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Refuge de Bellachat

Refuge

Contributors:

9

Our Rating

Exceptional

The Refuge de Bellachat is located in between the Aiguillette des Houches and the Brevent peak, right across of the Mont Blanc and overlooking the Chamonix valley. The refuge is situated at an altitude of 2,152 meters and can only be reached by foot. The panoramic views from the refuge are breathtaking, overlooking the Mont Blanc and the Bossons glacier. The refuge has a long history and has been completely rebuilt multiple times since 1920.


The refuge offers basic facilities including bunk beds, shared bathrooms, and basic meals. The refuge is open from June to September. Check the website of the refuge for bookings and operating dates and hours.


NOTE: In the summer of 2022 the Refuge ran out of its water source thereby limiting its sanitary facilities. Contact the refuge directly to make sure its open and providing accommodation.

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2152m

Capacity for this point of interest
Accommodation Type
Phone number for this point of interest
Website for this point of interest

Capacity

Accommodation

Phone

Website

24

Dormitories

+33 (0)7 89 03 30 38

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Linked Trails & Points of Interest

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Chamonix to Brevent via Bellachat

8

Our Rating

Very Good

Loop Trail:

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A big but beautiful climb from Chamonix to the top of Brevent via Bellachat and the Lac du Brevent. Big views and spectacular terrain.

Trail Length

Length

17.6km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Start Jul - Mid Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

6.0 - 9.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+1551m / -1551m

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

3.0 - 5.0 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

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

Aiguilette des Houches

10

Nearest Town

The Best

Mountain Ridge

Crest Summit on the edge of the Carlaveryon nature reserve above Les Houches

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Les Houches

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2285m

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Le Brevent

9

Nearest Town

Exceptional

Summit

The highest point in the Aiguilles Rouges natural reserve, served by a cable car

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2525m

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Location & Map

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Longitude:

6.829552329628221

Latitude:

45.9221693203963

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