A lovely itinerary that enables you to reach the foot of the South face of the Meije without difficulty.
Descriptif Châtelleret Refuge
Reach the "Maison de la Montagne' at the end of the village and take the track that winds upwards to the pine forest. When you arrive at the lower shelf (entrance to the heart of the Park) follow the valley by crossing the walkway over the Bonnepierre torrent and join the Plat des Etançons, to observe the West face of the Barre des Ecrins. The track follows on flat ground in the valley. Having passed the confluence of the Plaret Gény valley, behind you to the left, the refuge appears in the distance, discreet among the stone boulders, la Meije at an altitude of 3983 m and the Râteau can be seen at the bottom of the valley. Stay on the marked trail to reach the Châtelleret refuge at an altitude of 2232 m. Return using the same itinerary.
Welcome: Difficulté = Medium
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Saint-Christophe-en-Oisans - La Bérarde
Free of charge
Departure : La Bérarde, Saint-Christophe-en-Oisans.
From Bourg-d'Oisans, take the D1091 then the D530 in the direction of Bérarde (34 km). Narrow road from Champhorent hamlet, closed in winter.
Parking : At the foot of the hamlet bordering the Vénéon.
Coach stop : La Bérarde