"La Haute Pointe" Hike

  • Level red – hard
  • Passage étroit avant le col de Chavannais (sur la variante de retour) avec une main courante.
Distance (km) : 13.6
Elevation (m) : 850
Daily duration (minutes) : 360
Hiking itinerary
- Departure/Arrival
- Point of interest
Circuit n° 1
Starting point: Pont de la Joux car park.
  • SITRA services :
    • Distance (km) 13.6
    • Elevation (m) 850
    • Daily duration (minutes) 360
  • References topoguides :
    • Cartoguide des itinéraires pédestres en vente à l'Office de Tourisme des Alpes du Léman (Bellevaux,Habère-Poche) 8 €.
  • Environment :
    • Forest location
    • Mountain location
The marmot area: hike in the heart of the hunting preserve, blooming with flowers with magnificent and varied scenery.
Nature and Heritage: the Alpine marmot comes from the same family as squirrels: the sciuridae. It lives at an altitude of between 1000m and 3000m in sun-soaked mountain pastures amongst the stones and scree. It mainly eats plants and drinks dew and water from plants. Listen out for its shrill cry to give the alarm when you’re approaching.
Route details: Soon after the Plan des Rasses (Alt. 1250), turn left to Chavan. A straight path takes you up to the forest, you go over a stream then continue through the clearing to Chavan chalet. Views of: Pointe de Chalune, Pointe de Chavasse and Haute-Pointe. From the chalet head towards Haute Pointe (sign) along a trail through the pastures which will lead you to a little watering hole. Follow the steep path slightly to your left up to Col de Chavan (alt. 1757m). Beneath you: Sommand. Opposite: Mont Blanc and the Aravis range. Then take the path on the right along the ridge to reach the summit of Haute Pointe.
Go back down the same route to Col de Chavan. Just before, go along the path on your left (not too sloped at the beginning) to the Combe de Chavannais then Col de Chavannais.
Go back down towards Charmettes chalets (steep slope). Before you reach the chalets, take a path on your right (barrier) to the foot of the stunning cliffs (Roc de la Tournette) then continue to Col des Follys. Go back to your starting point along the path opposite you and it will lead to Plan des Rasses in the Combe d'Herlionnaz.
Opening day(s)

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  • Services :
    • Motorhomes allowed
Equipment & Services
  • Leisure facilities :
    • Picnic area
  • Restaurants :
    • Restaurant
  • Parking :
    • Car park
  • Bathroom/toilets :
    • Public WC
  • Sommet de la Haute Pointe
  • Vue haute pointe
  • Roc de Chavannais
  • Sommet de la Hautre Pointe
Sommet de la Haute PointeVue haute pointeRoc de ChavannaisSommet de la Hautre Pointe
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