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1-week Gran Paradiso guided trek

Enjoy a week of trekking in Italy and reach the summit of Gran Paradiso by joining this program along with IFMGA certified guide Marco.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration7 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

I invite you to spend a week exploring the Gran Paradiso National Park on this spectacular trekking program.

This beautiful park is situated in the Aosta Valley and Piamonte regions of Italy. It is one of the most popular parks in the country and it is the home of the Gran Paradiso Massif. This massif belongs to the Graian Alps and its highest peak reaches 4,061 meters above sea level.

During these 7 days, we’ll  enjoy trekking through this beautiful area and visit some of its huts. We’ll contemplate the incredible landscapes of the Alps and get to see part of the local fauna, such as ibex, marmots, hares and the golden eagle. Finally, on the last day of the program, we’ll face a challenging ascent to the top of Gran Paradiso. At the bottom of the page, you can find a detailed itinerary of each day’s activities.

Although technical abilities are not mandatory for this program, it is important to have a good training and some experience in the use of crampons. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you on the way. 

Are you ready for a great trekking experience in the Aosta Valley? Then send the request now and start planning this adventure to Gran Paradiso.

I also offer a mountaineering program in Chamonix. Check it out!

Accommodation

città di Chivasso Noaschetta Refuge hotel in Cogne Vittorio Sella Refuge Chabod Refuge

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Itinerary

Day 1: Valsavarenche - città di Chivasso

First, we’ll go to Valsavarenche (1,960 meters) and begin our trek to Nivolet Pass (2,641 meters). Finally, in the evening we will have dinner and stay overnight in città di Chivasso refuge.

Trekking: 2-2.30 hours.

Elevation gain: 650 meters.

Day 2: Noaschetta Refuge

On this day, we’ll go to Colle della Terra (2,911 meters) and Colle della Porta (3,002 meters). Afterwards, we’ll descend to Alpe Foges (2,214 meters) and go to casa di caccia del Gran Piano (2,222 meters). Finally, we’ll descend to Noaschetta Refuge (1,520 meters), where we’ll spend the night.

Trekking: 7-8 hours.

Elevation gain: 1,850 meters.

Day 3: Pontese Refuge

On day 3, we’ll ascend to Colle dei Becchi (2,990 meters) and go to Pontese Refuge.

Trekking: 6-7 hours.

Elevation gain: 1,470 meters.

Day 4: Cogne

From Pontese, we’ll trek to Colle di Teleccio (3,304 meters). Then, we’ll start the descent to Cogne (1,554 meters). Accommodation in a hotel in Cogne.

Trekking: 8-9 hours.

Elevation gain: 1,100 meters.

Day 5: Vittorio Sella

This will be a quiet day. We’ll go to Valnontey and then to Vittorio Sella Refuge (2,584 meters), where we’ll spend the night.

Trekking: 4 hours.

Elevation gain: 1,050 meters.

Day 6: Chabod Refuge

On this day, we’ll go through Col du Loson and Punta Money to Chabod Refuge (2,750 meters).

Trekking: 7-8 hours.

Elevation gain: 2,100 meters.

Day 7: Gran Paradiso

The last day of the program will be the day of the ascent to Gran Paradiso. Early in the morning, we’ll start the trekking from the hut to the summit. Then, we’ll descend through Vittorio Emanuele Refuge and reach Pont Valsavarenche, where we’ll enjoy a snack.

Trekking: 8-9 hours.

Elevation gain: 2,100 meters.


About the guide

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I am Marco, and I am an UIAGM certified mountain guide since 2003. I started rock climbing when I was 14, and at the age of 20 I climbed the great Californian walls of El Capitan. Then i explored Patagonia, climbing the mythical Fitz Roy. I have also opened new routes in the Moroccan High Atlas and in the Alps.

My passion for the mountains drives me to work throughout the year, looking for new adventures. Depending on the season, I take my clients rock climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, freeriding, hiking... Either in the Alps, since i'm based in the Monte Rosa area, or in many other countries, in different continents.

The mountain as a playground has no limits!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2526 each

Group of 2

EUR 1263 each

Group of 3

EUR 843 each

Group of 4

EUR 632 each

Group of 5

EUR 506 each

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• Guiding fee

Price details

• Not included: accommodation and transportation.


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