5-Day ascent of Gran Paradiso, including preparation climbs

Join an IFMGA-certified guide with the Peaks Hunter team for this 5 day adventure which includes climbs of 3 beautiful peaks in Italy's Gran Paradiso National Park, including an ascent of Gran Paradiso, one of Italy's highest mountains.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Let’s summit the highest mountain in Italy!  Join me for this 5-day intermediate level program in which we will explore several mountains inside Gran Paradiso National Park before our summit of Gran Paradiso (4061m), the highest mountain that’s located entirely within Italy.

    Gran Paradiso National Park is located in the Northwest Italy in the Aosta Valley, close to the border with France.  It is famed for its beautiful landscape, its many glaciers and grazing alpine ibex.

    This program is technically simple, and no familiarity with climbing equipment is required.  We will gradually acclimatize to the altitude by first summiting two 3,000m peaks before making our way up Gran Paradiso on the fifth and final day.

    As we climb and trek, we will sleep at cozy mountain huts where we will rest comfortably and enjoy delicious Italian meals.  All that’s required for this trip is a good fitness level and the desire to summit impressive peaks in one of Italy’s most beautiful national parks.

    Contact me now to reserve your trip, and we will make the incredible climb up  Italy’s highest mountain together!

    Be sure to check out our other alpine programs: 2-day ascent to Monviso (3841m), Guided Selvaggio Blu Hike, or even Climb Mont Blanc in 5 days.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1710 EUR

    Group of 2
    855 EUR

    Group of 3
    570 EUR

    Group of 4
    480 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     20 Euros/per person for ice axe, harness, crampons and helmet.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Rifugio Vittorio Sella

      We will hike to our first mountain hut, Refugio Vittorio Sella (2584m).  This will give us a chance to begin to acclimatize to the altitude.

      Elevation gain: 935 m

    • Day 2Punta Rossa (3630 m)

      We will make our way up Col de la Rousse and hike along the glacier Trayo before summiting our first peak – Punta Rossa (3630 m).

      After our summit, we will descend back to our base at Refugio Vittorio Sella for the night.

      Elevation gain/loss: +1035 m / -1035 m

    • Day 3Gran Serraz (3552 m)

      We will make our way south then ascend a steep to the Gran Vallon glacier. We then traverse the glacier and finally follow a ridge that leads us to the top of Gran Serraz (3552 m).

      After our summit, we will descend back to our base at Refugio Vittorio Sella for the night.

      Elevation gain/loss: +970 m / -970 m

       

    • Day 4Rifugio Chabot

      We will have a bit of a rest day after our back-to-back summits.

      We will sleep-in before descending from Refugio Vittorio Sello down to Valnontey.  A car will then take us to Pont, a small commune in the Valsavarenche valley.

      We will then make the uphill trek to the mountain hut where we will spend the night: Rifugio Chabot (2750m)

      Elevation gain/loss: +950 m / -1065 m

    • Day 5Gran Paradiso (4061m)

      We start the day’s climb by trekking along the North Wall of the moutain Becca di Moncorvé.

      From there, we climb towards our summit of Gran Paradiso (4061 m).  The terrain is steep, but you are well prepared for the climb.

      After our incredible summit, we will descend the mountain by a different route along the Gran Paradiso glacier.

      We will stop at the Refugio Vittorio Emmanuele for a hearty farewell meal before making our final descent back to the valley.

      Elevation gain/loss: +1300 m, -2100 m

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Accommodation

    We will stay in two different mountain huts: Rifugio Vittorio Sella (3 nights) and Rifugio Chabot (1 night)

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Founded in 2013 by Elis Martis and Silvia Pergami, PEAKSHUNTER is a team of IFMGA-certified mountain guides.

    Although we all have different backgrounds and experiences, we share the same goals and projects and, more than anything, love our job and share a deep passion for the mountains.

    We strive to guarantee unparalleled experiences for our clients and are constantly on the lookout for new adventures. We want to provide you with intense emotions and want to be there to share them with you. We feel we've done our job when there are big, cheesy smiles on everybody's faces at the end of the day.

    We love to make your dreams come true! Determination and passion are our guiding principles and we hope to pass them on to you. We want to build strong, long-lasting relationship with our clients, based on the respect we feel for everyone who joins us in the exploration of this striking vertical world.

    Alberto, Alessandro, Claudio, Maurizio, Claudio, Jacopo, Giovanni, Elis e Silvia

     
     


     

     

    What People are Saying about Peaks Hunter Mountain Guide Team

     

    I want to post my review on Peaks Hunter Mountain Guides ( see below).I climbed Mont Blanc in September 2019 with Peak Hunter Mountain Guides. The service I received was excellent. They provided me with all the information I requested and more. Scheduling was clear and everything went as it was planned. My guide, Luigi Gagliardi, is a highly skilled professional. He did a great job taking me to the summit, providing me with all instructions and taking a great care of me. I learnt a lot from him. He is also a great person.
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    Alexey Semakov
    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
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    Andre Silveira
    Great experience. Would recommend Jacopo to anyone!
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    Roy Schindler
    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!!!!
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    Josephine Spitzley
     

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