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In the heart of the Vanoise National Park!

Tour de la Vanoise Trek


Discover one of the most beautiful national parks in France! We will start our week between Champagny and Pralognan in the middle of a very rich fauna and flora.

Then we will discover the Lac des Vaches at the foot of the highest peak in Vanoise, the Grande Casse. This weekend will allow us to get closer to the Vanoise glaciers.

To sum up the Vanoise: a territory rich in fauna, flora, lakes, summits and glaciers. It's a wonderful place!

Full board catering
Trek supervision
Accommodation : Trek
From 18 years old

D1 - Sunday 03/09 : Champagny-Le-Haut (1450m) - Bois des Frasses (1700m) - Refuge du plan des Gouilles (2350).
Warm up climb in a beautiful forest. At around 1750m, we leave for the mountain pastures under the glacier side of the Grand Bec (3398m). Arrival at the refuge in a quiet, isolated and exceptional panoramic site.

Walking time: 3 hours
Difference in altitude: + 900 m
Accommodation: in a refuge

D2 - Monday 04/09: Plan des Gouilles refuge (2350m) - Grand Bec refuge (2400m) - Pralognan la Vanoise (1450m).
A varied and panoramic day towards the Grand Bec refuge. The trails are located on the alpine level under the great peaks of Vanoise. Passage of the Leschaux alpine pass. Beautiful descent into the valley and short transfer to Pralognan la Vanoise. Night in a comfortable gite.

Walking time : 7h
Difference in altitude: + 900 m - 1700m
Accommodation : in a gite

D3 - Tuesday 05/09: Pralognan la Vanoise (1450m) - Lac des Vaches (2400m) - Vanoise Pass Refuge (2517m).
Mythical day in the Vanoise at the foot of the Grande Casse. Large lakes on the way up. After having put the bags down at the refuge, walk towards the Maurienne...

Walking time : 5h
Difference in altitude: + 1100 m
Accommodation : in a refuge

D4 - Wednesday 06/09: Refuge du col de la Vanoise (2517m) - Cirque du Grand Marchet (2205m) -Les Prioux (1711m).
A magnificent day in the heart of the Park. Wild cirque and alpine pass will follow one another. Descent to the Prioux valley. Possibility of a short transfer for the most tired. Night in a comfortable gite.

Walking time: 6 hours
Difference in altitude: + 1000 m - 550m
Accommodation : in a gite

D5 - Thursday 07/09: Les Prioux (1711m) - Petit Mont Blanc (2677m) - Refuge du grand plan (2320m).
Ascent of the summit of the week, the Petit Mont Blanc, facing the Vanoise glaciers. The summit is whitewashed by its geological history. Then direction of the refuge by a superb valley. Possibility for those who want to go and see the Merlet lakes.

Walking time: 5h30
Difference in altitude: + 1050 m - 500m
Accommodation : in a refuge

D6 - Friday 08/09 : Grand Plan refuge (2320m) - Mont Charvet ridge (2404m) - La Croix (1389m)
Last day punctuated by the crossing of the Mont Charvet ridge, unique and magnificent. Quite a long and varied descent into the valley for a mid-afternoon return.

Walking time: 5 hours
Difference in altitude: 500 m - 1500m

This programme can be modified at any time by the professional supervisor according to the weather conditions, the physical and technical abilities of the participants and the availability of accommodation.


The itinerary can be modified by the mountain leader according to weather conditions, snow conditions and the level of the participants or for reasons of accommodation availability.
The timetable is given as an indication only and does not include stops.
MEETING POINT: In Champagny le haut (1st car park at the entrance to the plateau on the right after the water reservoir) on Sunday 3 September 2023 at 1.30 pm.
TRAVEL: Carpooling from the Haute-Savoie is possible to get to and from the Vanoise. Information from the guide.
Dismissal on Friday 8 September 2023 around 4.00 pm.

For people who are trained to walk several hours a day and several days in a row. The walking times indicated do not include breaks. The walking pace will be slow.

Bag with your belongings for the day.
Your belongings follow in a small garbage bag limited to 1.3kg per person including: silk sheet, toiletries, spare items D1, D3, D5.
Your belongings limited to 6kg per person in a small travel bag J2, J4, J6.

Save room for the lunches that will be provided each day.

INFORMATION : Hervé Loridat - mountain leader for the week
For this hike, you will be from 8 to 12 participants maximum.
A mountain guide with a state diploma in mountaineering will be in charge of the whole trip. You will evolve under his responsibility and he can modify the organisation according to the weather or technical constraints.

In refuges, gites.

Price: 799 € per person - Not subject to the "Early Boking" promotion.

Technical information at
Registration at the Auberge Nordique on 04 50 02 31 12 or

o Valid passport (in the case of a stay abroad) or identity card.
o Civil liability insurance: each participant must be covered for civil liability (in the context of a leisure hiking activity).
o Repatriation insurance is compulsory. Cancellation insurance is strongly recommended. If you do not have it, AEM VOYAGES offers you a Europ Assistance contract including assistance/repatriation, cancellation and interruption of stay insurance and luggage and personal effects.
o Remember to ask for your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC, to be left behind only in the case of a stay abroad).

o Minimum age: 18 years.
o Medical certificate of fitness for hiking to be submitted before departure.

Cancellation possible at least 15 days before departure in case of low participation, an alternative solution will be proposed.

The price includes :
o Supervision by a professional.
o Half-board in refuge, gîte.
o Picnic meals for lunch. From D2 to D6

The price does not include :
o Picnic lunch on D1
o Drinks, extra snacks and water
o Your hiking equipment
o Other personal expenses
o Transport to the starting point of the hike
o Cancellation and repatriation assistance insurance
o Accommodation the day before departure or at the end of the trek
o Everything that is not included in "the price includes"

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o Recent hiking shoes with treaded soles
o 2 pairs of hiking socks
o 1 pair of shorts + 1 pair of hiking trousers
o 2 short-sleeved T-shirts and 1 long-sleeved T-shirt (advice: avoid cotton - choose a breathable, quick-drying synthetic material)
o 1 small intermediate layer such as a breathable under-sweater
o 1 fleece or soft shell or down jacket in a warm layer
o 1 waterproof windproof jacket with hood, Goretex type (avoid K-Way)
o Cap / sunglasses / sun cream
o Hat or headband / neckband
o Flip-flops or light sandals for the evening (advice: avoid trainers)
o Cross-country skiing gloves

o Folding knife / cup, airtight lunch box (otherwise the refuge will charge it)
o Comfortable backpack with waist belt and good carrying system (35L maximum)
o Water bottle or pipette (choose light water bottles or strong plastic bottles)
o Knife
o Some dried fruit (sweet/salty), cereal bars, etc.
o "Meat bag" type sheet (blankets are provided in the refuge)
o Mini toiletry kit: soap + shampoo sample + miniature towel (honeycomb type) + toothpaste + toothbrush + kleenex
o Transparent plastic bags for rubbish or to protect your belongings
o Electric lamp (1 for 2 people) + new battery or telephone lamp
o 2 light walking sticks
o Mini umbrella if necessary
o 1 rain cover for the backpack

o Earplugs ("boules quiess" type)
o Special dressings for blisters ("compeed" type) / various wound dressings / "elastoplast" bandages / disinfectant alcohol wipes
o Medication for pain and fever (aspirin or doliprane) / digestive problems ... to be checked with your doctor.
o Medication and list of allergies and/or contra-indications
Access to telephone networks is uncertain in the mountains. A phone battery can last a week if you only turn it on from time to time.

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