Excursion to Lake Sorapiss

Trekking from Passo Tre Croci to the turquoise lake on the Sorapiss and Rifugio Vandelli.

Under the great north face of the Sorapiss Mountain and the Dito di Dio (Finger of God) at an elevation of 2000 there is a lake set apart from all the other dolomitic lakes because of the incredible turquoise color of its water.
Lake Soprapiss is fed by the glacier of the same name and its typical color is caused by its water coming in contact with different rock dusts during its journey underground.

The lake is surrounded by a large variety of flowers as well as fire red rhododendrons which create a magnificent natural frame to a landscape of incomparable beauty.

Near the lake, at 1928 meters, we find the Rifugio Vandelli. There you can stop and enjoy excellent typical mountain dishes.

Information on the excursion to Lake Sorapiss

The excursion to Lake Sorapiss starts from trail #215 in the area of Passo Tre Croci and follows a nice dirt road that immediately enters into the forest.

During the trekking to the Sorapiss Lake some sections are quite exposed but nicely bolted with metal ropes and iron aiders that ensure a comfortable trail to all hikers.

The excursion can feature a return variant as well, recommended to well-trained participants, going to Forcella Marcoira in a nice circular path.

Technical information on the trekking to the Sorapiss Lake

  • Mountain Range: Sorapiss
  • Support Points: Rifugio Vandelli
  • Level of Difficulty: Medium/easy
  • Elevation gain: about 175 meters
  • Climbing Time: about 2 hours
  • Return Time: about 2 hours, about 3 on the variant 

Equipment

Contact us to book a guided trekking excursion around Cortina D'Ampezzo or to require any further information

tel. +39 324 747 3939 – info@dolomitiskirock.com

Dolomiti SkiRock

Corso Italia, 14 - Cortina d’Ampezzo
Tel. +39 324 747 3939
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