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Thabor's Refuge & Mont Thabor

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  • Randonnée vers le Mont-Thabor à Valfréjus
    Randonnée vers le Mont-Thabor à Valfréjus
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It is a nice and pleasant hike through the alpine pastures to the Thabor hut at 2490m, where you can spend the night before reaching the summit of Mount Thabor at 3178m. The panorama is fantastic over Italy, the Hautes-Alpes, the Ecrins, La Vanoise...
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Distance 23.6 km
8:19 h
1,300 m
1,300 m
3,085 m
1,906 m
From the Lavoir (washhouse) car park, take the GR5 hiking trail until you reach the fork at Lauze dam, and go left. Cross the Replanette Pass (a virgin statue and 3 chalets) and continue to the Vallée Etroite Pass, then go right to reach the Thabor refuge. The next day, to get to Mount Thabor, backtrack to go over the Vallée Etroite Pass to the other side of the mountain, staying on the highest path on the right, towards Peyron Lake, Méandes Pass, the Calvary and the Chapel.

It is essential to have an Ordnance Survey (IGN) map to follow the itinerary to the top of Mount Thabor.
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Highest point
3,085 m
Lowest point
1,906 m
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APIDAE tourism data updated on 28/07/2022 by "Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise".
Spotted an error? Write to a.carboni@cchmv.fr with the following information:
File name: Refuge du Thabor et Mont Thabor | Record identifier: 5357431 | URL (link) for this Outdooractive page.

Start

Parking du Lavoir (1,906 m)
Coordinates:
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45.148620, 6.634440
DMS
45°08'55.0"N 6°38'04.0"E
UTM
32T 314040 5002182
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Parking du Lavoir

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Coordinates

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45.148620, 6.634440
DMS
45°08'55.0"N 6°38'04.0"E
UTM
32T 314040 5002182
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Black itinerary n°11

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Map and Booklet "Balades et Randonnées Haute Maurienne Vanoise" (sold 4 € at the Tourist Office)

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
23.6 km
Duration
8:19 h
Ascent
1,300 m
Descent
1,300 m
Highest point
3,085 m
Lowest point
1,906 m
Summit route Flora and fauna Geological highlights Botanical highlights Healthy climate Out and back Scenic

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