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Champex to Le Châble

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Walk through small Swiss farming villages as you leave the TMB behind you 

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: June 03, 2022
Highest point
1,479 m
Lowest point
725 m

Rest stops

Gite Bon Abri

Safety information

Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains - always be prepared and carry appropriate clothing; warm as well as waterproof layers, hat and gloves etc. Please see your information pack for a detailed packing list.

Tips and hints

Food and Drink

Refreshments are available in the small mountain village of Sembrancher, outwith it there are no stops on the route.  

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
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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.

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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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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

This is a serious mountain hike at altitudes largely over 2000 m so please bring appropriate clothing – even if it’s a sunny morning the weather can change to rain or thunderstorms in the afternoon.  Bring plenty of food and water (at least 2 litres) for the day’s walk, along with waterproofs, warm layers and comfortable sturdy walking boots/shoes.  You may also wish to bring poles to help with balance, and the ascents and descents. 


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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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