Get ready for a hike over the Mont-Blanc Massif
Lac Blanc requires some effort but you will be rewarded with sweeping views of the entire Mont-Blanc Massif and the Aiguilles Rouges.
If you are with children or you are a novice mountain walker, opt to start from Les Praz de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via the La Flégère cable car. It will then take you 2 hours on foot to reach Lac Blanc.
If you are more athletic and used to mountain trekking, Lac Blanc can also be reached from the Col des Montets or Tré-le-Champ.
If you choose one of these routes, be careful: they are technical and can be quite hair-raising, so are not suitable for everyone !
Whichever path you choose, you are sure to enjoy a wonderful trek through a landscape unlike any other on Earth!
SWIMMING IS FORBIDDEN IN LAC BLANC AND LACS DES CHÉSERYS
(by prefectoral decree)
Responsible attitude :
- No swimming in mountain lakes!
- Do not put water sports equipment (buoys, paddles, etc.) in the water
- Avoid trampling the wetlands
- Do not throw anything into the lake (stones, waste)
- Do not wash your dishes in the lakes
Why protect them ?
- Our mountain lakes are very fragile
- Sunscreen and other products pollute these environments
Destination montagne durable : les bons gestes en montagne
Protégeons et profitons ensemble de nos montagnes et de nos paysages !
Nous évoluons dans un milieu naturel fragile avec une faune et une flore exceptionnelles. Pour limiter l'impact de notre fréquentation et continuer à profiter de ces lieux :
Snow is still present above 2000m.
For more information on the conditions of the mid-mountain hikes, please consult the Chamoniarde website.
Before any outings in the mid and high mountains, find out about mountain conditions and contact the High mountain office - La Chamoniarde on 0033 4 50 53 22 08 ( hiking conditions, mountaineering, climbing, off-piste skiing, etc.).
Le Lac Blanc et le télécabine de la Flégère
Lac Blanc is the promise of astounding panoramic views of the glaciers and the finest summits of the Mont-Blanc Massif. Early in the morning, you might spot the ibex or catch a glimpse of the marmots enjoying the stillness of dawn.
You’ve made it! Now, sit down on a rock and admire the stunning natural surroundings.
We usually just say Lac Blanc, but there are in fact two lakes – the lower lake and the upper lake.
And upstream, the Chéserys lakes also provide a wonderful viewpoint over the Massif – definitely worth a visit!
To really enjoy your trek, make sure you are wearing appropriate footwear and take refreshments with you.
You will come home with some wonderful memories… and will be keen to do it all over again!