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Bernina massif: climbing Piz Palü, Bellavista and Piz Bernina

6-day guided climbing trip in the Bernina massif, crossing impressive glacial plateaus and ascending beautiful peaks in the east of Switzerland.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration6 days
Offer periodJul
Type of tripNot specified


Join me for a 6-day climbing trip in the Bernina massif, crossing beautiful glacial plateaus and ascending through amazing ridges.

The Bernina massif stands in eastern Switzerland, in the region of St. Moritz.

This is a wonderful but less frequented mountain region, with charming mountain huts where you’ll have the chance of spending the night surrounded by nature.

One of the highlights of this trip will be crossing Piz Palü, a large glacier that has three summits joined by an impressive ridge. Here you’ll enjoy some fantastic views!

Besides, we’ll reach the top of Piz Bernina (4049 m), which is the highest peak in the Eastern Alps. Finally, we’ll climb Bellavista (3922 m), another mountain in the Bernina massif.

For this trip, I recommend you to have previous experience walking on crampons, as well as knowing how to manage in a snow terrain.

For further details, you can find a complete itinerary below this description.

Please contact me if you want to be a part of this adventure in the Alps! I can assure you it will be a great mountaineering experience.



Pleasant refuges.

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You'll need experience using crampons. Good physical condition.



Day 1: Boval Hut / Morteratsch glacier

We’ll start from Morteratsch to Boval Hut (2495 m). Then we’ll go up through the glacier Vadret da Morteratsch. (+ 650 m)

Day 2: Piz Morteratsch (3751 m) / Cabane Tschierva

Piz Morteratsch (3751 m)  is the first ascent of this week. We descend down the other side until the new Cabane Tschierva (2600 m). (+ 1250 m / -1200 m)

Day 3: Chamanna Coaz (2610 m)

Relative rest day with some lower trip to the Chamanna Coaz (2610 m). (-500 m / + 550 m)

Day 4: Piz Sella (3511 m) / Rifugio Marinelli-Bombardieri (2813 m)

Impressive glacier climb to the ridge of Piz Sella (3511 m) and descent through the Vedretta Superiore di Scerscen to Rifugio Marinelli-Bombardieri (2813 m). (+ 950 m / -750 m)

Day 5: Piz Bernina (4041 m) / Rifugio Marco et Rosa (3597 m)

Today we climb to the highest point of this week. We begin with the crossing of a vast glacial plateau and continue with a rock and then mix terrain and snow ridge to the summit of Piz Bernina (4041 m). We sleep just below the summit in the separate Rifugio Marco et Rosa (3597 m). (+ 1250 m / -450 m)

Day 6: Bellavista Graat / Piz Pallu (3882 m)

We arrive to the awesome Bellavista Graat and exciting Piz Pallu crossing (3882 m). We descend through the Press glacier until the end station of the Diavolezza cable car that takes us back to civilization.

About the guide

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Namaste Mountainguides is a group of 6 motivated mountain lovers, mostly working in the European Alps. They all have the IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide qualification and some of them are also high qualified ski instructors.

Our happiness and philosophy is
- to guide you in the safest way and in the best circumstances
- to explore the mountains together with you
- to share our passion

25 years of experience.
25 years of satisfied clients.
25 years of safe quality programs.
Together, we will make your mountain dreams come true.

We offer unique experiences for mountain lovers,
high level training courses for motivated mountaineers
and custom weeks for families.


Jan, Jérôme, Robert, Lars and Lut.

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Group of 1

EUR 2685 each

Group of 2

EUR 1373 each

Group of 3

EUR 963 each

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