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Lac de Pormenaz

Lake

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8

Our Rating

Very Good

The Lac de Pormenaz is one of the larger mountain lakes around the Chamonix Valley. It is located at an altitude of 1945 meters at the northern end of the Montagne de Pormenaz. The lake is located on a jonction of a couple of trails. The main one is the trail that traverses across the Montagne de Pormenaz and climbs down the mountain on its south side towards Servoz. The trail to the north goes to the nearby Refuge Moede Anterne and the Col de Anterne. The trails leading west bring you to the 3 hamlets of Ayeres, Plaine Joux and Lac Vert. The lake itself is often surrounded by grazing sheep and its has a nice enbankment where you can relax for a bit or have a picnic.


We got a detailed trail profile for a long trail that runs from Le Buet train station to Servoz and traverses the Vallon de Berard and Passy natural reserves. This a wonderful trail in a very natural and unspoilt setting. We also got a loop trail from Servoz that visit the Montagne de Pormenaz and the lake before heading back to Servoz. 

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Servoz

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1945m

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Linked Trails & Points of Interest

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Le Buet to Servoz via Pormenaz

9

Our Rating

Exceptional

Point to Point Trail:

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An amazing route that takes you deep into the nature reserve of Passy and the Vallon de Berard. There are no towns or paved roads in these valleys so its a pure natural experience.

Trail Length

Length

25.66km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

End Jun - Start Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

7.0 - 11.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+1489m / -2067m

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

Moderate (3/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

No Dogs

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Servoz to Lac Pormenaz

7

Our Rating

Good

Loop Trail:

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A nice loop if you want to explore the area above Servoz with a visit to the beautiful mountain lake Lac Pormenaz and some really forest trails

Trail Length

Length

10.52km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Mid May - Mid Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

4.0 - 6.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+1081m / -1081m

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

Kids

12+ 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

Very Difficult (5/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

No Dogs

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Refuge de Moede Anterne

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Refuge

Refuge on the crossroads in the direction of Chamonix, Sixt, Servoz and the Berard valley

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Servoz

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2000m

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Servoz

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Nearest Town

Above Average

Town

Town on the western edge of the Chamonix Valley below the Passy Nature Reserve

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Servoz

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

820m

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Cross at Chalets de Pormenaz

6

Nearest Town

Above Average

Cross

Big Wooden Cross on a crest at the Chalets de Pormenaz

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Servoz

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1923m

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Location & Map

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Longitude:

6.7949

Latitude:

45.9622

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