Hiking and bivouac in the Taillefer (Isère)

Duration : 3 days

France, Southern Alps

Level : difficult

from 291 € / p. from 4 to 6 persons

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If there is a wild and secluded mountain range, it is this Taillefer massif. Solitude is guaranteed and hikers are rare. It is however the assurance of meeting a preserved and authentic mountain, almost exclusively crossed in summer by the numerous sheep and some shepherds.

This trekking in Isère is for good hikers capable of making a daily effort for about 8 hours. The solitude of the place, the difference in altitude and the length of the itinerary make it a long distance hike that a beautiful summit (the Taillefer at 2857 meters) and a plateau of lakes will punctuate.

Do you like hiking with bivouac? Why not also discover the Champsaur valley or make the  tour of the Piniers this way?


D1: From the combe Oursière parking (1690m) to the lac de l'Agneau (2029m).
Meeting in the morning at 7am at the combe Oursière parking lot on the D114E 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 and with your first day picnic !
We cross a mineral scenery to start a climb towards the Petit Taillefer (2663m) and then towards the summit of the Taillefer (2857m). We finally reach the plateau of the lakes to set up our bivouac near the Lac de l'Agneau.
Positive altitude difference: 1200 meters, negative altitude difference: 800 meters, distance of 8,91km, 6 to 7 hours of walking.

D2: From the Agneau lake (2029m) to the Fourchu lake (2073m).
We head off-trail to the summit of Grand Galbert where a breathtaking view awaits us. We take the ridge of the cime de Chalvine to the col de l'Aiguille, then we set up our bivouac near the Fourchu lake at the foot of the Taillefer.
D+: 700m, D-: 700m, distance of 10,74km, 6 to 7 hours walking.

D3: From the Fourchu lake (2073m) to the Combre Oursière parking (1690m).
We take full advantage of this last day by heading towards the lake of Poursollet to reach the parking of the departure. We stop on our way at the Cunay lake and the Claret lake.
End of the stay and dispersion at the parking lot at the latest around 4pm.
D+: 700m, D-: 700m, distance of 6km, 4 to 5 hours walking.

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.
  • 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.
  • Your individual dishes (bowl + glass + cutlery, preferable folding dishes).
  • An airtight box if needed for picnics.
  • Snacks.
  • 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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