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Hike to Lac Blanc from Col des Montets

An unrivalled view over the Mont Blanc Massif.

Sport Hike to Lac Blanc from Col des Montets Chamonix-Mont-Blanc


Departing from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)
Average length : 05h00
Signed walking trail
Animals not allowed

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.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 890m
Altitude max : 2350m
Vertical drop : 890m

Further informations

Stone, Ground


Free access.


Animals not allowed
Not adapted to strollers

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

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

Period of practice

From 15/06 to 01/11.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

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Col des Montets 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Departing from : Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)
Latitude : 46.004 - Longitude : 6.9237

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

Information update on 09/06/2021 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc