Back hike

Tour du Thabor (6 days)

Mont Thabor - K.Mandray

The Tour du Thabor is a cross-border itinerary linking the Maurienne Valley, the Haut Val de Suze and the Clarée. This hike of average difficulty allows you to discover varied landscapes thanks to the passage of passes and changes of valleys.


DAY 1 : Valmeinier (1500m) - Refuge des Marches (2183 m)
Ascent + : 1225 m
Difference in altitude - : 542 m
Duration : 5h (without break)
Wild and aerial itinerary that ends in beauty with a 360° panorama on the Maurienne valley and the Massif des Ecrins.

DAY 2 : Refuge des Marches (2183 m) - Refuge du Thabor (2502 m)
Difference in altitude : 604 m
Difference in altitude - : 297 m
Duration : 3h15 (without break)

DAY 3 : From the Thabor refuge (2502 m) - The barns of the Vallée Etroite (1765 m) with ascent of the Mont Thabor (3178 m)
Ascent + : 676 m
Difference in altitude - : 1313 m
Duration : 7h (excluding break time)

DAY 4 : Les granges de la Vallée Etroite (1765 m) - Névache (1600 m)
Ascent + : 406 m
Difference in altitude - : 571 m
Duration : 5h15 (without break)

DAY 5 : From Névache (1600 m) - Refuge des Drayères (2170 m)
Ascent + : 917 m
Difference in altitude - : 437 m
Total duration of the trip : 5h45 excluding break time

DAY 6 : Refuge des Drayères (2170 m) - Valmeinier 1500
Ascent + : 624 m
Difference in altitude - : 1304 m
Total duration of the trip : 8h excluding break time

Reservation on line on :


  • Mountain view
  • In the mountains


  • Type of route One way
  • Elevation gain 4452m
  • Negative elevation gain 4464m
  • Roaming time 6 jours
  • Marked itinerary Yes
  • Accuracy of markup GRP Tour du Thabor

Opening period

Itinerary accessible outside the snow period and subject to favorable weather conditions. Please contact the Tourist Office beforehand to know the access conditions of the moment. It is strongly advised to book the accommodation in advance (attention opening dates vary according to the huts).

Additional opening

  • Subject to favorable weather conditions

  • Subject to snow conditions


IGN 3535 OT Névache Mont Thabor - Topoguide " Autour du Thabor ".
Car access and parking
From the A43, exit at Saint-Michel-Valloire, then go up towards Valloire
(D902), then Valmeinier 1500 (D215A). Go to the Chef Lieu and at 100 m
on the left after the Taverne, follow "la ville Dessus" and park.

Additional reservation

Online booking on :


Pets allowed : Yes

Animals accepted with supplement : No

Natural area without regulatory protection authorizing the presence of dogs. Nevertheless, keep your animal on a leash near the herds and to avoid any disturbance of the wildlife.

Tour du Thabor (6 days)
73450 Valmeinier
  • Roaming time 6 jours
  • Elevation gain 4452m
  • Negative elevation gain 4464m
  • Type of route One way
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