This program is perfect for those who would like to have a good time over 2 days for a mountain weekend, at the heart of Europe's Mountaineering Capital!
If you come from further away you can go on a 3-day break in Chamonix.
The Lac Blanc is one of the most famous panoramas in the Alps, with its perfect view of Mont Blanc. We will also discover the lakes of Chéserys along the descent to the Buet village. The night at the Pierre à Bérard refuge, at the feet of the Aiguilles Rouges, will be a good time to share and meet other hikers.
DAY 1 - SATURDAY
CHAMONIX - FLEGERE - LAC BLANC - REFUGE PIERRE A BERARD
Vertical Drop: + 1100 m and - 1000 m
Walking time: 6 - 7 hours approximately
We will meet at 8:30 am at the new Flégère gondola, which replaces the old cable car, we get to know each other and we will take a little time to have a look at your backpacks. We do not need to take a big backpack for two days only, spending one night in the Refuge Pierre à Berard. This would be the perfect chance in case it is your first time sleeping in a mountain hut, the Refuge de Pierre à Bérard is located in a very wild valley where there is no artificial lights coming from the city: we will be able to observe the stars in a privileged way. You will surely see shooting stars in August. It is a small refuge nestled under an enormous block of granite which protects it from avalanches in winter.
DAY 2 - SUNDAY
REFUGE PIERRE A BERARD - MONT BUET - CHAMONIX
Vertical Drop: + 1100 m and - 1700 m
Walking time: about 7 hours
We enjoy breakfast at the refuge before leaving for the ascent of Mont Blanc des Dames - Mont Buet: it is a great summit, which was climbed very regularly by the Mountaineers Women in the 19th century, that's where the name of this pretty summit comes from. The climb is steady and quite quick, walking up by a path at first, then along a rocky area where your Guide will show you the way and give you some advices to improve. Towards the Col de Salenton we will find a small path to continue our climb. Mont Buet is not far from Switzerland and overlooks the Cirque du Fer à Cheval towards Samoens. The view on Mont Blanc is magnificent, Switzerland and Grand Ruan, the ascent and descent are quite fast despite the significant elevation.
We eat at the top to enjoy the view, on the way down we will stop at the refuge to nibble a piece of Gateau or other for those who are greedy!
On the descent we may do an initiation to Mountain Trail Running, some parts of the path are an ideal playground for mountain running.
The descent takes us to the Buet station, to return by train to Chamonix and find our starting point again.
End of the Week End.
See you soon for new good times in the mountains!
Du 07/08/2021 au 08/08/2021
Du 14/08/2021 au 15/08/2021
Du 28/08/2021 au 29/08/2021
confirmed from 4 persons
* Price per person (without insurance)
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Your expenses on site
If possible take a light backpack with good carrying, the backpack should not exceed 1.5 kg.
Count 2 liters of water and 1 kg of food for the day.
Special Covid 19:
Head-to-toe material for the Trek:
Do not forget :
Pharmacy & others:
Your guide will have a more complete pharmacy in the event of a larger accident.
For realx time: A small book or card game (less than 150 grams)…
Necessary for meals:
The hiker's enemy is weight, but a frozen or soaked hiker is a hiker without pleasure, so take the time to properly pack your bag.
Cancellation and repatriation insurance is advised as well as other insurance guaranteeing search and mountain rescue
How to reach Chamonix Mont Blanc
Meeting on the first day
The meeting on Saturday morning is at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Flegère Cable Car station.
End of the trekking weekend: at the flégère gondola at 6 p.m. at the latest, the day wiil be quite long to go to the top of Mont Buet. You can pick up your car after we have returned by train from the Buet village.