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Gran Paradiso, 5-day climbing trip

Join an IFMGA mountain guide for an alpine week ascending Gran Paradiso (4061 m), the highest summit entirely within Italy.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration5 days
Offer periodJun, Aug
Type of tripPrivate and Group

Description

Join me for an alpine week program ascending Gran Paradiso (4061 m), the highest mountain entirely within Italy. 

Gran Paradiso stands in north-west Italy, between the Aosta Valley and Piedmont region. It’s inside Gran Paradiso national park, a beautiful mountain region which is also an ibex colony.

During this 5-day climbing trip, we’ll ascend two 3000-meter peaks: Punta Rossa and Gran Serraz. After that, we’ll head towards Gran Paradiso.

We’ll spend the nights in comfortable mountain huts. There, we’ll enjoy Italian hospitality and delightful food. We’ll also stay in the old lodge of King Vittorio Emmanuele II.

This program is technically simple. Because of that, it’s suitable for all kinds of travelers. Even if you don’t have any previous experience. We’ll be going up slowly, so you’ll get a great acclimatization to height.

For further information, you can find a complete itinerary below.

If you are looking for a unique experience in the Italian Alps, please contact me. It will be a mountain adventure to remember!

Accommodation

Mountain huts.

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You can rent personal climbing equipment.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Rifugio Vittorio Sella

We’ll meet in the charming Cogne, check your equipment and run up to the Rifugio Vittorio Sella (2584 m). Jean, the sympathetic Gardien and his team will receive us with open arms. (+ 935 m)

Day 2: Punta Rossa (3630 m) / Rifugio Vittorio Sella

We climb to the Col de la Rousse and traversing the flank of the glacier Trayo, we ascend to the summit of Punta Rossa (3630 m). (+ 1050 m / -1050 m)

Overnight back in Vittorio Sella.

Day 3: Gran Serraz (3552 m) / Rifugio Vittorio Sella

From the hut, we’ll head to the south. After a steep passage we reach Gran Vallon glacier. We traverse the glacier to the rocky ridge and follow it to the top of the Gran Serraz (3552 m). (+ 970m / -970m)

Overnight back in Vittorio Sella.

Day 4: Rifugio Chabot (2750 m)

Today we don’t start so early. We go down to Valnontey, take the car to Pont in the valley of Valsavarenche and rise to Rifugio Chabot (2750 m). In the beginning it goes steeply upwards but once above the tree line, we go upwards in a gentler slope. (-1065 m / + 950 m).

 

Day 5: Gran Paradiso summit (4061 m) / Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II.

Top day of the week. We stride among the impressive North wall by the Becca di Moncorvé. From there, we’ll walk through steep terrain to the top of the Gran Paradiso (4061 m). At the very end you will get an unexpected surprise. During the descent we follow the Gran Paradiso Glacier, down to the Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II. After having a  “pasta Italiana” we’ll go towards the valley. (+ 1300 m / -2100 m)


About the guide

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Namaste Mountainguides is a group of 6 motivated mountain lovers, mostly working in the European Alps. They all have the IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide qualification and some of them are also high qualified ski instructors.

Our happiness and philosophy is
- to guide you in the safest way and in the best circumstances
- to explore the mountains together with you
- to share our passion

25 years of experience.
25 years of satisfied clients.
25 years of safe quality programs.
Together, we will make your mountain dreams come true.

We offer unique experiences for mountain lovers,
high level training courses for motivated mountaineers
and custom weeks for families.

We have an EVEREST for EVERYBODY.

Jan, Jérôme, Robert, Lars and Lut.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2154 each

Group of 2

EUR 1109 each

Group of 3

EUR 768 each

Group of 4

EUR 719 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee


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