Join one of our IFMGA certified guides for a 5 day, family-friendly, mixed climbing and via ferrata adventure at Gran Paradiso in the Italian Alps.
Spend 5 days exploring the valleys and peaks around Gran Paradiso.
Enjoy not only mountaineering, but some great via ferrata.
Family friendly, open to anybody of at least 12 years of age.
Have you ever dreamed of exploring the gorgeous Gran Paradiso massif in the Alps of Italy? Do you have a family, and aren’t sure you can bring the kids on such an adventure? Well, you can put those doubts to rest because for 5 wonderful days, you can enjoy Gran Paradiso with your kids, as long as they are at least 12 years of age.
This memorable trip will take you all around Gran Paradiso. Moreover, along with amazing views, you will always get to enjoy a varied experience as you and the family will get to experience the thrills of not just mountaineering, but via ferrata as well.
Our adventure will begin in Pila. From there, we will make our way to the Arbolle Refuge (2,497m). On the second day, early in the morning, we will enjoy the excitement of the Mont Emilius via ferrata (3,559m). Afterwards, we will return to the Arbolle Refuge. On the third day, we will make our way down to the valley, transfer to Cogne and go to the Vittorio Sella Refuge (2,579m), where we will spend the night. During today’s journey in the valley, don’t be surprised if you see some ibexes and chamois! On day 4, we will climb the Gran Serraz (3,553m) before returning to the Vittorio Sella Refuge. Finally, on the last day of the trip, we will make our way back down to Cogne, where you will have several options as to what you wish to do.
The valleys and peaks around Gran Paradiso are spectacular. And on this 5-day trip, not just you, but the whole family can enjoy that beautiful area. To join us, please send a request.
We can also take you on this 5-day, family-friendly adventure in the Vallee des Glaciers, at the foot of Mont Blanc.
The Arbolle Refuge and the Vittorio Sella Refuge.
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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Group of 1
|EUR 2417 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 1209 each|
Group of 3
|EUR 844 each|
Group of 4
|EUR 738 each|
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• Guiding fee
• Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes all common materials along with free use of climbing equipment for children. However, the price does not include transportation, accommodation, meals and personal equipment for adults.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Extraordinary experience to stand on the top of Europe. Emotionality because of the beauty and natural ferocity going into your body creates definitely a unique fuddle. Afterwards I had regrets I could not stay longer on the top, especially because the weather was clear and mild. Grandiose!
Top trip !!! Stunning views from the top of Europe. Enjoyable guides with enough experience. Having some luck with the weather, you really have to do it. It’s enough to have a good physical condition and some perseverance. Fun to do but it’s suffering and pretty expensive.
We had all ingredients for a marvellous holiday. The good weather, together with the professional support of our guides, the sublime Alps and the Top of Mont-Blanc, made it an unforgettable experience.
Great. Gran Paradiso was a good preparation and off course a nice experience. The one day ice course was fun and very useful. Because of bad weather, I also would recommend this program, which existed of 3 chances the reach the summit. If we had chosen another program, we probably couldn’t reach summit. Now we did it in blue sky conditions! It’s the flexibility (3 summit chances 2 by 2) of the program which I liked the most. It’s an incredible experience and will always have a special place in my memories. It’s a super feeling to stand on the top of Europe. I really recommend the program (Gran Paradiso + Mont Blanc); not relying on other people and having a maximum chance to get to the top. (With a good condition off course). I had to sacrifice a lot, but it’s worth it.
By following this program, we realised the grandeur of the mountains and the awe that we need to have for this environment. The practical tips our guide gave us where very helpful, also for our upcoming adventures.