Tour du Mont Blanc: Day 5 Variant / Extension

From the end of the Monte de la Saxe ridge, there is an option to extend the day slightly if you are hungry for more.

Hiking Difficult

Distance
7.7 km
Ascent
505 m
Descent
870 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
17˚
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Tour du Mont Blanc: Day 5 Variant / Extension Map

Description

Drop down to the collection of farm buildings that make up La Lichère and instead of continuing down to the Valley, turn southeast and climb up to the Col Entre deux Sauts (2524 metres) then descend northwards, past the Rifugio Bonatti (2026 metres) to Lavachey.

Difficulty

Difficult

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.

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