Gran Paradiso ascent in the Aosta valley

Gran Paradiso is the highest mountain entirely within Italy and a constant snowy companion on the Southern alpine skyline from the Mont Blanc Massif. Jean Marc (IFMGA certified) guides you there during 2 days.




Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip




    The Gran Paradiso / Le Grand Paradis (4.061 meters) is the highest mountain entirely within Italy and a constant snowy companion on the Southern alpine skyline from the Mont Blanc Massif. Often climbed as a poor weather alternative to Mont Blanc the Paradiso has much more to recommend than just it’s fine southern alpine climate.

    Lying in the Gran Paradiso National Park, a charming high alpine area set above the Italian Valsavarenche & Vallée d’Aoste. In early summer vibrantly colourful wild flowers and jostling Ibex give a spring in the step for the pleasant walk to the hospitable & lively Italian mountain hut from where the summit climb begins…

    I personally recommend to stay the first night at the Chabod refuge, go to the summit the day after and come back passing by Vittorio Emmanuel II refuge. This makes a traverse rather than just a round trip. The Gran Paradisio is an accessible 4.000 meters mountain and can be done by less experienced mountaineers.

    The pictures uploaded here have been taken in August 2014 with a group of 8 Belgians. They all successfully reached the summit with a clear bleu sky and a beautiful 360° view on all the most famous summits of the Alps.

    Get in touch with me and let’s go up there together!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    860 EUR

    Group of 2
    580 EUR

    Group of 3
    360 EUR

    Group of 4
    280 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Other details

    Meeting point

    PONT - THE STARTING AND/OR ENDING POINT : Pont Valsavarenche - the main spot to start and/or end the adventure. There is a large parking, a camping, a shop to buy food and a


    - RIFUGIO VITTORIO EMMANUELE : One of the two refuges where we will sleep or have lunch the day of the ascent

    - REFUGIO CHABOD: One of the two refuges where we will sleep before (or have lunch the day of) the ascent of Gran Paradisio; I personally recommend to stay there the night before the ascent and come back through Rifugio Vittorio Emmanuel with a stop for lunch...they have delicious pasta.


    About the Guide


    UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide

    - The passion of virgin areas -
    Climbing, mountaineering, trekking, off-piste skiing, ski touring, heliskiing, I have used all the resources available in the mountain to explore the Alps in France, Italy, Switzerland, and also Nepal, Peru and Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Alaska, Canada, Kenya, Tanzania, Morocco and Turkey, Norway, Greenland and Spitsbergen…
    Currently, with the enthusiasm of being a guide, I traverse the world’s mountains and I share my passion with those whom I call “clients” but after many years of common adventures have become my friends.




    What People are Saying about Jean-Marc Kaufmann

    • 5 reviews


    Jean-Marc nous a guidé avec beaucoup de professionnalisme dans l\'ascension du Grand-Paradis cet été. Ce fut une très belle première expérience d\'alpinisme pour moi, en toute confiance. Les passionnantes discussions à bâtons-rompus comme le respect du silence (dans la longue descente) m\'ont paru précieux également.
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    J’ai eu la chance de rencontrer Goulven et d’être guidé par lui sur le Grand Paradis en août 2014. C’est un super compagnon de cordée, un pro de la sécurité, un excellent leader, un défenseur de belles valeurs montagnardes et une personne très riche par le métier diversifié qu’il exerce, guide de haute montagne mais aussi copilote d’hélicoptère.
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    Je recommande vivement de vous entourer de Goulven pour vos expéditions. Outre ses excellentes compétences techniques, vous découvrirez un guide aimant partagé sa riche expérience humaine et professionnelle et soucieux de vous faire vivre de belles choses à ses côtés!
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    Jean-Marc is an experienced professional with a good sense of humor. Getting to the top of the Gran Paradiso with him has been a pleasant and enriching experience.
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