Clarée tour and Mont Thabor climb (Hautes-Alpes)

Duration : 6 days

France, Southern Alps

Level : from intermediate to advanced

from 757 € / p. from 4 to 8 persons

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I propose you to come to the Hautes-Alpes to discover one of the most beautiful alpine valleys by the beauty of its landscapes and the multitudes of lakes that it conceals.

North of Briançon, this 6-day itinerary goes from hut to hut to survey the Clarée valley and to climb Mont Thabor.

If you like multi-day treks, you can also follow me on one of the following itineraries:


D1: Névache - Cristol lake - Buffère hut.
We start by going up in the larch forests to reach the Cristol lake where we will have a break before reaching the Buffère chalets to spend the night.
Positive altitude difference: 750 meters, negative altitude difference: 300 meters, 5.5 hours of walking.

D2: Buffère hut - Ricou hut.
We head for the Col de Buffère to switch to the Serre Chevalier valley. We skirt around the Tête Noire to pass over the Col de Roche Noire, pass through the Chardonnet hut and reach the Ricou hut where we spend the night.
D+: 1200m, D-: 1150m, 7.5 hours of walking.

D3: Pic du Lac Blanc.
From the hut, we head for the Laramon and Serpent lakes. Then we reach the summit of Pic du Lac Blanc at the altitude of 2890 meters.
D+ and D-: 850m, 5 hours of walking.

D4: Ricou hut - Culla lake - Drayères hut.
A quieter day on a balcony trail with a short detour to Culla lake before reaching the Drayères hut.
D+: 500m, D-: 450m, 4 hours of walking.

D5: Drayères hut - Mont Thabor - Thabor hut.
The main stage of the tour takes us to the highest point of the trip: Mont Thabor at 3178 meters. After enjoying the magnificent panorama, we descend to the Thabor refuge.
D+: 1200m, D-: 850m, 7.5 hours of walking.

D6: Thabor hut - Névache.
This is our last day, with a leisurely start to reach the old Blanchet mine. We then head for the Col du vallon to descend into this wild valley and return to Névache.
D+: 700m, D-: 1500m, 6.5 hours of walking.

The price includes

  • Supervision by a mountain leader.
  • Half-board accommodation in the huts.
  • Picnics for lunch.

The price does not include

  • Transport to Névache, 30 minute drive from Briançon (possibility to pick you up at the train station in Briançon).
  • Picnic on the first day.
  • Snacks.
  • Drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


  • Mountain huts.
  • In dormitories.
Next departures :
  • To be confirmed
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