The Punta Fetita, also called Felita or Falita, offers a wonderful panorama on the main tops of Aosta Valley.
In summer the ascent is a simple trekking but it’s in winter and spring that this mountain shows the best because absolutely free of avalanche dangers also after a big snowfall.The mountain is frequently climbed all the year long because easy and included in a high attending touristic area.
|Challancin (starting point)||351375 E||5069090 N|
|Arpilles||352274 E||5069174 N|
|Col de Bard||353293 E||5068245 N|
|Court de Bard||353265 E||5066839 N|
|Punta Fetita||352817 E||5070891 N|
The mountain village of Challancin is the nearest base to climb the Punta Fetita but considering that the trekking takes only 6 hours to go up and back, also the small towns of La Salle or Morgex are appropriate.
To arrive to the village of Challancin: start from the town of Aosta (580 m) in the direction of Courmayeur Mont Blanc.After 20 Km, keep the right in La Salle, following the direction Planaval-Cheverel-Morge (not Morgex) and, when in Cheverel , keep on the right for Challancin (1610 m).
No permits, fee or seasonnal closures or parking pass except the prohibition to camp out of the authorized campings.Out of the authorized campings it is possible to set a tent only from 19 pm to 7 am over the 2500 m.
When To Climb
The Punta Fetita can be climbed all the year long but the best periods are the winter, from Christmas to end of march with ski and snow rackets , and the spring.
In Challancin there is no possibility to camp but in the near La Salle and Morgex several campings are open all the year long:Camping du Parc 0165809260 [email protected] (Morgex)
Green Park 0165.861300 (La Salle) International Mont Blanc 0165.861183 (La Salle)
Close to Challancin there are only little hotels:
Challancin: “Hotel Col du Bard” tel. and fax 0165 861295
Cheverel: “Hotel Cheverel” tel. and fax 0165 861293 www.valdigne.com and “Les Combe” 0165.863982 www.lescombes.it.
Planaval: “La Jolie Bergère” open from april to october tel. 0165 861292.
There are not specific web sites but general meteo and snow sites: www.regione.vda.it or http//meteo.chamonix.com/MetPre.php3. No web cams.
In winter time with snow, also if the way is not dangerous, don’t forget the ARVA, shovel and probe.