During this 3-day circuit, you can see and admire in the distance the summits of Les Ecrins. A unique part of the mountain range, the Emparis plateau boasts one of the finest views you can enjoy in these mountains. La Meije, the Girose glacier, Le Râteau
About : 3-day Tour of the Emparis Plateau
The first, fairly short stage invites hikers to stroll from villages to hamlets, to go up towards the schist paths around the mountains, and leads them to two areas where peace and quiet hold sway. First of all, Lake Lovitel with its discovery trail, then the hamlet of Les Clots, with, above, one of the most beautiful petrified waterfalls in Isère
On the 2nd day, you follow a magnificent path along the Pisse torrent, leading you above the waterfall of the same name and the famous petrified fountain. You soon arrive at the Fay and Mouterres refuges along a pastoral path. The path joins up with the GR54 before taking hikers upwards to a unique view over the Emparis plateau and its two landmark lakes: Lake Lerié and Lake Noir. Here the Ecrins glaciers and La Meije are revealed, in one of the finest views over the high mountain summits in the range.
The 3rd stage, gently sloping downwards, goes through mountain pastures and leads through schist paths to Mizoën. We return to civilisation with a glimpse of the life of yesteryear in the ruins of Alpine chalets and farming terraces.
72 h 00
J+ : 1540 m
Free of charge.
Departure : Mizoen.
From Bourg d'Oisans, take the D1091 to Lac du Chambon. After the bridge, leave the departmental road and turn left onto the road to Mizoen.
From Briançon, take the D1091 to Lac du Chambon. After the bridge, leave the departmental road and turn right towards the road leading to Mizoen.
Parking recommended : Car park below the Mizoen church .