How to reach it?
approximately 12 hours (there and back) starting from Vernet-les-Bains (mountain equipment essential).
as the tracks reaching Chalet des Cortalets are in bad condition, you are strongly recommended not to take your own car.
By four-wheel drive vehicle:
several transport companies offer you whole day four-wheel drive excursions starting from Prades, Villefranche-de-Conflent or Vernet-les-Bains (see details on p. 57) and reaching Chalet des Cortalets.
Restaurant/Rooms: 04 68 96 36 19
Then, from the Chalet (2150m), the ascent is on foot (3 hours and a half there and back).
Proper walking boots essential. With a mountain instructor: 06 83 30 19 25