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Gran Paradiso Course and Climb

Gran Paradiso Course and Climb | Italy

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

Private and Group

3 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




* 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


Reaching the summit of a 4000m peak is a goal for many mountaineers. Join one of the guides on our team and summit Gran Paradiso (4061m), in the heart of the Alps over the course of three days. 

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. Besides, getting to Pont Valsavarenche is very easy.

This is course is accessible for eager beginners! No specific difficulty. However, you are advised to have some experience walking with crampons and walking off-trail in the mountains while carrying your backpack with some gear in it. You should be able to cope with walking at altitudes above 3000m.

Furthermore, you should be used to outdoor sports and do endurance training on a regular basis (cycling, hiking, cross-country skiing, swimming). If this is not the case, you should run at least 3 times a week (10 km/hr) two to three months before the course. Expect to be on the go for 6 to 8 hours per day with approx 900 to 1300 m ascent/descent.

Tempted to get to the top of the famous Gran Paradiso? Then please get in touch with us indicating your preferred dates!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Mountain guide expenses

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.


Day 1: Vittorio Emanuele Refuge

We wil meet at the Valsaverenche valley. From there, we will begin hiking through 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. On the first day, we will also do an equipment check and some rock climbing training. Dinner and overnight at the refuge. D +800m

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 climb 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

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 and 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



More info

- Group size: 3-4 people.

Meeting point

Pont Valsavarenche – Parking at the end of the road at 11 am

Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: - Equipment: crampons, harness, ice ax, helmet, walking poles recommended. If you don't have the necessary equipment, you can rent it with us!

About the guide

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E-S Adventure Guides



Mountain Guide

Gauthier and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Anabelle, Andrea, Andrej, Claire, Christophe, Daniel, Elis, Enrico, Etienne, François, Guillaume, Ivan, Jessy, Julia, Mathis, Mitja, Olivier, and Robin) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Europe.

Whether you wish to climb some of the best mountains in the Alps or go on an exciting bouldering adventure in Fontainbleau, among other amazing options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Gauthier will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

Pick one of the programs featured for E-S Adventure Guides and start planning an awe-inspiring experience in the mountains!


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What people are saying about this trip



Our guide was Christopher Garrigues



Had an absolutely fantastic experience on a 3 day trip of Gran Paradiso. Our guide Christophe Garrigues was incredibly knowledgeable and patient and ensured everyone in our group felt comfortable and confident when on the mountain or using new equipment. Definitely a trip to be repeated with Azimut and hopefully Christophe!

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