Gran Paradiso

A prestigious and classic 4000. The Via Normale del Gran Paradiso is not a difficult climb but with its great charm it opens the doors to mountaineering without too many difficulties.
The Via Normale is considered the perfect climb for anyone aspiring to conquer their first 4000m.
the goal? Reach the top enjoing the Gran Paradiso National Park rich in alpine fauna, and the very welcoming Chabod Refuge.


Day 1
Total immersion in the Gran Paradiso landscape between larches and peaks to reach the Chabod refuge in about 2 hours. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2
Departure from the refuge at the first light of dawn along the moraine and the Laveciau glacier, until you reach the summit madonnina in about 5 hours.

Difficulty : PD- (some mountaineering difficulty on rock or snow, rock or ice slopes up to 34-40°) technically not difficult glacier excursion, but followed by an aerial snowy ridge.
Climbing time: about 5 hours 
Elevation uphill: about 890 m

  • 5 layers of clothing for the upper body (thermal shirt, light fleece, heavy fleece, down jacket, anorak.)
  • two set of gloves (soft and ski ones)
  • sunglasses (with 3 or 4 protection)
  • heavy trousers (windproof)
  • underpants
  • gaiters
  • rigid, ankle height, waterproof boots.
  • two pair of ski socks
  • headlamp
  • hat that covers your ears
  • bag sheet for the hut
  • sun screen & lip balm
  • poles
  • ice axe (if are used to it)
  • helmet is recommended but not compulsory
  • 1lt water bottle/thermos
  • harness & crampons


1 alpinist € 850,00
2 alpinists € 460,00 pp
3 alpinists € 330,00 pp
4 alpinists € 260,00 pp

The price includes:

accompaniment of the guide, harness and crampons rental, transfer from Gressoney to Pont Vlasavarenche,

The price DOES NOT include:
half board for customers and the guide in the refuge (paid by the group).

Other details

Mountaineering is a dangerous activity by nature, the Monte Rosa guides, all UIAGM certified, undertake to do everything possible to minimize the dangers but the risk can never be eliminated and must be accepted before registering for the our activities.

The Monte Rosa Guides will always do their best to help you achieve your goals and ensure you have the best possible experience; however you must agree to rely on their unquestionable judgment while you are in the mountains and to respect any decision they make, including the return, if it is deemed necessary. Being adequately prepared and having a minimum standard of fitness is necessary to maintain an adequate margin of safety in our activities. If, due to your physical condition or for any other reason, your guide decides that you are not ready for the activity you have chosen, you will be offered alternatives adapted to your level of preparation.