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Le Tour -> Bec de Lachat

Balme (Le Tour)


A trip to a rarely visited summit with stunning views of the neighbouring mountains.

Hiking Difficult

3.7 km
974 m
6 m
2-3 hrs
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
2.5 km
Le Tour -> Bec de Lachat Map

Bec de Lachat is a peak with stunning views of almost the entire northern massif. Because this peak is rarely visited you will be rewarded with awe and solitude.


Above the treeline, there will be no more markers. Instead, the route is marked with cairns. The first cairn is a few meters after the bivouac on your left, then another cairn at the crossroad that leads you to either the summit of Bec de Lachat or a viewing point of the Argentiere glacier.

From this cairn, the path becomes steeper and in some parts, a bit vegetated but the steps provide a good footing. This is the path that will lead you straight to the summit cross of Bec de Lachat.

To go down you reverse the route back to the bridge.

The total trip will take you approximately 3-4 hours.



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 October


  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike

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