Croix of Chamrousse - la Pra mountain refuge

  • Photo La Pra
  • Photo du Refuge de La Pra
Photo La PraPhoto du Refuge de La Pra
Departure: La Croix gondola's arrival at 2250m of altitude.
In a high mountain atmosphere, discover the magnificent mountain lakes along this hike, and especially Lake Léama with its supernatural blue colour.
At the end of the path, gaze at this large open country scattered with streams and listen to the marmots whistling at your arrival. If you ever decide to sleep at the mountain hut of La Pra, you may see chamois early in the morning pasturing nearby.

La Pra is a mountain pasture too. Sheep are proudly looked after by patous (Pyrenean mountain dogs). We advise you not to cross the flock and to keep your dog on a leash going staying as far as possible.

Some advices for approaching a herd in the mountains:
• When approaching herds, slow down, don't run. Move with a steady step, and speak with a low and posed voice (without shouting)
• Don't agitate, don't wield sticks, have slow and gentle gestures
• Don't approach and want to seek contact with animals
• Avoid looking at the animals in the eyes as much as possible (lowering the head and observing them from the side). Also trying to remove sunglasses that can attack animals (their vision is not the same as ours).
From 30/06 to 01/10.

Subject to snow conditions.
Pets allowed: dogs are allowed in the gondola in the summer as well as on all trails on a leash.
The shepherd who works in Chamrousse in the summer has no Pyrenean Mountain Dog. However, you can meet some in the Pra sector.
  • Facilities and services :
    • Pets allowed
  • Route :
    • Distance (in km)
    • Type of route Aller / Retour
    • Session length (in min)
    • Positive drop (in m)
    • Negative drop (in m)
  • Services :
    • Pets allowed
  • Difficult passages :
    • Rocky passages, torrent crossing.
    • Rocky passages, torrent crossing.

  • Criteres internes :
    • Chamrousse 2250
Free access. Gondola return ticket not included.
Discovery of the mountain lakes and of high mountain.
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Croix of Chamrousse - la Pra mountain refuge
Chamrousse 2250
Phone : +33 4 76 89 92 65