Discovery of the bivouac (Champsaur, Hautes-Alpes)

Duration : 2 days

France, Southern Alps

Level : easy

from 103 € / p. from 4 to 6 persons

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I propose you a hike dedicated to the discovery of bivouac in the Champsaur, in the heart of the Hautes-Alpes. This two half-day and one night outing is aimed at beginners, families and children from 6 years old who want to discover the activity and who are not especially great sportsmen! Indeed, the efforts are not violent and the differences in altitude are modest. The main thing is to have fun.

In addition to the fun aspect of this outing, this hike will allow you to be in touch with nature, to reconnect with the natural pleasure of "being in the mountains" and also to enjoy the magnificent Champsaurin landscapes under the sun of the Hautes-Alpes while walking at your own pace!

If you like this discovery of bivouac, I advise you to follow me on hiking and bivouac trips, from 2 to 4 days, in the Champsaur valley, around the Piniers or in the Taillefer massif.

I also recommend you, in autumn, this weekend of hiking and discovery of mushrooms in the Champsaur.


Meeting at the carpooling area of Pont de Frappe at 12.30pm where I will wait for you for the presentation of the trip and the last adjustments of your backpack. Then, departure for your hike. Be ready and dressed for this first day!

Proposal of stay #1:

D1: From Ancelle (1320m) to the old village of Faudon (2580m).
We start from the resort of Ancelle for a walk through the forest. We take advantage of regular stops to observe the flora and the forest environment, then we climb to the summit of Saint-Philippe (1666m) and we set up our bivouac a little lower in the old village of Faudon.
Positive altitude difference: 400 meters, negative altitude difference: 100 meters, 3 to 4 hours of walking.

D2: From the old village of Faudon to Ancelle.
We start towards the Auréous ridge and then the summit of Faudon where we will have a view to the Serre-Ponçon lake. From there we go back down to the village of Ancelle.
D+: 100m, D-: 400m, 3 to 4 hours of walking.
End of the stay and dispersion in Ancelle around12pm.

Proposal for stay #2 (with telemix supplement of about 7€):

D1: from the Roche Rousse plateau (2280m) to the big Estaris lake (2580m).
We leave from Orcières resort where we take advantage of the Roche Rousse cable car to reach the homonymous plateau and cross the mountain pasture in the direction of the Estaris lake.
D+: 400m, 3 to 4 hours of walking

D2: from the Estaris lake to the Roche Rousse plateau.
We leave to discover the lakes of Orcières.
D-: 400m, 3 to 4 hours of walking.
End of the stay and dispersion in Orcières around 12pm.

Important: Depending on the weather or for any other reason beyond my control, I may have to modify this program exceptionally. My local presence in the heart of the Champsaur and the Écrins allows me to respond as well as possible to these constraints without harming the interest of your stay.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain leader.
  • The ultra-light 2-seater tent, with sleeping bag, ground mattress and sleeping bag.
  • The kitchen kit: pan + stove + gas.
  • Your individual dishes (bowl, glass, cutlery).
  • If you have your own equipment (stove, tent, comforter, mattress) and you want to bring it, please inform me when you register.

The price does not include

  • Transport to and from the meeting place, 20 minutes drive from Gap and 2 hours from Grenoble.
  • A knife.
  • An airtight box if needed for picnics.
  • Snacks.
  • Drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


  • 2-seater tent.
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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