trip duration TRIP DURATION
7 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Alps
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
10 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Intermediate
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

Description

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!

Itinerary

Day 1

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.
D +1670/-1030m
Walking time: 7-8 hours

Day 2

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).
D +850/-1100m
Walking time: 4-4:30 hours without lifts

Day 3

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).
D +1100/-1050m
Walking time: 6-6:30 hours

Day 4

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.
D +1600/-400m
Walking time: 7-8 hours without lifts.

Day 5

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.
D -1800m
Walking time: 5-6 hours without lifts.

Day 6

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.
D +1200/-1550m
Walking time: 7-8 hours without lifts.

Day 7

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.
D +1400/-1200m
Walking time: 6-7 hours

Price per person

Group of 6750EUR

Price includes

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

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.

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