Dent de Nendaz/

Location: Right bank of the Rhône above Haute-Nendaz.
Description: T3 alpine trail for mountain lovers. Easy terrain with a ridge sometimes equipped with steps to reach the top of the Dent. Well marked route with no orientation problems. Panorama on the Rhône plain just magnificent.
Elevation : 1092 m
Distance : 18,5 km
Total length: 33 km-effort
Altitude: between 1727 and 2337 m
Walking time: 6 hours depending on conditions
National excursion map 1:25,000: Sion 1306
Best period: July to September
Rating: XS

Reach the village of Siviez and starting point (2’590’551/1’109’629/1728 m) by the cantonal road from Haute-Nendaz. Reach the Bisse de Saxon at an altitude of 1,800 m and continue to Dzeudet, the starting point for the climb to the Siviez mountain pasture and then to Grand Alou. Le Basso, at pt 2337, marks the start of the ridge that runs due north. The path is easy without being rolling. At the Dent de Nendaz the spectacle is spectacular.

The descent takes the path that runs under the summit to the west, through scree. The descent is sometimes steep to Lake Tracouet (point 2171); enjoy the landscape. Reach the Croix de Jean-Pierre by the ski slope, then continue still heading west towards Plan de Zerjona and finally Pra da Dzeu at point 1772 which is crossed by the Grand bisse de Saxon. Return north-east, flat along the bisse to Siviez for about 6.4 km. The short, light stride on the way back and on the bisse remains quite exceptional!

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Useful informations: The route crosses large quiet areas twice. It is recommended to stay on the trails and to respect the flora and fauna. This is very important.