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Climbing Gran Paradiso

Conquer Italy’s tallest mountain!

At 4,061 m (13,323 ft), Gran Paradiso is a top choice for mountaineers looking to climb a four-thousander. Combine hiking with ice climbing and scrambling to reach the summit of this iconic Italian peak. Stay in a classic mountain hut en route and enjoy stunning views and native wildlife too.
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

David Bramston

4.00

September, 2022

Gran Paradiso guided ascent

The trek to the summit of Gran Paradiso was challenging and full of excellent scenery. In general, it was an enjoyable experience... the admin support, the planning and the equipment provided were all great and the Refuge Chabod was a brilliant set up. In order to help with future successful expeditions, it is VERY IMPORTANT that the guide provides a clear briefing at the start, then regularly listens to the clients, and also needs to be willing to adjust the pace when required. We felt we were being raced up and down the mountain as quickly as possibly, purely to suit the guide, without having sufficient breaks across the day to have the necessary water and nutrition and to catch a breath to simply enjoy the views from time to time. As a result of this desire to just 'get it done', there were moments when it felt unsafe and this forcefulness made the climbers feel uneasy and hustled on a number of occasions across the two days. These trips must focus on the needs and desires of the customer, especially as we are not familiar with this specific mountain. However, overall, it is a trip i would definitely recommend. There's a lot of ground to cover in two days but it can be done and is worth it. A beautiful summit and a stunning part of the world. Thanks.

Alexandre Biguet

5.00

September, 2022

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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LUCIAN TICU RUSU

5.00

September, 2022

Climbing Gran Paradiso, Your First 4000m Ascent

Everything was OK. Marcello is a very good guide, he is very kind, a true professional. It was a great experience! Thank you!

Eva Fischer

5.00

August, 2022

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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Maurits Vriesendorp

5.00

August, 2022

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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Christopher Perks

5.00

August, 2022

1-week Mont Blanc and Gran Paradiso Climb

With the huts on Mont Blanc closed and climbing suspended Peakshunter reworked our trip very quickly and swapped Mont Blanc with a program on Monte Rosa. With K suffering from altitude sickness on GP the Guide was brilliant in slowing the pace for her to make two summits on Monte Rosa and rather than risk problems by going higher on the last day rearranged the programme again and arranged a brilliant day on the Aiguille Marbrees. Thank you!

Sergi Lladonosa

5.00

August, 2022

Gran Paradiso guided ascent

Excellent experience with Marcelo and Silvia. 5 stars in all criteria and already looking forward my next trip with them :)

Joe Zanini

5.00

August, 2022

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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Sergejs Bolsedvorskis

5.00

August, 2022

Mont Blanc summit with acclimatization on Gran Paradiso (8 days)

An awesome adventure provided by Tal's company. All requirements were met and schedule was adjusted for the changing weather conditions. It was one of the best guided tours I've experienced so far!

Manau George

5.00

July, 2022

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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Tom Carr

5.00

July, 2022

Gran Paradiso Course and Climb

Had an absolutely fantastic experience on a 3 day trip of Gran Paradiso. Our guide Christophe Garrigues was incredibly knowledgeable and patient and ensured everyone in our group felt comfortable and confident when on the mountain or using new equipment. Definitely a trip to be repeated with Azimut and hopefully Christophe!

Rohan Muir

5.00

July, 2022

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

Great trek up Gran Paradiso! A little disorganised in terms of lack of information but we felt everything went smoothly and we felt safe with our guide, Mario! Grazie 😊.

Maciej Chmura

5.00

June, 2022

Gran Paradiso guided ascent

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Adam Baskett

5.00

June, 2022

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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Bjørn Junker

5.00

May, 2022

Gran Paradiso guided ascent

Very beautiful trip, with several different interesting types of challenges (need for snow shoes, crampons, varying temperatures, etc.) - We did the ascent in May which still means a lot of snow making the trip quite tough (you need to be in decent shape and have a some experience to enjoy the trip).

Manson Lau

5.00

October, 2021

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

Thanks Jacopo for guiding the trip! Experienced, professional and superb time management! Hope to hike with you next time and enjoy more mountain adventures!

Andreea Ciuinel

5.00

September, 2021

Climbing Gran Paradiso, Your First 4000m Ascent

Wonderful climb with a very experienced guide. Thank you!

Jeremy Letwin

5.00

September, 2021

Gran Paradiso guided ascent

Perfect experience with a wonderful guide

Anthony Hill

5.00

September, 2021

Gran Paradiso guided ascent

Our trip was excellent with PeaksHunter guides. Great communication from Sylvia and our guides Gabriele and Paulo were excellent. They were patient with us, had great knowledge and prioritised our safety. Three of our group managed to summit Grand Paradiso which was an amazing experience with incredible views. The climb and descent in the second day is not to be underestimated. Very good fitness needed!

