Hike to Lac Blanc from Col des Montets

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

An unrivalled view over the Mont Blanc Massif.

Inside the Nature Reserve, embedded in the hollow of the Aiguilles Rouges,
this beautiful lake, often snowed, is the center of a splendid point of view on the
Aiguilles de Chamonix, des Drus and de la Verte. Refuge of the White Lake at the arrival

Departure from the Col des Montets: Behind the chalet of the nature reserve, the path climbs up in twists and turns in a valley for 400m of difference in height. It reaches the sloping plateau of La Remuaz: below on the left the monument of Jeunesse et Montagne (1943) and on the right the small lake of La Remuaz. It reaches the Tête aux Vents crossroads. Turn right. The path goes along a ridge. The 5 beautiful lakes are visible as you go up, provided you stay on the right path. From the last lake, the path rises at a passage equipped to cross large rounded rocks: it leads to a depression on the lake and the refuge.

More information available at the Tourist Office or the High Mountain Office and in our trail guide.
Warning: Trail conditions are subject to change, so be sure to check before you leave.

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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