• Trip duration
    2 days
  • Trip level
  • Max people per guide
    5 people
  • Mountain range
  • Best period
    Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep


Climbing the Grand Paradis / Gran Paradiso in Valsavarenche (Aosta Valley) is an awesome mountaineering experience. In fact, this is the highest mountain entirely within Italy.

During the first day of this trip, we’ll leave from Pont and go up to a mountain hut. It could be either Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II or Rifugio Chabod.

On the second day, we are going to the summit of Gran Paradiso.

We have two options for this trip: we can do a hut-to-hut traverse, or leave and come back from/to the same hut.

This is a very special ascent because:

  • It’s quite easy for a 4000 m mountain, so it’s perfect for the ones who have very few or no experience in mountaineering. Gran Paradiso is very often climbed by mountaineers who want to get prepared and acclimatized for ascending Mont Blanc;
  • We may have the chance to observe alpin animals (like ibex and chamois) on the way to the refuge;
  • Italian refuges are always very welcoming and the food is fantastic;
  • The views are breathtaking: on the way up, down and from the summit, at 4061 meters high.

Don’t hesitate to contact me. It will be a pleasure to bring you up there, tell you everything about my home valley and let you live a great mountaineering experience!

I organize many different trips in Italy and France. You can check some of them, like Monte Rosa guided climbing traverse.

Price per person

1 Person780EUR
Group of 2400EUR
Group of 3290EUR
Group of 4230EUR
Group of 5220EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Trek starts in Pont (Valsavarenche) where there’s a nice camping.


Mountain hut