Gran Paradiso 4061m, Italian Summit

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Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy
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2 Days



Group Size

4 people


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About this activity

Gran Paradiso, Italian 4061m Peak

Climb Gran Paradiso summit is for sure one of the best itineraries around the Alps. Gran Paradiso is a beautiful 4000m peak, located inside the Gran Paradiso National Park, between Aosta Valley and Piedmont.

It stands proudly as the only mountain of over 4000m altitude located entirely on Italian territory. Gran Paradiso is the perfect destination for climber and mountaineers thanks to its long and sweet slopes and gorgeous views.


  • Trip type: mountaineering, guided climb, glacier, 4000m
  • Groups: maximum 4 persons per guide
  • Trip duration: 2 days
  • Period: from June to September
  • Mountain Group: Gran Paradiso
  • Location: Valsavarenche, Pont
  • Skill level: intermediate
  • Fitness level: intermediate
  • Trip level: intermediate
  • Starting point: Pont Valsavarenche (Valsavarenche, AO) 1960m
  • Highest elevation: Gran Paradiso summit 4061m
  • Total ascent elevation: 2101m
  • Support points: Vittorio Emanuel II and Chabod huts


In our 2-day program, you will have the opportunity to climb in one of the most evocative environments of the Western Alps, the Gran Paradiso National Park.

This mountain has, after climbing its sweet slopes, a well protected ridge where you can climb of the crest line of the mountain.

You have the possibility to reach the summit by doing a two day climb trip with a night stop at the Vittorio Emanuel II Refuge or at the Chabod Refuge. This hike tour crosses the wilder Normal Route while passing through the Chabod Refuge.


You must be an intermediate mountaineer with no mandatory previous experience in this type of ascent. You must be in good physical shape and able to face 1500m of elevation gain with ease in lower altitudes. The height differences faced are high (2100m in two days) and the technical difficulties, even if not excessive, are present in the upper part, at an altitude of 4000m.


The leading Guide is a fully certified IFMGA Montain Guide.

You can book this activity in any date/dates within the availability periods. We tailor your experience to meet your every need, from your fitness level to your skiing ability.

  • 1 pax: €840
  • 2 pax: €440 per person
  • 3 pax: €310 per person
  • 4 pax: €250 per person


Although it is a tour of intermediate technical commitment, in case you want to undertake the ski tour, we recommend that you contact us and discuss the details and the program with our guides before the expedition.


  • 2 full days mountaineering with an UIAGM/IFMGA International Mountain Guide
  • Liability insurance
  • Group gear and Spare equipment (see the list in FAQs section)
  • Transport, tolls and petrol to the meeting point
  • Overnight stay in the hut in half board service for you and the guide
  • The guides expenses that are split between the group members
  • Food and drink during the tour
  • Personal mountaineering equipment
  • Any other expenses


Meeting with the guide based on personal agreement, usually 14:30-15:00   Check equipment. Following the nice and popular path “royal TRAIL” we reach the hut Federico Chabod 2710 m where we overnight.

Breakfast Departure early morning around 5:00 We walk along an easy path that leads us to the first moraines and the Lavacieu glacier. We put on our mountaineering equipment and start to walk along the glacier until we reach the humpback. The route from here joins up with the same track from the Vittorio Emanuele hut. We reach some small rocks and with an easy climb we reach the summit of the Gran Paradiso 4061. The descent is along the same itinerary.

Frequently asked questions

  • Technical equipment (these items can be rented): harness, helmet, ice axe, crampons, mountaineering boots, sling and a carabiner, poles if needed.
  • Personal equipment: 35-40 litre backpack, 1 litre thermos, provisions (energy bars, chocolate, dried fruit, sandwiches), first aid kit, sun glasses (protection factor 3 or 4), goggles, gore-tex jacket and overpants, windstopper vest, gaiters, mountain pants, fleece jacket, breathable base layers, lightweight gloves, thick gloves, warm hat, bandana, sun screen factor 50.
  • For the huts: sleeping bag liner, change of socks, headtorch and spare batteries, mountaineering club membership, toothbrush & toothpaste, small towel, wipes.

You must be an intermediate mountaineer with previous experience in this type of ascent. You must be in good physical shape and able to face 1500m of elevation gain with ease in lower altitudes. The height differences faced are high (2100m in two days) and the technical difficulties, even if not excessive, are present in the upper part, at an altitude of 4000m.

The Federico Chabod Refuge - 2750m. The Federico Chabod Refuge (2750m) is situated at the foot of the north-west face of the Gran Paradiso, at the heart of the Gran Paradiso National Park. The refuge is open in the springtime to cater for skiing (until mid-May) and reopens in mid-June until mid-September during the period of traditional climbing and hiking activities. Facilities provide for every comfort. In the summer, the refuge offers hostel services with 85 beds with toilets and shower en suite. The Chabod is the starting point for the standard Gran Paradiso route, offering a spectacular view of the entire massif, and is a stop-off point for route no. 4. It is linked to the Refuge Vittorio Emanuele by a scenic traverse where it is possible to admire and view the whole of the Valsavarenche. It takes two and half hours to arrive at the refuge from the valley floor, with an easy footpath dating back to the king’s hunting days which winds through a larch wood opening out to flowered pastures where animals can often be seen. A rock-climbing facility has been set up in the vicinity of the refuge. In October 2001, the refuge was granted the UNI EN ISO 14001 environmental certificate by Certiquality.

Activity's Location

Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy
From: €250,00


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