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Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent- All Inclusive

Gran Paradiso
Gran Paradiso 2 Day Guided Ascent
Gran Paradiso
Gran Paradiso

Come and spend 2 days climbing the famous Gran Paradiso peak in the Italian Graian Alps with one of the IFMGA-certified guides in the Peakshunter team.

Private and Group

Alps

2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Climb the only 4000 meters peak entirely within Italy.
  • Stay in the comfortable Chabod Hut and, of course, taste local food.
  • Enjoy the landscapes of the Alps and nearby Mont Blanc, inside the protected area of the Gran Paradiso National Park.
  • Train for other summits, experiencing the necessary fitness and skills required for this kind of challenges.

Description

The Gran Paradiso (4,061m) is one of the highest peaks in the Italian Graian Alps and the only mountain over 4000 meters that has the entirety of its summit within Italy. The peak is located in the Gran Paradiso National Park, one of the best-known parks in Italy, founded in 1922 to safeguard the biodiversity of one of the wildest areas in Italy.

The view of the Gran Paradiso is amazing from any vantage point. But the view from the summit of this mountain is absolutely stunning. And from its pinnacle you will immediately see how much it has earned its name, as you will be able to see a great deal of the gorgeous Alps, including the nearby, legendary Mont Blanc (4,810m).

The Gran Paradiso is considered one of the easiest of the Alps' 4000 meter peaks to climb. However some mountaineering experience is needed because the final ascent has some rocky terrain and the recent changes in the glacier morphology require very good confidence in using crampons on an iced and very steep itinerary.

On day 1 we will spend 2 to 3 hours walking up to the Chabod Hut (2,710). On day 2 we will make the exciting climb to the summit of this beautiful mountain before making our way back down. The climbing time should take between 8 to 10 hours, including the descent.

The Gran Paradiso is a magnificent mountain. And because of the relative ease that comes with climbing it, its magnificence is readily accessible. Please send us a message if you want to summit this amazing peak!

We also offer a 2 day climb of Mont Velan located on the border between Italy and Switzerland.

Prices per person

Price last updated by the guide on: Oct 10, 2022

Group of 1

EUR 870 Each

Group of 2

EUR 535 Each

Group of 3

EUR 410 Each

Group of 4

EUR 350 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Crampons

- Ice axe

- Trekking poles

Price details

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Liability insurance

- Accommodation at Chabod Hut

- Dinner and breakfast

- Packed lunch for the day of the ascent

- Helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe, trekking poles

- Loan of shared safety material

DOES NOT INCLUDE beverages and extra meals, transfer to the meeting point and anything that is not mentioned under "Price includes".

The ascent could be organized till the end of October: at the refuge closing time (end of September), it will be possible to make the 2 days ascent, staying in the winter refuge (very comfortable, with wood stove and beds with blankets provided + all furnished kitchen tools). For this solution, meals are not included in the price and some extra fees may be applied depending on conditions.


Itinerary

Day 1: Chabod Hut

From the Pravieux Valsavarenche parking lot (1,830 m), we follow the path in the woods that make our way into the valley and lead to the Chabod Hut. During the walk, we enjoy the wildlife of Gran Paradiso National Park.

D +900

Day 2: Gran Paradiso summit

At 3 a.m. we wake up and take the Normal Route from the Chabod Hut (2,710 m), following a moraine ridge up to the Laveciau Glacier (3,200m). At the distinctive “Schiena d’Asino” (Donkey’s Back) we take a short break, then ascend the col of the Becca di Moncorvé and continue towards the bergschrund. A brief but demanding final ridge is all that separates us from the statue-clad summit.

D +1300

 

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Details

Accommodation

Mountain Hut

Meeting point

Pravieux Valsavarenche parking

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!

Languages

Italian | French | English

Certificates

IFMGA

Residence

Aosta Valley, Italy


What people are saying about this trip

Bowen Chen

5.00

September, 2022

brava!

5.00

September, 2022

Fantastic experience with very patient guides Elis and Paulo. Can’t wait for the next one Regards Allan

Alexandre Biguet

5.00

September, 2022

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Eva Fischer

5.00

August, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Maurits Vriesendorp

5.00

August, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Joe Zanini

5.00

August, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Manau George

5.00

July, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Rohan Muir

5.00

July, 2022

Great trek up Gran Paradiso! A little disorganised in terms of lack of information but we felt everything went smoothly and we felt safe with our guide, Mario! Grazie 😊.

