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The Tour des Aiguilles Rouges in Chamonix & the Aiguilles Rouges

A short, nice trek facing the big summits of Europe, including the Mont Blanc. The trekking days are short, but the panorama is exceptional. 4 days of trekking between 1000m and 3100m of altitude, with the option of climbing the Mont Buet, also called the Lady's Mont Blanc!

The Tour of the Aiguilles Rouges is a summer trek. Perfect for short holidays, or in preparation for a longer trek or as acclimatization, this excursion will be an amazing experience. Another plus: it isn't as crowded as the Tour of Mont Blanc.

You'll be snapping your camera away at the Mont Blanc, as well as the Aiguilles Rouges, the valley of Diosaz, and, from the summit of Mont Buet (3096m), the highest point of the trek, you'll have an amazing 360 degree vantage point.

This trek is a way to pack in a breathtaking amount of impressive views into a short period of time.

The route is a little demanding, sometimes airy, and at high altitude. There will possibly be sections on snow on Mont Buet. We do not advise this route for beginners, but for hikers who already have some mountain knowledge. However if you do not feel fully confident but still want to have a go, hire an Independent trek leader to assist you.

IGN Maps you can acquire in Chamonix for the route: IGN Top 25 3531ET, 3530ET and 3630OT . The whole of the route is marked G.R. but you should have some navigation skills.

Day 1: Argentière -> Col des Montets -> Refuge Lac Blanc
Day 2: Lac Blanc -> Le Brévent -> Refuge Bellachat
Day 3: Le Brévent -> Col d'Anterne -> Refuge Moede Anterne
Day 4: Col d'Anterne -> Le Buet -> Argentière

A very nice trail to be experienced once in your life. Let us help you find an International Trekking or Mountain Leader to guide you through all your Chamonix trails.

The Aiguilles Rouges Trail

The Trail des Aiguilles Rouges is a trail running competition that takes place in the Chamonix Valley (Aiguilles Rouges massive), in September, every year.

It's a +- 50km race, with +/- 4000m of altitude gain and it must be completed in less than 13 hours. Visit here our dedicated page to the Chamonix Trail des Aiguille Rouges.