Especières Lake

View to the Cirque of Gavarnie

At a height of 2,200m, this beautiful lake is a paradise for families and looks onto the majestic Gavarnie Cirque!

Altitude : 2 200 m
Duration : 40 min à pied A/R
Altitude gain : 20m
Difficulty : très facile
Dogs not allowed, heart of the National Park

Departure point
Col des Tentes car park. Follow signs for "Lac des Espécières".


Continue past Gavarnie towards the ski area. It is a beautiful road right to the end; the Col des Tentes car park.

Lake des Especières lake is a beautiful mountain lake in the heart of the Pyrenees National Park and just 20 minutes’ walk from the Col des Tentes car park. It is an extremely easy hike to discover with young children who can walk a little. The view of Gavarnie Cirque is breath-taking.

You can extend the walk to Col des Espécières to admire the Spanish side, however, this route is more strenuous!