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As one of the iconic peaks of the Alps, the Matterhorn stands 4,478 meters tall and is a well-known climbing objective for all types of mountaineer !

Want to reach the summit of one of the most renowned mountains in Europe? Mount Matterhorn (4478m), also known as Mount Cervino, is located on the border between Switzerland and Italy and overlooks the Swiss resort town of Zermatt to the north-east and the Italian town of Cervinia to the south. A very popular goal among mountaineers, it is probably the most photographed mountain in Europe. Select one of the trips below and bag this peak! Explore-Share.com only promotes trips led by certified mountain guides.

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Matterhorn

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Matterhorn?

A mountain climbing journey up the Matterhorn is a legendary and unforgettable experience. It poses significant difficulties that require a high level of fitness and experience. Groups often include just one climber for a personal experience and the best chance of a successful summit. The Normal Route up the Hornli Ridge is considered the easiest and most popular ascent, including a stay at the Hornli Hut (3,266m). The mountain huts can be crowded during the summer, so reserving a place in advance is a must.

Why should I choose Matterhorn for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

Technically Amazing!

For climbers interested in a tough, life-altering climb, the Matterhorn is an ideal objective. The mixed terrain and unpredictable weather make it one of the most difficult climbs in the world. Its intimidating reputation rightfully translates to one of the most rewarding ascents for mountaineers.

Phenomenal Scenery!

Not only is it the sixth-highest mountain in the Alps, its isolation from other mountains makes for uninhibited valley views. From 4,478 meters, climbers can peer across the top of clouds to the few other peaks capable of poking through. From Zermatt or Breuil-Cervinia to the top, mountaineers can expect some of the best Alpine views on either side of the border.

A Rich Climbing Culture!

The surrounding region is home to plenty of high summits within the Pennine Alps, some of the tallest in western Europe. Use your acclimatization as an opportunity to explore other high profile destinations. Or perfect your mountaineering skills on the Matterhorn before taking on one of the other challenging high-altitude mountains in the area like Monte Rosa or the Weisshorn.

What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Matterhorn?

The weather on the Matterhorn is infamous for being volatile and unpredictable. The summer months provide the best window for an ascent, avoiding the worst climate and climbing conditions. The unpredictability of its weather necessitates the inclusion of a few extra days to complete an ascent.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Matterhorn region?

Italian, German, French

What currency is accepted around Matterhorn?

Euro and Swiss franc

How many days should I allocate for my Matterhorn Mountain Climbing experience?

Mountaineers should plan on dedicating more than a week to climb the Matterhorn, which includes the time necessary to properly prepare for adverse weather and other unforeseen obstacles. Acclimatization is required to safely ascend the Matterhorn. The climb itself is generally a two- to three-day journey. The mountain refuge is usually the primary objective for the first day, with a summit and descent on the following day.

What's the country code for the Matterhorn region?

Italy: +39

Switzerland: +41

When is the best time to travel to Matterhorn for Mountain Climbing?

Climbs are generally undertaken during the popular summer months from June to September. Mountaineers can take advantage of late spring and autumn to avoid the crowds during an ascent, though the weather should always be taken into account when preparing for the Matterhorn.

What people are saying about Mountain Climbing | Matterhorn



Tobias is an amazing guide. He guided me for the Riffelhorn and a Hornli Ridge 2 day Matterhorn climb. He knew the route well and made sure we were safe the whole time. He also shifted the days because the weather was bad for the original booked days. Best guide in Zermatt, I will definitely try to book him for all future trips in this region.


very good guide, wonderful experience



How was my trip? AWESOME. The service at Explore-Share is superb. And the guide I had, Elis, was just great. Every moment on my climb I felt super safe with him. Had so much fun climbing the Matterhorn. Thank you!



Guy was an incredible guide up the Matterhorn. Everything was clear and concise about how to reach the summit efficiently and safely. He was very knowledgeable with extensive experience in mountaineering as well as being able to speak every language on the mountain with other climbers from various countries. For anyone’s next extreme adventure I highly recommend him.



Incredible adventure. The contact and the organisation with Peaks Hunter was perfect. The experience with the Guide (Claudio) was also perfect. Very professional guide, perfect French speaker. It was a pleasure to spend those two days with him. Reaching the summit without him would have been impossible. (Do not believe in the Youtube videos over the Lion Ridge, they are not a good representation of the journey, much harder but way more nice) Thank you Peaks Hunter.

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