During this second stage you'll cross the Chamoussière pass, the highest point of the itinerary. In fact, its elevation of 2,884 metres makes it the highest pass to be included in a long-distance hiking trail. From Saint Véran, the path starts on the mountainsides below the Cascavelier and Marcel peaks, in the shade of a forest on the banks of the Aigue Blanche. Approaching the Clausis chapel, the landscape changes radically and your climb up to the Chamoussière pass ends in the beautiful Alpine pasture of the Cirque de la Blanche. From the col, you can enjoy the treat of a short return trip to the Caramantran peak, the easiest Queyras summit exceeding 3,000 metres. Next, your descent to the Agnel refuge (2,580m) takes you down an enormous scree slope!
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