• Sport

Hike to the mountain pasture of Blaitière - Dessous

Alpine pastures on the Montagne de Blaitière overlooking the valley. Surprising view of the Aiguilles de Chamonix. Ascent 2h

Sport Hike to the mountain pasture of Blaitière - Dessous Chamonix-Mont-Blanc


Departing from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)
Average length : 03h30
Total elevation gain : 892m
Vertical drop : 892m
Distance : 5.9km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

From the Grépon parking lot at the foot of the Aiguille du Midi, follow the signs for Pré du Rocher to reach the mountain pasture where the chalets of Blaitière-Dessous (1708m) are located.
Add 1 hour if you want to go up to Blaitière - Dessus

Further information available from the Tourist Office or the Office de Haute-Montagne and in our trail guide.
Please note: trail conditions are subject to change, so check before you set off.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 892m
Altitude max : 1708m
Vertical drop : 892m

Further informations

Stone, Ground

    1 4


    Free access.


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    Not adapted to strollers

    Nestled on the northern side of the Chamonix valley, the Blaitière mountain pasture, located at an altitude of 1708m, welcomes a new couple of shepherds and their flock of sheep this summer.
    Highly motivated, Carine and Thomas Gardiennet decided to change their lives to become alpine farmers. Carine was an intensive care nurse and Thomas a project manager, but their passion for the mountains and agro-pastoralism took over. This summer they are setting up their fifty Thônes and Marthod ewes on the heights of Chamonix.
    Carine will offer visitors a tasting of coated fresh cheeses and gourmet dishes. Involved in an association for the promotion of wool, she also plans to make accessories with the wool of her sheep.
    Thanks to the Consorts de la Montagne de Blaitière, the mountain pasture benefited in 2021 from a large and beautiful sheepfold completely renovated to double the space dedicated to animals, with a milking parlor and a locked room for the night in protection from predation (linked to the growing presence of the wolf in the valley).

    Dogs must be on a leash when approaching the pasture.

    Period of practice

    From 01/06 to 30/09.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

    • Pets welcome


    Au départ du parking du Grépon 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
    Departing from : Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)
    Latitude : 45.917246 - Longitude : 6.871217

    Blaitière Dessous : 1708 m

    To join the start of the trail:
    Closest bus stop : Chamonix Sud
    Mulet stop : Le Grépon - Le Grépon Tremplin
    Closest train stop : Chamonix Aiguille du Midi train station
    Closest parking : Grepon car-park

    Information update on 22/04/2024 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc