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Lac Blanc

Chamonix, France
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Great walk if quiet

We have been to Lac Blanc many times, usually from the Index as height is gained on the chair lift... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Excellent view of Mont Bllac

This place is a detour of our TMB hike. It was a bid challenging to get here starting from... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

We have been to Lac Blanc many times, usually from the Index as height is gained on the chair lift rather than walking. This year it was fab weather so extremely busy, people like ants. The paths back towards the cable car give amazing view...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

This place is a detour of our TMB hike. It was a bid challenging to get here starting from Trient, but the view is really worth all the efforts we put in. This is probably the best place to see Mont Blanc with the mountains...More

Thank Yeap W
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The hike up to Lac Blanc took one and a half hours and was well worth the effort. The path was steep in places (normal for the terrain in this area) but was clearly marked and would present no difficulty for regular walkers. We took...More

Thank annb15
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This hike started from the top of the Index lift, and we loved the whole hike. There is a small restaurant/cafe at the lake which is a nice option for lunch.

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Start early to avoid crowds. Sit on the rock above the refuge and watch the clouds change. We hiked up on a fogged in morning, sat on the rock and waited 3 minutes while all the clouds lifted and we were treated to a full...More

Thank sab97206
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We got lucky with a sunny day today. Perfect weather. Unsurpassed views of surrounding mountains, People on the trail are courteous and friendly. There is a chalet on the top there which we did not expect. The water from the lake is potable. A beautiful...More

Thank Merilyn M
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Scenery just out of this world. We took the cable car to Flegere from where we took a chair lift to index and then hiked for about one and a half hour to Lac Blanc. It was a hot day but there was snow and...More

Thank tgel1
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Hiked up to Lac Blanc as a detour while on the TMB leg from Argentieres/Tre Le Champs. It's worth the extra leg power as the views are out of this world. It is incredibly busy however - it was impossible to get a picture without...More

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Can do this hike from Flegere lift, but it's more fun to hike up from Argentiere (trail starts pretty much next to the main bus stop) as not so busy. 3 1/2 hours, with a little easy scrambing and a ladder climb towards the end,...More

1  Thank Funkstille75
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Great hike from Frégèle near Chamonix. Amazing views of Mont Blanc all the way up and down. About 500 m elevation gain. The lake itself is very cold even in August but amazingly clear and beautiful

Thank Iryna Z
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Olga L
Bonjour! Can anyone help me with information about getting to Lac Blanc in may? Is it possible without any assistance?
15 March 2016|
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Anderson D
Hello, i wonder if it's possible to hike with the following routes in around 23 December : 1. from flègère to lac blanc 2. from foot to plan de l'aiguille by passing the mer de glace Thanks a lot !!!!
18 December 2015|
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Hi, this would be our first trek, if we decide to take it. We plan to go up to L'index by lift and then trek down to the lake, spend some time and trek further to La Flegere. Is it doable without any guide? Are their signs there which can make this possible? We plan to do this on 15th, so an early response/advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
13 July 2015|
Response from lazy_1970 |
No tips?!!