Hiking around the Gran Paradiso

This 5-day hike around Gran Paradiso allows you to see the best of Italy's nature. And in the end, you can opt to reach the summit! Join Andrea, IFMGA guide




Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified



    From Valgrisenche to Valsavaranche, join me in my home valleys for this awesome 5-day hike around Gran Paradiso, the highest mountain entirely within Italy.

    I particularly like this hike because:
    – It is very well preserved, wild and not so many people do it;
    – We very often have the chance to see alpine animals, for example chamois, ibex, gypète…;
    – We stay in very welcoming refuges serving delicious Italian food.

    During the trip, we will pass by three valleys: Valgrisenche, Rhemes and Valsavarenche. We will stay in known refuges that you may have heard of: Mario Bezzi, Benevolo, Citta di Chivasso and Vittorio Emanuel.

    In addition, if you wish we can end the adventure by summiting Gran Paradiso (4061 m). It’s the perfect (easy) mountain if you have none or very limited mountaineering experience. We could organise this ascent on the last day.

    The average walking time during the hike is 4 to 5 hours a day.

    If you have more time, I also suggest this 7-day hike, in the same region. This trip also has the possibility to ascend Gran Paradiso at the end.
    Day 1. Valgrisenche to Rifugio de l’Epée
    Day 2. Rifugio de l’Epée – Rifugio Mario Bezzi
    Day 3. Rifugio Mario Bezzi – Rifugio Benevolo
    Day 4. Rifugio Benevolo – Hike on glaciers around the rifugio
    Day 5. Rifugio Benevolo – Rifugio Citta di chivasso
    Day 6. Rifugio Citta di chivasso – Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele
    Day 7. Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele – Rifugio Chabod and back…

    Yet another option is to op for the Gran Paradiso ascent alone with me. Just let me know!

    You don’t want to carry all your stuff during each day? No problem, then I can organize a car to drop the bags from one mountain hut to the other.

    Please contact me if  this beautiful hike sounds interesting. We can of course adapt the itinerary and the program based on your time here and your wishes. Just contact me and let’s discuss about it.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    2000 EUR

    Group of 2
    1000 EUR

    Group of 3
    650 EUR

    Group of 4
    550 EUR

    Group of 5
    480 EUR

    Group of 6
    450 EUR

    Group of 7
    450 EUR

    Group of 8
    450 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Other details


    In mountain refuges: Mario Bezzi, Benevolo, Citta di Chivasso and Vittorio Emanuel.

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    Please note that the price can vary depending on the number of participants.


    About the Guide


    I was born in 1986. I live in Arvier and I'm a mountain guide since 2013. I'm a member the Union Aosta Valley High Mountain Guides and the guiding Alpine Valgrisenche. I'm also a mountain bike instructor recognized by the Italian Cycling Federation since 2004. I have the ISTA certificate since 2015. Please get in touch with me if you want to enjoy the Alps during the summer or winter. It will be my great pleasure to let you discover all the great spots, especially if you come to Italy.



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    What People are Saying about Andrea Benato


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    Anna Pilch
    Andrea was personable and did a good job of getting my daughter to the summit. As far as feedback, he said we didn\'t need helmets. Given the possibility for slips, rocks from above, etc., I think he should always recommend clients use a helmet even when the risk is low. Also felt could have been more accommodating of older climbers (like me at 61) and adjusted the pace accordingly.
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    Richard B Vincent
    Easy technically, ok physically. A nice outing in general.
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    Gintautas Pavalkis
    We had a great time with Andrea! It’s quite cool to go in the mountains with someone your age. Andrea is one of the youngest Italian guides but already has a lot of experience and you can tell it once up there. We felt very safe all the way, he took us to some really nice lines and we even enjoyed some powder. He was always adapting to the rhythm of the team. The views around Val d’Aoste are amazing and the great food and service in the huts made the trip very special. Andrea knows everyone so we even enjoyed special treatment… (that tiramisu was amazing…)We will come back! There is a lot more to discover around there.
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    Thomas de Dorlodot

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