Climb to Emaney Pass, alt. 2462m.

Duration : 3h20
Length : 7.77 km
Period : June-October
Difficulty : T3
Highest point : 2464 m
Elevation gain : 629m
Vertical drop : 629m

Lovely trail leading from Lake Salanfe up to the Emaney pass, through a small coombe dominated by the Tour Salière. An imposing panorama of Trient and the Mont Blanc Massif dominates the skyline. The trail up, being northern, is often covered in snow until the beginning of July.

From the Salanfe Inn, take the path across the top of the dam, as for the trail up to Golette pass. Follow the path going off to the right of the lake, which climbs a few metres. The coombe which leads to the pass looks over the furthest section of the lake, very close to the buttresses of the Tour Salière. At the locale of Les Ottans, do not take the path on the left which leads to Golette.
Once at the foot of the coomb, the trail climbs towards the pass, skirting the small Ottans lake (2), above which sit disused arsenic and gold mines (do not enter). From the pass (3), there is an imposing panorama of Trient and the Mont Blanc Massif. In summer, a herd of ibex shelter here. This is also the starting point for the climb to Luisin. Possibility of continuing to Lake Emosson or of heading down to Les Marécottes.

Return along the same trail or, at point (2), take the Salanfe trail to go past Ottans lake, the mines and along the Golette trail (add + 30 min.)

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Montée au col d'Emaney


Auberge de Salanfe
Familly Fabienne et Nicolas Marclay
Case postale 7
CH-1922 Salvan

Phone +41 27 761 14 38

Altitude : 1950 m.

Swiss Grid : 563’830 / 110’460
GPS : 32T 343135 5111859