Argentière > Lac des Cheserys hiking trail

in Argentière

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.

From the village of Argentière, take the right-hand path into the Bois du Plagnolet woods. The path meanders upwards to the Baraque Forestière cabin at 1,865 m altitude. A steep rise above the forest leads to the Chalets des Cheserys (1,998 m), a 2.5-hour hike. If you like, you can carry on to Lac Blanc, a little bit higher up.

There are other routes to Lac Cheserys from the heights of La Flegere ski-lift or from the Col des Montets.

More information at the Tourist Office, the High Mountain Office, and in our hiking guide.
Careful: path conditions may change - remember to check the latest information before setting off.

Difficult (high gradient)
Starting point altitude
Highest point
Elevation gain
Elevation losses
Round trip timing
Free of charge.
Opening dates
From 01/06 to 01/11.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
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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