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Charousse > Col de la Forclaz > Prarion trail

Charousse > Col de la Forclaz > Prarion trail74310 Les Houches

Closest bus stop : Le Prarion
Closest train stop : Viaduc Sainte-Marie train stop
Closest parking : Le Prarion / Chavants / Cote des Chavants car-parks
+33(0)4 50 53 22 08 www.chamoniarde.com/
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Panoramic views over Mont Blanc, the Aiguilles Rouges, and the Chaines des
Fiz and des Aravis. Col situated in the middle of a forest of spruce. This route was used by the Romans (1st century) to link the Saint-Gervais and Chamonix valleys.

DescriptionAttention ! Avant de partir, consultez les conditions de la montagne sur le site de l'Office de Haute-Montagne www.chamoniarde.com ou par téléphone au +33 (0)4 50 53 22 08 et les prévisions météo sur notre site.

Start from Les Chavants, in Les Houches. At the top of the village, turn right along the road to la Cote des Chavants. Turn left up the path to the Granges des Chavants (1 256 m) 0 h 40. On the left a path goes off to the Col de Voza. Turn right and take a footpath which crosses several gullies and plunges into the forest (Vaudagne reservoir). At a bend, (1 282 m), the path joins the forest track coming from Vaudagne which climbs fairly steeply up to the col. From the Col de la Forclaz, don’t take the path down towards Monfort and Montivon, but instead take the path going in a south easterly direction through the forest towards the ridge, which you can see above the trees: this divides the valleys of Chamonix and St-Gervais. Carry on to the Grand-Prarion (1 969 m) 1 h 20. Go down the ridge towards a well marked col (diff. 2 ) and traverse the hillside towards a small knoll above some pools. The path now takes you back to the gondola lift and the hotel.
Free of charge.
Recommended period *
From 15/06 to 25/09.
Depending of snow conditions and lifts opening.

Access depending on meteorological conditions. For more information, contact the High Mountain Office of Chamonix: +33 (0)4 50 53 22 08. Website : (http://www.chamoniarde.com/).
* Depending on weather and snow conditions
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