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Great views at the top and quite a downgrade workout on the way down to the valley floor. Make sure your knees are in good shape if you're working your way from the top, down.

Fantastic views and relatively easy trail, the restaurant at the end of the trail (where the mer de glace and train station are) is quite good! Also i highly recommend going inside the glacier!

I didn't do my hike on this exact trail, but went to the trailhead and hiked trails that are in the area. I spent a winter weekend in Chamonix (14-16 Dec 2018), and the trail I hiked was Le Flegere. A beautiful hike that ended at a ski station with the next stage to the peak being Le Index, but I was not allowed to continue because of skiers on the slopes. So I had a sandwich, and warm wine then took the Flegere ski lift back into town. I am not sure how to upload new trails into here, but there are countless hikes in this area that AllTrails does not show.

For a December hike in this area, you must have walking sticks (I prefer ski poles for their durability), crampons, and good winter boots. Also, you have to be careful and physically fit because the snow can get quite thick on the trails during the winter. The locals advised me against doing the White Lake (Lac Blanc) walk during this time of the year because the snow drifts can get chest deep. Besides, you cannot see the lake during this time of the year.

Recommended Packing List (Winter):
- Ski Poles/Trekking Poles
- Crampons
- Multiple Layers of warm weather clothing
- Cold-weather boots

Once you find the trailhead sign, it’s very easy to stay on the trail. We only hiked up to the vista point (another wood sign about 500-600 feet vertically from base). Almost all switchbacks to get there and very high gradient hiking. It was wet from rain earlier in the day and we were able to make it up with our slipping. You can see the whole valley at the vista, very cool view. It rained on our way down, so we took our time as slipping on the way down was a concern. Very accessible and easy hike if you only go up to the vista, the whole loop looks much more difficult. Took about 25 minutes to get to vista from base. Not recommended for children or people not fit for very steep climb.

4 months ago

Interesting stop on way up or down from Mont Blanc on Aig du Midi. Easy trail, but scree and large boulders along the side of the route and at the end a bit more difficult. Nice pond at the end. Enjoyable.

Take your time on this trail and the views are amazing.

Awesome trail up. Not enough time to finish the loop. Will do it again leaving earlier.

Très beau points de vue !

walking
6 months ago

Grandiose !

Spectacular day hiking here toward mer du glace.

First whole day in Chamonix and we picked a winner of a day to hike. Bluebird skies and nice temps. Constantly looking at Mont Blanc while hiking from Flegere to Plan Praz. Get to câble lift early to avoid lines waiting to head up.

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked to the lake via the trail starting at the top of l’index ski lift. Fabulous views !

Superbe balade

Really tough climb after many days on the TMB.
Views were stunning!!
Keep going up as you’ll see many lakes before the actual Lac Blanc.

scenic driving
7 months ago

A must do in Chamonix!

hiking
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