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Merlet-Aiguillette des Houches via the Alpages of Chailloux trail

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Difficulty : hardRound trip timing : 4h00Distance : 10kmStarting point altitude : 1520mHighest point : 2285mElevation gain : 765mElevation losses : 765mGPX Track : DownloadPoint of interest refreshment shack heritage - village

A steep walk taking you into the Carlaveyron Nature Reserve. Wonderful
sweeping views.

Near the entrance to the Park on the Chamonix side, walk up alongside the fence, then follow the path on the right to Bel Lachat and Le Brevent for 10 minutes. Then leave this path and take the horizontal path on the left for 400 m. Next, head right into the forest and after a half-hour uphill section, you will come to the Chailloux path and the itinerary described above.

Suggestion • You can continue on to Le Brevent, above Bel Lachat and come down via Pierre Blanche.

Others itineraries are available from Les Houches, Chamonix and Coupeau.

More information at the Tourist Office, the High Mountain Office, and in our hiking guide.
Careful: path conditions may change - remember to check the latest information before setting off.

Recommended period *

From 15/05 to 15/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

Facilities and services

  • Pets welcome
  • Restaurant

Before leaving

Be careful! This is a medium altitude trail, please check the mountain conditions and the weather forecast before you leave :Mountain conditions informations (La Chamoniarde, High Mountain Office)Weather forecast (Météo France, Tourist Office)+33(0)4 50 53 22 08 (La Chamoniarde, Office de Haute Montagne)
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