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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jul

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    2685 EUR

    Group of 2
    1373 EUR

    Group of 3
    963 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Boval 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 2Piz 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 3Chamanna Coaz (2610 m)

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

    • Day 4Piz 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 5Piz 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 6Bellavista 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.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Accommodation

    Pleasant refuges.

    More info

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

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    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.

    We have an EVEREST for EVERYBODY.

    Jan, Jérôme, Robert, Lars and Lut.

     
     
     


     

     

    What People are Saying about Namaste Mountain Guides

     

    Professional guide who carefully assessed our climbing and fitness abilities to get to the top unfortunately we came down a bit too fast and I fell and broke my big toe and was unable to attempt the Mont Blanc climb which was very disappointing because I felt ready to try. We felt challenged but relatively safe all of the time, the fall was an unfortunate mistake. Jan offered us additional training between the climbs to improve our chances on Mont Blanc which we really appreciated but were unable to take advantage of. We would climb with him again.
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    Jayne
    My first experience with alpinism but 100% worth it. Because of bad weather we couldn’t ascend the Mont Blanc but the backup program saved the trip. Learned a lot and seen mighty things. Overall, enjoyed a lot, a week we will never forget.
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    Toon
    We had a marvellous week, it matched our expectations and we had souvenirs which will never fade away. The flexibility from our program because of the bad weather, was great, each time we had a discussion about what we could do and couldn’t. Reaching the top was always the goal. Also the fact I did this with my daughter gave it an extra dimension. We enjoyed every step because we were in good shape. Everybody insisted on this, but at the end, it turned out to be an advantage.
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    Jenne
    I had a very good time and it has been a fantastic week to fulfill my dream of Mont Blanc, with extra reward of the experience of climbing Gran Paradiso, both mountains are amazing and we are blessed by very good weather. And thanks to Jan and my guide, they are always there to encourage me during the hardest moment, without them I can\'t do this.
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