Your adventure starts at the Tourist Office in Les Houches, easily reached by bus from Chamonix center. Right from the start, the trail sets the pace: the climb to reach the Brévent cable car station is long, but a lunch break and 360-degree views await! Continue onto 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. After a long first day, reach the town of Montroc and feel the atmosphere of Mont Blanc. Depending on the conditions and weather, this stage may be shortened by using the Planpraz cable car instead of a long ascent.
Accommodation: Gîte le Moulin
Hiking: 8 hours, 27 km / 16.8 miles
Elevation gain: +2,000 m / +6,560 ft