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Gran Paradiso ascent in 3 days

Gran Paradiso is a classic peak over 4000m in Italy. Summit it with a certified mountain guide from the Azimut Montagne team on this exciting 3-day program.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration3 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup


Reaching the summit of a 4-thousander is a goal for many mountaineers. I propose you to join me and summit Gran Paradiso (4061m), in the heart of the Alps. 

The Gran Paradiso summit is within the reach of good hikers with some prior experience in the use of crampons. Being in Italy will allow you to enjoy the Italian lifestyle. Indeed, the warm welcome and good meals are one of the highlights of this program!

In addition to Gran Paradiso, we will summit Tresenta, near the Vittorio Emanuele refuge.

This short mountaineering excursion is totally doable in one weekend. But it’s also a chance of prolonging your stay in the Alps.

Besides, getting there is very easy as I can pick you up at the TGV station in Oulx (although you can also get to Pont Valsavarenche on your own).

I particularly like this program for the following reasons:
– the ascent crosses a glacial environment
– the incredible panorama of the Alpine massif with a particularly mild weather
– the chance to travel light and get great food at the refuges

Tempted to get to the top of famous Gran Paradiso? Then please get in touch with me indicating your preferred dates! If you are a group let me know as I can adapt the program to suit your needs. Of course Gran Paradiso is also great in the winter, join me for some ski touring there!



Vittorio Emanuele refuge.


This is an example of an ascent of Gran Paradiso in Italy. The weather and snow conditions, as well as the level of the participants and the accommodation availability may make me modify the program or the order of the itinerary. IMPORTANT: if you are joining a group, please be aware that I need a minimum of participants to guarantee the departure. You’ll be notified the latest 21 days before the starting date in case I need to cancel because of a lack of participants. Your money will then be transferred back. This trip is organized by “AZIMUT” - Atout France IM005120010

More info

- Group size: 3-4 people. - I recommend you to have cancellation insurance. Search and repatriation insurance is mandatory. I propose you to hire insurance through Europ Assistance upon booking the trip with me. - Equipment: crampons, harness, ice axe, helmet, walking poles recommended. If you don't have the necessary equipment, you can rent it with me! Full pack (harness, helmet, crampons, ice axe, mountain shoes) 150€, harness 35€, mountain shoes 55€, crampons 50€, helmet 35€, ice axe 40€.

Meeting point

Train station of les Houches – Chamonix.



Day 1: Vittorio Emanuele Refuge

We meet in Chamonix and drive to Pont in the Valsaverenche valley. A large part of the walk is in a magnificent larch forest where we can often spot ibex!
We reach the Vittorio Emanuele Refuge (2734m), very cozy, in a high mountain environment. The views over Piccolo Paradiso, Tresenta and Herbetet are impressive.
Dinner and overnight at the refuge.

D +800m

Picnic and dinner included.

Day 2: Tresenta

From the refuge we have excellent views over 3 emblematic peaks: Becca di Montclair (3544m), Ciarforon (3648m) and Tresenta (3609m). We will go for the Tresenta. It is a good acclimatization in which we will get used to the rope and crampons. From the summit, we will get to see our next day’s goal. Then, we will descend to the refuge to share a meal.

D +/-900

Breakfast, picnic and dinner included.

Day 3: Gran Paradiso summit

We leave when it’s still dark. We go up the beautiful Laveciau glacier to reach, at 3600 meters, the mountaineers coming from the Chabod refuge.
There’s a magnificent an easy ridge that allows us to reach the summit of Gran Paradiso (4061m). From there, the views are simply breathtaking. From Monte Rosa to Matterhorn, from Mont Blanc to the Ecrins, and even Monviso and the Mercantour!
Descent to Valsavarenche valley and head back to Mont Blanc.

D +/-1350m

Breakfast and picnic included.

About the guide

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We enjoy very much discovering and re discovering the most beautiful spots in the world, in the Ecrins mountain range but also all around the planet.

Together with the guides in the team, we will share with you unique moments and an amazing journey. From les Ecrins to Chile, from Morocco to Greenland, from Les Gorges du Verdon to Japan, from Italy to Norway… tons of destinations offering all types of mountain activities, different every season. It makes us so happy when I can share them with my friends and clients.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 695 each

Group of 2

EUR 695 each

Group of 3

EUR 695 each

Group of 4

EUR 695 each

Group of 5

EUR 695 each

Group of 6

EUR 695 each

Group of 7

EUR 695 each

Group of 8

EUR 695 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

Price per person for a group of 3 to 4 clients. Not included: transport to the start of the trip, personal equipment, personal insurance, drinks, extra expenses and anything not listed as included.

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