Mountain Climbing trips – Gran Paradiso

Conquer Italy’s tallest mountain while exploring the stunning national park!

Combine hiking with ice climbing and scrambling to make your way up to the summit of this iconic Italian peak. Stay in a classic mountain hut en route and enjoy stunning views as well as options to see native wildlife too.

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Rising to 4.061 meters in elevation, Gran Paradiso is the tallest mountain solely located within Italy. It also happens to be an easy peak to climb, making it an attractive destination for first-time and novice mountaineers.

The ascent is generally made in two to three days, depending on how well you acclimatize. The first day is the approach and involved hiking to the mountain htu at which you will stay over boulder strewn fields.

You will then either spend the night in the Rifugio Chaboud or Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II, both of which offer authentic mountain hut ambience and fantastic views.

Summit day is the highlight of the trip and requires some glacier travel with ice axe and crampons as well as a bit of mixed ice and rock scrambling to get to the top.



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What’s the weather like?

During the summer months, the weather for climbing Gran Paradiso is ideal. Average temperatures on the mountain hover between 8ºC to 12ºC. Weather on the mountain can be fairly unpredictable, but the summer months tend to be the driest.

How to get there:

Any trip to Gran Paradiso generally begins with a flight into either Geneva International Airport (GVA) or Turin’s international airport (TRN). From here, Port Valsavarenche is only a few hours drive away. Many guides also will opt to meet you in either Turin or Chamonix.



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Best time to climb:

June to September




What People Say

  • 42 reviews


We had a great experience with Giulia on Gran Paradiso. Ended up climbing La Trescenta and only doing the glacier
below Gran Paradiso – my decision – the kids were not as strong as I had hoped and the 11 hours for the full summit would not have worked. However we had a great few days. Can’t wait to do another trip and will absolutely ask for your help again.
Jennifer Robison for Gran Paradiso 2 Day Guided Ascent
Patrick was a great guide! Flawless ascent/descent which we enjoyed very much. Thanks
We enjoyed this trip in the Alps very much!! It was an excellent introduction to mountaineering and the stunning peaks
of the Alps massive. Our guide Martin made the full experience a succes; pushing us to the limits, keeping us safe at difficult rocky ascents, but also taking time to enjoy the scenery and the climb. Thanks a lot for the beautiful pictures too!
Varesco was a fantastic guide! Very talented and kind. Couldn’t have been happier 🙂
Highly recommend this trip! We cannot praise our guide enough! Gigio was fantastic!! The trip up Gran Paradiso is a
beautiful walk in a completely unspoilt valley. We stayed in the Chabod but at 2750m which had everything we needed with decent food. The climb turned out to be difficult due to the conditions but our guide did everything he could to get us to the top. Thoroughly enjoyable 2 days!
Our guide was Christopher Garrigues
Peaks Hunters were brilliant from the point of first contact.  They took care of every last detail from planning the
trip to providing all the mountaineering equipment.  On the mountain our guides were amazing.  Positive, confident, good company and with safety always at the fore front.  They set the pace and made sure as many of our group as possible hit the summit.  Thank you so much to the Silvia, Elis and the team.  Will definitely be using you again
The trip was excellent. We met the owner of Peak Hunters and next time would preferably like to travel with
him. You all saved us and our trip and we are forever in your debt. We are already excited to book next years with you guys.
Sheena and Chris for Gran Paradiso 2 Day Guided Ascent
The trip was great, the guide the programme the team everything. Except for 1 thing: the clothes recommended in the
list of equipment was too hot for that season i felt like.
We had a great couple of days in the mountains with Marco, who is very experienced guide and he shared
us lot of information regarding mountaineering and the surrounding mountains. We definately recommend everyone to book a trip with Marco.
Professional guide who carefully assessed our climbing and fitness abilities to get to the top unfortunately we came down a bit
too fast and I fell and broke my big toe and was unable to attempt the Mont Blanc climb which was very disappointing because I felt ready to try. We felt challenged but relatively safe all of the time, the fall was an unfortunate mistake. Jan offered us additional training between the climbs to improve our chances on Mont Blanc which we really appreciated but were unable to take advantage of. We would climb with him again.
Everything was perfect. We had to bring forward the trip due to weather conditions and Remy was very flexible. He
made us feel comfortable along the climb and everything went very easily although it was only our second 4000 ascension. He’s a very nice and pleasant person. I highly recommend him!
Ciao! I just want to thank you for great services. Also the guide Luca Bianco was excellent 10/10. I had
a great trek to peak of Gran Paradiso. Best regards, Johan Winther
Johan Winther  for Gran Paradiso 2 Day Guided Ascent
The guide himself was really nice, as was the Hut. No wifi or cell service there for those who need
that ?. We did not take the summit because of worsening weather conditions. So we shall be back later this year for another attempt. Really nothing one can do about the weather anyways…
Remy was a superb guide, would really recommend him! Warm and friendly personality. Very professional and knowledgeable, made us (beginners)
feel comfortable during the trip. We had a lot of questions beforehand, all communication was clear, fast responses and Remy was always available by mail or phone. Also fast response by Explore-Share. The Gran Paradiso was amazing, especially the views, climb tough but very doable. Next time I would go skiing down instead of hiking.
Due to snow conditions we changed the trip to a ski tour. My second time off piste but Elis was
very patient and provided good direction… will definitely be back !

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