Panoramic views from the Lac Blanc de Termignon hike in Vanoise National Park, France
Panoramic views from the Lac Blanc de Termignon hike in Vanoise National Park, France

Le Lac Blanc de Termignon hike

Vanoise National Park
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Le Lac Blanc de Termignon hike

Distance: 2.1mi
Elevation: 974ft
Time: 1.5-2h

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The hike to Le Lac Blanc de Termignon is a wonderful family hike in the alpine pastures of Vanoise National Park. Do not be fooled by the lack of distance, this short hike offers a beautiful panoramic view on the Dent Parrachée and can be combined with a visit to the Refuge du Lac Blanc.

Le Lac Blanc de Termignon Hike Map

Getting there

From Termignon, take the D1006 in the direction of Lanslebourg. Turn left onto the D126 in the direction of Bellecombe. Drive for 6.2mi and park your car in the parking lot called Coêtet.

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When to do

June - Fall

Backcountry Campsites

Yes, close to the refuge

Toilets

Yes, at the refuge

Family friendly

Yes

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

High

Route Type

Out and back


Le Lac Blanc de Termignon
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Route Description for Le Lac Blanc de Termignon

From the parking lot, follow the sign towards Lac Blanc. The path takes you through beautiful alpine pastures.

If you are hiking fast, in approximately 40 minutes you will reach the Lac Blanc. If you have new hikers with you it could take up to 90 minutes. This hike is worth it. This is a really easy path with steady, but not extreme elevation gain, making it ideal for young families. While this is a great family hike, it’s not suitable for strollers! Your little ones will be very pleased with themselves for making this wonderful hike.

Once at Lac Blanc, you will find yourself facing a beautiful panoramic view of Dent Parrachée (12129ft), and on the gorges of the Doron. You can have a look around the lake, hike to the Refuge du Lac Blanc, or explore the lakes of Bellecombe, if you continue above Lac Blanc for 30 more minutes. Frankly, we think the best thing to do is enjoy a lunch on the banks of the lake and take in the beauty of this wonderful place!

Follow the same itinerary for the way down.

Insider Hints

  • During the summer you can take a shuttle bus to the parking lot of Bellecombe. Take the path on the left side and follow the direction Refuge du Lac Blanc. The lake is below the refuge. 5-20 minutes of hiking.

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martijnvd 2 years ago

A very relaxed, but beautiful short hike. Lac Blanc is stunning. Come early on a week day to have the lake to yourself. The morning light is also much better if you want to take photographs.

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Matilda86 2 years ago

Very popular lake, breathtaking landscape and magnificent views on the trail

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Mina P. 2 years ago

Amazing view of the lake. You can go and have a picnic at the lake. Memorable hike for my family.

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TeddyBear 2 years ago

Great place, relaxing landscape and friendly people. I will come back for sure

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Rolando Acciaio 2 years ago

One of the most beautiful lakes in the park, recommended it!

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Abraham W. 2 years ago

Beautiful place to relax and unwind. Would recommend it if you haven't been there yet.

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Arjean M. 2 years ago

A short trail that offers a panoramic view of the surroundings. Great view of the lake.

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Felix Legrand 2 years ago

splendid landscape and we had our lunch on the lake

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Cole Anx. 2 years ago

I was blown away by this place! I don't know if there is any other place like this on this planet...

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Villon H. 3 years ago

One of my all-time favorite views. The weather was awesome too.

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