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Glaciers Vanoise Tour

Big Tarentaise Tour

Touring hike in France
Duration: 6 days
from 610 €
Technical level required:
Physical level required:

Required minimal level: regular walker

Height between 1400 m and 2900 m

Walking time: maximum 4 to 7 hours / day 

Made uneven: between 300 m until maxi 1000 in the daytime + and-

Luggage porterage : personal backpack with personal belongings + day picnic.


Mountain guide from Bureau des guides de Pralognan

Desk contact : Françoise Gimenez 

Mobile phone : 0033 (0)6 86 43 79 58 - E-mail :

Sun July 14th 2019 to Fri July 19th 2019
Places disponibles: 6
Nombre d'inscriptions11 - 128 - 101 - 7
Prix610,00 €630,00 €660,00 €


GLACIERS TOURS OF VANOISE from Pralognan Vanoise - circuit in 6 days-

An unforgettable adventure at the heart of Vanoise!

6 days of hike in touring - Level regular walker

Height: between 1400m and 2900m

Itinerant hikes around one of the biggest icecaps of Europe and the highest summit of the massif. Borrowing paths and secret paths of the National park of Vanoise, you will go from the forest up to the feet of the glaciers including high mountain pastures!

Between Tarentaise and Maurienne, the TGV will be made with your rhythm, of refuges in refuges, mountain passes in mountain passes, in suspended balconies, in the heart of a unique protected territory, where we can admire the flora and the exceptional fauna (chamoises, ibexes, marmots, bearded lammergeyers, golden eagles) and bask at the edge of mountain lakes. The whole headed by the glaciers of the Vanoise!

You will be accompanied by a professional of the mountain, from the company of guides and guides of the Vanoise, real experts of the massif!

Group size

Required minimum number: 5 participants
Required maximum number: 12 participants
Maximum number of groups: 2

Accommodation type

Mountain refuges of the National park of Vanoise or the French Alpine Club - Guarded-

Refuge of Col de la Vanoise renovated in 2014 (CAF)

Refuge of renovated Arpont (PNV)

Refuge of Dent Parrachée ( PNV) of the period of chalets Chaloin, traditional and unique!

Refuge Porte de l'Orgère ( PNV) by the road of Orgère.

Refuge of Péclet Polset (CAF)


Breakfasts and dinners prepared by the team of refuges and eat on the refuges.

Picnics prepared by the team of refuges and taken on the bag and consumed during the day.


Average staffs (train, bus or private car) to join the point of meeting: village of Pralognan Vanoise


Police formalities : compulsory ID card with date of validity.

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 every possible means at your convenience, train or personal vehicle

Several possible dates

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640 € / person

<p>The price includes</p>

Elements described above concerning :

  • The organization
  • The half board in refuges at 5 nights
  • The tokens of shower in all the refuges
  • The picnics from day 2 to day 6
  • The supervision by a mountain guide
<p>The price don't includes</p>
  • The lunch (day 1 picnic), the day 6 dinner
  • The insurances : personal civil liability
  • The individual equipment
  • Drinks
  • The expenses of police formalities and toilets
  •  and all which is not mentioned in this document
<p>Payment terms</p>

eposit 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.

Day 1


At the foot of the highest summit of Vanoise - the Mountain pass of Vanoise!

Meeting in the village of Pralognan in front of the guides office.

Gone up to the mountain pass of Vanoise by Moriond and lake of plates. Trays follow one another to arrive at the foot of the Big Breakage, most summit of the Savoie ! The glaciers of the Vanoise come to light... Magic!


At night in the refuge of the mountain pass of Vanoise (2517 m)

Walking time: 4 h - M: 850 m


Day 2


Balconies suspended between Tarentaise and Maurienne!

Mountain Pass of Vanoise - Croë Vie - Lakes of Lozières - refuge of Arpont Traversée along the brook of Vanoise between points Mathews and of Réchasse, we dive due south to overhang Croë life's bridge and pass on the lakes of Lozières. Having basked at the edge of mountain lakes, we leave on balconies overhung by the impressive glaciers of Vanoise. Crossing a zone of mountain pasture of ibexes, we take time to observe the Lords of the Alpine pasture before arriving at the refuge of Arpont.


