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Refuge Lac Blanc

Refuge

Contributors:

8

Our Rating

Very Good

The Refuge Lac Blanc is located right next the famous Lac Blanc. This is the lake that you will see in many of the most popular photos of Chamonix with the Mont Blanc Massif mirrored in its crystal clear waters. Its one of the most visited sights in Chamonix and many popular trails have the Lac Blanc as one of its main features. 


The refuge is open in summer roughly from early June to the end of September. The website of Refuge Lac Blanc will indicate the opening for each year at the start of the year. The refuge has a dormitory with a capacity of 24 beds. You will need to bring your own sheet or liner. It will provide half board meaning dinner and breakfast. They dont have drinking water but sell bottled water and guests are expected to bring their own trash down with them. Last I checked they do no allow kids below 8 years old. There is no wifi at the refuge.


Visiting the refuge and Lac Blanc can be done in a number of ways. If you want to use the lifts then your first option is to take the Flegere gondola and walk up to the lake. An easier option is to take the Index chair lift after taking the Flegere lift and then traverse to the lake. This will involve a lot less climbing. We have a detailed trail description for the option from the Index lift. If you want to climb up all the way from the Chamonix Valley floor then there are multiple approaches you can take from Chamonix, Les Praz, Argentiere and Tre-le-Champ. We got a nice long trail starting at the Col des Montets and visiting Lac Blanc, Lac Cornu and the Lacs Noirs.

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Argentiere

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2353m

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

38

Dormitories

+33 (0)7 67 56 74 14

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Linked Trails & Points of Interest

These are the trails and points of interests linked to this refuge

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

Lac Blanc

9

Nearest Town

Exceptional

Lake

One of the most popular lakes in the Chamonix Valley with great reflections of the Mont Blanc

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Argentiere

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2352m

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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:

6.8921690141233265

Latitude:

45.98149771661493

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