The Aiguillette des Houches is a crest summit located on the long crest trail that leads from Refuge de Belachat via the Aiguillette du Brevent and the Pointe de Lapaz all the way down to the Pierre Blanche. This is one of our favorite trails in Chamonix with arguably some of the best views imaginable of the Mont Blanc. The Aiguillette des Houches lies on a crossroads of a couple of trails. The before mentioned crest trail being one of them. There is also a major trail leading down towards Les Houches via de Chalets de Chailloux. There is also a northern trail heading towards the Lac de l'Aiguillette and the Col de Bellachat. This is definitely one of the more popular view points and one that should not be missed. The easiest access would be using the Brevent cable car. The shortest hike would start from Parc Merlet.
Linked Trails & Points of Interest
These are the trails and points of interests linked to this Mountain Ridge
Spectacular views on this one! The walk over the crest from Bellachat to Aiguillette des Houches is absolutely spectacular. Merlet makes for the easiest access without lifts.
When to Go
Mid Jun - End Sep
3.0 - 5.0 Hours
+1005m / -1005m
9+ Years old
2.0 - 3.5 Hours
Location & Map
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