Glacier trekking on the Brèche de la Meije in the Écrins from the Refuge du Châtelleret (2 days)

Join this 2-day glacier trekking trip on the Brèche de la Meije, in the Écrins massif, along IFMGA-certified guide Pierre, staying at the Châtelleret hut.




Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Private and Group


  • Go on a glacier trekking trip suitable for beginner mountaineers

  • Learn how to walk on ice and snow, using crampons and ice axe

  • Climb along an experienced IFMGA-certified guide


We invite you to join us on a 2-day glacier trek on the Brèche de la Meije glacier in the Écrins, staying at the Refuge du Châtelleret. Glacier trekking is the activity that connects hiking and the high mountain world, a key skill you need if you want to venture yourself into more challenging mountaineering trips.

The Brèche de la Meije (3357 m) is a glaciated high mountain pass in the Écrins Massif, in the Écrins National Park in Savoie. La Meije (3983m) is the second highest montain of the massif.

This glacier hiking trip is suitable for beginner mountaineers, however you must have a good fitness level, practicing a regular activity. You need to be able to walk more than four hours on high mountain terrain, carrying a light bag.

You will be tied with a rope to a guide and equipped with crampons and ice axe. During this tour, we will cross glaciers and passes together, to climb an easy summit or access a new refuge.

We willl be spending one night at the Chatelleret refuge, a large stone house, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. Next day we will  have lunch at the Promontoire refuge.

So if you want to join us on this glacier hiking tour, just contact us and book your place! Come join us in the Écrins for a great mountain experience!

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Price per person

Group of 1
287 EUR

Group of 2
287 EUR

Group of 3
287 EUR

Group of 4
287 EUR

Group of 5
287 EUR

Group of 6
287 EUR

Group of 7
287 EUR

Group of 8
287 EUR


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
 The price includes: half board at the Chatelleret Refuge and lunch at Promontoire, guiding fee, group equipment (ropes and belay equipment) // The price does not include: drinks, personal insurance.


  • Day 1Châtelleret Refuge (2225m)

    In the afternoon, you will meet your guide at the Châtelleret Refuge. Ascent: 400 m. Overnight at the Châtelleret refuge (2225 m).

  • Day 2Promontoire refuge - Breche de la Meije

    Very early, we will departure towards the Promontoire refuge and Breche de la Meije glacier. Lunch at the Promontoire refuge. Down to La Bérarde in the afternoon. Elevation gain: 1125m. Negative altitude difference: 1557 m.


Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required



Châtelleret Refuge

More info

Required Equipment: Cramponable shoes, harness, helmet (can be provided by the guides' office), 30 liter backpack, ice ax and light crampons.


About the Guide


Former ski resort manager, my passion for mountain wilderness has led me to become a Guide 20 years ago. Since then, I have had the same pleasure guiding to iconic summits. As La Bérarde Guides' office President, Les Ecrins are among my favorite destinations for skiing, climbing and moutaineering all year around.

I will enjoy very much guiding you in a matter of discovery, pedagogy and security on the highest summits in the Alpes. Look forward to meeting you !



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