Lakes from Chamrousse to La Pra shelter (stage 10 of GR®738 hike)

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Lakes from Chamrousse to La Pra shelter (stage 10 of GR®738 hike)
Chamrousse 1650
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Hike GR®738 from Chamrousse to the Pra shelter, nothing to envy to the greatest routes of great trekking!
Discover the beautiful and more or less secret mountain lakes on the 10th stage of the GR®738 : Léama, Longet, Bernard, Claret ...
The hiking trail to the Pra shelter alternates between ponds and glades. But it is above all the lakes with crystal clear waters that make this place exceptional.
The three lakes aroud la Pra are the Claret lake, the Merlat lake and the Crozet lake. The David lake is located 500m above the Pra shelter, west when you have the shelter in your back.

Once a chalet-hotel, the Pra shelter was very popular for hikers and climbers. Now rehabilitated and newly construct, it accommodates 90 beds in summer.

The GR®738 - Haute traversée de Belledonne is a challenge to overcome during one or several days to discover the south of this massif by leaving from Chamrousse for a day loop or a two-day roaming. The lakes and pastures cross the ski lifts, tourism and pastoralism share the space.

⚠ Closure by municipal decree since 19/05/2022 and until further notice of the hiking access of the GR®738 section between the Crozet lake and the La Pra pass.
La Pra - refuge and lakes: Natura 2000 site/classified site/registered site
❌Prohibited: fire (except camping stove) and bivouac under the La Pra mountain hut (from July, 15th to August, 31th) and around the Claret and Merlat lakes (all year)
✔️Authorised: bivouac from sunset to sunrise (outside the refuge area, Claret and Merlat lakes) / Advised: hiking on developed paths and dog on a lead, especially near herds with patous (protection and defence dogs).
Opening periodAll year round.

Subject to favorable weather.
    General informations
    • Period :
      • Fall
      • Summer
      • Winter
      • Spring
      • Open year-round


    Free access.


    Lacs de l'étape 10 de la Haute traversée de Belledonne - GR®738 : de Chamrousse au Refuge de la Pra
    Chamrousse 1650
    GPS coordinates
    Latitude : 45.126534
    Longitude : 5.879748
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