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Lac Blanc

Lake

Contributors:

9

Our Rating

Exceptional

This is one of the most popular lakes in the Chamonix valley and the trails visiting the lake are some of the most popular in the valley. The lake is quite large and you can walk around the rim to take the famous "Reflection of the Mont Blanc Massif" photo. The lake lies at an altitude of 2352 meters which also means it will only be snow free from the middle June to roughly the end of September. You need to check the conditions ahead of time for sure.


The Refuge de Lac Blanc sits right on the lake shore and offers both accommodation and food. It is very popular and accommodation should be booked months ahead of time. The lake is easiest to visit by taking the Flegere lift and then either walking up to the lake or taking the Index lift which then leaves you a flatter traverse to the lake. We got a detailed trail description for the shorter, family friendlier version using the Index lift. There are many ways to reach Lac Blanc from the valley floor including trails starting of in Chamonix, Les Praz, Argentiere and Tre-le-Champ. We got a nice long trail on our website that starts at Col des Montets and traverses the grand balcon sud and also includes a visit to the Lacs Noir and the Lac Cornu.

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Argentiere

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2352m

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Accommodation

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Linked Trails & Points of Interest

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Col des Montets to Plan Praz via the Lacs

9

Our Rating

Exceptional

Trail:

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A tough but beautiful trail that takes you from the Col des Montets upto Lac Blanc and from there you traverse the Aiguilles Rouges and visit Lacs Noirs and Lac Cornu

Trail Length

Length

16.45km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

End Jun - End Sep

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

7.0 - 12.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+1552m / -1011m

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

Kids

15+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

4.0 - 6.0 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Very Difficult (5/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

No Dogs

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Index to Lac Blanc with Lifts

8

Our Rating

Very Good

Trail:

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The easiest way to reach Lac Blanc using the Flegere and Index lifts and then travers to the Lac Blanc before heading back to Flegere. A Family friendly way of visiting Lac Blanc

Trail Length

Length

6.21km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Mid Jun - Mid Sep

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

2.0 - 3.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+178m / -667m

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

Kids

7+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

1.0 - 2.0 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Easy (2/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

No Dogs

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Refuge Lac Blanc

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Refuge

Popular Refuge at the shores of the famous Lac Blanc

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Argentiere

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2353m

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La-Haut Index-Flegere

7

Nearest Town

Good

Snack Bar

High altitude snack bar located next to the Index Chair lift at Flegere

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2400m

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Location & Map

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Longitude:

6.8891

Latitude:

45.9827

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