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

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug

Type of Trip




    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!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    665 EUR

    Group of 2
    665 EUR

    Group of 3
    665 EUR

    Group of 4
    665 EUR

    Group of 5
    665 EUR

    Group of 6
    665 EUR

    Group of 7
    665 EUR

    Group of 8
    665 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     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 1Vittorio 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 2Tresenta

      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 3Gran 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.


    Next departures

    For private groups contact the guide
    Next datesInfo
    30/05/2020 to 01/06/2020
    € 625 per person
    05/06/2020 to 07/06/2020
    € 625 per person
    12/06/2020 to 14/06/2020
    € 625 per person
    19/06/2020 to 21/06/2020
    665 € per person
    26/06/2020 to 28/06/2020
    665 € per person
    03/07/2020 to 05/07/2020
    665 € per person
    10/07/2020 to 12/07/2020
    665 € per person
    17/07/2020 to 19/07/2020
    665 € per person
    24/07/2020 to 26/07/2020
    665 € per person
    31/07/2020 to 02/08/2020
    665 € per person
    07/08/2020 to 09/08/2020
    665 € per person
    14/08/2020 to 16/08/2020
    665 € per person
    21/08/2020 to 23/08/2020
    665 € per person
    28/08/2020 to 30/08/2020
    665 € per person

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    Station Briançon

    Beginning of the trip - Meeting: 7 am

    End of the trip - dispersal: late afternoon

    Oulx-Cesana (IT) - TGV station

    Beginning of the trip - appointment: 7:45

    End of the trip - dispersal: late afternoon

    Valsavarenche bridge - Parking end of the road / in front of the hotel

    Beginning of the trip - Meeting: 11 am

    End of the trip - dispersion: mid-afternoon


    Vittorio Emanuele refuge.

    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! 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.



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