Trekking from the Etendard to the Aiguilles d'Arves (Savoie, Maurienne)

Duration : 6 days

France, Northern Alps

Level : intermediate

from 540 € / p. from 4 to 12 persons

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On the borders of Savoie with Isere and Hautes-Alpes, the Arvan-Villards Massif offers landscapes and very contrasting atmospheres. The Belledonne Massif, the Grandes Rousses Massif and the Aiguilles d'Arves Massif make it up harmoniously.

From the villages and their hamlets, this hike through pastures will take you to the gates of the high mountains: that of the Etendard glacier and the famous Aiguilles d'Arves. Wherever you are, 360-degree landscapes offer breathtaking views.

On the paths, each time with privileged itineraries, you will discover all the naturalistic and patrimonial riches of this massif in the company of a qualified hiking guide.


D1: Glandon Pass - Mont Froid - Nicolas Lake - Etendard refuge.

D2: Etendard refuge - North Lakes Pass - Balme chalets - Pré-Plans.
Overnight in yurt or cottage.

D3: Pre-Plans - Ornon Pass - Les Chambons - Entraigues.
Night in bed and breakfast.

D4: Entraigues - Belleville (by Pré Coton) - Montrond - La Villette.
Night in a cottage.

D5: La Villette - Mollard d'Albiez - Pré Naret - alpine chalet of La Croë.
Night in tent (comfortable, sleeping bags provided).

D6: alpine chalet of La Croë - Basse de Gerbier - chalet - Le Chalmieu.
Return by taxi.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the hiking guide
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Tourist taxes
  • Eventual transfers (bus, taxi ...) during the trek
  • Luggage transport, except for D1 (night at the Etendard refuge): participants will have to provide personal effects for 2 days of hiking.

The price does not include

  • Transport from your home to the place of departure
  • Drinks
  • Everything not speficied in "The price includes"


  • Lodge, refuge and tent
Next departures :

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

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