Meal and at night in the refuge of Arpont (on 2309 m) 5 hours of walking - M: 250 m, D: 450 m


Day 3


The balconies of Maurienne!


Refuge of Arpont - Lakes of Plan of Aval and Plan of Amont - Refuge of the Dent Parrachée!


By balconies always little of made uneven to join the roadblocks of Aussois over Maurienne. The balcony, dominated by the Dent Parrachée, connects chalets of high mountain pasture.


Magnificent panorama on the summits of the Italian border.


We shall pass over Plan of Aval and Plan of Amont, a whole story of the paths of the hydropower of our mountains.


We shall arrive at the refuge of the Dent Parachée for an unforgettable evening!


Meal and at night, in the refuge of the Tooth Parrachée (on 2511 m)


Walking time 6h30 - M 400 m, D: 200 m


Day 4


In the choice according to your desires ! Mountain pass in balcony or mountain pass at high altitude!

Refuge of the Dent Parrachée - Mountain pass of Barbier or mountain pass of the Mass Refuge of Orgère

To join the small wild valley of the Door refuge of Orgère, two possibilities according to your desires and your shape!

The path of the moutain pass of the Barbier (on 2287 m) crossbar of the high mountain pastures in balcony and joins forests of pine cembros either the mountain pass of the Mass (on 2923 m) we made set of the height and leads us in a mineral world where the needle Doran and the Rake of Aussois welcomes ibexes tightrope walkers.


Arrived late in the afternoon at the refuge of Orgère.

Meal and at night in the refuge of Orgère (on 1935 m)

Walking time 4 at 6 h. M: 500 m, D: 400 - 1000 m


Day 5


Return in Tarentaise! By the Alpine moutain pass of Chavière

Refuge of Orgère - Lake of the Part - Mountain pass of Chavière - Refuge of Péclet Polset

Of the valley of Orgère, gone up by high mountain pastures to the lake of the Part, the possibility of basking by the lake. High mountain pastures make way for the mineral zones to cross the mountain pass of Chavière between the glacial summits of Polset and the pointof the Echelle.

The whole in front of distant Mont Blanc! Guaranteed alpine atmosphere.

The descent on the refuge of Péclet crosses masses of fallen rocks, high mountain pastures and glacial lakes. We are at the foot of the glacier of Gébroulaz and in the evening we can admire the sunset on the high summits and the glaciers of the Vanoise.


Meal and at night in the refuge of Péclet Polset (on 2533 m)

Walking time 6 hours. M: 900 m; D:: 400 m


Day 6


Refuge Péclet Polset - Valley of Chavière by the glacial circuses - Arrived at the village of Pralognan Par magic glacial circuses of Vanoise, us join the Bridge of the Peach and the village of Prioux to buckle this magnificent circuit under the impressive glaciers of Vanoise.

A last day to observe the flora and fauna, merge once again in these landscapes and simply stop taking advantage of these last 6 days at high altitude.


Arrived at Pralognan by 4 pm to the village.

Walking time 4 at 5 h. M: 200m if we want; D: 1000 m


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
  • Hiking boots (vibram sole with good rigidity, maintaining the ankle)
  • Maxi backpack 55 liters
  • Cap or hat
  • Glasses sun protection strong mountain
  • Polar jacket
  • Pants mountain
  • Pairs of shorts
  • Waterproof windbreak - typifies Gore-Tex
  • Gourd 1,5 liters
  • Sunscreen protection mountain + stick with lips
  • Extra clothes
  • Small toilet bag
  • Sheet light bag - frontal girl
  • Personal pharmacy (bandages care of feet, paracetamol, imodium, pastilles gorges, quies balls)
  • Sticks of walking (deeply advised)
  • Cameras for the memories(souvenirs) twins(binoculars) to observe the fauna(crowd)
  • Foods of personal races (dried fruits, energy bars)

Your bag was have to be too heavy! Maxi 8 kg!

Not exhaustive list

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