Vallaisonnay Tour

Champagny en Vanoise

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Tour de la Vallaisonnay
Parking Laisonnay d'en bas
73350 Champagny-en-Vanoise
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The Tour of Vallaisonnay gives you the opportunity to reconnect with mother nature. Exceptional panoramic views over the highest peaks of the massif, large animals and alpine flowers will be part of your hike. A hike to remember.
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The Refuge de Plaisance is closed from 30/05/22 to 15/09/22 for works.
The Col du Palet Refuge is exceptionally closed for lack of water.
Thank you for your understanding.
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Duration : 11 hours.

Warning: this hike is intended for sporty people, able to walk for 8 hours.


Families or people who don't want to do the whole tour can go hiking 2 or 3 days. Don't forget to book in advance your night(s) in refuge(s).
Start hiking by climbing up the path heading up along the Py waterfall. At the top of the waterfall, the trail keeps running along the stream.

After 2 hours hiking, you get up to the Plaisance refuge (alt. 2160 m). The path goes up quietly towards the Plan Séry pass.
Keep walking along the marked trail after the Plan Séry until you get to a junction (alt. 2320 m) and take a path on the right heading to the Palet pass which overlooks Lake La Plagne. You reach the GR5 once you get to Grassaz.

Walk along for 350 m then turn towards the Grassaz pass. You walk not far from Lake Verdet and see Lake Grattaleu.
Once you get to the pass, you can begin walking down by heading to the hamlet "Laisonnay". On this trail, you'll see the Park rangers' chalet, the alpine chalet of Plan du Sel and the Glière refuge.
Niveau difficulté
Level red – hard
Prices
Free access.
Opening
From 01/06 to 30/09.

Subject to favorable weather.
Characteristic
Elevation gain
1600 m
Descent
1600 m
Distance
21.3km
Type of itinerary
Circuit

Vallaisonnay Tour

Parking Laisonnay d'en bas
73350 Champagny-en-Vanoise