From the glacier mountains of the Bernina range to the plant kingdom of the Val da Camp.
Distance 28.4 km
The descent follows the marked path to Morteratsch station. Past the waterfall Cascada da Bernina and along the railway tracks, you reach Lagalb. Those who would like to travel this part by train can take the Rhaetian Railway from Morteratsch to Lagalb. The trek leads you through the Val Minor to the lake of the same name (Lej Minor). Before you reach the Fuorcla Minor, follow the new trail markings towards Forcola di Livigno until you get to the bend up at 2'300 m. There you will see the pass road below that leads to Livigno. You will need to descent (there is no marked path) straight down to the road from where a hiking path continues to La Rösa and then via Salva to Lungacqua and then to Rifugio Saoseo in the vicinity of the lake of the same name. You definitely should take the time to visit this perfectly located lake!
Those who would like to avoid the direct descent (without a path) to the pass road to Livigno, can continue around Piz Lagalb to Ospizio Bernina and reach La Rösa from there.
AuthorEngadin St. Moritz
Update: March 17, 2021
Safety informationIncludes a shot descent without a marked path; a good sense of direction is required.
Tips and hintsAccommodation
Phone: +41 81 844 07 66
As there is often still a lot of snow at the beginning of June and most SAC huts are no longer staffed at the end of October, the best time to complete the Bernina Trek is from the end of June to the beginning of October.
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Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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