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Lacs Noirs

Lake

Contributors:

6

Our Rating

Above Average

Les Lacs Noirs are two small high mountain lakes located inside the Aiguilles Rouge nature reserve. The lakes are fed through melt water from the surrounding peaks and the water flows out from the lake through the Torrent des Lacs Noir which in turn meet the Diosaz river at the valley below. The Diosaz river in turn feeds into the main Arve river near Servoz.


The two small lakes are reachable using a side trail of the main trail that runs between Col de la Gliere and Col Cornu. We have a nice trail that visit the three high mountain lakes of Lac Blanc, Lac Cornu and the Lacs Noirs in one go. If this trail is too long for you then you could visit the lake by taking the Index lift at Flegere and then traversing the high route that passes both lakes and then continues on to Planpraz from where you could then take the lift back to the valley floor at Chamonix.

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2550m

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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

Col de la Gliere

7

Nearest Town

Good

Mountain Pass

Mountain pass above the Grand Balcon Sud near the Lacs Noirs and Lac Cornu

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2461m

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Col Cornu

7

Nearest Town

Good

Mountain Pass

Mountain pass near Lac Cornu high above the Grand Balcon Sud

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2406m

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Lac Cornu

7

Nearest Town

Good

Lake

Pictoresque lake located north from the Col du Cornu

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2276m

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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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Longitude:

6.8518

Latitude:

45.9641

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