- Accessible by public transport
- Panorama / belvedere
After a short gondola ride from Haute-Nendaz to Tracouet, take the path which runs along the 'Lac Noir' on the right. The ascent to reach the 'Dent de Nendaz' is via a mountain path. On arrival at 2'461 metres above sea level, next to the cross, take some time to admire the view over the lake and the surrounding mountains.
Follow the path slightly downhill along a steep ridge before going back up to the 'Pointe de Balavaux' in order to reach the 'Basso d'Alou' Pass. Once on the pass, follow the path which zigzags down towards Prarion/Balavaux. This technical descent through the rhododendrons takes you to a small dirt road, among hundred year old Larch trees. Follow this path until you reach the mountain pastures and the 'Balavaux' mountain cabin.
From the cabin, the return towards Tracouet is via the dirt road. Follow the path below the cabin which leads you into the forest. Once you reach the Jean-Pierre cross follow the path which leads you to Tracouet.