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.
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Price per person
|Group of 2||580EUR|
|Group of 3||360EUR|
|Group of 4||280EUR|
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Group equipment
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.