Haute-Vanoise / Sana: between two valleys (Savoie)

Duration : 4 days

France, Northern Alps

Level : regular walker

from 475 € / p. from 4 to 8 persons

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This itinerant hike / trek that I propose to you between 1900 and 3400 meters of altitude or more is an exclusivity!

On the program of this route located in Savoie: high mountains and preserved alpine meadows in the heart of the famous Vanoise National Park, splendour of an area little frequented except by ibexes, chamois and other species of our mountains, glacial lakes and grandiose panoramas while climbing several beautiful summits (Pierre Brune, Pointe de la Sana, Pointe de Bézin and Pointe de la Met).

Go for an original trek with multiple facets, with a view of high walls such as the Grande Casse or Méan Martin and of the high peaks of the Maurienne valley.

Accommodation is in pleasant refuges. You only have to carry your personal belongings during those 4 days of trekking.


D1: Climb to the Pointe du Grand Pré (3059m).
Departure from the car park of Le Manchet (Val d'Isère) at 1910m.
Progressive ascent towards the Charvet mountain pastures, off-trail, to reach the Pointe du Grand Pré. Descent to the lakes of Leisse and Nettes then to the Leisse hut (2487m).
Differences in altitude: +1150m, -575m.

D2 : Col and Pointe de Pierre Brune (3196m) for the more experienced.
Then descent by a chamois trail from the grassy slopes of Le Charbonnnier to reach the refuge de la Femma (2352m).
Differences in altitude: +710m, -850m.

D3 : Ascent of the Pointe de la Sana (3436m) by beautiful grassy slopes then a more mineral atmosphere at the Sana glacial lake. Descent through the Barmes de l'ours and the Col de la Rocheure to the Fond des Fours hut (2537m) by small magical glacial lakes.
Differences in altitude: +1084m, -575m.

D4 : Ascent of the Pointe de la Met (3041m) to admire the Mauienne valley through the Bézin valley.
Return via the Grand Fond and the Col de la Calabourdane, to end our trip by going down to the Manchet car park.
Differences in altitude: +830m, -1457m.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain leader.
  • Food and accomodation with full board during the trek.
  • Collective equipment.

The price does not include

  • Drinks and personal expenses.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Showers in the refuge.
  • Journeys to and from the place of accommodation.
  • Multi-risk insurance / cancellation / search and rescue costs / assistance / repatriation / interruption of stay.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


  • Mountain huts.
Next departures :

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

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