Circular Hike around the Tete de Bostan – Hard Rating

hike around tete de bostan

This is a full days hike for the fit and able.  The views are awe inspiring and includes some easy scrambling for a bit of a challenge.   You can either drive to the start or get the E bus to the end of the Vallee de la Manche.

Please make sure you take plenty of water as there are no water stops on most of the route.  The walk is signed and is on clearly defined paths but you must have a good quality walking map with you.  This is about an 8 hour hike, so make sure you set off early so you have enough light to complete the circular route.  Only go if you are sure that the weather will be good all day.

Route Outline

Park or walk to the Refuge de Chardonierre

From the refuge take the path leading to Pass de Latte(a dotted red line on the map).  This is steep challenging route up an exposed face and requires scrambling skills.


At the top of the pass turn left to the summit the Tete de Bostan at 2400 metres.

Tete de Bostan

Then carry on the path down the backside of the Tete following signs to Refuge de Bostan

Take the path to the right down the valley toward Samoens / Refuge de Bostan


The path will split to the right signed to the Refuge de Bostan

At the refuge continue on the right to circle round to the Refuge de Golese


At the Refuge de Golese you will see a substantial track leading back to the Refuge Chardonierre


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