Prarayer Hut is a high mountain refuge at an elevation of 2.005m (6,578ft) above the sea level, located in Aosta Valley, in northern Italy.
Tucked away in the Alps mountain range, in the upper Bionaz valley, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. 4x4 vehicle required. The road is closed to private vehicles. It’s usually open only some weeks of summer.
The road to the shelter is 4.7 km long, starting at Parkplatz Lago di Place Moulin. The road runs along the northern shore of Place Moulin lake. It’s a very scenic route running among big mountains, glaciers, forests, torrents and lakes.
Pic: Johnny Papagni