Matterhorn 2-day ascent via the Italian-Swiss route

Climb Matterhorn via an integral route connecting Italy to Switzerland. A 2-day expedition led by IFMGA-certified guide Indio.




Trip Duration

2 days

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Offer Period

Jun, Jul

Type of Trip

Not specified



    How can it be possible to ascend a mountain from one country and when descending, be in another one? The answer is simple: climbing the Matterhorn via its Italian-Swiss integral route!

    Matterhorn is an emblematic mountain of the Alps. With an interesting history behind and a powerful pyramid shape, it is a unique peak that every mountaineer wants to try at least once in life.

    There are two normal routes to touch the summit of Matterhorn. One begins on the Italian side and is the Leone Route. Its starting point is in Cervinia, passing through the Carrel Hut (3829 m) until reaching the summit. The other route is on the Swiss side and starts in Zermatt. It is called the Hornli Route.

    My idea is to go up via an integral route that starts on the Italian side towards the summit and descends along the Hornli ridge. Although it is a much more demanding choice, it is an uncrowded route ideal to fully enjoy the journey and its landscapes.

    Anyway, any of these routes can be our plan b if weather does not help or if the mountain conditions are not good. In that case, we’ll go up and down by the same way.

    To join this 2-day expedition you must have a prior acclimatization, which is not included. Read more details of the itinerary at the bottom of this page.

    Please send your request to book if you want to climb Matterhorn via this Italian-Swiss amazing route. I’ll be waiting for your contact!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    1100 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     The price does not include: accommodation of the guide and participants; guide's and participant's meals; entrance fees for the guide and participants; lifts; footwear and mountain clothes; personal technical equipment; accident and rescue insurance.


    • Day 1Cervinia - Carrel Hut

      We will leave from Cervinia towards the Orionde Hut, where we will leave the car and begin our approach trekking. A not very difficult climb will take us to the Carrel refuge where we will spend the night. It will be a 5-hour hiking day.

    • Day 2Summit day and descent

      Early in the morning we will begin a demanding ascent to the summit. We will cross the Lione Ridge that is equipped with ropes that facilitate our climb. If we are lucky and the weather conditions help we will reach the summit and after enjoying its magical views we will go down the Hornli Crest, on the Swiss side. The round trip takes around 12 hours.


    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point



    About the Guide


    I am an IFMGA and a High Mountain AAGM certified Mountain Guide. I was born in San Juan, where I found my passion for the mountains when I was a child. Today my home is El Chalten, this magical place where I have my family and where I work and live since 2008.

    I have climbed many different peaks along the Andes, as well as in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, France, Spain, Germany Italy, Austria and Switzerland. I have climbed great mountains and new froutes in Patagonia, both in Cerro Torre and in the Fitz Roy mountains.

    One of my biggest achievments was the Standhardt - Herron - Egger traverse and the "Directa Huarpe" new route, on the west face of Cerro Torre. Including this ascent, I have climbed Cerro Torre three times and Fitz Roy four times.

    I also guide in the Central Andes, in places such as Cerro Mercedario and Vallecitos in Mendoza, among other mountains. I am also a Mountaineering and Climbing instructor in different associations and member of the relief committee at the Club Andino Mercedario of the San Juan Province.

    I guide my clients mainly in Patagonia. I spend summer in the town of El Chalten and I move to Bariloche, in northern Patagonia, in the winter, where I guide more technical excursions, like ice and/or rock climbing, as well as classic mountaineering ascents. During the year I also guide in the mountains of Peru, Bolivia and in Europe.

    Even when I’m not working I enjoy climbing, bouldering, sport skiing and mountaineering.Keeping at my highest level of performance helps me ensure my clients’ safety, that is always my top priority.



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    What People are Saying about Indio Treu


    Indio was an amazing guide! I am safe and sound on the ground now :) He was very knowledgeable about the terrain and weather patterns; he changed plans, urged me to move faster accordingly. He answered all my questions and was really patient with my slowness. As for the climb, it\'s a great intro to Alpine world. I\'m primarily a rock climber, so the ice/snow part was all new. The ice/snow part was strenuous, but doable as a completely newbie, and basically you can be pulled up or lowered if you\'re struggling. Approach was long, rocky, and windy. What a great experience. Highly recommend Indio and the climb!
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    Elaine Mau
    Indio is an awesome guide and all around great guy. The trip up Aguja Guillaumet is absolutely amazing, we took the Comensana-Fonrouge route cause the Amy coluoir was in bad condition. Indio found a two day window of good weather for the climb. He also spent a day climbing in town to go over \"systems\" and gauge my ability. A great trip I will never forget. Can\'t say enough good things about Indio!
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    Brian Banta
    Our trip with Indio over the Ice Cap was fantastic. At the pre-departure meeting, Indio showed us several variations which helped us make decisions that allowed us to work out a way to still participate (I had an injury, therefore a low fitness level).Indio showed great patience; he adjusted the pace accordingly and his experience was evident over the course of a week. The weather was kind and allowed us outstanding views on the Glacier and from the many various high points along the way. We particularly enjoyed the rock scrambling and dodging the many crevasses! Our group was good humoured and worked well as a team; my partner and I felt we were with a group of friends, rather than a private guided trip. I\'d recommend Indio for anyone considering this type of adventure.
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    Lisa McCarthy & Mark Dabbs
    Beautiful moment shared. First summit in the Fitzroy line. Magical and fascinating place. We climbed through the route Amy for the summit Guillaumet. Indio is the perfect, Professional and passionate, he\'s a perfect guide to do quality with security. Next time, we plan to clim both pics: Cerro Torres and Fitzroy. Enjoy seb
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