Home Le Plateau d’Emparis (from Mizoën)
Located on the border of the Ecrins National Park, the plateau has THE most wonderful views of the "Queen Meije" and surrounding mountains. Not surprisingly, it's a paradise for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts and is perfect for picnics!
GPX map and layout
From Bourg d'Oisans, follow signs to Briançon until the Chambon dam. Just after the dam, turn left towards Mizoën (D25). Once in the village, turn right to Les Aymes and park in the hamlet.
The GR54 winds its way up through pastureland to join a track, which then leads to the Emparis plateau and the basin known as the Rif-Tort. Walk east across the Rif-Tort following the right-hand track (GR54) to the Col du Souchet (2365m). Then leave the GR54 (which goes down towards Le Chazelet) to head uphill in a grassy valley leading to Lac Lérié. Carry on to the right above the lake to reach the Lac Noir and enjoy the outstanding views over the Meije and the Râteau, with the Grandes Rousses to the north. From the lake, carry on along the path northwards heading back to the Rif-Tort. Retrace your steps to Les Aymes.
From 01/06 to 31/10.
Subject to favorable weather.
Office du tourisme Intercommunal de la Vallée du Ferrand
Hameau des Aymes
Level black - very hard
D+ : 1572 m