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Rifugio Elisabetta to Courmayeur via Col Checrouit

Hiking trail · Mont Blanc and La Thuile
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  • On the descent from Rifugio Elisabetta
    / On the descent from Rifugio Elisabetta
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Map / Rifugio Elisabetta to Courmayeur via Col Checrouit

Leave Refugio Elisabetta and head to the buzzing Italian-Alpine town of Courmayeur. 

14.9 km
5:06 h
516 m
1476 m

Today you must can choose between either this route, the recommended option that climbs via Col Chécrouit to Courmayeur or the easier option of continuing past the snout of the huge Glacier du Miage to Visaille.  From here you can catch the shuttle bus into Courmayeur, or continue to walk on valley trails to Courmayeur. For this easier option, please see the entry for 'Les Chapieux/Refuge des Mottets to Courmayeur via La Visaille' and follow from Rifugio Elisabetta.

This  route which goes via the Col Checrouit, is a breath-taking balcony walk with some brilliant mountian views. It is not advisable to take this route in poor weather conditions. 

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Author
Sarah Stone
Updated: January 05, 2018

Highest point
2425 m
Lowest point
1177 m

Safety information

Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains - always be prepared and carry appropriate clothing; warm as well as waterproof layers, hat and gloves etc. Please see your information pack for a detailed packing list.

Tips, hints and links

This tour is available on the following itineraries: WFSTMBR1

Start

Rifugio Elisabetta (2182 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
45.766863, 6.837418
UTM
32T 331845 5070419

Destination

Courmayeur

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with the TMB guidebook and IGN maps. 

TMB Route: Refugio Elisabetta – Col Chécrouit – Courmayeur

Distance: 17.5 km

Duration: 5-6 hrs

Ascent / Descent: 460 m / 1560 m

Map: IGN 3531 ET ST-GERVAIS

Guidebook: Page 64: STAGE 4: Rifugio Elisabetta – Courmayeur

Notes: This is an outstanding walk with fabulous views throughout.

Transport: Cable Car / Chairlift from Col Chécrouit to Courmayeur. You can avoid the long steep descent from Col Chécrouit to Courmayeur by taking the chairlift and cable car. The timetables for the lifts will be available at the start of the summer season and can be found here: http://www.lovevda.it/fr/base-de-donnees/5/remontees-mecaniques/courmayeur/telecabine-dolonne-plan-checrouit-et-telesiege-plan-checrouit-maison-vieille/4343  

 A one-way ticket costs approximately €10 for the cable car and €5 for the chairlift.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Distance
14.9 km
Duration
5:06 h
Ascent
516 m
Descent
1476 m

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