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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Aug

Type of Trip

Private and Group

Highlights

 
     
    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!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    2089 EUR

    Group of 2
    1075 EUR

    Group of 3
    744 EUR

    Group of 4
    697 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Rifugio 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 2Punta 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 3Gran 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 4Rifugio 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 5Gran 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)

     
     

    Other details

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain huts.

    More info

    You can rent personal climbing equipment.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    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.

     
     


     

     

    What People are Saying about Namaste Mountain Guides

     

    Professional guide who carefully assessed our climbing and fitness abilities to get to the top unfortunately we came down a bit too fast and I fell and broke my big toe and was unable to attempt the Mont Blanc climb which was very disappointing because I felt ready to try. We felt challenged but relatively safe all of the time, the fall was an unfortunate mistake. Jan offered us additional training between the climbs to improve our chances on Mont Blanc which we really appreciated but were unable to take advantage of. We would climb with him again.
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    Jayne
    My first experience with alpinism but 100% worth it. Because of bad weather we couldn’t ascend the Mont Blanc but the backup program saved the trip. Learned a lot and seen mighty things. Overall, enjoyed a lot, a week we will never forget.
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    Toon
    We had a marvellous week, it matched our expectations and we had souvenirs which will never fade away. The flexibility from our program because of the bad weather, was great, each time we had a discussion about what we could do and couldn’t. Reaching the top was always the goal. Also the fact I did this with my daughter gave it an extra dimension. We enjoyed every step because we were in good shape. Everybody insisted on this, but at the end, it turned out to be an advantage.
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    Jenne
    I had a very good time and it has been a fantastic week to fulfill my dream of Mont Blanc, with extra reward of the experience of climbing Gran Paradiso, both mountains are amazing and we are blessed by very good weather. And thanks to Jan and my guide, they are always there to encourage me during the hardest moment, without them I can\'t do this.
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    Chenxi
     

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