Matterhorn (4087m) 6-day guided ascent

Giancarlo, an IFMGA-certified guide, takes you to the summit of the mythical Matterhorn, on a 6-day guided ascent with previous acclimatization and training, starting from Courmayeur.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

Reaching the summit of the legendary and spectacular Matterhorn (4087m) is a dream for every mountaineer. I invite you to join me on this 6-day guided ascent, with a gradual approach and training, key to suceed on this challenging climb.

The Matterhorn lies in the Monte Rosa area, in the Pennine Alps, between Italy and Switzerland. This impressive mountain has four steep faces, rising above the surrounding glaciers.

During the first 4 days, the guide ratio will be 1 guide for 2 clients; the last 2 days, it will be 1 guide/1 client.

Our adventure begins in the town of Courmayeur. This 6-day complete programme includes acclimatization climbs before the ascent. We will reach the summit of Gran Paradiso on the third day of the tour.

On the sixth day, we will head towards our goal: the amazing summit of Matterhorn. This will be a long and exciting day, and absolutely rewarding! From the top of Matterhorn we will have a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains.

The gradual approach that I propose here is essential in order for you to know your strenghts and limits. Through successive stages, you will learn how to move on the rocky and challenging terrain of high mountains, improving your mountaineering skills and getting ready for our main goal. It is also very important to acclimatize well to altitude, and this progressive approach is the best way to do it.

Please note climbing the Matterhorn requires previous mountaineering experience and an excellent physical shape. Also, you need previous rock climbing experience at high altitude (Grade 4).

Join me on this amazing ascent to the summit of this legendary peak in Europe. Send me a request and get ready for a challenging and unforgettable adventure. 

If you want to train yourself with a previous ascent before Matterhorn, you can check my Gran Paradiso 4-day guided ascent. If you are looking for a more challenging ascent, you can check my Mont Blanc 6-day ascent.


Price per person

 
1 Person
2159 USD

Group of 2
1704 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Courmayeur - Torino Hut (3375 m) by cable car- Climb on Aiguille d'Entrèves (3604m)

  • Day 2: Pont Valsavarenche (1960m) - Chabod Hut (2750m) / +790m/ 3h

  • Day 3: Chabod Hut (2750m) – Gran Paradiso (4061m) - Pont Valsavarenche (1960m) /+ 1311m / -2100m/ 8h

  • Day 4: Easy climbing with a short walk

  • Day 5: Cervinia (2000m) - Lo Rionde Hut ( 2802 m), by car - Carrel Hut (3835m) / +1033m / 5h

  • Day 6: Matterhorn summit (4478m)/ +643 m/ -2500 m/ 10h

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Advanced
Fitness level required
Fit
Meeting point
Courmayeur
Accommodation

Mountain Huts

More info

GUIDE RATIO: 1 for 2 clients during first 4 days; 1 guide for 1 client last 2 days

Disclaimer
The program can be modified according to the conditions of the mountain.
 

About the Guide

 
 

I have been working as a mountain guide for more than ten years, and I still love my job very much! The great mountains of the Alps are my favorite playground: Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and Gran Paradiso are my favorite destinations.

Great summer ascents and magnificent ski mountaineering tours in winter and spring.

 
 
FROM 1704 USD per person

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