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A must-do while in Chamonix

I've done a great deal of hiking around Chamonix, and this is up on the top of my list. The lake... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Will W
Arlington, Virginia
Amazing hike! Beautiful scenery! Medium scaled hike.

My husband and I took our two boys, 11 and 14, on this hike after riding la flagere lift up. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tonya B
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“la flegere” (10 reviews)
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Chamonix, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've done a great deal of hiking around Chamonix, and this is up on the top of my list. The lake itself is beautiful and a very unique color. The views of the Aiguilles Rouge and the Mont Blanc Massif across the valley are also...More

Thank Will W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took our two boys, 11 and 14, on this hike after riding la flagere lift up. It took us an hour and twenty-five minutes up to Lac Blanc & I consider us to be in tip top shape (I run 3...More

3  Thank Tonya B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit of a hike to Lac Blanc, but the panoramic views of glaciers and Mont Blanc mountain range on the way are amazing.

Thank Rashi G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked from the l´Index cable car station down and it was an amazing and not too much demanding walk. We went to the La Flegere cable car station on our way back. Also not too much exhousting. The lake is beautiful, deep green-blue color.

2  Thank Miluše K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I started the hike from the top of L'Index chairlift and ended at La Flegere. The views were amazing! Definitely recommend this hike. Go early if you can to avoid crowds. I enjoyed this hike better than the Grand Balcon Nord hike.

1  Thank j3nt99
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lake is really small and not the star here. Have a beer and freshly baked tart and enjoy the view!

Thank Unbeatenpath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two adults and 10 year old child. Bought a return trip on flegere cable car (approx €47). Got to Flegere. Followed tourist path and didn't really need our map. Views took my breath away. Hike took my breath away. It was really hot and busy...More

Thank LDScottraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked up here as part of our Alps OffTrack tour organised by Thibaud and his team ( they're on Facebook). The cable car ride from Chamonix was great by itself but then everything just kept getting better. Our hiking up to Lac Blanc took...More

Thank Nelly B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easily the hardest hike we have ever completed on a very hot and humid day, Signposting leaves something to be desired - just follow the cairns! And it just keeps going up and up! But when you arrive, its all been worth it - truly...More

1  Thank Carter405
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen, a glacial lake surrounded by impressive rocky and snowy peaks. I keep going back there to admire it in different seasons to see as many of its colours as possible.

Thank AgneseMar
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20 July 2017|
Response from LDScottraveller | Reviewed this property |
It took us 4.5 hours altogether from when we got on the cable car at flegere to when we returned to Chamonix car park. 3.5 hours were walking between flegere and and Lac Blanc and back.
Ed C
2 July 2017|
Response from Tonya B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely interesting, but it does have it's challenges. It is 3.66 miles total (that's what we measured for the route we took) if you get off at La Flegere lift and hike up to Lac Blanc. My 11 year old was... More