trip duration TRIP DURATION
4 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
1 person
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period BEST PERIOD
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP


The tour of Monte Viso is a unique experience in the Western Alps. Let me show you the way to this incredible peak!

Monte Viso (3841 m) is the highest peak in the Cottian Alps, which are a mountain range located in the border between northwestern Italy and northeastern France. This peak lies on the Italian side and it’s famous for its pyramid-like shape  and because it’s 500 meters higher than all its surrounding peaks, so it can be seen from everywhere around.

So this program is one of the most spectacular high-altitude hikes in the region. You will have the opportunity to discover this mythical Italian summit from its different faces.

During 4 days, we’ll traverse a mineral environment with some lunar views. We’ll sleep in a different mountain hut every night, so you’ll experience the traditional Italian mountaineering atmosphere. This way you’ll be able to enjoy the amazing scenery that surrounds this peaks from all its faces!

I greatly recommend this hike that will not leave you indifferent.

Do you find this hiking trip interesting? Then please send me a request! I will be very happy to guide you on this beautiful traverse around Monte Viso for 4 days. 

And I also offer a 2-day trip to reach the top of this mythical summit that I love.


Day 1

Castle Pontechianale - Passo San Chiaffredo - Quintino Sella Refuge

– Positive vertical drop: 1500 m.
– Negative vertical drop: 350 m
– Walking time: 7 hours

Day 2

Quintino Sella - la colline de Viso - Rifugio Giacoletti

– Positive vertical drop: 500 m
– Negative vertical drop: 400 m
– Walking time: 4 hours

Day 3

Rifugio Giacoletti - “The path of the postman” - Buco di Viso - Rifugio di Viso

– Positive vertical drop: 450 m.
– Negative vertical drop: 750 m (250 m + 500 m).
– Walking time: 4 hours

Day 4

Rifugio di Viso - Vallanta - Castello di Pontechianale

– Positive vertical drop: 350 m
– Negative vertical drop: 1200 m
– Walking time: 6 hours

Price per person

1 Person1000EUR
Group of 4275EUR
Group of 8160EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

At Castle Pontechianale.


- Quintino Sella Refuge
- Giacoletti Refuge
- Viso Refuge