Magda Mirescu

5.00

August, 2021

Gran Paradiso guided ascent

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Jan De Meyer

5.00

August, 2021

2-day Gran Paradiso summit from Valsavarenche in the Aosta Valley

Excellent guide

Markus Stader

5.00

August, 2021

Gran Paradiso “Fast & Light”, 1-day ascent in the Graian Alps

Federico is a nice, professional person from the first second on. During our planning phase he made valuable suggestions based on weather conditions, personal skills & experience to adapt the programm. In this point he is very flexible. During the trip he is focussed to have fine & secure day(s) with his customer(s). His mountaineering skills are beyond any doubt. If you want professionality, friendliness and a good secure feeling he is the right one.

John Mcevoy

5.00

August, 2021

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

Great trip, great guide would definitely use again

Benjamin Sanders

5.00

July, 2021

Gran Paradiso guided ascent

I had a truly fantastic experience with Gabriele from PeaksHunter. He was a very experienced, careful guide. He was very considerate and encouraging and I was very fortunate to have this climbing experience with PeaksHunter.

Jules Meeussen

4.00

September, 2020

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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Anna CHEN

4.00

September, 2020

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

The guided tour (fitness level and experience) does not fit the description on explore-share.com. The guide was very in hurry for both ascent and descent and he was on phone call most of the time.

Ben Steel

5.00

September, 2020

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

The whole package was extremely well put together, and Silvia and Gio were good hosts. I would have liked there to be more learning opportunities during the trip - climbing and trekking techniques, orienteering, technical movements etc. Whilst we achieved the objective of going up and down, I didnt feel like there was much else added around this. A programme of additional skills would be nice, Other than that, would highly recommend!

Dharam Singhal

5.00

July, 2020

Gran Paradiso guided ascent

Really enjoyed it. Organization of the trip and Guide was awesome.

Vânia and André

5.00

April, 2020

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

We just remember now the breathing, the view and the joy we had in Gran Paradiso accompanied by our guides Silvia and Elis. This kind of memory makes us smile and look for the next adventure. Silvia and Elis were attentive, kind and professionally fully prepared to help us reach a great experience of discovery and safety. For sure the moment would not be the same without our guides. We feel grateful and lucky to have their support and company. Elis, Silvia, thanks for taking us beyond.

Alain Lecavelier

5.00

April, 2020

Mountaineering in the Alps with a guide

Alberto is the best guide I ever had (and I did mountaineering with quite a few, to say the least). With him, I feel confident to go to the best place I can reach, do more than I thought I would be able to do, always with security.

Andre Silveira

5.00

October, 2019

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

We were guided by PeaksHunter in a Gran Paradiso ascent, and it was memorable! We just would like to thank Silvia and Elis for the wonderful trip we've experienced with their guidance. The communication and organization before and during the trip was clear and detailed. We felt completely supported and safe accompanied by Silvia and Elis. Thanks for clarify all our questions and help us very kindly mainly considering our lack of experience in trips like that. At supermarket, the ride to the park, the lunch before we start, during the trail, at meals in the mountain, at all these moments we had great company and support. This was our first ascent in this altitude and Silvia and Elis demonstrated be professionals very experienced and high skilled. We appreciate the way they enjoy the nature in a respectful and safe manner. They were attentive to the minor details regarding our security and also our experience. We are lucky to have had you as our guides. The best photo we took it is not enough to express how good is the feeling to be at this point in the mountains and appreciate pure nature. We saw landscapes completely new for our eyes in a memorable experience. Silvia and Elis, thank you very much. We really appreciate our time in Gran Paradiso and we feel lucky to be guided by you. André and Vânia

Maja V

5.00

October, 2019

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

Absolute most professional and at the same time “fun” and lighthearted guide I have ever come across. The food the whole time on the mountain was amazing too - I could not speak any higher of Elis and Peakshunter Mountain Guides in the Italian Alps 🇮🇹

Josephine Spitzley

5.00

September, 2019

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

Great trip! Our first ever mountain climb. It was HARD! We are hikers but had never been mountaineering. Ellis took great care of us. We greatly enjoyed our trek up grand Paradiso!!!!

Daniel J

4.00

September, 2019

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

Patrick was very professional and easy going. He is a professional and very experienced on the mountains, I felt in safe hands at all times.

Thomas Guillitte

5.00

August, 2019

Mountaineering in the Alps with a guide

Proactivity, reactivity, efficiency and great customer services! A great experience

Jennifer Robison

5.00

July, 2019

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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.

Jo Plaete

5.00

July, 2019

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

Patrick was a great guide! Flawless ascent/descent which we enjoyed very much. Thanks

Adriaan Jelsma

5.00

July, 2019

Grand Paradiso and Mont Blanc guided ascent

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!

