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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.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration5 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

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.

Accommodation

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

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Itinerary

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


About the guide

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Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, 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.

Professionalism and safety are our core values because we love our job and we are passionate about Mountain and Nature.
We are enthusiastic to share new adventures and guarantee the most memorable emotions to all our clients.
If you are interested in experience the beauty of Nature and the power of the Mountains, Peakshunter Mountain Guides will be happy to guide you! 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 want to build a 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.

Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Monterosa, Dufourspitze and Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits next to the area we live and work: the beautiful little Aosta Valley region, close to French and Swiss borders and not far from Geneva, Milan and Turin international airports.

Realize your dreams, discovering breathtaking views or simply living an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will realize your trip as you desire to live it!

Peakshunter Mountain Guides team will be happy to guide you, sharing adventures and being you companions, personal trainers, consultants and expertise supporters for all you need in planning the next Mountain dream!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1763 each

Group of 2

EUR 882 each

Group of 3

EUR 588 each

Group of 4

EUR 495 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

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


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