From 15th to 19st of July and from 12th to 16th August 2020

Monte Rosa high Trekking is a very beautiful ring in the heart of Monte Rosa massif. 5 days program starting from the south side of Monte Rosa, Alagna Valsesia (or Gressoney) to reach Monterosa Hutte, located just above Zermatt in Swiss side. The way back will be along Val Tournanche and Val d'Ayas.

A great crossing in front of the massif Giants: Lyskamm and Dufourspitze. During the tour will be possible to climb the summit of: Signalkuppe 4559 m and Margherita Hut, west and central Breithorn 4167 and 4155m, Castore 4220m and finally the Lyskamm Nose.

Pre-established groups can choose different dates depending on their needs

Travel Program

1stDay

Walk up to Mantova Hut m 3480

Meeting with the Mountain Guide in Alagna or Staffal (lift station) at 2 p.m. Go up with the lift until Punta Indren and then walk up till Mantova Hut. Dinner and overnight in the hut.

Walk up, 230 m, 1 hour

2ndDay

Crossing Margherita Hut m 4559 - Monterosahutte m 2880

Departure from the refuge early in the morning, walk up to Capanna Margherita Hut 4559m. After a short break at the highest Hut in Europe we will start the unforgettable descent along the Grenz Gletscher to Monterosahutte m 2880. Dinner and overnight in the hut.

Walk up 1000m – down 1650m – 10 hours

3rdDay

Crossing Breithorn m 4167 - Ayas' Guide Hut m3380

From Monterosahutte we’ ll go down to Furi, just above Zermatt (possibility to use the Gornergrat train). Then up by cable car until Klein Matterhorn m 3850. Once on the glacier we’ ll climb the Western and the Central Breithorn m 4165 and m 4155. From the second one we’ ll walk down along the opposite side until Ayas’ Guide hut m 3380. Dinner and overnight.

Walk up m 600 – down 1560 m (without train ) - 8 hours

4thDay

Crossing of Castore m 4221

From the Hut we’ ll walk up to Passo di Verra 3845 m, where the steep west wall of Castore (m 4221) begins. From the summit, along the snowy ridge going on the opposite side, we will descend until Quintino Sella hut 3580 m. Dinner and overnight.

Walk up 820 m - down 640m - 6/7 hours.

5thDay

Crossing of the Lyskamm Nose m 4190

Departure from Quintino Sella early in the morning to begin the long crossing leading us over Lyskamm Nose (m 4190). The descent is on the steep opposite side along the Lys glacier until P. Indren. From here come back by cable car to Alagna or Gressoney.
Walk up m 640 + 100 - down m 1000 - 6/7 hours.

There is a faster and softly option to return to Alagna or Staffal also in case of bad weather: walking from Quintino Sella hut to Colle of Bettaforca m 2737 and then by lift to Staffal. From there up by cable car to Passo dei Salati and finally down to Alagna.

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TECHNICAL INFO: During the tour will be possible to climb 5 peaks over 4000m. The biggest difficulties are concentrated in the last two days crossing Castore and Lyskamm Nose. However, this is a classic difficulty entirely on glacier and slopes up to 50 °. The climbs to Punta Gnifetti and Breithorn haven’ t particular technical difficulties.

In the last day there is a faster and softly option to return to Alagna or Staffal also in case of bad weather: walking from Quintino Sella hut to Colle of Bettaforca m 2737 and then by lift to Staffal. From there up by cable car to Passo dei Salati and finally down to Alagna.


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Difficulties

PD / A little difficult

Skills required

Good training, Good crampons and ice axe skills

Duration, Participants and Deadline

Duration Min Max Deadline
5 days 1 4

Equipements

High mountain clothing, Crampons, Harness, Ice axe

Documents

Alpine Club Card is recommended

Prices

4 people490,00 €per person
3 people590,00 €per person
2 people790,00 €per person
1 person1.500,00 €per person

Rate details

THE PRICE INCLUDES: Support and assistance of a U.I.A.G.M. Mountain Guide, all the technical equipment in common use, rental of technical equipment if you need (harness, crampons, ice axe, helmet), logistics and reservation to the Huts

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: All cable car expense, half board in the huts. Guide’s lift ticket and half board in the hut will be shared by participants.