Gran Paradiso, rising in the heart of the National Park of the same name, is the highest mountain completely inside the Italian boundary. It is a very popular mountain and thanks to its easy access many people go there for a first high altitude mountaineering experience.
Here below you can see a sample day by day itinerary of the program that I propose you. Of course I can adapt it according to your wishes and preferences.
We’ll meet at the parking lot in Rif. Chabod, few kilometers before Pont Valsavaranche, in Pravieux. After the equipment check we’ll start a nice walk along the “Royal Trail” to the Chabod hut, where we’ll spend the night. The total walking time will be around 3 hours and we’ll gain an elevation of +900 meters.
Departure at 5 am depending on the period of the year. First an easy trail gives access to the moraines and the Lavacieau glacier. Now it’ll be time to put crampons and rope on and start to walk along that glacier until we join the route coming up from the Vittorio Emanuele hut.
After the last easy section on the glacier we will reach the beginning of the last ridge. Few more minutes of scrambling between boulders and we are on top of Gran Paradiso! The descent is along the same itinerary. The total walking time is 4,5 hours uphill and 5-6 hours downhill. The altitude change will be +1300 meters / -2200 meters.
This tour has no technical difficulties, except for the last part on the ridge where some moves of easy climbing are required. So it is a suitable program for all hikers in a good physical conditions.
Please get in touch with me if you wish to live this great adventure up to the summit of Gran Paradiso. It will be my pleasure to bring you up there and let you enjoy the breathtaking view from the summit.
Price per person
|Group of 2||278EUR|
|Group of 3||193EUR|
|Group of 4||152EUR|
|Group of 5||126EUR|
- Guiding fee
Skill level required
Fitness level required
At 1:30 PM at parking lot in Pravieux.
Rifugio Chabod hut CAI (2750m) with half board service