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7-day hike around Monte Rosa

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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!

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Alps

7 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep


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

 

Details

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.

Meeting point

At Alagna Valsesia.

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!

Languages

Italian | French | English

Residence

Alagna Valsesia, Piedmont


What people are saying about Marco Cunaccia

Nicholas and Digby

5.00

January, 2022

I just wanted to thank you very much for all the help in the difficult snow conditions.  The primary aim of teaching Digby and reminding me of avalanche protocols and about skinning have been fully achieved.  You made it all fund, clear and precise. Too bad we had poor conditions, but we still found some reasonable snow and mashed an awesome couloir, so we did really well considering. So thank you very much and only sorry that we could not make full use of you for the full five days.

Steven Jeanty

5.00

August, 2021

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Frans Blommestein

5.00

July, 2021

Our Guide Massimo was very professional. We were heading to the Margharita hut at 4,559 meters but unfortunately one of us got mountain sickness at 4,100 at Piramide Vincent. Furthermore the weather was getting worse...lots of wind and snow starting. Our guide was very firm and 'advised' to go back to the Mantova hut. We were extremely lucky because a few hours later the storm was very bad and as people may have heart, 2 Italian ladies died at Primade Vincent from the cold . So Massimo thanks for your perseverance!

Nienke

5.00

August, 2020

We had an amazing climbing experience which was primarily duw to the excellent and experienced guide (Marco and Paolo). High calibre individuals wgo really care about the group’s well being and pushing the tea. To their limits in a good way. The only comment we have is the primitive toilet facilities and lack of water to wash up at Margerita hutte.

Eilish McConville

5.00

July, 2019

Marco helped arrange for our group to have 2 amazing guides: Paolo and Pietro. We were a large group of 11 people with no glacier crossing experience as well as variable fitness and comfort levels. Our guides brought all the necessary equipment and made sure that safely was a priority. They helped give extra support to those in the group that needed assistance. There is a brand new route to the Monte Rosa Hutte (open since mid-June 2019). Our guides hadn't taken the new route yet and took us on the old route on the way up to the hut. After having a day to gauge the group ability, and gathering more information about the new route at the hut, we did the new route on the way back to Zermatt. Everyone in the group had a great time.

Arielle Falcone

5.00

March, 2018

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.

James Miller

5.00

February, 2018

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

Lorne Brown

5.00

February, 2018

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.


Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 4330 Each

Group of 2

EUR 2165 Each

Group of 3

EUR 1444 Each

Group of 4

EUR 1083 Each

Group of 5

EUR 866 Each

Group of 6

EUR 722 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer




 

 

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