Hike to Caillet

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc > Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
WalkAverage3.20 km3 h One way
9 Chemin de la Cascade
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Chemin de la Filiaz
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Dénivelé négatif (descente) : 566 m
Dénivelé positif (montée) : 566 m
Halfway between Chamonix and Montenvers, let yourself be transported to the small chalet of Caillet on the historic path leading to the Mer de Glace. From the Biollay parking lot, a few steps from the Montenvers station, go up towards the Planards business park. Take the 4x4 track. At the intersection, turn right towards Montenvers by Caillet. Continue the path through the woods, cross the railroad. By laces and a crossing, reach the Chalet de Caillet (1590 m) in about 1h30. Other itineraries are possible from Les Bois to Les Praz de Chamonix. Cross the bridge after the camping of the mer de glace. Leave your car on the parking. Continue on foot on your left. Pass the farms and take the forest path on your right. After 3 turns, cross the 4X4 track and continue the trail to the chalet. Count 1h30 of walk From the mer de glace: take the path that starts behind the glaciorium located next to the Hôtel du Montenvers. Reach the chalet in 1 hour. More information available at the Tourist Office, the High Mountain Office or in our trail guide. Warning: Trail conditions are subject to change, so please check before you leave. To take in the view, go up to the aiguille du midi with the cable car. On the way back, stop at the aiguille plan, cross the north balcony, climb to the signal then go down to the Montenvers hotel and join for a meal or a short break. Count on a good half day.

Your contact

Office de Tourisme de Chamonix
85 place du triangle de l'amitié
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

On the route

Train du Montenvers

Mer de Glace et train du Montenvers

Ski lift

Office de Tourisme de Chamonix