The Gran Paradisio trek is a wild route at the heart of Grand Paradis national park , the famous sanctuary of ibexes : the undisputed paradise of fauna, the alpine landscapes and the welcome worthy of the people of Vallée d’Aoste.
That rambling hiking takes place on the other side of Mont Blanc, in front of the 4,061-meter summit of Grand Paradis in Italy. The programme includes: view on large glacial landscapes, 3 passes of over 3,000 meters high, forests, high mountain pastures, strings of lakes, marmots, chamois who graze surrounding the refuges.
Planned departures on July 7 and August 12. Other dates possible on demand or if you are an already established group.
Price of the group session
795 € par personne en collective
Price of the private sessions (max. 12 people per hiking guide):
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* The price includes
- Half-board in the huts (dorm)
- Transfers to and from Italy (to Saint Gervais)
- Bus transfers
- luggage transport (except for day 1 and 3)
* The price doesn’t include
- Drinks, cereal bars and other personal expenses
- Your personal insurance
- Showers in the huts
- Your hiking equipment
- Everything that isn’t mentioned in « the price includes »
- Guaranteed departure from 6 participants
- Max. 10 people per group for maximum exchange
- Meet for the briefing with your guide and your group the day before departure.
- Picknicks prepared with local products
- Meeting with locals (wardens, alpagistes, cheese makers …).
- Route most often away from “crowded tracks”.
The previous day
Appointment at 6.30 pm at the guides’ office for the briefing.
Day 1 Duration : 3 hours excluding transport
Appointment in the morning in St Gervais. Transport to Valnontey (1,675 m) by taxi. Picnic and ascent to Vittorio Sella refuge (2,584 m), the front gateway of Grand Paradis.
Day 2 Duration : 6 hours excluding transport.
Ascent to Col du Lauson (3,296 m), the peak of that hiking, between ibexes, chamois and marmots, then long descent into Levionaz sublime small valley. Night spent in Valsavarenche lodge (1,666 m).
Day 3 Duration : 3 hours excluding transport.
Transport by bus to Pont hamlet (1,960 m), then easy ascent to Nivolet small valley, between streams and waterfalls. Night spent at Alexandro picturesque refuge in Chivasso (2,606 m) with view on Nivolet lakes and the famous Grivola.
Day 4 Duration : 5 hours excluding transport.
Crossing of Col Rosset (3,023 m) or Col Nivoletta (3,130 m). Sublime string of lakes. Night at Luca refuge in Benevolo (2,285 m) in front of the imposing Granta Parei.
Day 5 Duration : 5 hours excluding transport.
Change of atmosphere in Combe de la Golette and its glacial lake. Crossing of Col Bassac Déré (3,082 m) via amazing landscapes. Night at Bezzi comfortable refuge (2,240 m).
Day 6 Duration : 6 hours excluding transport.
Panoramic path made of wood and rock to Epée refuge (2,370 m), then descent to Valgrisenche (1,664 m) above Beauregard lake via a bucolic balcony path between larches and streams. Transport to St Gervais by taxi in the late afternoon.
The guides could be led to change the programme depending on the weather conditions, the mountains and the level of the participants.
Reservations starting early november
Register by filling the registration form dated and signed and with the 30% deposit, plus the optional insurance coverage amounts. Having a repatriation help service coverage is compulsory to attend our trips. If you do not have one, we can offer you one.
For further information, please contact us by mail or by calling +33 (0)4 50 47 76 55 (Saint-Gervais) or +33 (0)4 50 47 10 08 (Les Contamines). We can help you to realise your projects.