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Aiguilette des Houches

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10

Our Rating

The Best

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.

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Les Houches

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2285m

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Accommodation

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Merlet to Bellachat and Aiguillette des Houches

10

Our Rating

The Best

Loop Trail:

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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.

Trail Length

Length

10.94km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Mid Jun - End Sep

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

3.0 - 5.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+1005m / -1005m

How old do kids have to be to go on this trail

Kids

9+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

2.0 - 3.5 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Moderate (3/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

No Dogs

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Col de Bellachat

7

Nearest Town

Good

Mountain Pass

Flat and wide mountain pass between the Tete de Bellachat and the Aiguillette de Brevent

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2130m

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Refuge de Bellachat

9

Nearest Town

Exceptional

Refuge

Mountain refuge with a spectacular view of Mt Blanc and overlooking the Chamonix valley

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2152m

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Lac du Brevent

9

Nearest Town

Exceptional

Lake

High altitude mountain lake near the Brevent high above Chamonix

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2130m

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Longitude:

6.80534

Latitude:

45.92129

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