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Lake at the top

Lac Blanc or White Lake is a glacial fed small alpine lake at the top of a mountain in the Alps... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
chickandbeast
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Durham, Canada
long trek for a family

we were a family of 5 - took us a good few hours (~5) to climb and about 2 hours to descend. We... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
zohar666
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“la flegere” (12 reviews)
“great hike” (7 reviews)
“trail starts” (2 reviews)
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Chamonix, France
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

Lac Blanc or White Lake is a glacial fed small alpine lake at the top of a mountain in the Alps south of France. Comfortable shoes and hiking hear would be preferable, strollers or those with difficulty walking would not be able to climb.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 30 September 2017

we were a family of 5 - took us a good few hours (~5) to climb and about 2 hours to descend. We should have had better equipment (there was snow on the trail)

4  Thank zohar666
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We took the Flégère cable car and Index lift and hiked to Lac Blanc from there which was not an easy hike as such but not a huge challenge if you're a regular hiker. Found a nice place to sit and watch the lake and...More

Thank cherri_d
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We took the Flagere cable car up to Plan Praz and followed the signposts up to the lake. It is quite a rocky steep climb in parts but nothing too difficult. Wonderful views of Mont Blanc and the Aigulles and glaciers. On other occasions we...More

Thank Hils W
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This place looked very hostile from the bottom of the steep climb but when we arrived at the cabin, the friendly staff welcomed us and the delicious smell of omelet wafted out of the door. Needles to say that our lunchboxes remained closed and we...More

Thank WimAntwerpen
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Our group of six made the hike last month. Two of us made it all the way to the Lac, the rest turned back a few minutes before reaching the lac and before the final, steep climb. The hike from the gondola drop off is...More

Thank steven b
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Navigated around here as part of our TMB circuit on a really foggy cold day. That made it pretty challenging ! It was still magic, but definitely not for the faint-hearted or families unless you short cut it and go on a really clear day...More

Thank doctimtam
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful and rewarding hike! It was more difficult than expected, especially with 2 young children, but the endless views of the surrounding mountains are worth it and the hike is much fun. The lake itself was very nice but a little underwhelming, extremely...More

Thank Gilad S
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

It wasnt easy at ll. All the signs wrote it takes 2 h trip... it took us about 5 h, but it was very satisfying. A nice road, great view on the mont blanc and when you get to Lac Blanc - Its so beautiful....More

Thank einathl
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We had been told this is an "easy, family hike." Not quite: more than an hour-and-a-half up-and-down scramble over boulders and around rocks. We're in decent enough shape, but especially with the altitude, it was still difficult, and we were worried we would slip on...More

Thank Dax892
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James C
31 July 2017|
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Response from Tonya B | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any dogs on the hike and would not attempt it. Some edges are too steep. It would definite be a challenge in my opinion! 🐶🙃
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reuvenkm
20 July 2017|
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Response from LDScottraveller | Reviewed this property |
It took us 4.5 hours altogether from when we got on the cable car at flegere to when we returned to Chamonix car park. 3.5 hours were walking between flegere and and Lac Blanc and back.
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