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Bernina Trek classic: stage 6 Chamanna da Boval-Rifugio Saoseo

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  • Descent to Morteratsch
    / Descent to Morteratsch
  • / Starting point Boval hut
  • / Magnificent panorama of the glacial world surrounding Piz Palü
  • / Sun terrace with Palü and the Bernina range in the background
  • / Val Minor
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz
  • / Arrival at Rifugio Saoseo
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From the glacier mountains of the Bernina range to the plant kingdom of the Val da Camp.
difficult
Distance 28.4 km
9:01 h
772 m
1,267 m
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!

 

More information 
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via Maistra 1 
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01
E-mail: allegra@engadin.ch 
Internet: www.engadin.ch 

 

Booking 
Chamanna Coaz
Phone: +41 81 842 62 78 
E-mail: info@coaz.ch 
Internet: bernina-trek.ch (in German only)

Author’s recommendation

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.
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Engadin St. Moritz
Update: March 17, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
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Highest point
2,487 m
Lowest point
1,758 m
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Safety information

Includes a shot descent without a marked path; a good sense of direction is required.

Tips and hints

Accommodation
Rifugio Saoseo
Phone: +41 81 844 07 66 
E-mail: info@saoseo.ch 
Internet: www.saoseo.ch 

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.

Start

Chamanna da Boval (2,486 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'791'100E 1'143'407N
DD
46.414770, 9.924551
DMS
46°24'53.2"N 9°55'28.4"E
UTM
32T 571053 5140548
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Destination

Rifugio Saoseo

Turn-by-turn directions

Chamanna da Boval - Morteratsch - Bernina Suot - Bernina Diavolezza - Bernina Lagalb - Val Minor - Fuorcla Minor - Pass road to Livigno - La Rösa - Val da Camp - Rifugio Saoseo

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

train time table: www.sbb.ch 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'791'100E 1'143'407N
DD
46.414770, 9.924551
DMS
46°24'53.2"N 9°55'28.4"E
UTM
32T 571053 5140548
w3w 
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Sonia Engström
July 15, 2019 · Community
Wir haben diese Etappe am Samstag gemacht. Sie war wunderschön und hat uns sehr gefallen. Leider fanden wir, dass die Wegbeschreibung nicht sehr genau ist und ohne GPS hätten wir den Teil, wo man nach der Fuorcla Minor den Wanderweg verlassen muss, um zur Passstrasse zu gelangen, nicht gefunden.
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When did you do this route? July 12, 2019

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
28.4 km
Duration
9:01 h
Ascent
772 m
Descent
1,267 m
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