This large glacier starts at an altitude of roughly 4300 meters near the Dome du Gouter from it flows down towards the Taconnaz area of Les Houches. It doesnt reach as far down towards the valley floor as the neighboring Glacier des Bossons and its terminus is typically only a few hunderd meters further down from La Jonction where the two glaciers split.
Unlike with the Glacier des Bossons, there are no refuges or buvettes facing the Glacier de Taconnaz and the best up-close views of the glacier are in the later stages of the trail up to La Jonction and of course La Jonction itself.
Linked Trails & Points of Interest
These are the trails and points of interests linked to this glacier.
Out and Back Trail:
One of the classic routes in Chamonix which takes you to the junction where the glaciers of Bosson and Taconnaz split. Fantasic up-close views of Mont Blanc
When to Go
Start Jul - Start Oct
7.0 - 9.0 Hours
+1561m / -1561m
12+ Years old
3.0 - 5.0 Hours
Location & Map
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