Sport Hike to Lac Blanc from the Index cable car Chamonix-Mont-Blanc


Departing from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)
Average length : 02h45
Distance : 2.9km
Signed walking trail
Animals not allowed

From the gondola lift station, take the path on the roght which leads down to the Lac du Fouet. The path ends up at the bottom of the Combe des Crochues. going across the hillside brings you to the rocky spur, boundary o the Reserve Naturelle des Aiguilles Rouges, where you will find the Lac Blanc. The path now climbs up across the hillside and once level will a large cairn, you will find the footpath coming from La Flégère which takes you to the refuge and the lake.

For more information: Please ask the Tourist Office, High Mountain Office, or use our hiking guide book.
Careful: path conditions may change - remember to check the latest information before setting off.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 30m
Altitude max : 2396m
Vertical drop : 30m

Further informations

Stone, Ground

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    Free access.


    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    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 12/06 to 12/09.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

    • Restaurant
    • Car park


    Les Praz village, télépherique de la Flégère 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
    Departing from : Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)
    Latitude : 45.968754 - Longitude : 6.87291

    From the Flégère cable car carpark or from the bus stop " La Flégère". Than take the cable car. At your arrival you will find the hiking sign on your right.

    Information update on 29/07/2022 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc