It is a nice and pleasant hike through the alpine pastures to the Thabor hut at 2490m, where you can spend the night before reaching the summit of Mount Thabor at 3178m. The panorama is fantastic over Italy, the Hautes-Alpes, the Ecrins, La Vanoise...

Thabor's Refuge & Mont Thabor Valfréjus


Departing from Valfréjus (73500)
Duration of the itinerary : 2 Days
Distance : 20km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 1300m
Altitude max : 3178m
Vertical drop : 1300m

Map references

Map and Booklet "Balades et Randonnées Haute Maurienne Vanoise" (sold 4 € at the Tourist Office)

Topoguides references

Black itinerary n°11

Further informations

Rock, Stone, Ground

From the Lavoir (washhouse) car park, take the GR5 hiking trail until you reach the fork at Lauze dam, and go left. Cross the Replanette Pass (a virgin statue and 3 chalets) and continue to the Vallée Etroite Pass, then go right to reach the Thabor refuge. The next day, to get to Mount Thabor, backtrack to go over the Vallée Etroite Pass to the other side of the mountain, staying on the highest path on the right, towards Peyron Lake, Méandes Pass, the Calvary and the Chapel.

It is essential to have an Ordnance Survey (IGN) map to follow the itinerary to the top of Mount Thabor.


Free access.


Animals allowed
Languages of documentation : French
Not adapted to strollers

Period of practice

From 01/07 to 01/10.

Subject to snow conditions.

  • Pets welcome


Parking du Lavoir 73500 Valfréjus
Departing from : Valfréjus (73500)
Latitude : 45.149912 - Longitude : 6.634203

Park in the parking lot of the Lavoir by the vehicle track.

Near shuttle stop

More informations

Information update on 28/07/2022 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise