Gran Paradiso Haute Route

Level: Intermediate
Start date: 1 March
End date: 31 March
Participants: Max 5

My goal

Embark on an extraordinary expedition, where the spirit of discovery, the thrill of adventure, and the timeless allure of classic ski-mountaineering converge in a journey reminiscent of the golden age. The Haute Route of Gran Paradiso beckons with an irresistible invitation to not only marvel at hidden wonders but also to relish the exhilaration of descents that weave through the enchanting landscapes between the Aosta Valley and Piedmont. Each step on this iconic route unveils a new chapter in the rich tapestry of natural beauty, providing an unforgettable blend of challenge and awe-inspiring moments, creating memories that will linger long after the journey is complete.

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1 skier € 2600,00
2 skiers € 1500,00 / person
3 skiers € 1100,00 / person
4 skiers € 930,00 / person
5 skiers € 820,00 / person


The price includes: 5 days ski guide, 4 half board in the indicated refuges, mountain risk insurance, safety equipment

Day 1

Meet up in the morning with the guide for equipment check, tecnical equipment distribution, and transfer to the Valnontey hamlet in Cogne. Begin the ascent to Rifugio Vittorio Sella (2584 m), which we will reach in about 3 hours. Dinner and overnight stay.
Ascent: 918 m
Time: 3 hours

Day 2

Early morning departure to ascend towards the summit of Gran Serra (3552 m), a short technical descent into the isolated Tymorion valley, and a climb to Colle del Gran Neyron (3400 m). We’ll face the north walls of Colle di Montandaynè, Piccolo and Gran Paradiso. Close the day with a descent that will take us to Rifugio Chabod (2750 m). Dinner and overnight stay.
Ascent: 1,370 m
Descent: 1,250 m
Time: 7:00 hours

Day 3

The third day will be the most challenging of our tour. We’ll start with the crossing of the Laveciau glacier and reach the summit of Gran Paradiso along the ridge called Schiena d’asino. The 360° view from the top will provide great emotions before starting the descent to reach the historic Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II (2730 m). Dinner and overnight stay.
Ascent: 1,311 m
Descent: 1,330 m
Time: 6:00 hours

Day 4

The wildest traverse. We enter Piedmontese territory crossing the Colle del Gran Paradiso (3345 m). We will then descend into the lesser-known Vallone di Noaschetta until we reach the Ivrea bivouac (2745 m). Continue ascending to the Colle dei Becchi (2990 m) concluding the day with the descent into the Piantonetto valley to reach Rifugio Pontese (2200 m). Dinner and overnight stay.
Ascent: 930 m
Descent: 1,200 m
Time: 7:00 hours

Day 5

Final stage. Another 1100 m of elevation awaits us between the walls of Becco di Valsoera and Gran San Pietro. We will ascend to Colle del Teleccio (3304 m) and then enjoy the descent into Valleille until we reach the village of Lillaz. With a car transfer, we will reach the starting point in Valnontey in about 15 minutes.
Ascent: 1,100 m
Descent: 1,750 m
Time: 6:00 hours

– safety kit: shovel, avalance transceiver, probe
– telescopic ski poles
– skins
– touring skies & boots
– harness
– 1 screwgate carabiner
– ski crampons
– ice-axe
– small towel
– toiletries
– personal first aid kit
– ear-plugs
– sun cream with high protection
– knife
– a pair of light trainers shoes
– 2 pair ski gloves
– thermos- sleeping bag liner
– head torch with emergency batteries
– sun glasses + goggles
– back pack 35-45L
– passport
– windstopper hat + sun hat
– underwear
– 2 pairs wool socks
– cotton socks
– jeans + T-shirt
– ski wear with layers, base layers sets, Mid layer, soft shell, gore-tex shell
– ski jacket and pants with gaiters

FAQ #1 – In case of bad weather, can I reschedule my trip?
Yes, trips can be rescheduled if weather conditions do not allow the ascent.
FAQ #2 – What is the required fitness level?
To undertake a ski mountaineering ascent, it is necessary to be able to ski on a black slope. Physical endurance, strong legs, and good breath are also required.
FAQ #3 – Is it necessary to have an ABS backpack?
For ski mountaineering trips, the safety kit consisting of an avalanche transceiver (artva), shovel, and probe is mandatory. We provide it if booked within 30 days before the ascent.
FAQ #4 – Can the proposed experiences change?
Certainly! The experiences we offer depend on snow conditions and weather. The assigned guide will suggest similar but alternative routes if the booked excursion is not suitable for the chosen date

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Gran Paradiso Haute Route