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Day 3: cabane St-Laurent - Chalet des Alpes-44117
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Day 3: cabane St-Laurent - Chalet des Alpes

Distance: 17.4 km
Download your trail (alternative by the Basso d'Alou)

Walk along the edge of the lac de Cleuson, with its turquoise-coloured waters, and continue in the direction of Siviez (1733 m). Go up to Plan du Fou (2436 m). Reach Tracouet (2200 m), passing by the famous Dent de Nendaz (2463 m) and profit from a magnificent panorama of the lac Noir, the Alps and the Rhône valley (difficult and/or vertiginous passage). You also have the option of sitting down for a meal at the restaurant of Tracouet. The departure of the panoramic path is just in front of it (itinerary of 45 minutes). Admire the Larch trees of the Balavaux pastures which include over 250 trees aged between 300 and 800 years of which some are classed among the biggest in Europe. You can buy some sérac (fresh cheese) from the pasture opposite the Balavaux Cabin. Descend as far as the Chalet des Alpes (1826 m).

Warning! The ridge linking the Plan du Fou to the Dent de Nendaz includes some more technical passages, of which one is especially equipped with a rope. It is not recommended to those who suffer from vertigo and/or not physically fit. It is possible to avoid this passage by going above the Plan du Fou and passing via the Basso d’Alou.

Chalet des Alpes information

  • The evening meal is served at 7pm
  • Slippers available
  • Accepts payment by cash and by card
  • Electricity available
  • Showers available
  • Dogs not permitted
  • Open from the 27 June until the 30 August and from Friday to Sundy in September 2020
  • Contact: +41 (0) 27 289 52 89

Duration 6h20
Ascension 823 m
Descent 1483 m
Highest point 2485


Route de la Télécabine 1
1997 Haute-Nendaz
+41 27 289 55 89 |
Mon - Fri | 09:00-12:00 14:00-18:00
Sat | 09:00-12:30 13:30-17:30
Sun | 09:00-14:00