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10-day Monte Rosa trekking tour

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.


10 Days

Jul - Sep




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.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

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


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.


About the guide

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-Emma & Guides' team



Mountain Leader

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 work together with qualified mountain leaders like me, If I'm not available to guide you, one of my colleagues will take care of you.

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.


Russian | French | English



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What people are saying about -Emma & Guides' team


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!



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.



We were Very pleased With Emma guiding us through the hikes. We really enjoyed the entire trip:) As we were just our family we would have loved a little more flexibility hiking in our own pace - felt we were rushed a bit too much. We should have informed Emma about this but we were too compliant:) The explore-share platform was a bit rigid/ formel - it was not clear that exploreshare hired another firm to do the job. Also quite a High fee to explore share We were first told to have an (expensive) extended travel insurance (with mountain rescue) up to departure / after we had plaid. We should have been told this before signing up. Another mistake were that explore share had told us last payment were due closer to departure - so in a rush we had to pay up 60 days before as this is cloud9advenures policy. This made us uncertain if it was fraud. But it wasn’t:) overall pleased with our trip



Bruno our guide was very helpful and profesional



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.

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