This hike at the foot of the glaciers passes by two mountain huts in the Champex-Lac region and offers a spectacular view of the Mont Blanc massif.
Experienced hikers will enjoy this demanding hike through a wild and fascinating natural landscape. Begin your ascent with a chairlift journey up to La Breya, during which you can enjoy the vast panorama stretching from Lake Geneva to the Grand Combin. You then follow a path whose narrow and elevated opening section is sure to please hikers with a love of heights. Continue to the moraine of the Orny Glacier, then on to the mountain hut that shares its name. It is recognizable thanks to the bronze ibex that stands at the base of a mast adorned with the Swiss flag. The hike continues across the scree and along the glacier before zigzagging through a final, relatively steep climb up to the Trient mountain hut. Your efforts are then rewarded with a magnificent view of the Trient plateau and the Mont Blanc massif. The return journey follows the same path, with the option of making your way down via the Val d’Arpette or heading back to La Breya. Those looking for more of a challenge can finish the hike on foot instead of taking the chairlift.
On the way back, take the opportunity to try the La Breya ziplines, located at the cable car mountain station of the same name. At 540m and 520m respectively, they combine to form the longest zipline installation in French-speaking Switzerland.
Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Valais/Wallis Promotion accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website.
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A9 motorway to Martigny, then E27 towards Gd-St-Bernard to Les Valettes, then follow "Champex".
Large free parking lot from the Breya chairlift