Chamonix-Plan de l'Aiguille hiking trail

in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Presentation

A very pleasant walk through the cool of the woods at first, then above the tree line with magnificent views of the glaciers, the Aiguilles de Chamonix, Mont Blanc and the Grand Balcon Nord.

From Point I, cross Le Grépon car park towards the ski jump and head for the start of the trail. Take the path on your right and follow it through the
forest and across gullies up to where it meets the forest track coming from Les
Molliasses. Cross over this track, passing under the lift cables; leave behind the path to Le Pré du Rocher on your left. Keep going up through the forest to Plan du Trois, then head on up to the refuge, passing between some large boulders.

Snack bar near the ski-lift station. Private refuge on arrival: food, dormitories.

You can use the ski lift to make your way back down. Alternative starting point at Les Pelerins.
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.

Difficulty
Difficult (high gradient)
Distance
14km
Starting point altitude
1039m
Highest point
2310m
Elevation gain
1312m
Elevation losses
1312m
Round trip timing
5h30min
Rates
Free of charge. The purchase of a return ticket at the Plan de l'Aiguille is possible if you want to take the cable car to come back to Chamonix. Free descent by the footpath.
Opening dates
From 15/06 to 01/11.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
Location
Chamonix-Plan de l'Aiguille hiking trail
Parking du Grépon
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

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