Hike to Lac Blanc from Col des Montets

in Argentière
À savoir

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

Further information

Dogs are not permitted as the path is in the Nature Reserve Les Aiguilles Rouges.

Point of view on the Aiguilles of the Mont Blanc Massif.

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

Nestled in the heart of the Aiguilles Rouges Nature Reserve, this often snow-covered lake is the center of a beautiful viewpoint over the Aiguilles de Chamonix, the Drus and the Verte.

Departure from Col des Montets: Behind the nature reserve chalet, the path winds up a combe for 400m. It reaches the sloping plateau of La Remuaz: below on the left is the Jeunesse et Montagne monument (1943), and on the right the small Lac de la Remuaz. It reaches the Tête aux Vents crossroads. Turn right. The path skirts a ridge. The 5 pretty lakes become visible as you climb, provided you stay on the right-hand path. From the last lake, the path straightens out at an equipped passage over large rounded boulders, leading to a depression overlooking the lake and the refuge.

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
9.4km
Starting point altitude
1461m
Highest point
2350m
Elevation gain
890m
Elevation losses
890m
Round trip timing
5h
Rates
Free access.
Opening dates
From 15/06 to 01/11.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
Location
Hike to Lac Blanc from Col des Montets

74400 Argentière
Nearest bus stop : Montroc (20 minutes by foot)
Nearest train stop : Montroc train station (20 minutes by foot)
Nearest parking : Col des Montets car-park

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