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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.

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5 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug




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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Harness

- Helmet

- Crampons

- Ice axe

- Trekking poles

Price details

The rate includes

the assistance of a UIAGM/IFMGA certified Mountain Guide

the Mountain Guide’s expenses (transfers, meals and accommodation)

liability insurance

loan of shared safety material

loan of personal equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons and helmet)

overnight stay in a refuge with half board

booking assistance service (including assistance for refuges and lifts reservation)

4 packed-lunch

transfer to return to Cogne

The rate does not include

research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €12 per person for 7 days


extra meals and beverages for client and Guides

anything that is not mentioned under "The rate includes"


Day 1: Rifugio 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 2: Punta 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 3: Gran 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 4: Rifugio 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 5: Gran 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




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

About the guide

Giving and receiving smiles, seeing the satisfaction on the faces of our customers, seeking opportunities for growth, stimulating authenticity in personal and group relationships, in sharing mountaineering disciplines, fears, efforts, and moments of difficulty, which are part of the integrated with experiences, essential ingredients of every summit climb: these are our focus, our beliefs, and our most important results, as outdoor Professionals and as people who love the mountains and their work as Alpine Guides!

Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides is a team of IFMGA-certified Mountain Professionals and outdoor activities experts, based in the town of Aosta, not far from Courmayeur-Chamonix, on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc massif.

We live and work in the beautiful Aosta Valley region, very close to French and Swiss borders near to Geneva, Milan, and Turin international airports.

Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Dufourspitze, Pyramide Vincent and Regina Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Lyskamm, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits you can climb with us: most of our team of Guides were born and grew up close to these mountains and they have explored the ascent routes several times during different seasons, with skis or crampons!

- We love our work: we plan all our trips with great commitment and deep respect for the Alpine environment, for its inhabitants, and its territories. Including local traditions in different valleys and Alpine areas.

- We love Mountain, Nature, and Outdoor activities, that we like to share with people from all around the world. We are enthusiastic to meet like-minded adventurers and share new experiences and memorable emotions with the support of our Mountain Guides.

- Safety and Risk Management are essential for us, as elements of fundamental importance during every single trip we plan and carry out with our customers: for this reason, we offer introductory courses to the different alpine disciplines (Mountaineering, Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Ski mountaineering, Freeride, Rescue Crevasse, and Avalanche) to convey awareness and responsibility to our customers.

- We offer solid Experience, with several years organizing outdoor disciplines around mountain and wild areas, in many different countries of Italy and Europe, for individuals or groups, including 7-day customer support for booking, logistics, and personal assistance for planning and reservations.

- As certified Mountain Guides, we offer training courses, to improve technical skills and to learn basic knowledge about mountaineering in the Alps, which is essential to explore and climb the Mountains safely in any situation or conditions.

- We are happy to provide customized programs for every customer's demand: our Experience is synonymous with Professionalism and Customer Care to guarantee unforgettable emotions and beautiful smiles!

Fulfill your dreams, discover breathtaking views or simply enjoy an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will carry out your trip as you desire to live it!

Let’s plan your next mountain project together!


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What people are saying about -PeaksHunter Mountain Guides

Tyler Evans


April, 2023

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Philippe Dacier


March, 2023

parfait adaptation de Peakshunter à la météo. programme initial (chamonix-Zermatt non réalisé (et donc non coté)

Daniel Mueller


March, 2023

My friends and I truly enjoyed the la Vallée Blanche ski descente. We were guided by a competent and friendly guide, Marco Bernardini. There was a bit of confusion ahead of the trip as we had to fill a very extensive consent form. We would also have appreciated to get more information about the stair climb at the end of the descente prior to the trip. Luckily we carried our sport shoes so we did not have to walk up in our ski boots. We were also not made aware beforehand that we had to walk quite a long distance from the train to the bus station in Chamonix.

Laurent Vandepaer


March, 2023

We had 3 fantastic days with Elis in the mountains. The snow condition was not great so we focused on touring, exploring beautiful areas in very diverse settings. Elis was very nice and creative, we are looking forward to our next trip with him! E-S team was as always of great support finding us the perfect guide for the group and supporting in a great way the organization of the trip.

Mohammed Khudhari


March, 2023

The course and and the climbing exceeded my expectations. The guide (Paolo) made the experience informative, fun and absolutely safe. 10/10 I would do it again!

Neil Vallely


February, 2023

I was a bit unsure on using explore share because I was unfamiliar with the company and they act as a buffer between you and the guide provider. The experience with explore share was very good, they did exactly what was set out and I was put in touch with the guide provider after I paid the deposit. It would be nice if explore share provided some additional narrative or evidence that the guide you are booking with was legitimate and not a scam. I checked this out myself before booking however that was where the uncertainty came from. Overall great service and great experience. Would use again.

Michiel Moyaert


February, 2023

We had a great experience with Peakshunter. However, we agreed on a all inclusive tour through explore-share, but appearantly E-S made an offer without consulting the guides first. A couple of days before departure we were confronted with extra costs. We had no other option than to pay these extras, and Explore Share did not intervene. Next time we´ll organise everything with the guides directly, without the middle man...

Cameron Malo


February, 2023

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Javier Castro


February, 2023

Amazing experience and incredible guide. Went with a friend of mine and had a great time. The views are amazing and it is awesome to ski one of the most famous descents in the world. I would recommend this experience to anyone.

Kristin Backer-Grøndahl


February, 2023

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Duncan Philpott


January, 2023

Gabrielle was a patient and very knowledgeable guide. He made the day very enjoyable

Bassel Zebian


January, 2023

A truly excellent service and experience

Michael Ellis


January, 2023

Paolo was a fantastic guide! Even with conditions not favorable for the climbs I wished to do he came up with alternatives that were great. I highly recommend these guides

Aleksander Siwek


December, 2022

Very informative and hands on course. Plenty of opportunity to practice, take pictures of the rescue set up and learn the knots etc. Paolo was a very good guide and instructor

Erik Roslund


October, 2022

Everyone at explore share and peakshunter were great about putting a trip together for me. It was the end of the climbing season in the alps and I only had a few days but they all pitched in and figured out something I could do . They have great communication and the guide was awesome



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