: 11 km
The trip from Nendaz to Veysonnaz is made by shuttle bus. The departure is at 9.20am in front of Nendaz Tourisme. Be on time, the shuttle doesn't wait for those who are late! Your hike begins in front of the tourist office of Veysonnaz.
Constructed in 1947 and renovated in 1999, the mountain restaurant Les Caboulis is situated above the picturesque village of Veysonnaz, at the altitude of 1450 m, and is 15 minutes from your place of departure. The restaurant offers dishes prepared with local products. In summer, donkey rides are organized.
Climb next in the direction of Thyon (2000 m) on a magnificent path which goes through the forest of Magrappé and arrives at the Mayens de l'Ours before reaching the plain of Thyon (2000 m). From there, the path becomes more wild before arriving at the Gouilles (little lakes) d'Essertze, then finally going down to the cabane d'Essertze
(2191 m) in which you will spend your first night.
To avoid the height difference of the climb, you have the possibility of taking the telecabine des Mayens, departing from Veysonnaz. From the summit of the telecabine, 2 hours' walking will suffice to reach the cabin.
Cabane d'Essertze information
- The evening meal is served from 7pm
- Slippers available
- Contact +41 79 368 96 08
- Open from the 22 June until the 15 September 2019
- Only accepts payment by cash