Tour del Gran Paradiso
Italy & France & Switzerland, Trek & Walk, 9 days - from £995 (land only) - from €1,195 (land only) - from $1,640 (land only)
By: Nick Bentley, Huddersfield
The trip met and at times exceeded all personal expectations and it was a pleasure to climb with Klemen Gricar as lead guide. His knowledge and experience are incredible. Assistant guide Rocio Siemens was also great.
Having stayed in tea houses on treks, the mountain refuges were much better than expected. The base accommodation of Yeti Lodge was superb, in a great location with great facilities. The catering at Yeti was also superb!
By: Bruce Deacon, Bedfordshire, UK
Without doubt, I would rank this trip 10/10 and certainly recommend it to anyone who enjoys Alpine walking and everything that it has to offer - beautiful scenery, good mountain hut accommodation and plentiful quality local food.
The landscape was both magnificent and varied, walking across snow covered high mountain passes to lush flower strewn meadows. The mountain hut accommodation was always clean, good showers (hot water) and toilet facilities and friendly staff. The Local Italian food in the huts was also always varied, plentiful and tasty! Our trek leader, Julia, led the trek with great enthusiasm. Her knowledge of the history and culture of the region, the fauna and flora all added to the holidays enjoyment.
The Tour del Gran Paradiso trek certainly ranked top in my enjoyment of mountain trekking so far.