The Grand Paradis, or Gran Paradiso in italian, is one of the most popular 4000m peak, the only one entirely in Italy and known to be one of the easiest of the Alps. A perfect summit to make your first steps into the glaciers of the Alps with a quite accessible challenge.
After a training day on the Col d'Entrèves and a night in Courmayeur, we'll climb the GranD Paradis in 2 days.
For larger groups, please contact us for a specific quotation.
Our standards in terms of safety and also to warranty a good experience is 1 guide for 4 maximum.
Included in the price a night in an hotel in Courmayeur to enjoy the charming life style of Courmayeur.
The Grand Paradis or Gran Paradiso in Italian was 1st climb in 1860 by John Jermyn Cowell, W. Dundas and their French guides from Chamonix Michel-Ambroise Payot et Jean Tairraz.
It is a very popular 4000m peak, the only one entirely in Italy and known to be one of the easiest 4000m peak of the Alps. Technically easy yes, but a 4000m peak should never be under estimated. Its smooth approach, nice mountain huts make its ascent a perfect first experience of mountaineering.
The Gran Paradiso national park was the 1st one ever created in 1856 to protect mountain goats, the “bouquetins”. If you’re lucky you might see a couple before reaching the glacier in the early light of the day.
This program in 3 days in a perfect introduction for mountaineering. The 1st day you'll get use to your equipment during a glacier walk from Punta Helbronner 3495m. Then, you'll have a great evening in Courmayeur with a night in an hotel. Enjoy a diner on your own to taste some wonderful Italian food! The next day, your guide will pick you up and drive to Pont, in the Valsavarenche. We'll reach the hut after a 2hr hike and climb the Grand Paradis the next day.
We could meet in Chamonix for a drink, check our program and equipment (optional)
Drive from Chamonix to the Skyway lift (3462m). From the top we’ll do a glacier walk towards Col d’Entrèves (3527m). It takes about 4/5 hrs round trip. Back in Courmayeur we’ll drive you to your hotel in Courmayeur. You’ll enjoy your diner on your own looking for the best Italian restaurant in Coumayeur down town.
We’ll come pick you up around 1 pm and then drive to Valsavarenche, a wonderful valley in the Grand Paradiso national park. A 2 hr hike will take us to Chabod hut at 2710m. We’ll sleep there after a good Italian diner.
Breakfast at 4am to start our Grand Paradis ascent. The first part is a quite steep and rocky trail and then we’ll hike on a glacier almost to the top. The final part is a easy rocky ridge with a stunning view. It takes about 4/5hr from the hut to reach the virgin statue at the summit. We’ll then go down either by the same route or depending on timing by the Victor Emmanuel hut, which offers a different route down the same valley. We’ll drive back to Chamonix.
Prices for 2020:
950€ /pers for a group of minimum 2 and maximum 4 persons.
20 - 22 Jun
20 - 22 Jun
4 - 6 Jul
11 - 13 Jul
25 - 27 Jul
1 - 3 Aug
8 - 10 Aug
15 - 17 Aug
29 - 31 Aug
5 - 7 Sept
12 - 14 Sept
- UIAGM / IFMGA international mountain guide for 3 days. Our guides speaks fluent English and beside the safety of your group, they will make your alpine experience unforgettable.
- Half board in mountain huts (diners and breakfast included)
- 1 night in a 3 star hotel in Courmayeur based on a twin room
- Collective mountain equipment (rope, carabiners,…)
- Lift tickets when needed
- Pack lunches
- Transportation by car from Chamonix to Valsavarenche
What’s not included:
- Drinks and snacks (during the day and at the hut)
- Personal equipment (you can rent everything with our partner shop)
- Accommodation in Chamonix (we can help you with that if you want)
- Transportation to Chamonix (we can help you arrange your transfer from GVA if needed)
Beginners & intermediary