.0.00 km – At Montroc Train Station, standing parallel to the train track, and facing the tunnel, make your way onto the road on the right side of the train. You will see several parking spots. Walk down this road STRAIGHT ON in the direction of the tunnel.
0.10 km – As you approach the tunnel BEAR RIGHT onto the Via des Cutes. This soon changes into a small walking path and veers to your left.
0.55 km – BEAR LEFT, following signs to Tré-le-Champ.
0.60 km – BEAR LEFT, passing by some traditional houses. Here you will see the very first of many views of the snowy peaks, including Mont Blanc.
0.70 km – At the T-intersection, TURN RIGHT, following sign for the Col des Montets.
0.90 km – Ignore paths to your left and walk STRAIGHT ON. When you come to a main road, BEAR RIGHT and follow this road in the direction of the Col des Montets for approximately 100 meters until you see a walking path next to the road.
1.00 km - BEAR RIGHT on a walking path that runs parallel to the road.
1.10 km – You will see two walking paths. BEAR LEFT, taking the lower path, which will lead you to a parking area.
1.20 km – Walk through the parking area back towards the main road. Cross the road to where you see a footpath and walk STRAIGHT ON, following signs to Lac Blanc and La Flégère.
1.30 km – Immediately after you pass a wooden information board, BEAR RIGHT as you begin to ascend.
1.40 km – BEAR LEFT on the inclining paths, following signs to Lac Blanc and La Flégère.
1.70 km – Keep following the upper path and BEAR LEFT, following signs to Lac Blanc and La Flégère.
2.20 km – There is a nice viewpoint here just off the path to your left. Continue STRAIGHT ON up the mountain when you are ready to continue.
3.50 km – This is another great place for a photo. TURN RIGHT and continue on the same path, walking along the edge of the mountain.
3.80 km - Ignore a small path on your right and continue STRAIGHT ON, following the main path. Be careful, because the path soon leads over a group of boulders which can be loose, so make sure to keep your balance and keep your eyes peeled for the safest route.
4.80 km – The path splits in two here. CONTINUE STRAIGHT on the main path, ignoring a path that veers upwards to your right. This route will take you right along the edge of the mountain and will give you great views of the surrounding landscapes.
5.00 km – At the signpost, TURN RIGHT, following signs for Lac Blanc.
5.20 km – At a large wooden signpost, TURN LEFT, continuing your climb.
5.70 km – Continue STRAIGHT ON to walk around the lake. There is also a path on your right, which will also take you around the lake, but you will get better views if you continue straight on.
5.90 km – TURN RIGHT up the mountain when you see a small signpost and where the lake turns into a small stream.
6.10 km – There are some narrow ladders that you must navigate to continue your walk. Be extremely careful when you climb this ladder.
6.40 km – Congratulations, you’ve made it to Lac Blanc. Don’t worry, from now on it’s mostly downhill! Enjoy a nice picnic by the lake, with beautiful views over Mont Blanc.
6.40 km – When you are ready to continue, find the path you came on and follow it until you find a bridge with a signpost to La Flégère. TURN LEFT and cross the bridge. There may be some snow here early on in the season, so be careful with your footing.
6.50 km – TURN LEFT, following a path that leads downwards and ignore the path going up.
6.60 km – BEAR RIGHT to continue onto La Flégère. Don’t forget that there is a nice lookout point here!
6.80 km – At the signpost, follow the directions for La Flégère and continue STRAIGHT ON.
7.00 km – TURN LEFT, following the direction to La Flégère. In this descent there will oftentimes be several different paths which merge and then separate from one another. If ever in doubt, look for large piles of rocks that are meant to signify the way.
8.60 km – After a small house you will come up to a signpost with an arrow pointing to Lac Blanc – where you just came from. BEAR LEFT here and follow the path down.
8.80 km – You will see La Flégère in the distance – there are multiple routes up to it, which you will be able to see. For the easiest and most accessible way TURN LEFT and follow the path upwards.
9.30 km – You have arrived at La Flégère, unfortunately, the cable car is not operating in summer 2019. Continue to Planpraz cable car for the descent.
9.30 km – Continue STRAIGHT ON with the restaurant on your left. lk on the left hand side of the cable car and you will see a small path. BEAR LEFT on this path and ahead you will see the trail. Follow this for about 100 meters.
9.50 km – You will get to a fork in the path. Follow the path leading up and BEAR RIGHT, following signs for Via Des Evettes.
10.30 km – Continue STRAIGHT ON, ignoring a path on your right that leads upwards.
10.40 km – Continue STRAIGHT ON on the main path.
10.50 km – Where the track bends upwards to your right, BEAR LEFT and you will see a path. It can be slightly unclear, so make sure to look out for rockpiles to help guide you to the path.
11.40 km – Take either of these paths, they are one and the same.
11.50 km – When you get to a crossroads, continue STRAIGHT ON, following the sign for the Croisement du Sentier.
11.70 km – At the crossroads, continue STRAIGHT ON, following the sign for Planpraz.
12.40 km – TURN LEFT here and you will see Planpraz in the distance.
12.40 km – Immediately thereafter, there is a small walking path that diverts from the main road. BEAR RIGHT to follow this path.
12.80 km – Continue STRAIGHT ON, following the sign for Planpraz.
13.30 km – Ignore the left turn and walk STRAIGHT ON.
13.40 km – Follow the path STRAIGHT ON as you continue to climb up towards Planpraz.
13.50 km – Continue STRAIGHT ON, and you will slowly start to see Planpraz in front of you.
14.00 km – Walk around the Telecabines. Remember this is not Planpraz, this is another Telepherique (La Parsa). Make sure to walk all the way around it towards a large clearing.
14.40 km – BEAR RIGHT and follow a path that descends. At the crossroads, continue STRAIGHT ON down this path as it descends for another 300 meters or so until you reach the Planpraz Cable Car. If you are confused which cable car to take, make sure you ask a member of staff and they will make sure that you take the right cable car.
14.90 km - From here you can take the cable car directly back into the heart of Chamonix.