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Touring hike. Tour of the red Needles. In front of Mont Blanc.

Touring hike in France
Duration: 3 days
from 262 €
* each one if 9 to 12 participants, 281 € each one if 6 to 8 participants.
Technical level required:
Physical level required:

Minimal level required: untangled in confirmed
Walking time: day 1: 7:20 am, day 2: 8:30 am, day 3: 7:00 am 
Made uneven: day 1: 1141 m of made uneven positive and on 1107 m negative / day 2: 1583 m of made uneven positive and on 1525 m negative/ day 3: 939 m of made uneven positive and 956 m negative.
Porterage of luggage: no


With a guide from the Company of Mountain Guides and Guides of Vanoise, diplomed

Technical contact :

Name : DEZE Antoine
Diploma : BE mountain guide
Mobile phone : +33 6 66 68 56 79
E-mail : 

Thu September 14th 2017 to Sat September 16th 2017
Availability: 12
Nb de personnes9 - 121 - 8
Prix262,00 €281,00 €

In front of massif of the Mont Blanc, a less known massif is ideal for the hike.

The massif of the Red Needles.

During three days, plunge into a wild, mineral atmosphere, punctuated with numerous lakes with incredible points of view.

The Red Needles establish a balcony unique and favored to discover all the glaciers and the prestigious summits of the massif of the Mont Blanc.

The ascent of the summit of Buet in 3096 m, the second day, will be the opportunity of one of the most beautiful panoramas of the Alps of the North!

And the Red Needles it is also a flora and an outstanding fauna with a rich moor with rhododendrons. Its nature reserve, created in 1964, is there to protect it!

Three days of touring for walker confirmed with two nights in refuge in more than 2000 m for a rich and unforgettable experience

Group size

Required minimum number:  6 participants
Required maximum number:  12 participants
Maximum number of groups:  1

Accommodation type

Day 1:

Refuge Pierre to Berard: guarded refuge
Traditional refuge with a lot of charm in a mineral and wild mountain.
Dormitories of 10 people.
Toilet and absence of shower.

Day 2:

Refuge Moëde Anterne: guarded refuge
Rather modern refuge situated in a valon magnificent of high mountain pasture with very open views.
Dormitories of 10 people.
Toilet and hot showers (one time for each one, otherwise 2 € each one).


Full board

Both breakfasts in refuges for Day 2 and Day 3.
Both dinners in refuges for Day 1 and Day 2.

Taken care by three lunches for Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3.
These will be in the form of picnic.
With delicatessen, cheese, salads of rice or pastas.


The means of transportation in the point of meeting to the station SNCF(FRENCH NATIONAL RAILWAY COMPANY) of Chamonix, is made by your own ways (car or train).

Of the station of SNCF(FRENCH NATIONAL RAILWAY COMPANY) of Chamonix instead of departure of the exit (approximately 7 km): with your vehicle or with the mini bus of the guide for free for those who came by train, subject to availability.

In day 1: gone up in cable railway
In day 3: descent in cable railway.

The third day, once arrived at vehicles, the return at the station of Chamonix is made with your vehicle or with the mini bus of the guide for free for those who came by train, subject to availability.


Police formalities : Identity car valid

Sanitary formalities : Warn your guide of any medical risk. To realize this stay in the best conditions, we advise you to make beforehand a medical balance sheet with your general practitioner to confirm your capacity for the trekking.

Access to the meeting

By your own ways


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For 3 days / 2 nights

For 6 to 8 people : 281 € each one.
For 9 to 12 people : 262 € each one.

The price includes

Elements described above concerning: 

  • The supervision by a qualified guide, a member of the Company of Guides and Guides of the Vanoise,
  • The overnight stays and the day dinners 1 and in the daytime.
  • The day lunches 1, day 2 and day 3 in the form of picnic.
  • Day breakfasts 2 and in the daytime.
  • The ascent in cable railway of Flachère in day 1 and the descent in cable railway of Planpraz in day 3,
  • One shower for each one in the day 2 refuge.
The price don't includes

Elements described above concerning:

  • The personal insurances: personal civil liability …
  • The individual equipment,
  • Drinks,
  • The hot water in refuges for your thermos jugs, 
  • The additional showers in the day 2 refuge,
  • Police formalities and sanitary
  • All which is not mentioned in this document
Payment terms

Deposit of 30 % on registration. Balance in 30 days of the departure. Payments accepted by bank transfer or bank card.


Every participant have to be a holder of a civil liability as well as an individual guarantee multirisk with the aim of protecting itself incidents or accidents which can arise before either during the trekking.

