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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.

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

 

Overtures :

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

 

 

Lac de Puy Vachier - © Michel Ducroux

Gare de Peyrou d'Amont 2400 m
La Grave
La Grave

 

Phone : 04 76 79 90 05

La Grave la Meije's cable car

Téléphérique des Glaciers de la Meije - © JSelberg

La Grave

04 76 79 91 09

04 76 79 94 65

La Grave la Meije's cable car

The cable car takes you to the Ruillans Pass at 3211m and to the Girose Glacier. You will contemplate a grandiose panorama: at your feet glaciers and crevasses, near the Meije (3983m) and in the distance from the peaks as far as the eye can see from Vercors to Mont Blanc.

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Evarist Chancel Mountain Hut

Refuge Evariste Chancel - La Grave - © ©Chancel

La Grave

04 76 79 92 32

06 80 59 84 91

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.

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Puy Vachier Lake

Lac du Puy Vachier - La Grave - © @Stephane Enten

La Grave

04 76 79 90 05

Puy Vachier Lake

Puy Vachier Lake is at the bottom of a valley surrounded by rocky bar in a rather mineral world, close to the second intermediate of the cable car station; about 1 hour walk.
There is a lovely larch forest in lowlands of the Lake.

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