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Barma Hut is located near the lake of the same name at 2,022 mt. inside the Mount Mars Natural Reserve; it is actually in Aosta Valley, but easily accessible from Oropa Valley.
The path from the Aostan side starts from Coumarial or Pillaz, while from Oropa side you can access through Chardon Pass close to Mount Mars or through Barma Pass close to Mount Camino, which you can reach using Oropa ski lift facilities.
Every five years a procession of people from Fontainemore goes up to Barma Pass and then down to the marian Sanctuary of Oropa; therefore, the path is always well-maintened.
Start: Coumarial or Pillaz from Aostan side – Oropa from Biella side
Access time: 3 hrs from Aostan side 3 hrs 30′ from Biella side without using ski lifts, 2 hrs from Savoia Hut, 1 hr from Capanna Renata Hut with easy ridge descending Mount Camino.
Owner’s contact: +39 331 1087009
Hut phone number: +39 0125 190 6240
Cartography: Carta dei Sentieri – Biellese Nord-Occidentale