If needed, we propose you several formulae of insurances, under the condition that your place of residence is in Europe:

  • ASSISTANCE : repatriation / expenses of help and search in 1 % of the amount of the price,
  • CANCELLATION in 3,5 % of the amount of the price
  • In the case of purchase of both formulae, Assistance + cancellation to 4,5 %, you will be also covered for the interruption of stay. 

General arrangements of Insurance on brochures Europ Assistance.

On Thursday, September 14th: white Lake and panoramas on the Mont Blanc.
Meeting at 8:30 am at the station SNCF of Chamonix.
Transfer in the cable railway of Flachère with your own vehicles or in the mini bus of the guide and gone up in cable railway for 9 hours.
Gone up to the white Lake and its fantastic point of view on the Mont Blanc which hits the headlines magazines of mountain. You borrow a wonderful path balcony over the forest in a mineral frame and over the moors from rhododendrons punctuated with lakes of height.
To join the refuge of Pierre Bérarde, it is the different environment which welcomes you: along a torrent, in bottom of valley, on a path fitted out by the alpagistes of formerly, you reach the refuge and discover the summit to be reached of the next day: the Mount Buet !
Arrived at the refuge for 6 pm.
Friday, September 15th
Ascension Day of the Mount Buet (3096m and fantastic view in 360 °).
Departure of the refuge at 8:00 am
The ascent in the summit is made in a very mineral atmosphere. The big blocks will give way gradually to much finer elements.
This ascent offers feelings and exceptional views with a real impression of high mountain. Even if the slope is marked enough, it is technically rather easy.
In good weather, it is one of the most remarkable points of view of the Alps of the North Frenchwoman.
Afterward, descent on the other side of the massif of the Red Needles. The atmosphere is much more green and convenient to high mountain pastures.
You catch up of new a path balcony with wide views and join the refuge of Moëde Anterne.
Arrived at the refuge for 5:30 am.
Saturday, September 16th
Except path, lakes and return on the Massif of the Mont Blanc.
Departure of the refuge at 8:15 am.
After a beautiful descent on a path marked in a luxuriant vegetation made by green alders and by blueberries, it is the moment to try except path.
It is a question of going to join the Horned lake by an underestimated route. Established big paving stones of granitas and light wet zones, it is the place of life of chamoises.
You can take advantage of the view(sight) on the massif of Aravis and of villages such as Combloux and Megève.
The arrival on the lake is just magic! It is tall, deep, with a dark blue color and surrounded with beautiful granite cliffs. It is not rare to observe some firns, even in September.
You borrow again a path to reach the pass which dominates the lake. That you once perceive the crossed pass is spectacular: all the massif of the Mont Blanc offers itself to you, its stop and its glaciers!
Descent then, in the cable railway of Planpraz, which will allow us to make a descent smoothly up to the center of Chamonix.
Arrived at the parking lot for 4:00 am.
It is of course only area code, it will be necessary to us to adapt ourselves to the hazards of the weather report as well as in the conditions of the mountain and the participants. In the last resort, the mid mountain guide remains only judge of the program whom he can modify because of imperatives of safety.
Personal equipment to be planned

Porterage comfort 3 days / 3 nights

On One

  • A pants hike or pair of shorts.
  • Inhaling T-shirt.
  • Polar one light.
  • Boots of rising hike.
  • + Favor the jacket Gore-Tex ( 3 coats) with hood.
  • Backpack about 40l

In the bag

  • A bottle of water: 1.5l.
  • Sunscreen (indicate 50 or 30 min).
  • Sunglasses.
  • Seeds or cereal bars.
  • +Gants, hat and / or a headband picnics + a knife and a glass.
  • + Extra affairs.
  • Two underwear.
  • Two pairs of socks.
  • Two T-shirts.
  • One or two inhaling T-shirts.
  • A light pants.
  • A polar.
  • Liner or top sheet.
  • Toilet bag: soap (for one and its socks), toothbrush, toothpaste.
  • A mini hand towel.
  • A mask nose.

For comfort

  • cap.
  • Stick with lips.
  • Pair of twins.
  • Camera.
  • Telephone +
  • Phone charger / camera.
  • A first-aid kit.
  • Pillowcase
  • A package of handkerchiefs.
  • Plastic bags for waste.
  • Covers of arrangement (separate garment, food)
  • A headlamp.
  • Shooting cork.
  • Newspaper paper (to dry shoes and fire).
  • Identity papers with a little money.
  • Bouchonsd' ears
  • A pair of flip-flops.
  • A pants Gore Tex.
  • Lighter
  • A pair of extra lace.
  • Block notes, pen, maps of the course.

Not exhaustive list