Thomas Payn

5.00

June, 2019

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

Varesco was a fantastic guide! Very talented and kind. Couldn’t have been happier :)

David Reid

5.00

June, 2019

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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!

Anonymous

5.00

June, 2019

Gran Paradiso Course and Climb

Our guide was Christopher Garrigues

Gavin

5.00

October, 2018

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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

Max

5.00

September, 2018

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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.

Tanya

5.00

September, 2018

Gran Paradiso 2-day ascent in the Graian Alps

The BEST weekend with the most glorious guide!! Cristina is a GEM 💎 - the perfect mix of expert guide and hopefully friend-for-life ⛰. Thank you as ever for going above and beyond to give me the very best experience 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Lucas

5.00

September, 2018

1-week Mont Blanc and Gran Paradiso Climb

It was great! Unfortunately we had to cancel mt Blanc due to bad weather, but Gran Paradiso and Montviso (which we climed as an alternative for mt Blanc) were just great! Thanks again!

Bella Donder

4.00

August, 2018

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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Mikko Jarvinen

5.00

August, 2018

2-day ascent in Gran Paradiso (private groups)

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.

Sophie Dewitte

5.00

July, 2018

Gran Paradiso 2-day mountaineering trip

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!

Johan winther

5.00

July, 2018

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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Johan Winther

5.00

July, 2018

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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

Neil

5.00

June, 2018

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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Anonymous

4.00

May, 2018

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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...

Milo van Holsteijn

5.00

May, 2018

Gran Paradiso 2-day mountaineering trip

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.

Mark Perry

5.00

December, 2017

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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 !

Laura Kosbie

5.00

October, 2017

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

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Pieter Huybrechts

3.00

September, 2017

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

We swapped over to mt Rosa because of weather conditions, wich was really nice too. the only thing of notice might be that you could give a better idea of the extra things that we need to pay eg. the hut or extra equipment. It would just be nice to kinda know how much things will cost before starting.

Harry

5.00

August, 2017

Mountaineering in the Alps with a guide

Climbing in the Mont Blanc area with Elis, first time climbing, had an amazing time, with a good learning curve through the peaks, very professional help from Elis, would highly recommend.

Thomas Wellens

5.00

July, 2017

Climbing Gran Paradiso, Your First 4000m Ascent

Awesome guide, awesome trip. Hope to book Jessy again as a guide for future mountaineering trips!

Raul Maso

5.00

January, 2016

Grand Paradiso and Mont Blanc guided ascent

Impresionante Martin....te hace alcanzar lo inalcanzable, con una sensación de seguridad increible. Un gran profesional

Catherine

5.00

November, 2015

Mountaineering in the Alps with a guide

Nous sommes partis pendant 2 jours sur le massif du Mont Blanc. Elis nous a emmené sur la jolie grande voie Genépi. Superbe journée avec un guide sympa, ouvert, intéressant et qui sait ce qu’il fait ! Pour le deuxième jour, nous voulions aller sur la glace. Malgré que la période n’y soit pas propice, Elis nous a guidé à travers pierres et neige pour nous apprendre les techniques de piolets de traction, de crampons techniques, de broches à glace et de rappel sur ABALAKOV. Elis s’est débrouillé pour faire ce que l’on voulait malgré les conditions pas évidentes, dans un esprit de partage et de bonne humeur. Il nous a communiqué sa passion pour sa région, ses connaissances et sa technique et nous laisse un excellent souvenir ! Pour nous, c’est sûr : on restera en contact.

Maurice

5.00

June, 2015

Gran Paradiso guided ascent

A 60 ans, j'avais besoin de prouver que mon organisme était encore capable de se surpasser. C'était un test pour l'ascension du KILI. Attention prévenir les novices comme moi à bien s'alimenter lors de l'ascension sous peine de manquer d'énergie dans les 100 derniers mètres de l'ascension du Grand Paradis. Aventure inoubliable. Merci à Andréa.


 

There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Gran Paradiso

Situated in Gran Paradiso National Park, both the approach to and ascent of the mountain are incredibly scenic. Enjoy great views all the way up to the summit of the surrounding forests and valleys. Once you’re at the top, gaze over the glacier you've conquered to get there and get iconic views of Mont Blanc.

 

Good to know:

Country Code:

+39

Currency:

Euro

Language:

Italian

Best time to climb:

June to September

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

More info about Mountain Climbing in Gran Paradiso:

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 usually takes two to three days, depending on how well you acclimatize. The first day is the approach and involves hiking to the mountain hut. You will then either spend the night in the Rifugio Chaboud or Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II, where you can enjoy authentic mountain hut ambiance and fantastic views. Summit day is the highlight of the trip and requires some glacier travel with ice ax and crampons as well as some mixed ice and rock scrambling to get to the summit

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