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Hike along the Petit Balcon Sud: Merlet-Plan de la Cry
Hike along the Petit Balcon Sud: Merlet-Plan de la Cry
Hike along the Petit Balcon Sud: Merlet-Plan de la Cry
Hike along the Petit Balcon Sud: Merlet-Plan de la Cry
Hike along the Petit Balcon Sud: Merlet-Plan de la Cry
Hike along the Petit Balcon Sud: Merlet-Plan de la Cry

Hike along the Petit Balcon Sud: Merlet-Plan de la Cry

A hike that mainly goes through the woods. A trail that offers sweeping views of the Mont Blanc Massif.
Near the entrance to the Park on the Chamonix side, walk up alongside the fence and follow the path on the right to Bel Lachat and Le Brevent for about 10 min. Leave this path and head left over the flat for 400 m. Go down, leaving the Chailloux path to your right. Follow the path as it winds up the hill until you come to a junction: ignore the path towards Les Houches on your left and instead take the path over the flat on the right into the forest. It passes just below Lac Noir then takes you to Le Plan de la Cry.

You can also start out from Les Houches, Les Bossons or Chamonix.
More information at the Tourist Office, the High Mountain Office, and in our hiking guide.
Careful: path conditions may change - remember to check the latest information before setting off.

6.2 km
3 h
max. 1587 m
min. 1430 m
338 m
338 m

Altimetric profile

Starting point

Parking de Merlet Chemin de Merlet
74310 Les Houches
Lat : 45.907875Lng : 6.822478
10 d
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3 informations complémentaires

Contact

Phone :
04 50 55 50 62
04 50 53 00 24

Email : info@leshouches.com

Website : www.leshouches.com

Open period

From 01/05 to 15/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

Updated by

Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc - 19/09/2022
www.chamonix.com
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