• Sport

Hike to the Alpage of Chailloux

he chalets of Chailloux are built in the middle of a high mountain pasture. An exceptional green landscape allows you to admire the Mont Blanc massif as well as the glacier of Bossons, situated just at the opposite.

Sport Hike to the Alpage of Chailloux Les Houches


Departing from Les Houches (74310)
Average length : 03h45
Total elevation gain : 583m
Vertical drop : 583m
Distance : 6.2km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Departure from the hamlet of Coupeau, join La Flatière, parking possible on the parking lot of Le Bettey. On foot, follow the direction of Plan de la Cry. Leave on the right the path leading to the Parc Animalier de Merlet and on the left, the one leading to Pierre Blanche: take the path going up in front of you in the forest by many twists and turns. It crosses clearings, corridors and woods where this path meets the one coming from Merlet. In 2 turns, reach the Alpage de Chailloux (1913m) in 2h10.

Suggestions : From the Alpage de Chailloux possibility to continue to the Aiguillette des Houches.
Other itineraries are possible from Les Houches, Chamonix, Coupeau...

More information available at the Tourist Office or at the High Mountain Office and in our trail guide.
Attention : The conditions of the trails are likely to change, think of informing you before leaving.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 583m
Altitude max : 1913m
Vertical drop : 583m


Follow the signs, Chalets de Chailloux

Further informations

Stone, Ground

    1 7


    Free of charge.


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    Not adapted to strollers

    Period of practice

    From 15/05 to 01/11.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

    • Pets welcome


    Route de la Flatière - Parking Le Bettey 74310 Les Houches
    Departing from : Les Houches (74310)
    Latitude : 45.905759 - Longitude : 6.791173

    Closest train stop : Les Houches train station
    Closest parking : Le Bettey car park

    More informations

    Information update on 03/07/2023 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc