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10-day Monte Rosa trekking tour

Monte Rosa trekking trip
Lake in Monte Rosa
Hikers in Monte Rosa
View of Monte Rosa
Village in Monte Rosa

Join Emma, a UIMLA certified mountain leader, on this amazing 10-day hiking tour around the Monte Rosa Massif and enjoy breathtaking views.

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Alps

10 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Advanced


Description

Join this beautiful and exciting long-distance trek around Monte Rosa!

Located in the Pennine Alps between Switzerland and Italy, the Monte Rosa Massif is a beautiful place to enjoy hiking and trekking. On this 10-day trip, we’ll be able to experience stunning views of the Swiss Alps and the Matterhorn from the Teodulo pass. The hike will also gives us the benefit of appreciating a road full of pine forests, hidden valleys, waterfalls, colossal alpine peaks, high passes and glaciers. Some of the views will also include the Weissmies (4023m) and the Rimpfischhorn (4198).

The route around Monte Rosa is one of the most amazing and demanding long-distance treks in all Europe. This is why I recommend this trip to participants with a high level of fitness and experience. Some of the days include long treks in high altitudes and hikes between 4 and 8 hours. I am happy to advise you if you need to decide whether this trip is for you.

We’ll start and end our tip in the charming village of Saas Grund. Some of the nights will be spent in refuges and hotels, accessing private rooms whenever possible, located in breathtaking locations. We’ll also get to sleep in the iconic mountain town of Zermatt.

Are you ready for an amazing trip? Send your request! If you like challenging adventures, I can guarantee you’ll love Monte Rosa and its breathtaking views.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Saas Grund

We’ll meet in the village of Saas Grund and sleep in the amazing ski-resort of Saas Fee.

Day 2: From Saas Grund to Macugnaga

We’ll take a short bus to Mattmark to begin our hike of the day (15 km, 6-7 hrs). We’ll go through Lake Mattmark and ascend to Mont More (2.853 m). We’ll then descend to village of Macugnaga, where we’ll sleep in a hotel.

Day 3: Trek from Macugnaga to the Rifugio Pastore

We’ll follow the torrent of Anza towards the lake at Quarazza. We’ll be hiking for 8 hours and covering 23 kilometers. We’ll sleep at the Rifugio Pastore.

Day 4: Trek from Rifugio Pastore to Rifugio Gabiet

We’ll hike for 7-8 hours and cover 15 kilometers. We’ll climb Vallon delle Pisse, go over the Bocetta delle Pisse and descend to Alpe Pianlunga. We’ll sleep at a mountain refuge in Lake Gabiet.

Day 5: Trek from the Rifugio Gabiet to Resy

This day, we’ll cross Colle d’Olen and descend to Rifugio del Lys. We’ll then go up the Alpe Sitten and cross Colle di Bettaforca. We’ll sleep in a mountain refuge Resy. The day will take us 6-7 hours.

Day 6: Trek from Resy to the Colle del Teodulo

Today we’ll hike for 7-8 hours and cover 18 kilometers. We’ll go through Alpe Varda, Alpe Mase and Colle Superieur delle Cime Blanche (2982 m). We’ll sleep in a mountain refuge at Colle del Teodulo (3317 m).

Day 7: Trek from the Colle del Teodulo to Zermatt

This day, we’ll descend for 4-5 hours through the Theodule glacier. We’ll sleep at a hotel in the town of Zermatt.

Day 8: Trek from Zermatt to the Europahutte

On day 8 we’ll follow the Mattertal towards the Rhone Valley. We’ll sleep in the mountain refuge of Europahutte, a relatively new hut with a stunning location and fantastic views of the Weisshorn.

Day 9: Trek from the Europahutte to Grachen

We’ll go across boulder fields and cliffs with stunning views. We’ll cover 17 kilometers in 6-7 hours. We’ll sleep in a hotel at the village of Grachen.

Day 10: Trek from Grachen to Saas Grund

On our final day, we’ll hike the Hohenwegg path to Hannigalp. We’ll cover 21 kilometers in 7-8 hours. We’ll finish in Saas Grund.

