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Lac Blanc is, without a doubt, very popular during the high season, but the quality of the landscapes offered to hikers is something you can’t overlook!
Lac Blanc is, without a doubt, very popular during the high season, but the quality of the landscapes offered to hikers is something you can’t overlook! Lac Blanc is a lake located at an elevation of 2,352m in the Aiguilles Rouges Nature Reserve. The lake is divided into two sections: a lower section with a depth of three metres and an upper section with a depth of ten metres.The waters of Lac Blanc flow into a stream that joins the Arve below at a location known as “Les Îles”, north of Chamonix. Usually, the back part of the lake remained snow-covered until late in the summer (mid-August), but as the world warms, the melting of ice and snow on the back part of the lake occurs earlier and earlier (late June, early July.)The panorama served to the hiker once arrived at Lac Blanc is simply astounding. The peaks of the Mont-Blanc Massif seem within reach! There are two possible routes to reach the lake: La Flégère, Col des Montets or Tré-le-Champ. The route through the Flégère uses the iconic cable car to reach Lac Blanc in less than two hours.Difficulty: HardAltitude: 2,352 mAscent: 2 hours 45 min for both routesDescent: 1 hour 30 min via Tré-le-Champ’s path / 2 hours 00 min via the Col des Montets’s pathElevation Gain: 990 meters via Tré-le-Champ’s path / 970 m via the Col des Montets’s pathRound-trip: 8.0 km via Tré-le-Champ’s path / 9.4 km via the Col des Montets’s pathRestrictions: Dogs (even on a leash) and gathering prohibited. Bivouac allowed between 7 pm and 9 am."
La Flegere, Chamonix - Le Praz