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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


  • 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!


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!