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Attractions to explore nearby Aiguille du Dru

Aiguille du DruAiguille du Dru, 74400 Chamonix, France

A colossal rocky pyramid belonging to the Mont Blanc Massif and situated on its Northern side, entirely in French territory.  Although from a distance it looks like a monolith, it is actually composed of two nearby but separate summits. One of the nice trekking destinations and also a place flourished with natural beauty.

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Aiguille Verte1.12 KMs away from Aiguille du Dru

The Aiguille Verte is one of the most prominent mountains of the Mont Blanc range. Its huge ridges and famous couloirs make it one of the most difficult 4000 m peaks to climb in the Alps. This mythical summit can be climbed through mixed terrain and by different routes. One of the beautiful mountains which was flourished with natural beauty.

Aiguille des Grands Montets1.76 KMs away from Aiguille du Dru

The Aiguille des Grands Montets, in the Mont Blanc, is the name given to one of the peaks overlooking the village of Argentiere ( 1200 meters), in Chamonix. It peaks at 3295 meters. Skiing area and also trekking is possible here.

Mer de Glace2.57 KMs away from Aiguille du Dru

The Mer de Glace is a valley glacier located on the northern slopes of the Mont Blanc massif, in the French Alps. It is 7.5 km long and 200 metres deep but, when all its tributary glaciers are taken into account, it can be regarded as the longest and largest glacier in France, and the second-longest in the Alps after the Aletsch Glacier.

Argentière Glacier3.30 KMs away from Aiguille du Dru

The Argentière glacier is located in the Mont Blanc massif. It overlooks the village of Argentière. This glacier covers an area of 19 km² and an altitude range from 1600 m to 3600 m on a North aspect. Satellite images from various years give a birds’ eye view of the great river of ice retreating further into the mountains.

La Flégère5.53 KMs away from Aiguille du Dru

La Flégère is the slope of the Aiguilles Rouges overlooking the valley of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to the north.  The valley was linked to the Flégère by a 60-seater cable car. The latter was replaced by gondola lifts, commissioned in December 2019 1. Their starting point is located in the village of Les Praz de Chamonix. The bottom station of the Flégère gondola is located at an altitude of 1,877  m. A refuge is present next to the upper station.

Lac Blanc7.57 KMs away from Aiguille du Dru

Located in the Aiguilles Rouges nature reserve, one of the most beautiful mountain lakes, famous for its unique panorama facing the Mont-Blanc massif. Lac Blanc sits next to a welcoming refuge, and while hiking you will likely see Ibex and marmots in the surrounding nature reserve. One of the best picnic location and you can do so many activities in and around this place.

Aiguille du Midi8.00 KMs away from Aiguille du Dru

A mountain in the Mont Blanc mountain ranges. At 3,842 meters high from sea level, it can be accessed directly by a cable car from Chamonix. The summit contains a panoramic viewing platform, a café, and a gift shop. Even in summer, temperatures in the open viewing areas can reach −10 °C (14 °F), and visitors require both warm clothing and protection from very bright sunlight.

Tunnel du Mont-Blanc8.12 KMs away from Aiguille du Dru

The Mont Blanc tunnel is 11.6 km long and connects France and Italy under the highest peak in Europe. It is used by 5,000 vehicles per day on average, 68% being light vehicles. More than a structure, the Mont Blanc Tunnel is an amazing human and technological feat.  It took six years, from 1959 to 1965, from the start of work to the inauguration of the Tunnel. One of the architectural wonder in this area which attracts a lot of people.

Le Brévent9.15 KMs away from Aiguille du Dru

Le Bréventis a mountain of Haute-Savoie, France. It is a 5.8 kilometer out and back trail located near Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France that features beautiful wildflowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from June until October.

Col Ferret9.51 KMs away from Aiguille du Dru

The Col Ferret is a mountain pass that connects Orsières in Valais with Courmayeur in the Aosta Valley, on the border between Switzerland and Italy, geographically joining the Val Ferret Switzerland with the Italian Val Ferret.  This second pass is of particular importance because it separates the Western Alps from the Central Alps, as well as the Mont Blanc Massif from the much lower Grand Golliaz group.

Pointe Helbronner9.87 KMs away from Aiguille du Dru

Pointe Helbronner forms one part of the French and Italian border high in the mountains. It is 3,466m high and can be reached by cable car too.  It forms part of the Alpine mountain border between France and Italy.  The Skyway Monte Bianco station platform on Pointe Helbronner offers a remarkable view over the Aosta Valley and the Piedmont region. The French-Italian border splits this platform.

Rifugio Torino9.97 KMs away from Aiguille du Dru

The Torino refuge is an alpine refuge, located in Italy in the territory of the municipality of Courmayeur, in the upper Valdigne, in the Aosta Valley, on the Mont Blanc massif, at 3,375 m asl. It is located near the Colle del Gigante, near the watershed and therefore the border between France and Italy, located on the summit of Mont Blanc.

Mont Blanc du Tacul9.99 KMs away from Aiguille du Dru

Mont Blanc du Tacul is a snow-capped mountain located in the Mont Blanc Massif, Haute-Savoie, and one of the most important amongst the summits surrounding Mont Blanc.  The Normal route of Mont Blanc du Tacul is no difficult route starting from the Refuge des Cosmiques and running on the glacier which occupies the Northern slopes of the mountain with a variety of snow and ice types. One of the nine trekking destinations and also a nice camping spot.