Adam Baskett

5.00

June, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Manson Lau

5.00

October, 2021

Thanks Jacopo for guiding the trip! Experienced, professional and superb time management! Hope to hike with you next time and enjoy more mountain adventures!

John Mcevoy

5.00

August, 2021

Great trip, great guide would definitely use again

Jules Meeussen

4.00

September, 2020

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Anna CHEN

4.00

September, 2020

The guided tour (fitness level and experience) does not fit the description on explore-share.com. The guide was very in hurry for both ascent and descent and he was on phone call most of the time.

Ben Steel

5.00

September, 2020

The whole package was extremely well put together, and Silvia and Gio were good hosts. I would have liked there to be more learning opportunities during the trip - climbing and trekking techniques, orienteering, technical movements etc. Whilst we achieved the objective of going up and down, I didnt feel like there was much else added around this. A programme of additional skills would be nice, Other than that, would highly recommend!

Vânia and André

5.00

April, 2020

We just remember now the breathing, the view and the joy we had in Gran Paradiso accompanied by our guides Silvia and Elis. This kind of memory makes us smile and look for the next adventure. Silvia and Elis were attentive, kind and professionally fully prepared to help us reach a great experience of discovery and safety. For sure the moment would not be the same without our guides. We feel grateful and lucky to have their support and company. Elis, Silvia, thanks for taking us beyond.

Andre Silveira

5.00

October, 2019

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

Maja V

5.00

October, 2019

Absolute most professional and at the same time “fun” and lighthearted guide I have ever come across. The food the whole time on the mountain was amazing too - I could not speak any higher of Elis and Peakshunter Mountain Guides in the Italian Alps 🇮🇹

Josephine Spitzley

5.00

September, 2019

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!!!!

Daniel J

4.00

September, 2019

Patrick was very professional and easy going. He is a professional and very experienced on the mountains, I felt in safe hands at all times.

Jennifer Robison

5.00

July, 2019

We had a great experience with Giulia on Gran Paradiso. Ended up climbing La Trescenta and only doing the glacier below Gran Paradiso - my decision - the kids were not as strong as I had hoped and the 11 hours for the full summit would not have worked. However we had a great few days. Can’t wait to do another trip and will absolutely ask for your help again.

Jo Plaete

5.00

July, 2019

Patrick was a great guide! Flawless ascent/descent which we enjoyed very much. Thanks

Thomas Payn

5.00

June, 2019

Varesco was a fantastic guide! Very talented and kind. Couldn’t have been happier :)

David Reid

5.00

June, 2019

Highly recommend this trip! We cannot praise our guide enough! Gigio was fantastic!! The trip up Gran Paradiso is a beautiful walk in a completely unspoilt valley. We stayed in the Chabod but at 2750m which had everything we needed with decent food. The climb turned out to be difficult due to the conditions but our guide did everything he could to get us to the top. Thoroughly enjoyable 2 days!

Gavin

5.00

October, 2018

Peaks Hunters were brilliant from the point of first contact.  They took care of every last detail from planning the trip to providing all the mountaineering equipment.  On the mountain our guides were amazing.  Positive, confident, good company and with safety always at the fore front.  They set the pace and made sure as many of our group as possible hit the summit.  Thank you so much to the Silvia, Elis and the team.  Will definitely be using you again

Max

5.00

September, 2018

The trip was great, the guide the programme the team everything. Except for 1 thing: the clothes recommended in the list of equipment was too hot for that season i felt like.

Bella Donder

4.00

August, 2018

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Johan winther

5.00

July, 2018

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Johan Winther

5.00

July, 2018

Ciao! I just want to thank you for great services. Also the guide Luca Bianco was excellent 10/10. I had a great trek to peak of Gran Paradiso. Best regards, Johan Winther

Neil

5.00

June, 2018

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Anonymous

4.00

May, 2018

The guide himself was really nice, as was the Hut. No wifi or cell service there for those who need that ?. We did not take the summit because of worsening weather conditions. So we shall be back later this year for another attempt. Really nothing one can do about the weather anyways...

Mark Perry

5.00

December, 2017

Due to snow conditions we changed the trip to a ski tour. My second time off piste but Elis was very patient and provided good direction... will definitely be back !

Laura Kosbie

5.00

October, 2017

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Pieter Huybrechts

3.00

September, 2017

We swapped over to mt Rosa because of weather conditions, wich was really nice too. the only thing of notice might be that you could give a better idea of the extra things that we need to pay eg. the hut or extra equipment. It would just be nice to kinda know how much things will cost before starting.




 

 

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