From la Croix de Chamrousse to Lake Achard

  • Photo Lac Achard
  • photo du Lac Achard en famille
Photo Lac Achardphoto du Lac Achard en famille
Departure: lac Achard (1917m)
Lac Achard -> La Croix de Chamrousse : 1h30
La Croix de Chamrousse -> Lac Achard : 1h10
An unforgettable walk thanks to its magnificent views of the Taillefer and its small lakes, before gazing at Lake Achard form the top. For a part of your hike, you will be accompanied by the endless marmot warning calls echoing in the mountain.Discover the Trois Fontaines via ferrata from The Col de la Botte.

Lake Achard is located in the Natura 2000 area. Making fire, setting a tent, fishing and swimming are striclty forbidden (under penalty). Bivouac is allowed, from sunset to sunrise (except during July and August over-visitation period).
Please, stay on trails to protect fragile areas.

☆ Little extra: "Hiking star" a medal for children in summer too!
Showing us a picture taken during their hike, courageous little walkers will be awarded a diploma with their name + silver star "Achard lake" on sale (2€ at the Tourist Offices) to wear proudly on the backpack.
From 11/06 to 20/09.

Subject to snow conditions.
Pets allowed: dogs are allowed in the summer on all trails on a leash as well as in the gondola. The shepherd who works in Chamrousse in the summer has no Pyrenean Mountain Dog.
  • 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
  • Grouping by age (EN) :
    • Dedicated to families with children
  • Difficult passages :
    • Some rocky passages
    • Some stony areas.

  • Criteres internes :
    • Chamrousse 1700
Free access. Gondola return ticket not included.
Panoramic view of the Taillefer
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From la Croix de Chamrousse to Lake Achard
Chamrousse 1700
Phone : +33 4 76 89 92 65
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