Argentière > Lac des Cheserys hiking trail

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Attention : SWIMMING IS FORBIDDEN IN LAC BLANC AND LACS DES CHÉSERYS BY PREFECTORAL DECREE

You are in a fragile natural environment surrounded by exceptional fauna and flora. To limit our collective impact and continue to enjoy these beautiful places :

follow these simple guidelines

 

Presentation

Located in the Aiguilles Rouges Nature Reserve, the lake is often frozen over. A unique view of the Massif and its Aiguilles. Private mid-mountain chalet-refuge destroyed by an avalanche and rebuilt in 1990.

Please note: in order to preserve mountain lakes, swimming is now prohibited at Lac Blanc and Lacs des Chéserys by prefectoral decree.

From the village of Argentière, take the right-hand path through the Bois du Plagnolet. Take a series of switchbacks up to the Baraque Forestière (1,865 m). A rise above the forest leads to the Chalets des Chéserys (1,998 m) 2 h 30. You can then continue on to Lac Blanc, a little higher up.

Lac des Chéserys can be reached from the top of the Flégère cable car or the Col des Montets.

Further information available from the Tourist Office or the Office de Haute-Montagne and in our trail guide.
Please note: trail conditions are subject to change, so check before you set off.

Difficulty
Difficult (high gradient)
Distance
9.6km
Starting point altitude
1259m
Highest point
2159m
Elevation gain
900m
Elevation losses
900m
Round trip timing
5h
Rates
Free of charge.
Opening dates
From 01/06 to 01/11.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
Location
Argentière > Lac des Cheserys hiking trail
chemin des Grands Bois
74400 Argentière
Closest bus stop : Argentière / Argentière la FIS
Closest train stop : Argentiere train station
Closest parking : La FIS / village / train station car-parks

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