This glacier trek takes place in the Aosta valley in Italy, just on the other side of Mont-Blanc.
Join us to discover Gran Paradiso National Park and its outstanding wildlife (chamois, ibex) and flora.
The trek ends with the ascent of Gran Paradiso : 4 065 m.
For any additionnal information or any booking,
feel free to contact us : + 33 4 50 53 00 88 or by e-mail.
Day 1 : Rendez-vous at 10 a.m. at the Compagnie des Guides’ office, next to the church, in Chamonix.
Here, you will meet your guide and he will check clothing and gear, and hand out daily lunches.
Departure for Pont village (1 960 m) in Italy.
We start walking up to Chabod hut (2 750 m) on a steep path into a beautiful larch forest before reaching mellower alpine meadows which will lead us to the hut.
Day 2 : We leave Chabot hut for the ascent of Gran Paradiso.
A traverse allows us to set foot on Lavaciau glacier; a gentle pitch leads us to the junction with the Gran Paradiso glacier and Col de Becca di Moncorve (3 875 m). The slope becomes steeper before the summit ridge. Gran Paradiso (4 065 m) is a magnificent belvedere over the Alps.
From the summit, we continue down to Vittorio Emanuele II hut (2 732 m) where we spend the night.
Day 3 : We leave the hut for the ascent of Tresenta (3 609 m).
This pyramidal summit offers a different and exceptional panorama over the Italian Piedmont region with Mont-Viso in the background.
We descend to Pont village before heading back to Chamonix.
The guide may have to adapt the route to weather conditions and/or to group physical and technical ability.
In great shape: Can daily hike and/or climb vertical gain ranging from 900 to 1300 meters, 6 to 8 hours. A sustained hiking pace is necessary to be able to complete daily sections. Physical training is recommended. The hiking section includes great vertical gain/loss, at high altitude. Training stamina and body resistance is a perfect way to prepare for this trip.
Elementary glacier hiking: For strong hikers with little glacier-hiking experience.
Minimum 3 and maximum 5 people per guide.
In terms of group size, the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix's guiding policy is one of the strictest in the mountain guiding industry.
2 nights in dormitory, in catered mountain huts.
Picnic for lunch, dinner & breakfast in mountain huts or inns.
Water is not provided in the hut. Bring some cash (Euros) for your drinks.
See the equipment list.
You can rent mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, harness and helmet (see booking form).
ID or valid passport.
Having a repatriation insurance is mandatory. Cancellation insurance is highly recommended.
We provide optional insurance contracts for repatriation and trip cancellation (see booking form).
Rendez-vous at 10 am, at the Compagnie des Guides’ office, 190 place de l’Eglise, in Chamonix.
You’ll be back in Chamonix on day 3 in the afternoon.
High season: Departures on Friday, June 16, 23 & 30, then September 08 & 15.
Low season: Departures on Monday, July 10, 24 then August 7, 21 & 28.
PRICE : 545 euros per person, based on 3 people minimum.
- 3 days mountain guiding services,
- 2 nights in catered mountain hut with dinner and breakfast,
- daily lunches,
- private return transfers from Chamonix to Italy.
Not included :
- personal equipment,
- mandatory repatriation insurance.
You are your own group (friends, family…)? We propose you a personalized trip; you chose your date of departure (depending on hut availability).
Phone number : 00334 50 53 00 88
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