Carros de foc South

4 days / 3 nights

Enjoy the Aigüestortes National Park and its refuges in a more relaxed way

Time

4 days

Technical difficulty

1/3

Physical difficulty

1/3

Max participants

10 people
In this activity, we suggest you do the Carros de Foc in 4 days and 3 nights. In this format we can enjoy the Aigüestortes National Park and its refuges in a more relaxed way, although we can always take the opportunity to climb one of the most emblematic peaks in the park.

Price

From € 380

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Dates disponibles

Includes

Official guide Carros de Foc UIMLA / UIAGM

3 days stay in high mountain refuges with half board (optional add PICNIC + 35 €)

Mountain insurance

Official Carros de Foc Pass

Official T-shirt of Carros de Foc

Technical advice before and during the trip.

Does not include

Transport at the beginning of the journey

Extra consumption in shelters outside the contracted regime

About the trekking

It all started in the summer of 1987, when some guards in the area spontaneously decided to walk around the National Park of Aigües Tortes and Estany de Sant Maurici in a single day, they only intended to make a simple courtesy visit to others refuge.

This first visit was followed by others and in the same spontaneous way the name Carros de Foc was born.

Over the years, this trek has become the great classic of the Pyrenees, a must-see place for all mountain lovers.

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Program

Day 1

Espot – Refugi d’Amitges 2.380 m

Distance

13 km

Elevation Gain

+1000 m.

Elevation Loss

-50 m.

Time

5-6 h.

We will meet the guide in Espot and after organizing material, we will go up the GR-11 that takes us to the Lake of Sant Maurici. We will skirt the lake on the right until we find the Salt de Ratera waterfall. All we have to do is climb the last ascent to the Amitges Refuge 2,380 m.

Day 2

Refugi d’Amitges 2.380m – Refugi d’Estany Llong 1.985 m

Distance

11 km

Elevation Gain

+750 m.

Elevation Loss

-400 m.

Time

5-6 h.

We will start the day going down to the Estany de les Obagues de Ratera to continue climbing the Portarró d’Espot 2,424 m. We can optionally do the Pic de Portarró 2,736m. Then there will be the descent to Estany Llong and then to the Estany Llong Refuge 1,985 m where we will spend the night.

Day 3

Refugi d’Estany Llong 1.985 m – Refugi Colomina 2.420 m – Refugi Josep Maria Blanc 2.350 m

Distance

17 km

Elevation Gain

+1150 m.

Elevation Loss

-850 m.

Time

7-8 h.

We start the day going up through the undergrowth until we reach the Agulles de Delluí. Immediately after skirting them, we enter the Delluí Valley, where we will find a series of lakes until we reach the Coll de Delluí 2,557m.

Then we will go down to climb the Carrilet, which are the remains of a wagon that transported materials for hydrological use in the early twentieth century, Refugi Colomina 2,420 m. Once past the refuge, we will climb the famous Pas de l’Ós and reach the last pass of the day, Coll de Saburó 2,667 m. We only have to go down to the Black Lake and we will reach our refuge today, the Josep Maria Blanc Refuge 2,350 m.

Day 4

Refugi Josep Maria Blanc 2.350 m – Espot

Distance

14 km

Elevation Gain

+430 m.

Elevation Loss

-1100 m.

Time

6-7 h.

Last day of our trek, we will start climbing the Coll de Monestero 2,715 m visiting the artificial caves that connect the lake network of the Vall de Peguera. Once on the pass we can optionally climb the Pic de Monestero 2,877 m or Peguera 2,982 m. We will have to go down the great Monestero Valley until we reach the Mallafré Refuge 1,950 m. Here you only have to undo the GR-11 to Espot.

Additional information

NECESSARY MATERIAL
  • Backpack 25-35 liters
  • Waterproof boots or hiking boots
  • Technical clothing: Socks. Lightweight trekking shorts and long pants. Thermal t-shirt (first layer)
  • A spare
  • Polar lining or similar (second layer)
  • Light and thin primaloft jacket or feathers
  • Gore-Tex type jacket (third layer). Cap for the sun. Sunglasses
  • Front (spare batteries)
  • Small, lightweight sheet and towel bag.
  • Bottle or water bag type Camelback minimum 1 liter.
  • First aid kit and personal toilet.
  • Sun cream and lip protection.
  • Camera
  • Telescopic poles
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PLACE AND TIME OF MEETING

We will meet the guide at the 4×4 taxi stand in Espot at 8.30 in the morning.

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