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Monte Rosa 5-day mountaineering traverse

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Discover the Monte Rosa massif on this 5-day traverse led by one of the IFMGA-certified guides in the Peakshunter team. An unforgettable trip in an important range in Europe.


5 Days

Jun - Sep




The Monte Rosa traverse is an unforgettable hut-to-hut journey among mountains over 4000 meters of height. Come with me and discover this amazing mountain range!

The program that I’d like to propose here will take 5 days. However, I can adapt it according to your preferences, your technical level, and the time you have in the region.

The program starts from the Ayas Valley. We’ll quietly begin the trek in order to acclimatize our bodies. We will then walk through beautiful glaciers in direction to the Capanna Regina Margherita. As you may know, it is the highest mountain hut in Europe at 4554 meters.

Please find more details of the day by day itinerary at the bottom of this page. The Monte Rosa traverse is an opportunity you cannot miss. It will be an unforgettable adventure in one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Europe!

So I invite you to contact me if you find this trip interesting. Fill out the form and book your private program in Monte Rosa!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Harness

- Helmet

- Crampons

- Ice axe

- Dinner

- Breakfast

- Mountain guide expenses

- Lift tickets

- Accommodation included

Price details

Max. 3 people per group.


Day 1: Saint-Jacques - Quintino Sella Hut

Departure from Saint-Jacques at 1697 meters in the Val d’Ayas from where the jeep or the lifts will take us to the Bettolina pass at 3058 meters. From there we will take an acclimatization hike around the Quintino Sella Hut at 3602 meters.

Day 2: Gniffeti Hut

From Quintino Sella, we will take the passage of the Lyskamm’s Nose (4272 meters), our first ascent, to reach the Gniffeti Hut at 3455 m.

Day 3: Gnifetti Hut - Gnifetti Peak - Regina Margherita Hut

FromGnifetti Hut at the foot of the Garstelet glacier, we will climb up to the Gnifetti Peak (4554 meters), next to Regina Margherita Hut, the highest observatory in Europe.

Day 4: Zumsteinspitze - Parrotspitze - Ludwigshöhe

From the Margherita Hut, we will down to Lys glacier and then we will climb up in sequence to Ludwigshöhe (4341 m), Balmenhorn (4167 meters), then to the summit of the Pyramide Vincent at 4213 meters. We will finish our tour descending to the Refuge Mantova (3455m).

Day 5: Mantova Hut - Indrend Glacier

From the Mantova Hut, we will cross the Indrend Glacier to join the Ferraro Hut where we will enjoy a good final lunch. After lunch, we will descend towards Saint-Jacques.


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Giving and receiving smiles, seeing the satisfaction on the faces of our customers, seeking opportunities for growth, stimulating authenticity in personal and group relationships, in sharing mountaineering disciplines, fears, efforts, and moments of difficulty, which are part of the integrated with experiences, essential ingredients of every summit climb: these are our focus, our beliefs, and our most important results, as outdoor Professionals and as people who love the mountains and their work as Alpine Guides!

Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides is a team of IFMGA-certified Mountain Professionals and outdoor activities experts, based in the town of Aosta, not far from Courmayeur-Chamonix, on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc massif.

We live and work in the beautiful Aosta Valley region, very close to French and Swiss borders near to Geneva, Milan, and Turin international airports.

Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Dufourspitze, Pyramide Vincent and Regina Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Lyskamm, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits you can climb with us: most of our team of Guides were born and grew up close to these mountains and they have explored the ascent routes several times during different seasons, with skis or crampons!

- We love our work: we plan all our trips with great commitment and deep respect for the Alpine environment, for its inhabitants, and its territories. Including local traditions in different valleys and Alpine areas.

- We love Mountain, Nature, and Outdoor activities, that we like to share with people from all around the world. We are enthusiastic to meet like-minded adventurers and share new experiences and memorable emotions with the support of our Mountain Guides.

- Safety and Risk Management are essential for us, as elements of fundamental importance during every single trip we plan and carry out with our customers: for this reason, we offer introductory courses to the different alpine disciplines (Mountaineering, Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Ski mountaineering, Freeride, Rescue Crevasse, and Avalanche) to convey awareness and responsibility to our customers.

- We offer solid Experience, with several years organizing outdoor disciplines around mountain and wild areas, in many different countries of Italy and Europe, for individuals or groups, including 7-day customer support for booking, logistics, and personal assistance for planning and reservations.

- As certified Mountain Guides, we offer training courses, to improve technical skills and to learn basic knowledge about mountaineering in the Alps, which is essential to explore and climb the Mountains safely in any situation or conditions.

- We are happy to provide customized programs for every customer's demand: our Experience is synonymous with Professionalism and Customer Care to guarantee unforgettable emotions and beautiful smiles!

Fulfill your dreams, discover breathtaking views or simply enjoy an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will carry out your trip as you desire to live it!

Let’s plan your next mountain project together!



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What people are saying about -PeaksHunter



Gabriele was a fantastic guide, knew the area well and found so much powder. Thanks so much



Hello Basically I am satisfied with the whole organization, because in the end everything worked as expected, whereby the guide had a big part in the success! Unfortunately, the information regarding equipment was unclear in advance and sometimes varied, which didn't make it any easier for a beginner like me. In general, the flow of information was rather slow, but towards the end it was sufficient and quick. In general, I would recommend that you revise the list of necessary equipment! Above all, it should be clear what the guest has to bring (with a distinction between "must" and "recommended"), what is provided by the organizer and what could be rented if necessary. Of course, this is not easy to accomplish, as the necessary equipment also depends on the conditions. Best wishes and continued success with the organization of ski trips! Martin



Great service. Above and beyond expectations. Abigail went the extra mile to make my trip happen, after hours and at very short notice. It would not have been possible without her. Highly recommended.



Hi, good service from explore share and peaks hunter, only some miscommunication on 2 or 3 days program, due to bad communication between you both. The guide was OK, friendly although non very experienced in the practice of pédagogie and communication, especially before couloir des Goûter s, there can be better briefing on security and also in general on the whole expedition. But he can grow by learning some coaching lessons. We did not do the final ascension due to bad weather, a proposal and financial compensation for 2nd attempt would have been welcome.6/10.can do better.


We just remember now the breathing, the view and the joy we had in Gran Paradiso accompanied by our guides Silvia and Elis. This kind of memory makes us smile and look for the next adventure. Silvia and Elis were attentive, kind and professionally fully prepared to help us reach a great experience of discovery and safety. For sure the moment would not be the same without our guides. We feel grateful and lucky to have their support and company. Elis, Silvia, thanks for taking us beyond.

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