Hike: Aiguillette des Houches

Hike: Aiguillette des Houches

At the very west of the Aiguilles Rouges mountain range

This hike leads to the top of the Aiguillette des Houches and requires a good level of fitness to endure long and intense efforts. About 7 hours walking (breaks included).

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This hike requires a booking from 9:30 to 16:00 (04:00 pm).
Lunch included (check the tab “lunch”).

Description

The Aiguillette des Houches in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

This hike to the Aiguillette des Houches starts from the lake of “les Gaillands” (check the tab “meeting point”). The first ascent to the Bellachat refuge is long and physical (about 2 hours). At the refuge, we will enjoy our lunch and admire the view towards the Mont-Blanc mountain range. Once we have recovered, we will be able to appreciate the beauty of the crest separating the Aiguillette du Brévent from the Aiguillette des Houches offering one of the most beautiful view towards the valley of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. On the way down, we will stop at the Chalets de Chailloux for a beverage before ending our hike at the Gaillands.

Here is the elevation profile to give you an idea:

aiguillette des houches elevation profile

Lunch

Ambition Outdoor provides snack for everyone

Depending of your diet, we can offer you three different menu:

  • Local sandwich: local ham, local cheese, butter, lettuce, tomatoes + crisps
  • Vegan sandwich: carrots, cucumber, olives, lettuce, tomatoes + crisps
  • Kids: a smaller local/ vegan sandwich + crisps + mixed fruit (apple)
  • Bellachat Refuge: a la carte (in option + €12/pers. – not n included in the tour)

Please, let me know your preference in the checkout text box.

Clothing

What you should wear for this hike

In the mountains, the weather can evolve quickly and change from one day to another. Therefore I invite you to download the  app MeteoFrance and set the location to “Chamonix-Mont-Blanc with the mountain pictogram.

Meeting Point

The Vert Hotel

Meet me at 9:30 am at the Vert Hotel at les Gaillands in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.

vert hotel chamonix-mont-blanc localisation