Dos dei Branchi is a small peak that offers an extraordinary view over Val di Fiemme.
Distance 2.4 km
Highest point2,257 m
Lowest point2,138 m
The itinerary, not difficult, is suitable for everyone and takes place on large snow-covered ridges. The stretch that leads to Baito della Bassa is frequented, therefore tracks are visible almost all the time, while the next one that climbs to Dos dei Branchi is less known.
The Agnello chairlift allows you to comfortably reach an altitude of 2180 meters. For this reason the itinerary has a small difference in height.
The itinerary is not subject to avalanches, so it’s accessible also after heavy snowfalls.
THE 10 RULES FOR HIKERS
Prepare your itinerary beforehand
Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
Choose suitable clothes and equipment
Check the weather forecast
Hiking by yourself is more risky; if this is the case, take a mobile phone with you
Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
If you are not sure about your itinerary, contact an Alpine Guide
Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
Do not hesitate in going back if you feel too tired
In case of emergency call 112
Remember, snowpack stability is subject to sudden and unforeseeable changes and shifts. Always check the local avalanche before departure and make sure you gather all possible information concerning current conditions from the local Mountain Guides. GPS tracks are merely indicative of the more standard routes but must not be followed blindly without first checking current slope and terrain conditions. Correct orientation may be a problem at times along the higher stretches of this route due to fog or low cloud cover.
From Pampeago take first the Agnello chairlift and reach Agnello mountain hut.
WAY UP From the top, on the right side (west) of the chairlift arrival (2180 m) a sign points the path which leads to La Porta and Baito della Bassa. With your snowshoes on, follow the big ridge, first descending slightly. Then, after a series of ups and downs, you will reach Baito della Bassa (2168 m). A short break at the hut allows you to admire the Pale di San Martino and the Lagorai chain. From here keep walking west, walking up to the small hill in front of you covered with mountain pines until the top of Dos dei Branchi (2274 m).
WAY BACK On the same itinerary.
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You can reach Pampeago with the skibus from Tesero.
From Tesero take the road that leads to Passo Lavazè. When you reach Stava follow the directions to Pampeago.