The Butter Lump (B11)

The Butter Lump (B11)

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Stroll around the high Nâves Valley


A few hundred meters after leaving the Nant du Beurre refuge, a small clear mountain lake emerges at the foot of the Dzonfié (2 455 m), highest peak of the Nâves Valley.

From there on, follow a balcony path brimming with Ericaceae flowers (rhododendrons, blueberries…) which offers a great variety of colours. Then go downhill towards the Beauregard Chalet (1 969 m), and take the Grand Tour de Tarentaise path followed by the Tour de Beaufortain variant to loop back up with the Nant du Beurre refuge.

  • Departure : Shelter of Nant du Beurre
  • Arrival : Shelter of Nant du Beurre
  • Towns crossed : LA LECHERE

Altimetric profile


This loop can be done by all hikers including active families with children as it presents no major difficulties.

Information desks

Bourg Morel, 73260 Valmorel

https://www.valmorel.cominfo@valmorel.com04 79 09 85 55

Access and parking

From Albertville, follow the N90, take exit 37 towards La Léchère and continue on the D990. After the Carbone Savoie factory, take a left turn on ‘rue de la Digarde’. Go through Petit Cœur and keep on the D93 to Nâves. Go through Nâves until arriving at the Tovet car park.

From Moutiers, follow the N90 and take exit 37 towards Petit Cœur. Go through the hamlet and keep on the D93 to Nâves. Go through Nâves until arriving at the Tovet car park.

Parking :

Tovet car park, then walk up to the Nant du Beurre refuge

1 point of interest

  • Refuge

    Nant du Beurre Refuge

    This refuge is staffed and serves refreshments, so treat yourself to a break on arrival! The stunning view from outside takes in La Lauzière, Le Cheval Noir and the Vanoise peaks with, in the background, La Meige and Les Ecrins mountain range. Marmots are commonly sighted around here and, if you're lucky, you might even spot a Golden Eagle!