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Petit Balcon sud : Merlet - Plan de la Cry


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Difficulty : mediumRound trip timing : 3h00Distance : 6kmStarting point altitude : 1483mHighest point : 1595mElevation gain : 338mElevation losses : 338mGPX Track : DownloadPoint of interest heritage - village

Time : 3h / Difficulty : Medium to easy
Altitude : 980m - 1562m
Special for families

Near the entrance to the Park on the Chamonix side, walk up alongside the fence, take the path on the right to Bel Lachat and le Brevent for 10 mn. Take the flat path on the left for 400 m. Go down, ignoring the two paths from Chailloux to your right. After following the path as it winds up the hill, you will come to a junction : leave the path on your left going to Les Houches and take the path on the right leading into the forest. Passing a little below le Lac Noir, the path brings you to le Plan de la Cry.

Possible to start fro Les Houches, Les Bossons or Chamonix.
More information at the Tourist Office, High Mountain Office and in our hiking guide.
Careful : Tracks conditions may change, let us remind you to be well-informed before going.

Recommended period *

From 01/05 to 15/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

Facilities and services

  • Pets welcome

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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