The Puy Vachier Lake from the mid-station of the Téléphérique de La Grave

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The hike to the lake, embedded in its rocky cirque, offers beautiful views on the pastures and peaks on south side of the valley : the Emparis plateau as well as the peaks of Goléon, Mas de La Grave, Aiguilles d’Arves and Trois Evêchés.

About : The Puy Vachier Lake from the mid-station of the Téléphérique de La Grave

From the mid-station (2400 m) of the La Grave gondola lift, Téléphériques des Glaciers de la Meije, follow the signs for the Lac de Puy Vachier and REfuge Chancel.

At the start, the path drops around 60 m. At junction with the path leading down to La Grave, take to the left the path that crosses the hillside to reach the lake.

Go back by the same path.

CLOSE BY
The Chancel Hut, 120 m meters above the lake, where it is possible to have a meal or spend the night.

Tips

With another 30 min walking, you can reach the Evariste Chancel refuge, overlooking the lake.

En bref

2 h 00

J+ : 290 m

3.2 km

Level green –very easy

Map and GPX marking

The Puy Vachier Lake from the mid-station of the Téléphérique de La Grave

Getting There

Services

  • Pets welcome

Opening

Walks accessible from May to October, depending on weather & snow conditions

Prices

Free of charge

Free access.

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