From la Bérarde, we set off towards the Carrelet mountain hut (1909m), following the right bank of the Vénéon river and reach it in one hour. The path gently winds up to the Pilatte mountain hut (2577m) and a small bridge allows us to cross the stream and follow its left bank. It is only towards the end of our hike that we have in sight the glacier and the mountain hut, together with a stunning view of Les Bans.
800m vertical - between 2 and 3 hours from la Bérarde (1727m) to the Pilatte mountain hut (2577m).
Night in the hut.