People per Guide
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of Trip
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!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer during the trip
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Alagna 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.
Walking time: 7-8 hours
Rifugio 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).
Walking time: 4-4:30 hours without lifts
Resy (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).
Walking time: 6-6:30 hours
Cheneil (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.
Walking time: 7-8 hours without lifts.
Rifugio 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.
Walking time: 5-6 hours without lifts.
Saas 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.
Walking time: 7-8 hours without lifts.
Macugnaga (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.
Walking time: 6-7 hours
In mountain huts.
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!
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