The pools of Essertse

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Essertse is the name given to the high altitude plateau at over 2'300 m, situated at the foot of the peaks of the “Crêtes de Thyon”. This is a protected site that evolved over 13’000 years ago, and houses some of the highest peat bogs and wetlands in Europe with a unique natural habitat of rare plant and animal species.

Lac bleu

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There are many ways to reach Lac Bleu of Arolla (2090 m). The most popular is to start from  La Gouille and walk through the larch forest to le Louché. The most direct is to go straight up from Satarma. And the most buccolic is follow a path that contours around the mountain from Arolla . Whichever route you choose, you will be rewarded by a picture postcard view!