11:00-We meet in Villeneuve. At 11:30 we transfer to the hike starting point. The Giardino Alpino Paradisia is a beautiful alpine botanical garden. We will have a picnic by the water and continue our hike up in the mountains. We spend the night at the Vittorio Sella Hut, a refuge with a great atmosphere. Altitude difference: 800 +. Walking time: 3 hours
Beautiful chamois greet us as we enter a colorful mineral paradise, with stone towers dominating the landscape. It is a quite technical path. We spend the night in the Chabod Hut. Altitude difference: 1000 + / 1000 -. Walking time: 6 hours
We start very early in the morning and walk along the glacier. Suddenly, the summit ridge! The crevasses are really impressive. There is a little statue of the Virgin Mary at the summit of Gran Paradiso. We have a nice coffee to celebrate this moment! We spend the night at the Vittorio Emmanuele Hut. Altitude difference: 1400 + / 1400 -Walking time: 9 hours
We wake up and hike down the mountain leisurely. We have dinner at the hotel and enjoy a relaxing afternoon. We spend the night in a hotel. Altitude difference: 800-. Walking time: 2 hours.
We start our climb in the morning. Water will be our companion during this day. And why not enjoying a natural jacuzzi break?Along the way, marmots greet us. We enjoy a delicious meal made with love. Night in a dormitory at the Chivasso Hut. Altitude difference: 600 + / 200 -. Walking time: 4 hours 30
A big bowl of hot chocolate and we set out for another dream hike with amazing scenery: flowery lakes, one after the other, and beautiful edelweiss fields. We spend the night in a dormitory at the Benevolo Hut. Altitude difference: 700 + / 1000 -. Walking time: 6 hours.
Today we do not get up too early. Along the way, impressive waterfalls. We stop to buy a piece of cheese and enjoy a last coffee all together, on our way back. Transfer to Villeneuve. Altitude difference: 100 + / 600 -. Actual walking time: 3 hours.
5 nights Mountain Hut- 1 night in a hotel
-Jacket and pants, windbreaker/rain
-Clothing for walking: t-shirt, fleece
-Clothes for the evening
-Sleeping bag in cotton or silk (obligatory in Italy)
-Slippers for the huts
-Gloves - hat
-Small toiletry set with travel linens
-Gourd or thermos of minimum a liter
-Glasses - cap - sun cream
You should bring something warm for the first part of the tour. Your bag should not weigh more than 8 kilos. We will transfer your spare belongings to Pont.
I'm a UIMLA mountain leader, a rescuer and a journalist. Since 18 years, the mountain is my office and my full-time job. My passion is about to transmit the small and big secrets of nature but also to allow everyone to find his right balance in an environment which might appear as hostile but which is actually a large reservoir of unsuspected individual energy. Here in the mountain, the masks fall down and that's the good point of it !
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