Hike on Tessens mountain and Combe Bénite ridge with a night in a refuge

Montagne de Tessens
Départ du Chapieu Tessens
73210 Aime-la-Plagne
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Discover Tessens mountain!
DAY 1:
Set off from Le Chapieu, take the path going towards La Combe, cross the small bridge over the Nant de Tessens. At "Quatre Chemins", go towards Roche de Janatan. Admire the view at Roche de Janatan.
Then, follow the ridge to "Pointe du Col" then to Col de la Légette, Les Mouilles, Chalets des Veaux and Col des Tufs Blancs. Continue along Col des Génisses and Col de la Grande Combe to reach Le Cormet d’Arêches and La Coire refuge.
Make the most of your night in the refuge to recharge your batteries and enjoy a convivial moment.
The first day covers 11.2km and 930m elevation gain.

DAY 2:
For the second day, set off from La Coire refuge going towards Pointe de Combe Bénite via Col de Corne Noire. Take the track that winds up towards Crêt du Rey passing the Chalets du Cormet. Take the path to the right leaving Lac de la Gouille on your left. Continue towards the ridges in the direction of Col de Corne Noire then take the path that climbs to the ridge going towards La Pointe de Combe Bénite. Please note: steep-sided section!
Come back down via Lac de Guio, then follow Pra Plan passing under La Messe ridge. Continue towards La Rochassière and Le Chapelet to get back to Le Chapieu.
The second day of your escapade covers 11km and 550m elev. gain / 900m descent
Niveau difficulté
Level black - very hard
Data en openingstijden
From 15/06 to 30/09, daily.
Supervised refuge.
Reservation obligatory.

From 01/10 to 14/06, daily.
Refuge open but not supervised.
Inform the keeper.
Languages spoken
French
Characteristic
Elevation gain
1466 m
Descent
1477 m
Distance
22km
Type of itinerary
Circuit

Hike on Tessens mountain and Combe Bénite ridge with a night in a refuge

Départ du Chapieu Tessens
73210 Aime-la-Plagne