trip duration TRIP DURATION
5 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Alps
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
4 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Intermediate
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jul, Aug
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

Description

Join me on this unique 5-day mountaineering tour in Gran Paradiso and Monte Rosa and reach the summit of eight amazing 4000-meter mountains.

We will start in the Gran Paradiso National Park, surrounded by its magnificent scenery, and then head towards the south side of the Monte Rosa Masssif. We will climb eight peaks of over 4000 meters along these 5 days.

On the first day, we will meet in Pont  (1950 m), in Val Savarenche, in the Aosta Valley. From there, we will climb to the Vittorio Emmanuele II Hut (2732m) where we will stay for the night. The next day, our mountaineering adventure begins.

We will reach the summit of Gran Paradiso (4061m) on the second day. On the following days, we will climb Vincent Pyramid (4215 m), Balmenhorn (4167 m), Blackhorn (4321 m) and Ludwigshöhe (4341 m). We will also reach the summit of Zumsteinspitze (4563 m), Signalkuppe (4554 m) and Parrotspitze (4432 m).

These relatively easy summit ascents are an ideal introduction to the glacier world of the four-thousander peaks. You can check the day-by-day itinerary below.

During this 5-day tour, we will stay in different Italian huts and possibly we will have an overnight stay in the valley. We will also reach Europe’s highest refuge, the Capanna Margherita (4600 m). We will rest for a while here and have a coffee. This refuge has an impressive deep view into the east wall of Monte Rosa, it is one of the highlights of the week. We usually don’t spend the night here, but it is possible to do it if you wish.

If you want to join me on this amazing tour, you need to be in good shape, for approximately 5-hour ascents. You also need to have previous experience in the use of crampons, for easy rock passages (Grade II), and for ice and snow covered slopes.

Don’t miss out on this unique mountaineering trip! Check the dates below and book your trip. Come join me and reach the summit of 8 beautiful mountains in this spectacular region in the Alps.

I also offeer customized winter mountaineering trips in Germany or Austria and summer mountaineering trips in Germany, Austria, Italy or Switzerland. Check them out!

Itinerary

Day 1

Pont-Vittorio Emmanuele Hut

We will meet in Pont (1950 m) at 2 pm, in Val Savarenche. We will climb to the Vittorio Emanuele II Hut (2732 m). Time: approx. 2.5 hours.

Day 2

Gran Paradiso ascent

Today we will ascend the Grand Paradiso (4061 m). The climb will take us 4 to 5 hours. Then we will descend into the valley fo an overnight in a pension. (Total: 7-8hours)

Day 3

Gressoney-Punta Indren

By car, we transfer to Gressoney and continue by cable car to Punta Indren (3275 m). From here, in about 2 hours we reach the Mantova hut (3489 m) or the Capanna Gnifetti (3647 m) Time: about 2.5 hours.

Day 4

Vincent Pyramid-Balmenhorn-Blackhorn-Ludwigshöhe

Today we will climb four 4000-meter peaks: Vincent Pyramid (4215 m), Balmenhorn (4167 m), Blackhorn (4321 m) and Ludwigshöhe (4341 m).

Day 5

Zumsteinspitze - Signalkuppe - Parrotspitze

Today we will ascend Zumsteinspitze (4563 m), Signalkuppe (4554 m) and Parrotspitze (4432 m). We descend to the Mantova Hut or into the valley.

Price per person

Group of 21490EUR
Group of 3990EUR
Group of 4780EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment
  • Mountain guide's expenses
Extra Cost: Approx. €260 for half-board in the huts and valley overnight sta;, transfer/cable car approx. €40.

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Pont, Valsavarenche, Aosta Valley

Accommodation

Mountain Huts and possibly a valley overnight stay.

More info

Maximum group size: 4 people

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