Stay "Vanoise in the heart of it all"
Bureau des guides
Rue du Grand Couloir
73710 PRALOGNAN LA VANOISE
A gentle immersion in the heart of the Vanoise! At your own pace. Discover the national park and its natural riches! Itinerant hike through the green mountain pastures, with nights in mountain huts, passing through passes and high altitude lakes, as the days go by, in grandiose alpine landscapes.
4 days of itinerant hiking - Level of regular hiker discovering itinerant mountain hiking
4 to 5 hours of effective walking per day, at your own pace
Walking time : 4 h/5h depending on the proposed and realized variants - Positive difference in altitude: 800 m
First immersion in the Vanoise along the water: the ascent of the Chavière valley
From the village of Les Prioux (Parking to leave the vehicle for the duration of the stay), we go up to thethe Doron de Chavière, we go up to the hamlet of
towards the hamlet of Montaimont in the heart of the alpine pastures to continue towards the alpine pasture of Ritord where a pause is necessary to discover the
to discover the making of Beaufort cheese in the mountain pastures!
Either on the right or left bank of the torrent, we can then go back to the refuge of Péclet Polset by
passing by variants on the right bank of the Doron, according to the shape and the weather conditions of the day.
Meal and night at the Péclet Polset refuge (2474 m)
Walking time : 4/5 h of walking - Vertical drop : 500 m - Negative : 700 m
An impression of high mountains ! In the heart of the Vanoise
From the Péclet Polset refuge to the Saut refuge (2126 m)
Starting from the alpine lawns of the refuge, we cross a glacier lock to discover the Lac Blanc,
a real emerald in the heart of the Alps, home of the mischievous marmots. We reach the Souffre pass (2819
m), kingdom of the emblematic lord of the Vanoise park, the ibex. We go down in a mineral universe
following the valley carved out by the gigantic Gébroulaz glacier. We arrive then on a green plateau,
the Saut refuge (2126 m).
Meal and night at the Saut refuge (2126 m)
Walking time 3/4 h of walking - Positive difference in height : 400 m - Negative : 250 m
A change of scenery: a feeling of being in the heart of the Vanoise and a protected area
After waking up with marmots and a good breakfast, we take the time to see the lake of Chanrouge before
before crossing the Chanrouge pass (2531 m). Maybe the opportunity to observe some chamois.
Up there, a feeling of space and grandeur opens up to us, the mineral of the summits rubs shoulders with the green of the mountain pastures
and the turquoise of the lakes where we can observe some fishermen who have come to "tease" trout and salmon
at the lakes of Pêtre and Merlets ! The mysterious upper lake of Merlets is the deepest of the Vanoise!
Small variations are possible to take advantage of the immensity of this valley where all down is the famous
the famous resort of Courchevel.
Meal and night at the Grand Plan refuge (2300 m)
Walking time 5h. Elevation gain : 400 m, Loss of height : 900 m
Highlight of this immersion: the ascent of the Petit Mont Blanc! A grandiose panorama!
A last day to observe the fauna and the flora, to be interested in the mountain farmers, to melt once again in these landscapes and simply
once again in these landscapes and simply finish enjoying these 4 days spent in altitude. We leave for the Mône pass (2456 m) to climb (not compulsory!) the Petit Mont Blanc (2680 m), easily accessible summit and emblematic of the Vanoise ! its geology is surprising, you would think you were on the moon ! and its grandiose panorama on the valley with the glaciers of the Vanoise, the village of Pralognan and in the background the Mont Blanc the Mont Blanc in the background. It's time to go down by the Mône pass to join 900 m lower the village of Prioux and find our our starting point.
Arrival in the afternoon-afternoon in the village of Les Prioux, where the car we left at the beginning of our stay is parked. It is of course only indicative, we will have to adapt to the weather and to the mountain conditions and the participants. As a last resortthe supervisor is the sole judge of the program, which can be modified due to for safety reasons.
Proposed stay: from 15/06/2022 to 15/09/2022
Price of adult stay: 490 €