Gran Paradiso guided ascent

Reach the summit of Gran Paradiso in the Aosta Valley, the highest mountain located 100% within Italy, together with Andrea, a local IFMGA mountain guide.




Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip



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 Person
719 USD

Group of 2
359 USD

Group of 3
314 USD

Group of 4
247 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


Other details

Skill level required
Fitness level required
Meeting point
Trek starts in Pont (Valsavarenche) where there’s a nice camping.

Mountain hut


About the Guide


I was born in 1986. I live in Arvier and I'm a mountain guide since 2013. I'm a member the Union Aosta Valley High Mountain Guides and the guiding Alpine Valgrisenche. I'm also a mountain bike instructor recognized by the Italian Cycling Federation since 2004. I have the ISTA certificate since 2015. Please get in touch with me if you want to enjoy the Alps during the summer or winter. It will be my great pleasure to let you discover all the great spots, especially if you come to Italy.

FROM 247 USD per person


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