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La Joux- Lac Blanc - Lac des Chéserys - La Joux


Beautiful scenic hike with alpine lake views

Hiking Difficult

14 km
1.3 km
1.3 km
4-5 hrs
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
2.4 km
La Joux- Lac Blanc - Lac des Chéserys - La Joux Map

HIKE DETAILS Total distance is approx. 14km with 1,200m of altitude. We recommend camping the night at Lac des Cheserys and breaking up the hike. Camping is permitted between 7pm-9am.


BEGIN AT LA JOUX Start in the village of La Joux which can be reached by the North bound Mont Blanc Express Train.

Follow the path uphill and into the forest. Take a left turn at the first waterfall and continue following the signs to La Flégère. Upon reaching La Flégère you will see signs for Lac Blanc that will take you along the very scenic Grand Balcon Sud (Large Southern Balcony).

LAC BLANC The view at Lac Blanc is stunning, so grab a drink at the Refuge du Lac Blanc and enjoy. We both took a lovely (very) refreshing dip here too.

LAC DES CHESERYS Continue down the path to Lac des Cheserys, approx 30 minutes. We camped here for the night and watched an incredible sunset and sunrise.

FINISH AT LA JOUX The next day we headed down again, following the signs back to La Flégère and then following our steps back to the La Joux train stop.



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between June and September


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features

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