the alpine forest and through scenic pasture used for cattle. One of the highest summits, Lochien Lake might not be worth the climb – but the views from 2234m over the Monta Rose glacier are! A wonderful landscape and the last frontier before experienced mountaineers try their luck on three of the Aosta’s biggest glaciers, look on in amazement and explore the ‘glacier terrace’ before your head back down to Champoluc where your excursion will end.

Considered an (E) on the Italian hiking rating, this altitude trail follows paths, pastures and forest with evident marks (stripes or cairns). Bearings knowledge and training are required and suitable hiking shoes and poles are recommended.

Activity requirements

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Special terms

Please note: Prices fluctuate based on group numbers as follows:

1-2: 90€
3-4: 60€
5-6: 35€
+7: 25€

Subject to weather restrictions

  • Mountain Guide
Do not forget to bring
  • Hiking Boots & Poles
  • Suitable outerwear
  • Backpack
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Water
  • Sunglasses/Suncream/Sunhat
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Meeting point
Champoluc Information Office, Route Varasc, 16, 11020 Champoluc AO, Italy Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
10 days
Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
4 days
Cancellation 4 days or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule