From la Croix de Chamrousse to lake Achard

  • Pedestrian
  • Medium - blue level
  • Dedicated to families with children
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.

As the Achard lake is located in a Natura 2000 zone, we remind you that fire, camping, fishing and swimming are strictly forbidden (under penalty of a fine). Bivouacking is authorised from sunset to sunrise except during the summer overcrowding period from 15 June to 15 September (prefectural order).
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 (2.50€ at the Tourist Offices) to wear proudly on the backpack.
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.
Opening periodFrom 11/06 to 20/09.

Subject to snow conditions.
From la Croix de Chamrousse to lake Achard
Chamrousse 2250
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Type of route: Type of route: : Aller / Retour
km (distance) 5.4 km (distance)
minutes (session length) 160 minutes (session length)
metres (positive drop) 0 metres (positive drop)
metres (negative drop) 333 metres (negative drop)
Some rocky passages Some rocky passages
Achard lake
Chamrousse 2250 - La Croix Chamrousse 2250 - La Croix
- Departure/Arrival
- Point of interest
Circuit n° 1
General informations
  • Services :
    • Pets allowed
  • Additional openings :
    • Depending on snow conditions
To note
  • Internal criteria :
    • Baignade interdite
    • Bivouac interdit de mi-juin à mi-septembre
  • Environment :
    • In the mountains


Panoramic view of the Taillefer



    Achard lakeThe Achard's lake in familly
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