• Refuge

Refuge de Plan Glacier

Plan Glacier is an old-fashioned refuge, a simple wooden refuge like you don’t see anymore. The comfort is basic, but one comes there to find an authentic mountain experience, to live the conviviality of the moments shared in small committee in the simple beauty of the nature.

Refuge Refuge de Plan Glacier Saint-Gervais-les-Bains


Saint-Gervais-les-Bains (74170)
Animals not allowed

It is a refuge where we sleep against each other in a small dormitory of 18 beds. There are no showers and the dry toilets are rudimentary.
The refuge is accessible by a demanding hike, one of the most beautiful in the massif. It crosses alpine meadows and culminates in a high mountain landscape. Mountaineering is possible from the refuge. Wildlife is often present in the vicinity of these trails, which are of geological and historical interest.
You will find a warm welcome and delicious food!
For mountaineers, from Plan Glacier, it is possible to climb the Arête Mettrier, the Dômes de Miage, the Aiguille Bionnassay...

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    Due to the health standards in place to respond to the epidemic, the conditions of reception of mountain huts are adapted. Do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions.
    Here are the main informations:
    • Reservation is mandatory for overnight stays.
    • The capacity for overnight stays is reduced. However, if the refuge is exclusively occupied by a group made up of people from the same family unit, we can accommodate more people.
    • It is no longer possible to provide blankets: you will therefore have to bring your sleeping bag. Please also be aware that we won’t be able to provide pillows.
    • If you would like slippers, mind to bring your own.
    • Bring some warm clothes as it can get chilly in the evening and we will dine preferably on the terrace, for health risks but also for the sensational sunsets!
    • Bring with you a mask and your hydro-alcoholic solution.
    • Please read the official charter for mountain hut stays on the hut's website at the time of booking.

    Hike over several days: Aiguille de Bionnassay - Dome of Miage (edge Métrier) - Col de Miage - Refuge Durier (edge Lancherons) - Arête du Tricot


    For mountain guides and guides: half board at 36€ or free night.

    Tourist tax included.

    Methods of payment accepted : Cash


    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : English, French

    No shower, limited electricity


    From 12/06 to 15/09.
    Refuge kept. Opening according to weather and conditions of access. Attention the winter the refuge is buried under the snow.

    • Breakfast
    • Half-board
    • Restaurant
    • Sustainable development
    • Bunk beds


    Total capacity of the units of accommodations : 18


    74170 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains

    Access possible by trail: Itinerary 1 (classic): From the chalets of Miage (parking of the Gruvaz, Champel or Bionnassay), by the pastures and the moraine of the glacier (red marks).
    Route 2: Join the Col du Tricot: Access by the chalets of Miage: Parking du Champel, de la Gruvaz, ou de Bionnassay.
    Access by Bellevue: Bellevue cable car from the village of Les Houches, TMB from Saint-Gervais. From the Tricot pass, take the balcony-path (committed path).
    Map IGN: 3551 ET
    Courses requiring a good physical condition and accessible to the experienced hiker. Caution in humid weather, some passages can be slippery and presence of snow.

    • Not accessible in a wheelchair
    Information update on 23/05/2022 by Office de Tourisme de Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc