Lac Blanc du Galibier / Lac de la Ponsonnière

Lac Blanc du Galibier / Lac de la Ponsonnière

  • Distance 16.9km
  • Altitude maximum 2711m
  • Altitude minimum n/c
  • Marche 06h30
  • Dénivelé positif 850m
  • Dénivelé négatif 850m
  • Commune de départ Valloire
  • Nature du terrain Cailloux / Non adapté aux poussettes / Rocher / Terre


During this hike you can discover the Lac des Cerces and observe sumptuous flora and fauna.

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When hiking, there are a few things you can do to make your experience safer and more enjoyable. Walking poles (even on roads) improve balance in icy conditions, crampons provide grip, and regular hydration is essential.

Carry a water bottle and snacks to keep your energy up. Protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen and sunglasses. Don't forget binoculars to add a touch of observation to your adventure.
Finally, check weather conditions and avalanche risks before you set off. Inform someone of your itinerary, as communication may be limited. These small adjustments will help you make the most of your getaway.


- The routes you take are your own responsibility. You must choose a route adapted to your physical and technical capacity. If in doubt, do not hesitate to contact mountain professionals.

- Find out about the weather conditions before your departure.

- Be properly equipped to practice hiking in complete safety and deal with the vagaries of the weather.

- Tell someone if you are leaving alone and prefer a morning departure so as not to be surprised by the night.

Guidebook with maps/step-by-step

Start: Plan Lachat parking lot. 1 - Take the trail for 2km to Les Mottets. 2 - Immediately after Les Mottets, take a small path on the right which joins the balcony path to Lac des Cerces. 3 - Leave the lake on your left to reach the Col de la Ponsonnière. 4 - Lac Blanc is below on the right. Return by the same route.

Lac Blanc du Galibier / Lac de la Ponsonnière