Hike to Lac Blanc from Col des Montets

in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
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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.

Tucked in the hollow of the Aiguilles Rouges within the Nature Reserve, this beautiful lake is often snowed over. It reigns at the centre of a splendid view over the Aiguilles de Chamonix, Les Drus, and La Verte. You will find the Lac Blanc mountain refuge on arrival.

Start from Col des Montets: behind the Nature Reserve's chalet, follow the footpath as it winds its way 400 metres up a combe to the steep plateau of La Remuaz. Down below on the left, you will see the Jeunesse et Montagne monument (1943) and on the right the small Lac de la Remuaz. The path then takes you to the Tête aux Vents junction. Turn right and follow the path along a ridge. If you keep to the right-hand side footpath, you will be rewarded with views of five beautiful lakes as you ascend. After the last lake, the path becomes steeper and there is an equipped section to help you negotiate the huge rounded boulders. This brings you out into a hollow where you will find the lake and the mountain refuge.

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)
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 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc