Thumel - Col Rosset

Summer path

Leave the car in the parking lot in Thumel, continue along the road until you reach the path with the waymark 12. Crossing a bridge, take the path on the left; passed the Dora di Rhêmes through a gangway, go forward into the Valley of the Gran Vaudala torrent. After a steep climb, you reach a plateau where you come across the Gran Vaudala Alp. Now, once arrived to a fork in the road, continue along the same path on the left. Climbing first on high altitude meadows and then on detrital deposits, you reach the Rosset hill, wonderful balcony on the glacial heart of the Gran Paradiso massif and on the precious Nivolet plateau.

Trail specifications:

Valley: 
Rhêmes Valley
Starting place: 
Thumel
Starting altitude: 
1.888 m slm
Arrival place: 
Rosset hill
Arrival altitude: 
3.025 m slm
Trail sign: 
12 - 13A - 11B
Gradient: 
1.137 m of positive altitude
Difficulty: 
E - hiking
Length: 
5,5 km
Walking time: 
3h 40’
Suggested period: 
July - August
Season: 
Summer
Path type: 
Summer paths