Day 11: Depart Saas Grund

We’ll share a last breakfast together.

 

Details

Accommodation

5 nights in hotels (private rooms wherever possible) and 5 nights in refuges

Meeting point

Saas Grund

About the guide

I'm a qualified International Mountain Leader (IML) and I have been leading expeditions for the last 15 years. I have led the Tour du Mont Blanc over 40 times, the Everest Base Camp trek 27 times, Kilimanjaro 10 times, and I have also led trips in Nepal, Peru, Cuba, India, Bhutan, Cambodia, Thailand, the Alps, the Pyrenees, Russia, Uzbekistan and Madagascar, amongst others.

I'm a passionate skier, in 2009 I made the first ski descent of Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world (8156m).

Fluent in French, Russian and Spanish, I also work as an interpreter and love to chat.

Languages

Russian | French | English

Certificates

UIMLA

Residence

Les Houches, Chamonix


What people are saying about Emma Jack

Jill Seabrook

5.00

July, 2022

AMAZING! This was a last minute decision and my first multi day trekking tour and it far exceeded my expectations. The communication and preparation was comprehensive and accurate. Our guide (Lindsay) was phenomenal. The route was the perfect mix of challenge and comfort. I will definitely be booking my next hiking trek thru Emma.

Frank Van Nieulande

5.00

January, 2022

Emma is a very humble guide in a good way. Always in a good mood full of laughter who puts safety first and in for a good story about her previous adventures. We enjoyed her company a lot! Thanks Emma we had a wonderful time. Greetings Frank

Piyush Yawalkar

4.00

September, 2019

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Paul Connolly

5.00

March, 2019

Emma was very easy to communicate with (once we we able e in the same time zone, of course!). Our guide Phil was fabulous. Thanks to all.

Jule Mansfield

5.00

January, 2019

We booked 3 full days of private showshoeing in Chamonix. Emma Jack was very responsive to our inquiry during booking and our emails leading up to our trip. We were paired with a local guide, Sebastian, who was very knowledgeable about the Chamonix area and picked the perfect spots for us to snowshoe each day based on the weather and snowfall accumulation. I highly recommend booking your trip with Emma Jack and would use her again if we return.

Heather

5.00

September, 2018

Your service was wonderful - it was easy to use and put me in touch with my hiking guide Suze through Cloud 9 Adventure! I couldn't have asked for a better guide or day of hiking in Chamonix.

Vijay and Rosheen

4.00

March, 2018

Excellent start for us in snow shoeing with Phil our guide who kept things nice and easy - an enjoyable activity to redo.

Siti Aminah Othman

5.00

December, 2017

We had fun on that day!! The sun was shining all the way the there’s a lot of snow ? my kids enjoy the trip. All of the arrangement up to the guide is very professional handled & we enjoy the company..and will definitely booked with explore share again..keep up the good work guys!! ?

Virginie Poulin

5.00

August, 2015

Emma is a very nice and attentive guide. She is super healthy and energetic, always smiling. She has a great enthusiasm in general. Very knowledgeable about nature, she shares and teaches with care. Also, she always pays attention to each and any person, and especially adapts pace so that the hike remains a pleasant adventure and memory for all. Plus, she is very cautious of weather and mountain conditions, and has a lot of resources and ideas to adapt to the situation and hikers. In short, very nice and professional! You feel in good hands.

Mariann

5.00

June, 2015

Emma was a very sweet and knowledgeable guide. She was adaptive to the different personalities and skill level of our group. Easygoing, talkative, friendly and pleasant to be around! Couldn't be happier with our guide!


Prices per person

Group of 1

GBP 1851 Each

Group of 2

GBP 1851 Each

Group of 3

GBP 1851 Each

Group of 4

GBP 1851 Each

Group of 5

GBP 1851 Each

Group of 6

GBP 1851 Each

Group of 7

GBP 1851 Each

Group of 8

GBP 1851 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Price does not include flights, travel insurance, airport transfers, personal drinks & snacks, and tips




 

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