If you are looking to ease your way into Alpine climbing and enjoy trekking in the Alps, this is the trip for you. You will spend plenty of time acclimatizing for your summit of Italy’s highest peak, surrounded by the immense beauty of the Italian Alps.
Arrive in Aosta. Transfer from Milano airport to our hotel in Aosta, where we will have briefing and a delicious Italian dinner.
Congne to Victorio Sella. After breakfast, we will have a short bus journey to Congne in Val Nanthey. We will walk up the Lauson valley to the Victtorio Sella 2,588m/8,491ft where we will spend the night.
Day walk from Victtorio Sella. Today we will have an acclimatization walk from the Refuge.
Victtorio Sella to Chabod Refuge (2,750m/9,022ft). Today is an exciting and long day. Continue up the Lauson valley over col Lauzon (3,295m/10,810ft) from here we will continue south below the Gran Neyron glacier to cross an exciting and airy ridge. We will then make our way down to the friendly Chabod refuge for a well earned rest.
Chabod Refuge to Vittorio Emanuele Refuge (2,714m/8,904ft). This is a shorter but equally beautiful day, which takes you around the Tete de Montcorve to the Vittorio Emanuelle Refuge.
Vittorio Emanuelle Refuge to Grand Paradiso Summit at 4,061m/13,323ft. We will have an early start and make our way through glacial moraine up the Glacier del Gran Paradiso. Here we will put crampons on and rope up until we reach the summit pillar where we will have fantastic views of the surrounding massifs. After our success we will return to the Vittorio Emanuelle for a second night.
Vittorio Emanuelle to Pont and Aosta. Today we will have a short walk out to Pont and take our bus back to the Hotel in Aosta.
Departure Day. Transfer day back to Milan Malpensa airport for onward travel.
Challenging and Extremely Rewarding
Completing the Tour of Gran Paradiso is a challenging and extremely rewarding experience for any avid trekker looking to take the next step to mountaineering and climbing Italy’s highest peak.
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