Le col de la Tourne et le lac de Gratalu

  • Pédestre
  • Level bue - easy
Track information
Elevation (m) : 1180
Distance (km) : 21.5
Wandering duration (days) : 2
- Departure/Arrival
- Point of interest
Circuit n° 1
In short
  • Type d'itinéraire :
    • Pédestre
  • Levels of sporting experience :
    • Level bue - easy
  • Pedestrian sports :
    • Pedestrian sports
    • Hiking itinerary
  • Period :
    • Autumn
    • Summer
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • Open year round

A high pass in a very special atmosphere between the back of the Aiguilles de la Grassaz and the red rocks. In the heart of the Vanoise National Park. You will find there with much attention, the smallest orchid of Europe: the dwarf orchis
Follow the GR5 towards the Col du Palet. Above the lake of La Plagne, you cross the plan de la Grassaz with a very small chalet. Then turn left on a steep climb towards the Col de la Tourne. Variation for the return: take a flat path that returns to the lake of Gratalu.

Difficulty: difficult (long) Overnight stay in a refuge recommended!



  • lac de Gratalu
  • orchis nain
  • aiguille de la Grassaz
  • aiguille de la Grassaz
  • aiguille de la Grassaz
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