Hiking – Lake Lauvitel

The must-see in Oisans ! Access to the lake by a nice stroll in the National Parc des Ecrins. The itinerary winds along the huge rockslide that was at the orignin of the creation of the lake, but in a shady and bucolic atmosphere.

About : Hiking – Lake Lauvitel

Starting point: Hamlet of la Danchère
Elevation gain: 516 m
Duration There/Back: 3h
Distance: 5,9 km
Level: Easy

OBP n°5 (Oisans au Bout des Pieds) : trail n° 505, 506, 512
IGN TOP 25 n°3336 ET

From the Danchere car park, take the trail through the village (indicated as GR54.) At the end of the village, you have 2 options:the path on the right side of the river, ascends more gently and is more varied. The left side is more direct, climbing more steeply through the shaded forest. It’s one of the most beautiful places of the Oisans … at your arrival at the Lake you will be welcomed by marmots!


if you want to hike with your baby , the tourist office rents baby carriers

En bref

3 h 00

J+ : 516 m

5.9 km

Level bue - Medium

Map and GPX marking

Hiking – Lake Lauvitel

Getting There


From 01/05 to 30/10 : open daily.


Free of charge

Free access.

Location supplement

Hiking allows you to go to the hamlet of Danchère but also to continue to Lake Lauvitel