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Champex to Le Châble

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Distance 13.7 km
4:08 h
210 m
850 m
1,479 m
725 m
Leaving Champex the trail becomes as you leave the Tour du Mont Blanc. Your day begins with a gentle descent into the Orsiére Valley through small Swiss farming communities, such as Sembrancher, an attractive stone-walled village. This is an easy day ends at the valley capital of Le Châble. 
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Author
Minna Harshbarger
Update: July 12, 2019
Highest point
1,479 m
Lowest point
725 m

Start

Champex (1,468 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'575'508E 1'097'242N
DD
46.026275, 7.122366
DMS
46°01'34.6"N 7°07'20.5"E
UTM
32T 354680 5098680
w3w 
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Destination

Le Châble

Turn-by-turn directions

While these GPS tracks are provided in good faith they are not accurate turn by turn GPS tracks and may vary from the guidebook description and signage on the ground. They have been compiled using a combination of mapping software, imported GPS tracks from walking the trail on the ground and subsequent edits. Please use them as a general guide and use your judgement on the ground.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'575'508E 1'097'242N
DD
46.026275, 7.122366
DMS
46°01'34.6"N 7°07'20.5"E
UTM
32T 354680 5098680
w3w 
///emeralds.sensibly.chew
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Distance
13.7 km
Duration
4:08 h
Ascent
210 m
Descent
850 m
Highest point
1,479 m
Lowest point
725 m

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