We recommend leaving early in the morning for this challenging walk.
A panoramic table with 360° views awaits at the peak for endless views of the Vanoise range and Mont Blanc.
Be careful when you approach the deep gullies.
max. 2269 m
min. 1541 m
Styles : HikingMountainForest
Public : FamilySportsmenOccasional hikersExperienced hikers
Take a shuttle bus to La Rosière car park and head for the lakeside Chalet Buvette where this hike starts.
Make the most of this time to get some information.
Walk to the Chalet Buvette 150m from the car park. From La Rosière Lake, cross the bridge over the stream and continue left towards the lake. Walk up the forest path on your right (taking you away from the lake). After a 20 minute walk you will reach the Bec de l’Aigle shelter.
Alternative route to the Bec de l'Aigle shelter near the end of La Rosière Lake’s Via Ferrata.
Go up a well-signposted path on your right which goes up into the spruce forest and gives way to mountain pine trees. At the second hairpin turn, leave the start point of the Sentier des Pins on your left and continue right on the main path to the peak. The greenery makes way for views of the mountain pastures and La Portetta’s rocky crags.
When you reach the panoramic views, you pass through funnels of crumbling gypsum typical of La Dent du Villard.
360° views. From the Aiguille du Fruit to Mont Blanc via Grande-Casse and Grand Bec.
Views of the famous Pierra-Menta.
Go back on the same path.
There is an alternative way back (difficult): go along the Dent du Villard’s ridge southwards (approx. 25 minutes) to Col de la Chal. Go right along the initially flat path which zigzags down to the bottom of La Rosière valley and its botanical trail. End the hike on the Cascade des Poux path by following the stream up to Chalet Buvette. (From the Col: 1 hour).