The Gran Paradiso is located within the namesake National Park, it is among the few 4000 entirely in Italian territory. IS’ one of the technically easier mountains but, with a respectable altitude. The Vittorio Emanuele refuge 2584 mt. IS’ raggiungibile comodamente dagli amanti della natura e dagli alpinistici percorrendo la mulattiera Reale di caccia che, i Savoia fecero costruire alla fine del 18° secolo. Nel parco Nazionale si possono osservare piante rare di origini lontane come la Linnea Borealis (di origine artica), e l’Aethionema Thomasianum (catena dell’Atlante marocchino). Dal rifugio si gode di un panorama veramente interessante, spesso stambecchi e camosci pascolano tranquillamente nei dintorni del rifugio. Il percorso nella prima parte si snoda su sentieri e morene. Nella parte alta la salita è su ghiacciaio di media pendenza. Per raggiungere la vetta bisogna superare 10 metri di facili rocce che portano alla Madonna che si trova sulla vetta.


  • Day 1
    From the Pont 1960 car park, mt. in Valsavarenche through pastures and woods in 2:30 - 3:00 hours you reach the Vittorio Emanuele refuge 2584 mt. Dinner and overnight at the refuge.
  • Day 2
    Wake up at 3:30 am, breakfast and departure at 4:15 am. For about an hour, you can walk on little marked paths and stony ground, after a moraine part, you reach the glacier, which does not present particular difficulties. The duration of the ascent is about 4/6 hours. The return is usually on the same route or towards the Chabod refuge by descending the Lavenciau glacier. On average it takes 2/3 hours for the descent.
  • Average times for round trip 8 - 10 hours
  • Total height difference uphill + 2101 mt.
  • Period from June to September
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The price includes

  • Assistance of the mountain guide, commonly used material.
  • Insurance that covers the emergency intervention in the event of an accident.

The fee does not include

  • Room and board at the refuge of the participants and the guide
  • Car transfers and anything not specified in the entry The price includes.

Technical difficulty


Physical training


  • harness
  • Maximum ice ax 60 cm
  • Classic crampons with anti-cocoon
  • High mountain boots
  • Helmet
  • Telescopic ski pole
  • Harness, ice ax, crampons, ski pole and helmet missing will be provided by the guide.


  • High mountain / glacier sunglasses
  • Sun cream and cocoa butter
  • Cap
  • High mountain gloves
  • Breathable t-shirt
  • Sweet life
  • Windstopper or fleece jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Shoeller mountain pants
  • Mountain socks
  • Leggings


  • A tights
  • Ski mask
  • Lightweight spare gloves
  • A front lamp with new batteries
  • Small personal pharmacy (compeed, aspirin, high protection sunscreen)
  • Waterproof over trousers
  • Camera
  • 1 liter bottle or Thermos
  • Energy bars, dried fruit, chocolate, sandwich
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Paper towels
  • Sun hat
  • Fleece or goose down gillet
  • Ear plugs (useful in shelter)
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