Trekking in Gran Paradiso

Gran Paradiso

Duration: 5 days 
Price: from 1.400 EUR per  person
Level: intermediate, adults and youths from the age of 13
When: 10-14 July 2019         
Max-min persons: 10 - 20            
Included: accommodation in shared rooms, breakfast, pick-nick / lunches during the treks, dinner, personal guidance of experienced TheAlps guide.

 

Extra: Top tour with Mountain Guide 

Let this summer's adventure take place in one of the most wild and beautiful corners of the Alps, Gran Paradiso.

Our path through the "paradise" goes over green meadows, alongside sparkling glacial lakes, through rugged mountain passes, below overwhelming glaciers. This is a pure and unspoiled alpine experience.

Italy’s first national park served as a groundwork for creation and course of action for all European wildlife sanctuaries. We will not only follow the foot tracks of an extremely rich wildlife, but we will also enjoy its local heritage and food. in Cogne.

Program proposal
  • Day One and Two
  • Day Three
  • Day Four
  • Day Five
Biking in the Alps

Day one

We meet in a flowering summer Cogne, situated at 1534 metres, at the heart of the Gran Paradiso Park, of which it is considered the “capital”. During the dinner in one of our favourite restaurants we go trough the last details of the program

Day two

We leave our hotel after a good breakfast. Today's trek goes from Valnontey just outside town to the historical rifugio Sella. The Vittorio Sella Hut, originally a hunting lodge, was built by King Victor Emanuele in 1861.The surprising thing about the story of this hut is Victor Emmanuel's transformation from an avid hunter to a stout protector of nature. In fact it was he himself who ordered the natural and game reserve of Gran Paradiso. We follow the Alta Via, the high route, the trail meanders through a wild-looking landscape, with cow herds grazing across rocky fields. The view over the Tribolazione Glacier is fantastic ! It is possible to see chamois, ibex and especially marmots during the walk. The Sella hut has been managed by the Mapelli family for over thirty years. Today the brothers Jean and Maurizio welcome us with with love and passion for the mountains. Rustic dinner and overnight stay at the hut (2584 m).

Relax

Day three

It is always a special feeling waking up on the mountain. In front of us we have a beutiful, long crossing, with a considerable difference in height, from Sella to the Chabod hut. From Rifugio Sella we go up to the Loson pass (3296 m) from where we descend into the Vallone di Leviona, Valsavarenche still following the path of the Alta Via towards Herbetet (2435 m), one of the best panoramic sites in the whole of the Gran Paradiso National Park, with a succession of incomparable peaks and glaciers. The Federico Chabod hut is waiting for us (mt 2750) at the foot of the north-west face of the Gran Paradiso.

Early morning if you choose to do the top tour, reaching the peak of Gran Paradiso, the only "4000" entirely on Italian territory. This part of the tour is done with Mountain Guide. The rest of the group will leave the Chabod hut at a more moderate time, heading downhill, along the hillside, crossing a few streams. The path climbs upwards again and come out in a deep valley where the Vittorio Emanuele Hut rests next to a glittering alp lake.

Bike and view

Day four

Early morning if you choose to do the top tour, reaching the peak of Gran Paradiso, the only "4000" entirely on Italian territory. This part of the tour is done with Mountain Guide.
The rest of the group will leave the Chabod hut at a more moderate time, heading downhill, along the hillside, crossing a few streams. The path climbs upwards again and come out in a deep valley where the Vittorio Emanuele Hut rests next to the glittering alp lake Moncorvé.

Hotel Castor

Day five

A gentle descent towards the meadows above Eaux-Rousses village, in Valsavarenche ends our trek this time.