This is the complete list of stages between the refuges, allow between 4 and 7 days. It is possible to combine them depending on your level of fitness and the weather :


Day 1 :  La Grave cable car - > Refuge de la Selle via the Col de la Lauze (3568m),  40m+

Day 2 :  Refuge de la Selle - > Refuge du Chatelleret, via the Col du Replat (3335m), 700m+

Day 3 : Refuge du Chatelleret - > Refuge Planchard via the Col de la Casse Déserte (3483m), 1300m+

Day 4 :  Ref. Planchard - > Ref. de l’Alpe or Chamoissière via the Pointe Brevoort (3765m),  700m+

Day 5 : Refuge de l’Alpe or Chamoissière - > Refuge des Ecrins via the Pic Neige Cordier (3614m), 1500m+

Day 6 : Refuge des Ecrins - > Refuge du Glacier Blanc via the Dôme des Ecrins (4015m), 900m+

Day 7 : Refuge du Glacier Blanc - >Monêtier les Bains via the Dômes de Monêtier (3478m),  1200m+


(***: The access routes leaving the different refuges open progressively during the last two weeks of March, get in touch with the refuge hosts for more up-to-date details.)