7-day hike around Monte Rosa

Marco, IFMGA certified mountain guide, will take you on this beautiful 7-day hike around Monte Rosa, a fun and easy adventure from hut to hut!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

10 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Join me in this 7-day hiking trip around the widest mountain range of the Alps. This trip includes Monte Rosa, Matterhorn and Mischabel. Indeed, we will traverse a long and panoramic trail in this hike around Monte Rosa. We will go by the most beautiful valleys of the area.

    We will start at Alagna Valsesia and go through Macugnaga, Zermatt and Saas Fee, Val d’Ayas and Gressoney. In fact, we will walk on the paths traced by the Walser, the ancient people who once lived in these valleys. Besides, we will discover their traditions and customs living the essence of the mountain culture in perfect harmony with the environment.

    Although you need to be in good physical condition for this trip, you don’t need special technical skills.

    For your convenience, your luggage will be transported by 4×4 vehicle when possible (not on day 1 and 4).

    Did you find this trip interesting? Then please contact me to start making plans! The next planned departure is on August 5th, 2017.

    And of course Monte Rosa is also a fantastic destination during the ski season. Check out this ski touring trip in the area!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 6
    700 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Transport during the trip
    • Luggage transfer during the trip
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Alagna Valsesia - Passo di Zube (2872m) - Rifugio del ponte (2343m)

      Starting from Alagna Valsesia, we will cross the suggestive Otro Valley, the heart of Walser culture. Then we will continue through Foric pass and the Zube Col (2870 m). From there downhill to reach Gabiet Lake and Rifugio del Ponte (2343m). Dinner and overnight at the hut.
      D +1670/-1030m
      Walking time: 7-8 hours

    • Day 2Rifugio del Ponte (2343m) - Passo del Rothorn (2689m) - Resy (2066m)

      Departure from the hut, walk down untill Staffal (1836m). From there, climbing on the opposite side crossing Rothorn Pass (2689m) and then we get off at Resy (2066m).
      Optional litfs – Ovovia Gabiet – Staffal ; Staffal – S. Anna (with this option you’ll have 500m less to walk down and 350m less to walk up).
      D +850/-1100m
      Walking time: 4-4:30 hours without lifts

    • Day 3Resy (2066m) - Colle di Nana (2775m) - Cheneil (2105m)

      From Resy descent through green meadows in Saint Jacques (1700m) and then uphill to the Grand Tournalin hut (2600m), going on to the Becca di Nana (2775m). Descent on the opposite side till Cheneil (2105m).
      D +1100/-1050m
      Walking time: 6-6:30 hours

    • Day 4Cheneil (2105m) - Cervinia - Rifugio Theodulo (3317m)

      From Cheneil long crossing up to Cervinia. From there walk up to the Theodulo refuge (3317m).
      Optional lifts – cable car Cervinia – P. Rosà; 1300 m less uphill.
      D +1600/-400m
      Walking time: 7-8 hours without lifts.

    • Day 5Rifugio Thedulo (3317m) - Zermatt (1616m) - Saas Almagel (1673m)

      From Theodulo Refuge, we will start walking down passing through Trockener Steg, Furi (1864m) and at the end we get to Zermatt (1603m). In the afternoon transfer to Saas Fee and short walk up to Saas Almagell (1673m).
      Optional lift: Trockener Steg – 1100 m less downhill.
      D -1800m
      Walking time: 5-6 hours without lifts.

    • Day 6Saas Almagel (1673m) - Passo di Monte Moro (2868m) - Macugnaga (1327m)

      From Saas Almagell we will climb until Lake Mattmark (2197m). Then through a comfortable trail we reach Passo di Monte Moro (2868m) on the border between Italy and Switzerland. From there a steep and long descent leads us to the village of Macugnaga (1327m).
      Optional lifts Mount Moro – Macugnaga cable car; 1550 m less downhill.
      D +1200/-1550m
      Walking time: 7-8 hours without lifts.

    • Day 7Macugnaga (1327m) - Colle del Turlo (2738m) - Alagna (1191m)

      Transfer from Macugnaga to Fairy Lake. We will start on a beautiful mule track that leads us to the Turlo Pass (2738m), in a wild and uncontaminated environment. A long descent follows the Valsesian slope beneath the south wall of Monte Rosa, up to Pastore refuge (1570m). Walk down to Alagna and end of the trek.
      D +1400/-1200m
      Walking time: 6-7 hours

     
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    At Alagna Valsesia.

    Accommodation

    In mountain huts.

    More info

    Group size: 6 to 10 people.

    Lunch is included. My expenses as well as those of the driver have to be covered by the participants.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I am Marco, and I am an UIAGM certified mountain guide since 2003. I started rock climbing when I was 14, and at the age of 20 I climbed the great Californian walls of El Capitan. Then i explored Patagonia, climbing the mythical Fitz Roy. I have also opened new routes in the Moroccan High Atlas and in the Alps.

    My passion for the mountains drives me to work throughout the year, looking for new adventures. Depending on the season, I take my clients rock climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, freeriding, hiking... Either in the Alps, since i'm based in the Monte Rosa area, or in many other countries, in different continents.

    The mountain as a playground has no limits!

     
     
    FROM 700 EURper person
     

     

    What People are Saying about Marco Cunaccia

     

    Our guide was Pietro and not marco like we initially thought. Pietro was awesome, it is all about his clients and most importantly safety. We did two runs and it was an incredible experience. Guide is a must to explore the hidden spots because Monterosa ski is massive.
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    Arielle Falcone
    PAOLO was an amazing guide. This trip was the “craziest” experience of our groups lives. We saw incredible terrain, had great snow, and challenged ourselves. Highly recommend
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    James Miller
    We had a fablupus day. We were initially booked with Marco but due to the weather we went later in the week and Marco wasn\'t available. We had another guide called Paolo Tombini and he was very good, very professional and good company.
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    Lorne Brown
     

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