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Gran Paradiso, Guided Trekking Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 8 people
Destination(s): Italy  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: June - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 850 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Maximum Per Person Price: 850 Pound Sterling (GBP)

Formerly King Vittorio Emanuele II’s royal hunting reserve, the Gran Paradiso is Italy’s oldest national park and, without a doubt, one of the wildest and most idyllic parts of the Alps. The park takes its name from the highest mountain in the area, the 4061 meter high Gran Paradiso.

On our Gran Paradiso trek, we'll traverse the Gran Paradiso national park from East to West, walking from one steep alpine valley to the next. We'll cross over amazing high mountain passes, some over 3000 meters, enjoying some of the most stunning alpine views as far as we can see. On certain days we have the option to take in trekking summits over 3300 meters.

During the trip, we walk along old mule paths constructed by the late King and we pass some of the King’s old hunting lodges. We'll also have the opportunity to watch the rich flora and fauna of the park which include Ibex, Golden Eagle, marmot and the famous edelweiss.

At night we relax in atmospheric Italian mountain huts with plenty of great Italian food, wine and coffee. Belissimo!

Brief itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Aosta and meet with leader for welcome and briefing. There may be time for a tour of the beautiful old roman town and some last minute shopping. Night in hotel.

Day 2: With local bus to the village of Cogne (1554 m) where we start the walking to the Vittorio Sella hut (2584 m). We have the option to visit the alpine flower garden in Valnontey on the route. Night in mountain hut.

Day 3: Over the Col Lausonne (3296 m) and down to the small hamlet of Eaux Rousses (1666 m) in the Valsavarenche valley. Night in hostel.

Day 4: From Eaux Rousses it’s a long but stunning hike over Colle della Mento (di Manteau) (2795 m) to Rifugio Chivasso (2604 m). Night in mountain hut.

Day 5: Over Col di Nivoletta (3130 m). Option to ascent the Punta Basei (3338 m). Descent to Rifugio Benevole (2285 m). Night in mountain hut.

Day 6: Over Col Bassac Dere (3082 m). Option to climb Becca della Traversiere (3337 m). Descent to Rifugio Bezzi (2284 m). Night in mountain hut.

Day 7: A pleasant traverse above the Valsaverenche valley and the final descent to the village Valsaverenche from where we travel with local bus and train back to Aosta. Night in hotel.

Day 8: Depart Aosta.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Certified English-speaking guide (UIMLA).
- 7 nights accommodation (5 nights 1/2 board and 2 nights B&B).
- All planned transport along the tour.
- All planned cable cars along the tour.

Price Excludes:
- Personal insurance.
- Flights and transfers to/from Aosta.
- Meals not mentioned above.
- Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses.

About This Supplier
Location: France
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2012

M21225 is a small, independent adventure tour company based in Chamonix Mont Blanc. We offer trekking, walking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing with friendly, certified guides and instructors in the European Alps and beyond. Each year, we offer a small selection of our favourite tours as scheduled tours, such as...

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