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1-week Gran Paradiso guided trek

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


7 Days

Jun - Aug




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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Not included: accommodation and transportation.


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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Mountain Guide

Strange to say, I began my climbing career after I left behind my valley and my own mountains.

When I finished high school I moved to Turin, in order to get a mechanical engineer degree.
There I started to climb on a little indoor wall at the University Sport Centre and, very soon, I found myself dreaming on the greatest alps walls. I lived adventures made of fun, fatigue and satisfaction, I shared them with many friends who became climbing partners as well.

In Turin I got my degree and I worked for some years as a mechanical engineer consultant but, more than that, I discovered a new way to live and look at the mountains: sometimes they became playgrounds with attractions for everyone, sometimes a shelter, where to find myself again.

Meanwhile, an idea started to grow inside me and became a dream; a dream I would never give up: working in an office as big as the alps!

Making the long story short, I applied for the mountain guide training, had a huge professional development and became a UIAGM mountain guide.

Now I’m working full-time as a mountain guide, sharing my passion with a lot of different people on the Alps, since I'm based in the Monte Rosa area, but also around the world.


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What people are saying about Paolo



Paolo was truly an excellent guide. Phenomenal knowledge of the backcountry, excellent pacing on the climbs and downhills. Paolo was able to find some good snow in a year where there has not been much snow.


I just wanted to thank you very much for all the help in the difficult snow conditions.  The primary aim of teaching Digby and reminding me of avalanche protocols and about skinning have been fully achieved.  You made it all fund, clear and precise. Too bad we had poor conditions, but we still found some reasonable snow and mashed an awesome couloir, so we did really well considering. So thank you very much and only sorry that we could not make full use of you for the full five days.



Our Guide Massimo was very professional. We were heading to the Margharita hut at 4,559 meters but unfortunately one of us got mountain sickness at 4,100 at Piramide Vincent. Furthermore the weather was getting worse...lots of wind and snow starting. Our guide was very firm and 'advised' to go back to the Mantova hut. We were extremely lucky because a few hours later the storm was very bad and as people may have heart, 2 Italian ladies died at Primade Vincent from the cold . So Massimo thanks for your perseverance!



Paolo is an amazing guide, very nice and very professional. I would like to go on more trips with him, and I recommend others do too!



Honnêtement une expérience vraiment magnifique avec un guide, Paolo, très compétant et très agréable. Malgré le vent fort lors de notre ascension nous en garderons que des bons souvenirs ! Hate de la prochaine !

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