Day 1. Estany de Cavallers (1.800 m)- Ventosa y Calvell mountain hut (2.200 m) - Port de Caldes - Colomers Hut (2.130 m)
We begin the journey by accessing the National Park from Cavallers Valley. Skirting the Estany de Cavallers to gain height we´ll reach the Ventosa and Calvell hut. From here we continue going up to reach the Port of Caldes. We will only have a nice descent to the Colomers Circus and on the banks of the Colomers Major Lake we will find the Hut.
Distance: 12 km. Elevation gain + 800m - 550m. Time: 6h
Day 2. Colomers Hut (2.130 m)- Port de Ratera (2.572 m) - Amitges mountain hut (2.378 m).
On the way to Port de Ratera, we will cross several ibones (mountain lakes) originated by the over excavation of the glaciers, that were developed thousands of years ago in these mountains. Once you reach the Port de Ratera we will descend to the hut of Amitges located in a beautiful spot. Along this part of the way we will have nice views over Els Encantats (beautiful mountain) and the Estany de Sant Maurici.
Distance: 9 km. Elevation gain + 550m - 400m. Time: 4-5h
Day 3. Amitges Hut (2.378 m) - J.M.Blanc Hut (2.326 m).
We will descend towards the Estany de Sant Maurici with the impressive views of Els Encantats. Ascent to the Monestero Col (2,877 m). We only have to go down to Estany Negre and reach the mountain hut. We emphasize the peculiar and beautiful place where is the J.M.Blanc Hut, surrounded by ibones (mountain lakes) and mountains.
Distance: 14, 5 km. Ascent elevation 850 m Descending descent 900 m Time 5-6 h
Day 4. J.M.Blanc Hut (2.326 m) - Estany Llong Hut (1.985 m).
From the Col of Saburó we will pass the Colomina hut, and then we will cross a section of "carrilet" an old construction that takes advantage of the relatively flat orography of this stretch plagued of lakes. Then we will face the hill of Dellui to finish this long stage in the Estany Llong hut. This mountain hut is located in this valley, away from any population and with a long access, an ideal place to relax away from civilization.
Distance: 18 km. Elevation gain + 700m - 800m. Time: 6-7h
Day 5. Estany Llong Hut (1.985 m) - Estany de Cavallers (1.800 m)-
We have two options to finish our adventure in this last trekking day. The first option is to go down the main valley following the River of Sant Nicolau. The valley holds a beautiful forest and the path is comfortable.
Elevation gain + 50m -600 m. Time: 3-4 h
The second option is to ascend the Contraix Col (2.743 m). Descent through the Colieto Valley to the Ventosa and Calvell hut, to continue in clear ascent to the starting point of the first day. This section requires that the conditions of stability of the snow cover are very good since the descent through the Contraix pass is a delicate place and where some avalanche accidents have unfortunately occurred. End of our journey.
Distance: 14,5 km. Elevation gain + 800m - 1.100m. Time: 6-7 h
Distance short option: 5 km. Elevation gain +50 m -250 m. Time 2-3h
- Mountain Guide service during the trekking.
- 4 nights of half-board accommodation in the mountain huts (breakfast and dinner).
- Common safety equipment.
- Trip organization and management.
- Flights (Muntania offer this service for an additional cost of 15€)
- Transfers to the starting point. Muntania could manage this service.
- Beverages that are not included in the accommodations´ half-board menus.
- Lunches (they will take place in the mountain).
- Any change due to unexpected incidents (weather, etc.) that inquire in higher expenses than the ones budgeted for the client and the guide.