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Gran Paradiso guided ascent

Reach the summit of Gran Paradiso in the Aosta Valley, the highest mountain located 100% within Italy, together with one of our local IFMGA mountain guides.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration2 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Reach the top of the highest mountain entirely within Italy.

  • Get the chance to observe beautiful alpine animals on the way.

  • Spend the night in a comfortable hut and taste delicious meals.

  • Contemplate stunning views from the summit!

Description

Climbing the Grand Paradis / Gran Paradiso in Valsavarenche (Aosta Valley) is an awesome mountaineering experience. It is a straightforward climb with amazing, rewarding views from the summit. Join us and let us show you this stunning peak!

At 4,061 m (13,323 ft), Gran Paradiso stands tall in the Alps, between the Aosta Valley and Piedmont regions in Italy. This beautiful mountain is relatively easy to climb, although the rocky terrain near the summit requires some prior mountaineering experience. On this program, we will show you the way to the top of this lovely peak and you will experience all of its splendor.

During the first day of the trip, we’ll enjoy an easy 3-hour hike to Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II. Then, on day 2, we will climb to the summit of Gran Paradiso and enjoy the stunning views that have earned it its name before coming back down. Climbing up and returning will take around 8 hours in total.

This is a very special ascent because:

  • It’s quite easy for a 4000 m mountain, so it’s perfect for those who have very little or no experience in mountaineering. The Gran Paradiso is very often climbed by mountaineers who want to prepare and acclimatize for ascending Mont Blanc;
  • We may have the chance to observe Alpin animals (like ibex and chamois) on the way to the hut;
  • Italian huts are always very welcoming and the food is fantastic;
  • The views are breathtaking on the way up, down, and from the summit.

So, are you ready to discover this amazing mountain in the Italian Alps? Then don’t hesitate to contact us. It will be a pleasure to guide you!

Accommodation

Mountain hut - Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele Prices: * Dormitory: 27€ * Bedroom 4/5 places: 31€ * 1/2 board bedroom 4/5 places: 51,5€ (Guide: 44,5€) It will need to be booked in advance (+39 01 65 95 920) and paid on the spot.

More info

The season starts on May 30th and ends on September 20th. It is also possible to do the ascent outside these months but most probably using skis or snowshoes. Please contact us if you want more information.

Meeting point

Trek starts in Pont (Valsavarenche) where there’s a nice camping. You can fly to Geneva, Turin or Milan, rent a car and a drive to Pont (Valsavaranche). It will take you +/- 2 1/2 hour from Geneva, +/- 1 hour 50 min from Turin, 2 hours 40 min from Milan.

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Equipment you will need to bring

Helmet

Crampons

Ice Axe

Harness


About the guide

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Gauthier and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Anabelle, Andrea, Andrej, Claire, Daniel, Elis, Enrico, Etienne, Guillaume, Ivan, Jessy, Julia, Mathis and Robin) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Europe.

Whether you wish to climb some of the best mountains in the Alps or go on an exciting via ferrata in the Dolomites, among other amazing options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Gauthier will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 676 each

Group of 2

EUR 336 each

Group of 3

EUR 243 each

Group of 4

EUR 191 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• The price includes the guide fee. It doesn't include (1) The hut half board fee for you and the guide (see prices below) (2) the rent of the equipment you might need. The rental pack including the helmet, the harness, the ice axe and the crampons costs 30 EUR per person for the 2 days.


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