The Puy Vachier Lake from the mid-station of the Téléphérique de La Grave
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.
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.
The Chancel Hut, 120 m meters above the lake, where it is possible to have a meal or spend the night.
Walks accessible from May to October, depending on weather & snow conditions
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La Grave la Meije's cable car
The cable car takes you up to the Ruillans Pass. At 3211m above sea level, at the Girose Glacier not far from La Meije ! You will be able to contemplate a grandiose panorama and see different peaks from the Vercors range to the Mont Blanc massif.
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Evarist Chancel Mountain Hut
Evariste Chancel refuge (2508 m) has 39 beds and is located on a terrace overlooking the valley of the Romanche river and La Grave village, where you will enjoy a magnificent viewpoint over the valley of the Haute Romanche.