Lac du Charvin

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Lac du Charvin, a natural high altitude lake, located at an altitude of about 2000m.
This natural lake is located in a magnificent cirque at the foot of Mont Charvin. It is a unique place, which requires protective measures.

Climb a little more towards the Goenne ridge and you will come across a beautiful view of the Mont Blanc and Beaufortain mountains.

Meet our mountaineers in summer and come back with a good cheese from our mountains. 2 mountain pastures are located on this path:
The Aulp of Fier d'En Haut
Aulp De Fier d'En Bas
Please respect the parks and fences, making sure to close it behind you.

When you arrive at Lac du Charvin, we recommend that you go as far as the ridge of the Aravis range to get a view of Savoie, which lies behind our range, and Mont Blanc.

Starting point :
Park in the Sous l'Aiguille car park, following the hamlet La Charmette from the village of Manigod.

4h30 A / R


Departure altitude:
1495 m

Arrival altitude:
2011 m

Carto reference:
Tournette-Bornes Aravis

Accessibility strollers:

Type of trail:
Earth / Pebbles

Hiking level:
600 to 1,200 m of vertical drop, 4 to 8 hours of walking: sporty hike
300 to 600 m vertical drop, 2 to 4 hours of walking: family hike

Paint and panel marking.
Période(s) d'ouverture(s)From 05/15 to 11/30 : open daily.
General information
  • Mountains :
    • Mountain
  • nature miscellaneous :
    • Viewpoint
  • Water :
    • Mountain lake
Equipment, Services
  • Parking :
    • Car park
Lac du Charvin
Sous l'Aiguille
Phone : +33 4 50 44 92 44
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Lac du Charvin
Sous l'Aiguille
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.830354
Longitude : 6.41829