• Sport

Lac du Charvin Itinerary

Savoie Mont Blanc's choice

Hike offering the opportunity to admire all the beauty of a mountain lake. At the foot of Mont Charvin and in the heart of the alpine pastures, the lake is a veritable treasure trove of nature to be discovered.

Sport Lac du Charvin Itinerary Le Bouchet-Mont-Charvin


Departing from Le Bouchet-Mont-Charvin (74230)
Average length : 04h20
Total elevation gain : 750m
Vertical drop : 750m
Distance : 9km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Between Savoie and Haute-Savoie, Mont Charvin is the southern tip of the Aravis. Its ascent is not easy, this route allows to admire it more easily, by accessing its lake.

Explore the Charvin mountain pastures, the emblematic cheese production site of the Thônes Valley: the reblochon. During your walk, you will pass by the alp of Freu.
Take the time to immerse yourself in the pastoral life of Charvin by exchanging with the alpagist, during a gourmet break on the farm.

After the passage under the imposing rock of the Goenne, the lake is revealed. Nestled in the heart of Mont Charvin, this natural Cirque offers a magnificent landscape.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 750m
Altitude max : 2100m
Vertical drop : 750m
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    1/ Les Sardoches (Parking)

    2/ From the post "The Sardoches (Parking)", take the direction of the "Lac Charvin".

    3/ Always follow the direction of "Lac du Charvin", you will pass by "La Praz", "L'Aulp de Marlens", "Pied de la Combe", "Col des Porthets" and "Pas du Lac".

    4/ When you arrive at Lake Charvin, you return to the starting point by the same route as on your way out.


    Animals allowed
    Not adapted to strollers

    Period of practice

    From 01/07 to 30/09 : open daily.

    • Pets welcome


    Parking du Charvin (Sardoches) 74230 Le Bouchet-Mont-Charvin
    Departing from : Le Bouchet-Mont-Charvin (74230)
    Latitude : 45.798 - Longitude : 6.3876
    Information update on 05/07/2022 by Office de Tourisme de Thônes Cœur des Vallées