The ascent of Monte Viso, also known as Monviso or King of Stone, is an extraordinary experience for mountaineering enthusiasts. The Monviso Normal route, starting from the Rifugio Quintino Sella, offers a path that crosses breathtaking landscapes with spectacular views over much of the Maritime Alps and the Cottian Alps. It requires good physical preparation and basic mountaineering knowledge.

  • Monviso
  • 2 days
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Monviso Normal route

Climbing Monviso or Monte Viso (3841 m) along the Normal route (South face), is a spectacular mountaineering experience that takes place in two days.

Day one
The itinerary starts from Pian del Re and leads to Rifugio Quintino Sella in a two and half hours walk, with a 950 meters elevation gain, on an easy path, passing under the imposing north face of Monviso. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day two
From the refuge, the climb starts at dawn. The summit of Monviso, along the Normal route, can be reached in about 5 hours with an elevation gain of 1400 meters. From the top the mountaineers can admire unforgettable views.The descent is along the same climbing route with an elevation loss of 2300 meters. The ascent and descent takes approximately 10/12 hours.

Mountain guide price for the Monviso ascent

Normal route:
€ 650 - 1 person
€ 720 - 2 persons
€ 810 - 3 persons

The price not includes:

Overnight stay, dinner and breakfast (1 nigth)

Where to meet your mountain guide

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Pian del Re parking lot
    Loc. Pian del Re
    12030 Crissolo - CN
  • Meeting time to be agreed
  • Geographic coordinates 44°42'04.1"N 7°05'43.6"E

What to bring

  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering ax
  • Climbing helmet
  • Climbing harness
  • Carabiners
  • Mountain boots
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Technical apparel
  • Change of clothing
  • Backpack

What you need to know

  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you, if available or for hire.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Rigid terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are rigid. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a IFMGA-UIAGM Certified Mountain Guides for the Monviso Normal route ascent, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the mountain climbing to Monte Viso.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the alpinism experience.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.