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Trek the Gran Paradiso in Italy on an 8-day trip

Wander through the Gran Paradiso National Park in Italy as UIMLA-certified leader Emma leads you through stunning landscapes and past alpine wildlife.

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8 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep




Surround yourself with stunning scenery and local wildlife as I lead you on a tour through the Gran Paradiso National Park in Italy.

With soaring peaks, jagged cliffs and isolated glaciers, get an intimate sense of the western section of the Alps.

With our base on the French side of the border, we soon cross and surround ourselves on the Italian section of the Alps and into the national park.

Trekking past rock spires, tranquil lakes and cascading waterfalls, we climb deeper into the wilderness. And our 7 nights in refuges and hotels gives us the chance to eat traditional Italian food high in the Alps.

Because of the long stretches of trekking involved (7-9 hours per day) a good level of fitness and hill-walking experience is essential.

No specialist equipment is need on the trip. However, we will be travelling through the wilderness with a fair amount of ascents and descents. Also, the mountain refuges we stay in are inaccessible, so there is no vehicle support for the majority of the trip. So we need to carry our own equipment. Although we don’t need to pack sleeping bags or camping mattresses, so we should be able to keep our packs light.

Immerse yourself in the Alpine wilderness and challenge yourself on this 8-day trip. Reserve your place and join me as we cross some unforgettable scenery.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

Price details

The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).

This is the price to join one of our Group Tours.


Day 2: Arrive in Chamonix

We begin in the mountain village of Argentière in the Chamonix valley. Before our first dinner I will brief you on the week’s activities.

Day 2: Argentière to the Rifugio Chivasso

With a trip through the Mount Blanc tunnel we cross into Italy. After being dropped off in Pont, we begin with a steep but slow trek into the large meadows surrounding the Laghi del Nivolet lakes.

Day 3: Rifugio Chivasso to the Rifugio Benevolo

We head to the lakes of Lago Leyta and Lago Rosset, enjoying  beautiful vistas of mountains and valleys. Traversing the mountainside and descend  steadily to the Rifugio Benevolo.

Day 4: Rifugio Benevolo to the Rifugio Bezzi

A steady climb takes us towards the Col Bassac Dere (3,085m)  before trekking past the Lac de Golette and the Glacier de Golette. Making our way past the cascading streams and waterfalls, we find our base for the night.

Day 5: Rifugio Bezzi to Rhêmes-Notre-Dame

Starting gently with easy paths that take us to  the Chalet de l’Epée. From here we climb the Colle Finestra de Torrent (2,875m), followed by a steep descent to the commune of Rhêmes-Notre-Dame (1,723m).

Day 6: Rhêmes-Notre-Dame to Eaux Rousses

Crossing a river and climbing through forests, we reach the Plan de Feya. As we ascend above the treeline we are greeted with beautiful views of the mountain range. As we make our way to the Col d’Entrelor (3,007m) wonderful views of Gran Paradiso appear.

Day 7: Eaux Rousses to Chamonix

The final day is spent in the shadow of Gran Paradiso, as we traverse its slopes, and enjoy the vistas of the whole Valsavarenche commune. At the bottom of the trail we take our transfer back to Argentière.

Day 8: Depart Chamonix

Our trip finishes after breakfast!


About the guide

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Mountain Leader

I'm a qualified International Mountain Leader (IML) and I have been leading expeditions for the last 15 years. I have led the Tour du Mont Blanc over 40 times, the Everest Base Camp trek 27 times, Kilimanjaro 10 times, and I have also led trips in Nepal, Peru, Cuba, India, Bhutan, Cambodia, Thailand, the Alps, the Pyrenees, Russia, Uzbekistan and Madagascar, amongst others.

I'm a passionate skier, in 2009 I made the first ski descent of Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world (8156m).

Fluent in French, Russian and Spanish, I also work as an interpreter and love to chat.


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What people are saying about -Emma



Emma is a very humble guide in a good way. Always in a good mood full of laughter who puts safety first and in for a good story about her previous adventures. We enjoyed her company a lot! Thanks Emma we had a wonderful time. Greetings Frank


Excellent start for us in snow shoeing with Phil our guide who kept things nice and easy - an enjoyable activity to redo.



Emma was very easy to communicate with (once we we able e in the same time zone, of course!). Our guide Phil was fabulous. Thanks to all.



We booked 3 full days of private showshoeing in Chamonix. Emma Jack was very responsive to our inquiry during booking and our emails leading up to our trip. We were paired with a local guide, Sebastian, who was very knowledgeable about the Chamonix area and picked the perfect spots for us to snowshoe each day based on the weather and snowfall accumulation. I highly recommend booking your trip with Emma Jack and would use her again if we return.



We had fun on that day!! The sun was shining all the way the there’s a lot of snow ? my kids enjoy the trip. All of the arrangement up to the guide is very professional handled & we enjoy the company..and will definitely booked with explore share again..keep up the good work guys!! ?

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