What will we find in this excursion?
Pessons cirque is a must see when hiking in the Andorran mountains. It's the biggest granite glacier cirque of the Principality, and one of the biggest in the Pyrenees. Seven summits between 2.500 and 2.800 metres height form a mountain semi-circle. Inside it, we find 20 ponds (25% out of the total number of ponds in Andorra).The lowest one can be found at 2.300 metres height. The starting point of the three levels will be Grau Roig ski resort car park, at 2.100 metres height. Today we will find ourselves in a really high mountain environment.
Grau Roig - Montmalús Peak (2.752m) - Pessons Peak (2.864m) - Pessons Cirque - Grau Roig
Montmalús peak is a classic from the Andorran mountains, either in summer, on foot, or in winter, with skis. An easy climb, together with spectacular views from the summit, make it a must see mountain. Once up in the peak, we will follow along the crest; passing through a couple of secundary summits we will reach the Pessons peak, which gives its name to the glacier cirque we will be crossing during the descent. It is the biggest lake concentration in the country, as we have mentioned in the beginning.
Grau Roig - Montmalús Peak (2.752m) - Grau Roig
Montmalús peak is a classic in the Andorran mountain, either in summer, on foot, or in winter, with skiis. An easy climb, with a +650 metres gradient, will take us up to one of the summits with the most spectacular views of the Principality. With the guides's help, we will be able to spot more than 15 lakes ..., as well as different mountains, belonging to Andorra, the French department of l' Ariege and the Cerdanya catalonian area, as long as we will find ourselves in a border zone. At the end of the descent we will get to Pessons First lake, a place where all todays' excursions will meet.
Grau Roig - Circular walk through the lakes of Pessons - Grau Roig
From Grau Roig ski resort car park we will have to climb +200m gradient to get to Pessons First lake. From here on, we will take, at the beginning, the GR7 path, which crosses Pessons glacier cirque through its main axis. The descent will pass through the Solana lakes. Therefore, we will have the opportunity to visit 6 or 7 lakes along the route. As mentioned before, today we will enjoy a spectacular high mountain landscape.