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Valgrisenche tour: 6 days in Grand Paradiso NP

The Valgrisenche tour is a great opportunity to discover the secrets hidden behind the Aosta Valley and the Grand Paradiso National Park. Do it under the supervision of one of the IFMGA-certified guides in the Peakshunter team.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration6 days
Offer periodMar, Apr
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Welcome to a really big plan in the heart of The Grand Paradiso National Park: the Valgrisenche tour.

It’s my pleasure to propose you this amazing 6-day itinerary in Valgrisenche. It is an Italian location of the Aosta Valley and part of the National Park of Gran Paradiso.

Furthermore, it’s the oldest and best known national park of Italy. That is because this region is characterized by wide spaces, gentle slopes and awesome glacial sceneries. And all those features will accompany us in our way to the Grand Paradiso summit! Undoubtedly, this Valgrisenche tour is really worth it.

It will be a 6-day adventure that you won’t forget in your life. The Valgrisenche Tour will run during the months of March and April. I can take with me a maximum of 5 people. All the participants must have a basic fitness level to face the ascents and paths without risks. Some technical skills are also necessary. I will give you more details about that once you contact me.

At the end of this description I’ll share a sample itinerary of this tour in the Grand Paradiso National Park. Keep in mind that the program can suffer changes according to your own level and wishes.

For any other doubts please feel free to get in touch with me! Fill out the form and I’ll answer you happily. It’s a honor for me to accompany you in this incredible Valgrisenche tour. 

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Accommodation

In the mentioned mountain huts. More information will be provided once you get in touch with me.

Disclaimer

The guide reserves the right to change any route or activity program based on conditions (weather, accessibility, hut) and participants’ fitness level.

More info

- Research and rescue insurance with IFMGA coverage (recommended): €12 per person for 7 days. Hiring of any personal equipment (avalanche beacon, shovel and probe): €15 per person. - The mountain guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers, meals and accommodation) are not included in the final price and must be covered by participants. - Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by they respective owners, without any liability attributable to the mountain guide.

Meeting point

In the Aosta Valley.


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Itinerary

Day 1: The Bezzi Hut

We will meet in Aosta at 11 AM for the equipment check. Then a transfer will take us to Valgrisenche. So we start walking along the dam, on the road that will take us up to Usellieres, at 1,780 m. From here we will climb to the Bezzi Hut, following a farm road that becomes a hiking trail. The vertical drop of this leg is moderate, but the distance is about 8-10 km. Overnight stay in the hut.

Day 2: The Benevolo Hut

We’ll leave the hut in direction to the Glairetta Glacier so that we can get to the Bassac Deré Pass (3,082 m). We climb to Becca Della Traversiere and then go down by the Goletta Glacier to reach the Benevolo hut (2,285 m), where we’ll spend the night.

Day 3: The Chivasso Hut

From the Benevolo hut we will climb up to the col Nivolettaz. From here, we’ll go along a broad ridge until we reach the end of the Basei Glacier. We’ll take off the skis and go the last few meters over rocks to get to Punta Basei (3,338 m). Back on the glacier, we put the skis on again and go down along the Basei Glacier. We’ll finally we reach the Chivasso hut (2,600 m) where we spend the night.

Day 4: Vittorio Emanuele Hut

Once we leave the hut we’ll cover the wide slopes leading to Colle di Punta Foura. Removed skins, a long diagonal will bring us to the Grand Etret Glacier. Then we go back to the Vittorio Emanuele Hut (2,735 m) passing by the base of the Becca Di Montciair and the Ciarforon. When we reach an altitude of 2913 meters, a fast descent will take us to our hut for the night.

Day 5: Grand Paradiso Summit day!

From the hut we go back along the moraine up to the glacier of Gran Paradiso (3,100 m). Some steep slopes alternating with gentle stretches will lead us to the “Schiena dell’asino” where we’ll find the trail that climbs from the Chabod Hut. We then continue towards the col of Montcorve and after a steep stretch, the slope decreases up to the last rocks. We remove the skis and follow an easy ridge for about 80 meters until we reach the top of Gran Paradiso (4,061 m), where there is a statue of the Virgin Mary. Back to the skis we go down along the Laveciau glacier to reach the Chabod hut (2,750 m).

Day 6: Last Day!

From the hut we climb towards the Sberna Camp (3,400 m), which is on the East peak of Grand Neyron. We’ll go down along the ascent route to pass by the Chabod Hut from where we’ll ski on wide slopes. Finally, we’ll arrive at the larch forest that in a few turns takes us to the parking lot where this amazing tour ends.


About the guide

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Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, PEAKSHUNTER is a team of IFMGA-certified mountain guides.

Although we all have different backgrounds and experiences, we share the same goals and projects and, more than anything, love our job and share a deep passion for the mountains.

Professionalism and safety are our core values because we love our job and we are passionate about Mountain and Nature.
We are enthusiastic to share new adventures and guarantee the most memorable emotions to all our clients.
If you are interested in experience the beauty of Nature and the power of the Mountains, Peakshunter Mountain Guides will be happy to guide you! We want to provide you with intense emotions and want to be there to share them with you. We feel we've done our job when there are big, cheesy smiles on everybody's faces at the end of the day.

We want to build a strong, long-lasting relationship with our clients, based on the respect we feel for everyone who joins us in the exploration of this striking vertical world.

Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Monterosa, Dufourspitze and Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits next to the area we live and work: the beautiful little Aosta Valley region, close to French and Swiss borders and not far from Geneva, Milan and Turin international airports.

Realize your dreams, discovering breathtaking views or simply living an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will realize your trip as you desire to live it!

Peakshunter Mountain Guides team will be happy to guide you, sharing adventures and being you companions, personal trainers, consultants and expertise supporters for all you need in planning the next Mountain dream!


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