Your adventure starts at the Planpraz cable car station, easily reached by foot from Chamonix center. Get on the trail and hike along the Grand Balcon, passing through alpine meadows and serene forests—showcasing the diverse natural beauty of the region. Pass by the Aiguille Rouges nature reserve and the Chésery mountain lakes. Today you’ll have a shorter walk, allowing you to gradually adjust to the altitude and terrain.
Accommodation: Gîte le Moulin
Hiking: 5 hours, 13 km / 8 miles
Elevation gain: +500 m / +1,640 ft