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Hiking around Monte Viso

Hiking around Monte Viso
Hiking around Monte Viso
Hiking around Monte Viso
Hiking around Monte Viso

In this 4-day hike around Monte Viso with one of the IFMGA-certified guides in the Peakshunter team you discover the wonders of the area and sleep in the famous refuges!


4 Days

Jun - Sep




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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


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



What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Royal Superga
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Cristal Hotel
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Hotel Palazzo Lovera
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Giving and receiving smiles, seeing the satisfaction on the faces of our customers, seeking opportunities for growth, stimulating authenticity in personal and group relationships, in sharing mountaineering disciplines, fears, efforts, and moments of difficulty, which are part of the integrated with experiences, essential ingredients of every summit climb: these are our focus, our beliefs, and our most important results, as outdoor Professionals and as people who love the mountains and their work as Alpine Guides!

Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides is a team of IFMGA-certified Mountain Professionals and outdoor activities experts, based in the town of Aosta, not far from Courmayeur-Chamonix, on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc massif.

We live and work in the beautiful Aosta Valley region, very close to French and Swiss borders near to Geneva, Milan, and Turin international airports.

Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Dufourspitze, Pyramide Vincent and Regina Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Lyskamm, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits you can climb with us: most of our team of Guides were born and grew up close to these mountains and they have explored the ascent routes several times during different seasons, with skis or crampons!

- We love our work: we plan all our trips with great commitment and deep respect for the Alpine environment, for its inhabitants, and its territories. Including local traditions in different valleys and Alpine areas.

- We love Mountain, Nature, and Outdoor activities, that we like to share with people from all around the world. We are enthusiastic to meet like-minded adventurers and share new experiences and memorable emotions with the support of our Mountain Guides.

- Safety and Risk Management are essential for us, as elements of fundamental importance during every single trip we plan and carry out with our customers: for this reason, we offer introductory courses to the different alpine disciplines (Mountaineering, Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Ski mountaineering, Freeride, Rescue Crevasse, and Avalanche) to convey awareness and responsibility to our customers.

- We offer solid Experience, with several years organizing outdoor disciplines around mountain and wild areas, in many different countries of Italy and Europe, for individuals or groups, including 7-day customer support for booking, logistics, and personal assistance for planning and reservations.

- As certified Mountain Guides, we offer training courses, to improve technical skills and to learn basic knowledge about mountaineering in the Alps, which is essential to explore and climb the Mountains safely in any situation or conditions.

- We are happy to provide customized programs for every customer's demand: our Experience is synonymous with Professionalism and Customer Care to guarantee unforgettable emotions and beautiful smiles!

Fulfill your dreams, discover breathtaking views or simply enjoy an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will carry out your trip as you desire to live it!

Let’s plan your next mountain project together!



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What people are saying about -PeaksHunter


Great adventures again with Peakshunter Mountain Guides, superb service and excellent guides. Variable weather this year in the Alps, but Peakshunter went the extra mile to make the adventures happen - if it is possible these guys will make it happen safely. Will be back next year, have a great season.



The trip was planned and organized as it was discussed by the agency peaks hunter. The service was smooth and explanation/informations were given quite fast. Regarding the trip, the accommodation were as we would expect and the guide was nice and giving us the right information and confidence required for this trip !


Would recommend for everyone regardless of level and experience! Making dreams come true! Thank you Peakshunter!!


Myself and Joe made it to the top of Mont Blanc this morning! Many thanks to our fantastic guide Claudio…. Top Man


We had an amazing time in Mont Blanc! Marco was a brilliant guide, and we found some incredible powder and met some fantastic people. An unforgettable day, thanks so much!

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