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MERLET LAKES

MERLET LAKES

Credit : Patrice Mestari / Courchevel Tourisme

This easy hike is an opportunity to explore two mountain lakes in the heart of the Vanoise National Park.
The higher you go, the more refreshing it is on a warm summer’s day.
The path leads to the Merlet Lake shelter then the lakes themselves: Lac Merlet Inférieur and Lac Merlet Supérieur.

16 km
3 h 30 mn
max. 2486 m
min. 1565 m
1093 m
-337 m
Styles : HikingMountain
Public : FamilyOccasional hikersExperienced hikers

Starting point

Rue de la Rosière
73120 Saint-Bon-Tarentaise
Lat : 45.4188Lng : 6.653
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Courchevel Moriond

Drive from Courchevel Moriond to the Belvédère area. Park at Les Pyramides car park (unmaintained mountain path - 6 km).

Rue de la Rosière 73120 Saint-bon-tarentaise
Lat : 45.4188Lng : 6.65299
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Merlet Lake shelter

The Merlet Lake shelter is the smallest mountain hut in the Vanoise...Read more

Unnamed Road 73120 Saint-Bon-Tarentaise
Lat : 45.3605Lng : 6.65164
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Up to Col de Platta

Drive from Courchevel Moriond to the Belvédère area. Park at Les Pyramides car park (unmaintained mountain path - 6 km).

Unnamed Road 73120 Saint-bon-tarentaise
Lat : 45.3765Lng : 6.65286
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Lac Merlet Supéreur

Walk uphill by the lake to reach the Lac Merlet Supérieur, one of...Read more

Unnamed Road 73120 Saint-Bon-Tarentaise
Lat : 45.3587Lng : 6.64783
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Col de la Platta

Go straight on along a short path into the heart of the Vanoise National Park. At the first intersection, take the flat mountainside path to the Merlet Lake shelter (Col de la Platta: 30 minutes).

Unnamed Road 73120 Saint-bon-tarentaise
Lat : 45.3728Lng : 6.65291
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Return route

Go back on the same path. OR Alternative...Read more

Unnamed Road 73120 Saint-Bon-Tarentaise
Lat : 45.3602Lng : 6.64222
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Lac Merlet Inférieur

Go down a few dozen metres at the crossroads then turn right to walk along the Lac Merlet Inférieur’s banks.

Unnamed Road 73120 Saint-bon-tarentaise
Lat : 45.3597Lng : 6.65227
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