an altitude of 2000m , the chalet is situated in the heart of
the Natural Reserve of Passy, right on the famous GR5
path and on the Pays du Mont-Blanc's tour.
Which means that it is at 2kms as the crow flies or a 5h walk, or 20kms by car from Chamonix, a mythical resort.
It is a perfect stop while trekking between Chamonix, the Plateau d'Assy, it's celebrated church and it's Plaine-Joux ski resort, Sixt, and Vallorcine.
|Situated on the border of the Fiz Mountains (a splendid limestone chain which shelters the Platé desert), from there you will trek to the Brevent and in the Aiguilles Rouges massif, to the Buet, to the Platé mountain hut, to Servoz, to Sixt, or go fishing in the Pormenaz and Anterne lakes (small jewels in different settings), or in the Diosaz, an impetuous and wild mountain stream. |
All these itineraries are well marked. They appear clearly on the IGN map, 3530 ET, Samoens Haut Giffre, TOP 25.
Climbing fans will appreciate the spectacular scenery of the Fiz's limestone cliffs.
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The liaison Chamonix-Sixt or Plaine Joux-Sixt across the Anterne Pass, on the famous GR5 path.
From there you can continue to the Fer à Cheval Circus,
or to the Buet by a splendid but more delicate itinerary, the Grosnairon.
| From the Plateau d'Assy and its magnificent church to the Anterne Pass |
Normal vehicles can go as far as the Ayères.
Further up, it's the hikers domain, and some 4WD's...
Click on the 5 destinations to see the maps.
|A hike to the Pormenaz lake. |
A peaceful walk and may be a trout in your basket if you have a rod and a license...
|A hike to the Mecca of Alpinism |
via the Brévent and the wild valley of the Diosaz, on the famous GR5 path.
Getting to the Buet summit (3099m) via the Salenton pass.
The view from this famous "Ladies's Mont-Blanc" is splendid.
The indications on the
above maps are presented only for suggestion.
Hikers should refer to up-to-date maps and watch markers along the