High Route of Perdidos Massif - Pyrenees
The circular path of The High Route of the Lost is a circular route that runs through two of the great massifs of the Pyrenees, the Lost Mountain and the one from Vignemale, uniting several shelters, both in the Aragonese Pyrenees and the French Pyrenees (we will only stay in five of them), since we will complete the route in five days.
This circular route is of extreme beauty, being able to enjoy the great Pyrenean valleys, its most important cirques, its highest waterfalls and its beautiful peaks, surrounding the third highest in the Pyrenees, Monte Perdido.
For five days we will enjoy this classic route of the Pyrenees, an obligatory activity for all mountaineers, digging some of its peaks if the weather and our legs allow it.
Meeting point: Pineta car parking. Duration: 6 days.
Day 1: Pineta – Espuguettes Refuge. We begin our adventure heading towards the Pineta balcony and ascending to this by the beautiful waterfalls of Cinca through endless zigzags. From the Pineta balcony, one of the most spectacular and impressive places in the Pyrenees, where we will enjoy a beautiful view of the Pineta Valley, as well as the North Face of Monte Perdido, with its retreating glacier, the North Cilindro and background the crest of the Astazus. On the right we find the Marbore Lake and the Breach and Refuge of Tucarroya, where we are heading to cross the Cirque de Estaubé. Once we have descended the Tucarroya channel, we will head towards the Col de Alans, from where we will see the Refuge of Espuguettes, where we will rest after a hard but excellent stage. The views from the Refuge are worth the effort.
Distancia: 16 Km. Slope: + 1,510 m. - 770 m.
Day 2: Refuge of Espuguettes – Refuge of Bayssellance. Long day ahead of us. Once descended to the beautiful valley of Gavarnie, without being able to stop contemplating the spectacle of its circus at the bottom of the valley, with the highest waterfall in France, 420m and the Roland Gap in the background, we headed towards the Grange de Holle to enter the beautiful and wild Ossoue Valley taking the trans-Pyrenean GR10 and gaining height until the Lac de Ossoue, where shortly after the ascent hardens going up parallel to the Ossoue waterfall, crossing snowfields, waterfalls from the Ossoue Glacier, and the Bellevue caves to reach the Baysellance Refuge (highest refuge in the Pyrenees at 2,650m) where we will spend our second night.
Distancia: 21 Km. Slope: + 1,590 m. -940m.
Day 3: Bayssellance Refuge - Bujaruelo Refuge. We begin the day with a small ascent to the Hourquette de Ossoue from where we will descend towards the refuge of Oulettes de Gaube, from where we will enjoy an excellent panoramic view of the north face of thevignemale. From here we begin the last ascent of the day towards Puerto de los Mulos, from where we will begin a long descent through the Ara River valley, passing the great cirque of the Ara River and place of his birth, to the idyllic place where the Bujaruelo Refuge, where we will spend our third night.
Distancia: 21 Km. Slope: + 810 m. - 2,110m.
Day 4: Bujaruelo Refuge - Góriz Refuge. Beautiful day in which we will climb through a beautiful and green valley to the port of Bujaruelo saving about 1,000 meters of difference in level in about 4 kms. From the port we have postcard views, with a panoramic view of part of the Gavarnie Valley. We deviate towards the Sarradets Refuge, located in an incredibly beautiful place, in the Cirque de Gavarnie and just below the Roland gap, which we will reach after a small rise. If the day is good, we will deviate to reach the summit of Taillón (3,144m). From La Brecha, we will descend to the downloader pass, to head through the Llanos de Millares to the Goriz Refuge (2,200m), where we will spend our fourth night after a spectacular day.
Distancia: 16 Km. Slope: + 1,690 m. - 830 m.
Day 5: Góriz Refuge - Monte Perdido - Góriz Refuge. Day of ascent to the third summit of the Pyrenees with 3,348m, Monte Perdido. An exceptional summit that will not leave anyone indifferent, both for its importance and for the views that we will enjoy towards the Ordesa Valley, the Añisclo Canyon, the Pineta Valley and all the summits that we will have in sight. A summit to enjoy and keep forever in the memory. On the descent we will return to the Goriz Refuge (2,200m), where we will spend our fifth night after a spectacular day.
Distancia: 10 Km. Slope: + 1,150 m. -1.150 m.
Day 6: Góriz Refuge – Pineta Refuge. Last day trek. From Góriz we'll walk for the GR11 towards the Arrablo pass to descend along the Arrablo riverbank towards the beginning of the impressive Anisclo Canyon, where we must go up to Añisclo pass. At this point, we will return to contemplate the Valley of Pineta and a long descent will lead us to the Pineta parking lot, where we will conclude this magnificent trek.
Distancia: 15 Km. Slope: + 850 m. - 1,800m.
Distancia Total: 99 Km. Desnivel Total: + 7.600 m. - 7,600m. Level: High
ServiceMountain guidecertified and accreditedAEGM-UIMLA.
Five nights of accommodationin shelters.
Five half boards (dinner + breakfast)in the shelters.
Collective security material.
Accident insurance and RC.
Picos Outdoor breathable 42k t-shirt.
Does not include:
Any other item not mentioned as included.
In the shelters you can buy picnics for each day, avoiding carrying weight.
The route may be altered depending on the weather conditions, availability in the shelters and/or other types of circumstances, always keeping in mind the safety of the group.
Price: €690* (VAT included) * Price per person. (Picos Outdoor only benefits from the guide service).
Group of 4 to 8 people