Gran Paradiso national park


7 days / 6 nights

Grade :

Medium / **
5h of non consecutive walk per day

accommodation :

Full board. Nights in dormitory.
Possibility of having rooms some nights (see technical information)

Number of participants :

Minimum 6. Maximum 14

Luggage :

Carried by mule

Departure dates :

each sunday from june to september

Price : 944

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In the heart of the first european national park.
Possibility to ascent the top of the gran Paradiso (4061m) at the end of the trip according to the weather conditions and physical aptitudes.

Between us

Great hospitality of the italian huts.
An idyllic and wild fauna and flora.

How to get there

10H30 Bourg St Maurice train station (France)

Including :

Full board
International mountain leader
Luggage carried by mule / van

Excluding :

Transport to the meeting point

Gran Paradiso national park

Discover the first national park born in Europe. Experience the best views along the spectacular walking trails in Gran Paradiso. A home for alpine wildlife. You will surely see ibexes, chamois, marmots and maybe the impressive bearded vulture...

Walking through idyllic alpine meadow, larch forests and beautiful lakes. In the evening you will enjoy the warm hospitality of the italian huts.

Day by day

Day 1 : Bourg St Maurice - Sainte Foy - Archeboc mountain refuge

Transfer to the village of Ste Foy, where we start our the Gran Paradiso hike. Climb to the refuge Archeboc passing through the village of Miroir. We are in la Vanoise national Park.


Day 2 : Archeboc to Rifugio de l'épée

We leave Vanoise and enter Gran Paradiso through Col du Mont(2636 m), border with Italy.


Day 3 : Rifugio Epée to Rifugio Bezzi

A stunning traverse under the Grande Rousse. Facing you, the Platte des Chamois, and the Grande Sassière (3747 m). The beautiful valley of Bezzi huts welcomes us.


Day 4 : Bezzi to Rifugio Benevollo

We leave Valgrisenche heading to Val de Rhêmes through Col Bassac Dere. A beautiful view of Grande Sassière and a chance to see marmots, ptarmigans and ibexes.


Day 5 : Benevollo to Rifugio Savoya

Ascent to col Rosset. Magnificent view on the summit of Gran Paradiso, then descent by the beautiful lakes of Leita and Rosset. In the evening you have to try the “grill”, the friendly cup!


Day 6 : Savoya to Rifugio Victor Emmanuel II

Descent through Val du Petit Nivolet. In front of us dominate the Gran Paradiso, Ciarofon and Tresenta. We are in Valsavarenche. Climb up to Victor Emmanuel II refuge.


Day 7 : Victor Emmanuel to Rifugio Chabod and Pont

We take a trail traversing to Chabot refuge, then descent on the Pravieux Alp. This will be the last opportunity to observe chamois, ibexes and marmots. Or why not climbing the summit of Gran Paradiso?

Grand Paradis was a wonderful trek and the guide Johan was excellent. I felt very safe with him. Lunches were plentiful and delicious. This was the 3rd Cairn trek ive done and hopefully i will do more!! Thank you so much

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