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Address: Chamonix, France

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Georgeous hike with incredible views!

This hike is quite popular while also being challenging. The footing can be tricky at times. The views along the hike are amazing and we ran across an Ibex on the trail. The lake... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 August 2016
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Salt Lake City, Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This hike is quite popular while also being challenging. The footing can be tricky at times. The views along the hike are amazing and we ran across an Ibex on the trail. The lake at the top is absolutely beautiful and I'd recommend exploring further back on the lake where there are fewer people and it opens up and is... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

we walked up and back from Les Praz. it was a long day but the views were worth it. the lake itself was quite busy as many people had come most of the way up on the cable car, but there is plenty of space to spread out .

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Dhahran
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

As you would expect outstanding views all the way. I was a bit misled by some reviews. I found the 'walk' challenging. Not difficult but a lot more climbing up rocks that i expected for much of the trek. Tip: make sure you give yourself time to get back to cable car or you face a long walk down to... More 

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Chamonix, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Best views in Chamonix in the summer - get cablecar from la Flegere and then go one directional to either Argentiere or Col des Montets - both routes are spectacular

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Linkoping, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

One of the more popular and easy-access hikes and it is beautiful here. But come early, not very nice when it gets more crowded later in a sunny day.

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Chamonix, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Accessible on foot either from the Flegere lift, or walking from any number of access points. It's a big, rocky walk, at altitude, but the scenery is quite incredible. Walking down is just as hard as walking up. Worth the effort.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

It's always nice to arrive at Lac Blanc for a drink, a meal or a dip in the water on a hot day. The walk up from Col des Montets is a classic and from the other direction taking the cable car and then chairlift to l'Index and then walking to Lac Blanc takes in some great mountain scenery. We... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

A stiff hike, but well-worth the effort. The views from the balcony of the refuge are sensational, as is their gratin Savoyarde, the best in Chamonix. Coming up the back way via les lacs des Cheserys on the ladders is a hoot. Suggest doing it early in the morning to avoid huge crowds on a sunny day.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

If you are up for a good hike and don’t want to spend your euros on lifts the best way to Lac Blanc (2352m) starts at Col des Montets. We drove to Argentière from Chamonix for a quick breakfast at a pastry shop and picked up some baguettes, salami and cheese for lunch. Then we continued on D1506 to Col... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

One of the best day hikes I've ever done. Cable car from La Flegere was closed so I hiked from Argentiere to Lac Blanc and went down to Tre La Champ. Superb mountain views of the Mont Blanc and surrounding area as well as of the Chamonix valley. Highly recomended.

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