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.




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Not specified



    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 Emmanuelle 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!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    565 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • All meals during trip
    • Transport during the trip
    • Group equipment
    • Mountain guide's expenses
     Price per person for a group of 3 to 5 clients.


    • Day 1Chabod refuge

      We meet at Pont Valsavarenche or Oulx or Briançon. We start walking from the Pravieux sheepfolds (1830m). A large part of the walk is in a magnificent larch forest where we can often spot ibex!
      We reach the Chabod refuge (2760m), very cozy, in a high mountain environment. The views over Piccolo Paradiso and Herbetet are impressive.
      Dinner and overnight at the refuge.
      D +900m

    • Day 2Gran Paradiso summit - Vittorio Emmanuelle refuge

      We leave when it’s still dark. We go up the beautiful Laveciau glacier to reach, at 3600 meters, the mountaineers coming from the classic route from the Vittorio Emmanuelle 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 and overnight at the Vittorio Emmanuelle refuge (2732m).
      D +/-1300m

    • Day 3Tresenta

      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. From the summit, we descend to the valley until the Pont hamlet (1960m).
      D +900/-1650m


    Next departures

    For private groups contact the guide
    Next datesInfo
    23/08/2019 to 25/08/2019
    565€ per participant
    30/08/2019 to 01/09/2019
    565€ per participant

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    At Pont Valsavarenche or at Oulx or Briançon (from where we transfer to Pont Valsavarenche).


    At Chabod refuge and Vittorio Emmanuelle refuge.

    More info

    - Group size:3-5 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! Alpi pack (harness, helmet, crampons, ice axe, mountain shoes) 85€, harness 18€, mountain shoes 35€, crampons 18€, helmet 18€, ice axe 15€.


    About the Guide


    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.

    FROM 565 EURper person


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