Alpine Introduction Course and Gran Paradiso Climb

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 4
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-16194
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Chamonix, France
  • Ends Chamonix, France
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Learn basic mountaineering techniques
  • Exhilarating walking in the French Alps
  • Opportunity to climb to the summit of Gran Paradiso (4061m), the highest peak in Italy
  • Time to experience Chamonix, the world capital of mountaineering
The tour "Alpine Introduction Course And Gran Paradiso Climb" starts from and ends in Chamonix. This is a climbing tour that takes 7 days. You will travel through Switzerland, France and Italy and visit Chamonix, Albert Premier Hut and Trient. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Learn to climb with the experts before attempting Gran Paradiso (4061m). This alpine introduction course is designed for newcomers to mountaineering and provides a solid basic foundation in high mountain skills, for snow, ice and rock, including crevasse rescue and navigation. We base the week in the Mont Blanc range that provides a stunning location and challenging climbs whilst undertaking the course. At the end of the training trip we shall attempt an ascent on the spectacular Gran Paradiso (4061m), the highest peak in Italy, which is a relatively straightforward climb on 35/40 degree snow and will be a good test of our recently acquired skills. This is a perfect introduction to alpine climbing and would be a great way to prepare for other expeditions in the Himalaya, South America or the Alps.
  • Day 1 : Join Chamonix
  • Day 2 : Depart Chamonix. Commence glacier instruction enroute to Albert 1er Hut
  • Day 3 : Ascend Aiguille du Tour (3529 m). To Trient refuge.
  • Day 4 : Ascend Petite Fourche. Return to Chamonix.
  • Day 5 : Ascend to Chabod Hut at the foot of Gran Paradiso
  • Day 6 : Ascend Gran Paradiso (4061m), return to Chamonix
  • Day 7 : In Chamonix, trip concludes
  • 3 nights accommodation in a 3 star Chamonix hotel on a twin-share basis (sometimes we would use triple or quad share to avoid single rooms)
  • 3 nights accommodation in mountain huts
  • 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Internal transport
  • Certified UIAGM high altitude mountain guide (ratio of 1 guide to 5 climbers throughout)
  • Pre-departure guide to assist you with preparing for the climb
  • All common climbing gear (ropes etc)
  • Ski lifts
  • Any flights
  • Rental of climbing gear or clothes (to be paid directly in Chamonix)
  • Bottled water
  • Aerated or alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Alpine Introduction Course and Gran Paradiso Climb tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 01 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 01 August 2024, a deposit of 318 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Alpine Introduction Course and Gran Paradiso Climb tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Alpine Introduction Course and Gran Paradiso Climb tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Guides are trained in our COVID-19 response plan that has been developed in line with state government medical provisions.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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