Bernina Trek classic: stage 6 Chamanna da Boval-Rifugio Saoseo

28,37 km
9:01 hrs.
772 m
1.267 m
Stage Tour TOP Difficult
Best season
Starting point of the tour
Chamanna da Boval
Destination of the tour
Rifugio Saoseo
Lowest point
1.758 m
Highest point
2.487 m
  • Multi-stage route
  • Scenic
  • Geological highlights
  • Faunistic highlights
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Botanical highlights
Source : Engadin Tourismus AG

From the glacier mountains of the Bernina range to the plant kingdom of the Val da Camp.

The descent follows the marked path to Morteratsch station. Past the waterfall Cascada da Bernina and along the railway tracks, you reach Lagalb. Those who would like to travel this part by train can take the Rhaetian Railway from Morteratsch to Lagalb. The trek leads you through the Val Minor to the lake of the same name (Lej Minor). Before you reach the Fuorcla Minor, follow the new trail markings towards Forcola di Livigno until you get to the bend up at 2'300 m. There you will see the pass road below that leads to Livigno. You will need to descent (there is no marked path) straight down to the road from where a hiking path continues to La Rösa and then via Salva to Lungacqua and then to Rifugio Saoseo in the vicinity of the lake of the same name. You definitely should take the time to visit this perfectly located lake!


More information 
Engadin Tourismus AG
Via Maistra 1 
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01


Chamanna Coaz
Phone: +41 81 842 62 78 
Internet: (in German only)

Chamanna da Boval - Morteratsch - Bernina Suot - Bernina Diavolezza - Bernina Lagalb - Val Minor - Fuorcla Minor - Pass road to Livigno - La Rösa - Val da Camp - Rifugio Saoseo
Tip of the author
Those who would like to avoid the direct descent (without a path) to the pass road to Livigno, can continue around Piz Lagalb to Ospizio Bernina and reach La Rösa from there.
Safety information
Includes a shot descent without a marked path; a good sense of direction is required.
Public Transit
train time table:
Additional Information
Rifugio Saoseo
Phone: +41 81 844 07 66 

As there is often still a lot of snow at the beginning of June and most SAC huts are no longer staffed at the end of October, the best time to complete the Bernina Trek is from the end of June to the beginning of October.

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