These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with the TMB guidebook and IGN maps.
TMB Route: Tré-le-Champ – Lac Blanc
Distance: 4 km
Duration: 3 hrs
Ascent / Descent: 976m / 50 m
Map: IGN 3630 OT CHAMONIX
Guidebook: Page 115: STAGE 10: Tré-le-Champ – Le Flégère Follow the descriptions in the guidebook and then take the Lac Blanc Option described on page 119.
1. The ladders on this section are not particularly high but if you don’t like heights I would suggest taking the variant described on page 118 via Col des Montets.
2. This is a fairly short stage and you will only be able to check in to the refuge about mid-afternoon, although there is no finer place for a relaxed lunch in good weather. There are also some lovely walks around the lakes.
3. There is no bag transfer available to Refuge Lac Blanc so be sure to carry your overnight things in your day pack and you will be reunited with your main bag the following day.
If you don’t want to complete the full walk today you could take the bus to le Praz de Chamonix and telepherique to Le Flégère, from where it is a one-hour walk to Refuge du Lac Blanc. Bus travel within the Chamonix Valley: Use the Chambus (free with card d’hote) for bus travel throughout the Chamonix valley. Ask at your accommodation for details, or timetables can be found here: https://www.chamonix.net/english/transport/bus
Le Flégère – Les Praz de Chamonix Telepherique: Check the up to date information here: http://www.chamonix.com/flegere-index,83,en.html Approx €15:00 for a single ticket