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Climb the Matterhorn via the Hornli Ridge, 5 days with training and acclimatization in Chamonix

Climb the Matterhorn via the Hornli Ridge, 5 days with training and acclimatization in Chamonix
Climb the Matterhorn via the Hornli Ridge, 5 days with training and acclimatization in Chamonix
Climb the Matterhorn via the Hornli Ridge, 5 days with training and acclimatization in Chamonix

Let IFMGA certified mountain guide Kyriakos take you on the ultimate mountaineering experience: a 5-day ascent of the Matterhorn.



5 Days

Jul, Aug




* Enjoy the ultimate mountain experience as you climb the Matterhorn

* Learn more about the best climbing and mountaineering techniques

* Take in the spectacular sights from the top of the Matterhorn


Climbing the Matterhorn is a mountaineer’s dream. Join me on this 5-day trip to make that dream a reality.

This is not an easy climb. You’ll need alpine experience, a good level of fitness, and determination. However, the reward will be worth it in the end.

The preparation

To prepare for this trip, we have to spend at least one night in a high-altitude mountain hut to acclimatize. We’re also going to climb technical peaks of around 3000 meters in the Chamonix area. There will be time to work on basic rope work techniques, such as how to belay and how to rappel. Plus, I’ll give you tips on how to improve your climbing skills where necessary.

The climb

For the ascent itself, we’ll start from the Zermatt side via the Hörnli Hut and the Hörnli Ridge. From the hut, we’ll follow the rock ridge for about 1200m.  This is a pretty exposed route, and rock climbing both with and without crampons will be necessary.

From the summit, you get to admire the spectacular view and congratulate yourself on your awesome achievement. Then, we’ll head back down the way we came!

Climbing the Matterhorn is an unforgettable experience. Request to book now, and you’ll be one step closer.

Plus, if you’re interested in attempting a different mountain ascent, be sure to check out my 5-day Mont Blanc ascent.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Transportation start and back

Price details

The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).


5 days of private guiding with a 1:1 client/guide ratio, all valley transports in Chamonix, the transport to Zermatt and back to Chamonix, all necessary group equipment gear (ropes, karabiners). If you are a party of 2 people, then there will be a 2:1 client/guide ratio for the training program, and a 1:1 guide ratio for the final Matterhorn ascent.


Mountain rescue insurance, accommodation in Chamonix, 2 nights half board in mountain huts, and lift passes.


Day 1: Day one

Our day will start with a cable car to the Flegere to  climb the Index. Then, we’ll spend the afternoon in the local climbing area working on our climbing technique. I’ll be there to offer any tips and information.

Day 2: Day two

Our first climb will be the Dent du Geant at 4013m. This mountain is known as the “giant’s tooth”, and it’s one of the most spectacular peaks in the Alps. It’s a really good trial run for the Matterhorn . That night, we’ll sleep in the Turino Refuge, which sits at 3371m. This will help us to better acclimatize.

Day 3: Day three

Our third day will have an early start as we get to work traversing Aiguille du Entreve at 3600m. We’ll return to Chamonix and sleep for as long as we can that night. We’ll need the energy to reach our goal!

Day 4: Day four

On day 4, we’ll begin our two-part climb of the Matterhorn. It’ll be another early start where we’ll drive to Zermatt for our ascent to the Hörnli Hut.

Day 5: Day five

The final day is a big one. It’s the day we reach the summit of the Matterhorn. We’ll set out early from the Hörnli Hut for our big climb, and when we reach the top, we’ll have a bit of time to admire the view before we head back down again.



What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I am an IFMGA mountain guide living in Cyprus. I have a passion for exploring the mountains since I was child. Kyperounda, the town where I was born and raised, was my first playground, the place where I started practising different outdoor activities.

First I learnt skiing. Then, I started training and taking part in races and competitions, traveling extensively in Europe. As I am very curious, I kept trying all kinds of sports until I discovered climbing and all its exciting possibilities.

I also developed both my academic and my practical skills in the university, where I studied Outdoor Studies and Sport Science. During that time, I obtained qualifications as a Mountain Leader and a Climber.

Teaching other people is one of the things I like the most. I find a deep joy in helping others to enjoy the mountains as much as I do.

The experience of all these years as well as my technical skills, have taken me closer to my goal: becoming an IFMGA mountain guide.


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What people are saying about Kyriakos



It was a lot of fun the visibility wasn't that great but there was a lot of snow from recent storm.



Kyriakos was fantastic. Without a knowledgable guide, this is a dangerous trip. Felt very safe with Kyriakos. He also found us totally untracked snow on a busy day. Nice person and very knowledgable. Explore Share was good too, but I gave them 3 stars because I found their site and messaging system clunky. It would also be nice if they offered an option to include all the gear. We had to rent everything before hand.



Fantastic guide. Great experience and the site was simple and intuitive to navigate.



We had a bluebird day to ski Vallee Blanche. Unfortunately, not a lot of fresh snow but still an absolutely stunning area to explore! Would have liked a bit more time to take photos and ‘take it all in’ because the valley is absolutely stunning. There were a few times we felt a bit rushed, but other than that it was a very positive experience.



Kyros was amazing as a guide. We did not get to do Vallee Blanche due to Aiguille Du Midi not opening however found an amazing alternative. Highly recommend.

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