Lago di Sorapiss

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adelaidecanada
London, UK24 contributions
Couples
It took us about 2.5 hours of mildly strenuous hiking to get there and it was worth every second. Sure the lake is much smaller right now (sep/2021) than it normally is but the water was just as stunning and I was still breath-taken. The hike was not terribly difficult, but I wouldn’t recommend taking children or going if you have any major health issues as it was definitely not a walk in the park. Amazing views the whole way though!
Written October 1, 2021
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Opher K
Zichron Yaakov, Israel209 contributions
Family
Outstanding hike, beautiful lake, medium difficulty. We took trail 215 from Passo Tre Croci. It was a 10.8km hike to the lake and back, my watch showed 445m total climbing which includes hiking around the lake and back. For out of shape people the climbing will be challenging, but worth it. The are a few exposed sections with cables to hold on to for safety but they aren't really needed if you aren't afraid of heights.
Written July 24, 2021
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neo_marcopolo
Lesmo, Italy303 contributions
There are two ways to hike to this wonderful lake. We choose the trail 217 from Hotel Cristallo on the road to Auronzo.
The scenery along this trail is wonderful. It's quite tough as you need to climb and a trail that becomes steeper and steeper with 600 m. of elevation difference.
The final reward is the sudden view of this small lake with an amazing azure color, surrounded by rocky mountains.
Written August 22, 2020
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KAC689
Chicago, IL60 contributions
Path was way too busy. Lake was dried up. Even if you start out early you will still run into hikers who are on the way up when you are on the way down. We started at 8am on a Tuesday in mid September 2021. It took two hours to the lake. On our return down the mountain there was a steady stream of hikers coming up the mountain. The path is narrow with some metal staircases as well as ropes where you have to cling to the mountainside. You will be waiting in line to take your turn (while some rude hikers don't wait for anyone and push ahead of people). The vistas don't change much. Worst of all there was only half a lake when we got there! Most of it had dried up. (see photos) If you can find a way to check the water levels before you do the trail, I recommend you do so. Might have been worth waiting in line on the trail if we were rewarded with a beautiful vista at the lake. All in all, a stressful annoying experience. I wish we had done some lakeside trails in the Dolomites instead of wasting half a day here.
Written September 21, 2021
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SBCTI
Zurich, Switzerland50 contributions
Lake Sorapis is to be found in the heart of the Dolomites, not far from the touristic town of Cortina. I knew that Instagram had transformed fresh cow milk to rotten cheese so I decided to leave early to reach the lake. We left from Passo Tre Croci at 5:30 AM following trail number 215. The path takes you to the valley through woods where there is practically no inclination. The increase in altitude (400m) is in the second half of the hike, with very mild rises in inclinations (also helped by stairs). The ropes actually wouldn't be necessary but after seeing people coming with sandals I now know why they put them there. At 7 AM we were at the lake which was still relatively empty. Because of high quantities of Loess present in the soil, the water shows this very bright turquoise color, quite rare for Central Europe. Unfortunately if you come after 9 AM it's not a lake anymore but rather a supermarket, with a whole bunch of guys posing in front of a camera. I guess Venice (which is relatively close) does not suffice for these people anymore. It is really a shame to see this, I wish things were different. The trail in itself is not dangerous, but clearly it is not meant to be a highway so if there are many people in the exposed areas then it can get dangerous. On our way back we encountered (we know because we were counting) people every 30 seconds to 1 minute. The shocker came when we saw a lady hiking up while smoking. During my entire life hiking through the European Alps I have never seen such a thing. That alone is sufficient to describe the poor state this beautiful place has been reduced to: from being nature it became a museum.
Written July 14, 2022
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Elena L
Leeds, UK21 contributions
Couples
Having done a lot of hiking I would not recommend this route for serious hikers. It is a beautiful trail and lake but spoilt by the masses of people, constantly stuck in queues to carry on going. You aren’t able to go at your own pace as people who don’t tend to hike (or even walk very much) are slowing you down. If you want a lake hike with nowhere near as many people I would recommend Lake Coldai.
Written August 6, 2020
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Luci Leke
Seriate, Italy84 contributions
I have dreamt about visiting this lake for a couple of years now. Finally the dream came true and we departed. There are several trails leading to the lake, and 215 from 'Passo Tre Croci' should be the most common and easiest one. I am scared of heights in open spaces so to be fully honest, it wasn't so easy for me. I have seen photos with people wearing sneakers by the lake, so I didn't think this would be an issue... BUT! Don't do it. Wear proper hiking shoes, especially because they do not slip like sneakers do. You might need to cross a glacier, and it can be dangerous. Hiking sticks definitely help too..
Written June 16, 2020
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ZIK
Tel Aviv, Israel178 contributions
Family
Picture perfect lake, high up in the dolomites. Highly recommended to also continue the short loop trail around the lake.
As far as the lodge goes - food is quite junky. I would avoid.
Written June 26, 2022
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MemoriesHoarder
New York City, NY192 contributions
Slightly more quiet than Lago di Braes. Water is an amazing milky blue. But the best part is the hike it takes to get there. You cross some interesting waterfalls and get some amazing views of the surrounding mountains.
Written August 6, 2022
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Andreahun
1 contribution
Family
Hi. We are planning a trip to the Dolomites and would like to visit Lake Sorapis too. Is the hike recommendable to do it with a 2 year-old? Thanks in advance for answers and suggestions.
Written April 24, 2019
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