Monte Rosa, Alps, 5 Day Guided Traverse

Join a certified guide from the Azimut Montagne team on a thrilling 5 day traverse through the beautiful Monte Rosa massif in the Alps.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Spend 5 days traversing the amazing Monte Rosa massif.

  • Climb to the summits of 4 magnificent peaks.

  • Spend a night in the highest refuge in Europe: the Margherita Hut.

 
On this amazing 5 day trip, I would like to take you on an unforgettable traverse of the Monte Rosa massif.

This trip will begin in one of of either Briancon, Oulx or Cevinia. From there, the adventure will begin, and what an adventure it will be!

On this expedition, you will get to enjoy an extensive experience on the beautiful Monte Rosa massif. You will get to climb to the summits of several wonderful peaks. Those peaks include Breithorn (4,164m), Castor (4,228m), Vincent Pyrmaid (4,215m) and the Punta Gniffeti (4,554m). Each one of these summits offers its own unique set of glorious panoramic views of the Alps. Furthermore, you will also get to climb to the top of the Balmenhorn point (4,167m), where there is the stunning 4 meter high Christ of Summits statue.

Another wonderful aspect of this trip is that you will get to spend the nights in different mountain refuges. They include the Quintino Sella refuge (3,585m), the Guide Ayas refuge (3,420m), and either the Mantova refuge (3,498m) or the Gnifetti hut (3,611m). Also, depending on weather conditions and availability, you may also get to spend a night in the famous Margherita hut, at the summit of the Punta Gnifetti.

While this trip is not solely reserved for experts, participants should have some prior mountaineering experience. You should also be in good physical condition as well.

With such a long list of amazing peaks and refuges, I have no doubt, on this 5 day trip, you will have the time of your life. So send me a request, and let me show you the glory of Monte Rosa.

I also offer a 3 day adventure to the top of the Domes de Miage on the wild south side of Mont Blanc.

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
1295 EUR

Group of 2
1295 EUR

Group of 3
1295 EUR

Group of 4
1295 EUR

Group of 5
1295 EUR

Group of 6
1295 EUR

Group of 7
1295 EUR

Group of 8
1295 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Lifts tickets
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Price per person for a group of 3 or 4 clients.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Breithorn (4,164m)

    After meeting at the established meeting point, we will transfer to Cervinia. Afterwards, we will take the cable car to the Plateau Rosa, then we will cross to the foot of Breithorn, which we will climb, depending on conditions. We will spend the night in the Ayas refuge (3,420m).

  • Day 2Castor (4,228m)

    Today we will leave the refuge and ascend the beautiful Castor mountain. Afterwards, we will descend by the Felik pass to the Quintino Sella refuge (3,585m), where we will spend the night.

  • Day 3Vincent Pyramid (4,215m)

    Today we will cross the Lyskamm Nose (4,272m) and go up the Felik and Lys glaciers, and may possibly climb the Vincent Pyramid before going to either the Mantova or Gnifetti refuge, depending on availability.

  • Day 4Punta Gnifetti (4,554m)

    We will leave the refuge and take the Col de Lys before ascending the Punta Gnifetti before returning to the refuge we stayed in the night before.

  • Day 5Balmenhorn Point (4,167m)

    On the final day of this trip, we will climb to the Vincent Pyramid and then go to the Balmenhorn point to see the statue of the Christ of Summits before descending back to the refuge, then taking the cable car to Gressoney. From there, we will transfer to Cervinia.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

17 h Rocky pop hotel at the 'Houches' Chamonix

Accommodation

Guide Ayas refuge, Quintino Sella refuge, Gnifetti or Mantova refuge, depending on availability.

More info

Participants should bring the following items with them: waterproof jacket, gloves, mountaineering pants, light bonnet or buff, glacier glasses, technical underwear, long sleeve and short sleeve, hiking socks, cramponable mountaineering shoes, gaiters, a cloth sleeping bag, water bottle, headlamp with spare battery, backpack 30-40L, personal toiletries and medications and knife.

If you do not own mountaineering equipment it can be rented at the following rates: crampons for 30 Euros, sling for 30 Euros, mountain shoes for 51 Euros, helmet for 21 Euros and an ice axe for 30 Euros. There is also the option to rent all of the items as a complete ALPI pack for 120 Euros.

 

About the Guide

 
 

We enjoy very much discovering and re discovering the most beautiful spots in the world, in the Ecrins mountain range but also all around the planet.

Together with the guides in the team, we will share with you unique moments and an amazing journey. From les Ecrins to Chile, from Morocco to Greenland, from Les Gorges du Verdon to Japan, from Italy to Norway… tons of destinations offering all types of mountain activities, different every season. It makes us so happy when I can share them with my friends and clients.

 
 

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What People are Saying about Azimut Montagne

 

My trip was cancelled one week before the departure😡🤬
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What an incredible experience. Everything went superbly , the guides, organization and the team did a spectacular job.
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Jason Baynes
I was disappointed. I was slower than the rest of the group reaching Tete Rousse, and the guide discouraged me from going to Gouter. I had a slight ankle sprain the day before which slowed my ascent. I recovered 95% the day after. My complaint: when I decided to go for a second guided attempt, at a slower pace, I received no help in securing a guide, or a reservation at Gouter. The online reservation showed fully booked both for Rousse and Gouter. But I know that there were lots of empty bunks at Rousse, and I suspect the same at Gouter. I received sympathy, but only as a formality. Initially I had sought a single dedicated guide, but I was encouraged to join a group. I did not get a choice.I should have known better, I knew my pace would be a bit slower, but I counted on your support and understanding. I got neither. I was on my own with no help.
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Herbert Navarro
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