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Chamonix > Bel-Lachat hiking trail

Scenic viewpoint over the Mont Blanc Massif at the edge of the Aiguilles Rouges
and Carlaveyron Nature Reserves.

Sport Chamonix > Bel-Lachat hiking trail Chamonix-Mont-Blanc


Departing from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)
Average length : 05h40
Distance : 11.6km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

From the Route des Moussoux, go up the Montee des Moentieux as far as the Petit Balcon Sud path. Cross over it and follow the winding path that leads up through the woods until you meet the trail coming from Le Bois Prin and Les Bossons. Take the path to the right through the forest and across an avalanche gully to Plan-Lachat (ruins) (1,576 m) — a 1.5-hour hike. Leaving the Gardes footpath on your right, continue through the clearing and into the forest past a large rock that emerges above the trees. The path then winds its way on upwards until it comes out at Bel-Lachat.

Mountain refuge on arrival: dormitory, meals, snacks

Other routes possible from Les Bossons, Les Houches or Le Brevent.

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.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 1108m
Altitude max : 2136m
Vertical drop : 1108m

Further informations

Rock, Stone, Ground, Grit

    1 8

    Possibile to start from the summit of the Brevent ski lift.


    Free of charge. Single trip or Return ticket if start at the Brevent lift Top.


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : French

    Period of practice

    From 15/05 to 31/10.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

    • Pets welcome
    • Coach access


    Route des Moussoux 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
    Departing from : Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)
    Latitude : 45.921631 - Longitude : 6.861532

    Closest bus stop : Chamonix Center
    Closest train stop : Chamonix Aiguille du Midi train stop
    Closest parking : Les Moussoux / Saint-Michel car parks

    More informations

    Information update on 22/07/2021 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc