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Valgrisenche – Gran Paradiso Tour Valgrisenche – Gran Paradiso Tour

Valgrisenche - Gran Paradiso Tour


The Valgrisenche - Gran Paradiso tour is a wonderful itinerary in the heart of the National Park of Gran Paradiso. Open spaces, gentle slopes and  boundless glacial landscapes …
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

DAY

Difference in altitude: 450 m
Ascent time: 4 h approx
Meeting point: Aosta town at 11:00 am, equipment check and transfer by car in Valgrisenche

Parked the car, we start walking along the dam on the road that will take us up to Usellieres (1,780 m). From here we climb to the Bezzi Hut (2,284 m), taking a farm road that becomes a trail. The vertical drop of this leg is moderate, but the distance covered is substantial (about 8-10 km).

DAY

Difference in altitude: 450 m
Ascent time: 4 h approx
Meeting point: Aosta town at 11:00 am, equipment check and transfer by car in Valgrisenche

Parked the car, we start walking along the dam on the road that will take us up to Usellieres (1,780 m). From here we climb to the Bezzi Hut (2,284 m), taking a farm road that becomes a trail. The vertical drop of this leg is moderate, but the distance covered is substantial (about 8-10 km).

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,050 m
Descent gain: 1,050 m
Ascent/descent time: 4-6 h

Departure from Bezzi Hut towards the Glairetta glacier to get to the Bassac Deré pass (3,082 m). We climb to Becca della Traversiere (3,337 m) and go down by the Goletta glacier to reach the Benevolo hut (2,285 m).

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,050 m
Descent gain: 1,050 m
Ascent/descent time: 4-6 h

Departure from Bezzi Hut towards the Glairetta glacier to get to the Bassac Deré pass (3,082 m). We climb to Becca della Traversiere (3,337 m) and go down by the Goletta glacier to reach the Benevolo hut (2,285 m).

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,050 m
Descent gain:  740 m
Ascent/descent time: 4-6 h

From the Benevolo hut, we climb gentle slopes up to the col Nivolettaz (3,130 m). From here following a broad ridge we reach the end of the Basei Glacier. We take off the skis and go the last few meters over rocks to get to Punta Basei (3,338 m). Back on the glacier, we put on the skis and go down along the Basei Glacier
until we reach the Chivasso hut (2,600 m) where we spend the night.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,050 m
Descent gain:  740 m
Ascent/descent time: 4-6 h

From the Benevolo hut, we climb gentle slopes up to the col Nivolettaz (3,130 m). From here following a broad ridge we reach the end of the Basei Glacier. We take off the skis and go the last few meters over rocks to get to Punta Basei (3,338 m). Back on the glacier, we put on the skis and go down along the Basei Glacier
until we reach the Chivasso hut (2,600 m) where we spend the night.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 700 m
Descent gain: 400 m
Ascent/descent time: 6-7 h

We leave the Chivasso hut and cover the wide slopes leading to Colle di Punta Foura (3,100 m). Removed the skins a long diagonal will bring us to the Grand Etret Glacier (2,700 m approx). Then we go back to the Vittorio Emanuele hut (2,735 m) passing by the base of the Becca di Montciair and of the Ciarforon; Once we reach an altitude of 2,913 m, a fast descent takes us to the hut.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 700 m
Descent gain: 400 m
Ascent/descent time: 6-7 h

We leave the Chivasso hut and cover the wide slopes leading to Colle di Punta Foura (3,100 m). Removed the skins a long diagonal will bring us to the Grand Etret Glacier (2,700 m approx). Then we go back to the Vittorio Emanuele hut (2,735 m) passing by the base of the Becca di Montciair and of the Ciarforon; Once we reach an altitude of 2,913 m, a fast descent takes us to the hut.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,300 m
Descent gain: 1,300 m
Ascent/descent time: 6-7 h

From the hut, we go back along the moraine up to the glacier of Gran Paradiso (3,100 m). Some steep slopes alternating with gentle stretches will lead us to the “Schiena dell’asino” (3,700 m), where we find the trail that climbs from the Chabod hut. We move forward towards the col of Montcorve (3,800 m) and after a steep stretch, the slope decreases up to the last rocks. We remove the skis and follow an easy ridge for about 80 metres until we reach the top of Gran Paradiso (4,061 m), where there is a statue of the Virgin Mary.

Back to the skis we go down along the Laveciau glacier, which is cut by many crevasses, to reach the Chabod hut (2,750 m).

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,300 m
Descent gain: 1,300 m
Ascent/descent time: 6-7 h

From the hut, we go back along the moraine up to the glacier of Gran Paradiso (3,100 m). Some steep slopes alternating with gentle stretches will lead us to the “Schiena dell’asino” (3,700 m), where we find the trail that climbs from the Chabod hut. We move forward towards the col of Montcorve (3,800 m) and after a steep stretch, the slope decreases up to the last rocks. We remove the skis and follow an easy ridge for about 80 metres until we reach the top of Gran Paradiso (4,061 m), where there is a statue of the Virgin Mary.

Back to the skis we go down along the Laveciau glacier, which is cut by many crevasses, to reach the Chabod hut (2,750 m).

DAY

Difference in altitude: 700 m
Descent gain: 1,540 m
Ascent/descent time: 4-5 h

From the hut, we climb towards the Sberna camp (3,400 m), which is on the East peak of Grand Neyron. We go down along the ascent route to pass by the Chabod hut; from the hut, skiing on wide slopes we arrive at the splendid larch forest that in a few turns takes us to the parking lot where the tour will come to an end.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 700 m
Descent gain: 1,540 m
Ascent/descent time: 4-5 h

From the hut, we climb towards the Sberna camp (3,400 m), which is on the East peak of Grand Neyron. We go down along the ascent route to pass by the Chabod hut; from the hut, skiing on wide slopes we arrive at the splendid larch forest that in a few turns takes us to the parking lot where the tour will come to an end.

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
6 Days
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
intermediate
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
intermediate
cuori
PERSONS
utente
Max 5 for each Mountain Guide
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 01/03 to 30/04
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
6 Days
intermediate
intermediate
Max 5 for each Mountain Guide
from 01/03 to 30/04
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

2160 € fee per person with 1 participant
1080 € fee per person with 2 participants
780 € fee per person with 3 participants
630 € fee per person with 4 participants
540 € fee per person with 5 participants
The rate includes
  • the assistance of a UIAGM certified Mountain Guide
  • liability insurance
  • loan of shared safety material

The rate does not include
  • research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €12 per person for 7 days
  • the hiring of any personal equipment (avalanche beacon, shovel and probe): €15/day per person while supplies last
  • the hiring of any personal equipment (harness, ice axe, and crampons): €15/day per person while supplies last
  • the Mountain Guide’s expenses (transfers, meals and accommodation) to be covered by participants
  • transfers, meals and accommodation
  • anything that is not mentioned under "The rate includes"
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
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