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Spaghetti Tour – Alpine 4000m Peaks

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On this unforgettable Spaghetti Tour, you will have the chance to acquire mountaineering skills and climb several 4000m peaks in the Alps!

Group

Alps

6 Days

Jul, Aug

Fit

Beginner


Highlights

  • Summit several 4000m peaks
  • Experience multiple high altitude days
  • Enjoy gorgeous views of the Alps

Description

Summit 4000m peaks across the Swiss and Italian Alps, hiking from hut to hut and learning vital skills to move safely through glacial alpine terrain.

The Spaghetti Tour is a famous circuit in the Monte Rosa massif that offers the chance to summit several “easy” 4000m peaks, while also enjoying the alpine scene in the Alps, including great views and cozy huts.

On this 6-day tour, we will enjoy a unique Spaghetti Tour experience and learn some glacier trekking techniques as well, which we will put to practice as we go along. You can find an itinerary outlined below with a day-by-day description of what you can expect (keep in mind that it is subject to change depending on weather and snow conditions).

The tour is designed as a beginner, introduction to alpine hiking and mountaineering. A reasonable level of fitness is expected as you will be out for a good part of the day, with some ascent. The expected ascent, descent, and hiking times for each day are detailed below in the itinerary.

We hope you can join us on this unforgettable Spaghetti Tour! Send us a request today and we’ll happily respond to your questions so that we can move ahead to plan this exciting trip.

You can also join us on an amazing trekking tour in the Mont Blanc massif.

Itinerary

Day 1: Meet Your Guide

You’ll meet your UIAGM Mountain Guide, and the rest of the team in Zermatt at 9 am for a safety briefing and equipment check. You’ll then take the cable car up to Trocknersteg, where you’ll begin your glacier training. Your guide will literally show you the ropes, as you go over vital mountaineering skills such as; crampon use (spikes on your feet), ice axes, and rope work.

Ascent: 300m
Descent: 0m
Activity Hours: 4

Day 2: Summit Breithorn (4,200m)

Beginning with the cable car to the start of your hike, you’ll put your mountaineering skills into good practice with an ascent of the Breithorn (4164m). Through the afternoon, you’ll traverse the glacier to the Val d’Ayas hut. Perched on the side of a wonderful alpine glacier, this is your home for the night.

Ascent: 300m
Descent: 1000m
Activity Hours: 6

Day 3: Crossing the Italian border

Today will see you descending across the Italian border into Staffal. Be sure to have your camera at the ready for this stunning terrain. You will refuel at the restaurant before the ascent to the Refugio Grabiet Hut.

Day 4: Ascend Pyramid Vincent (4,215m)

In the morning you’ll hike well above the snow line to the Gnifetti Refuge. This remote mountain hut boasts some of the most spectacular views overlooking the Italian and Swiss Alps. In the afternoon you’ll have the option of ascending Pyramid Vincent (4215m). If you prefer, you can spend some time relaxing in the hut.

Ascent: 1000m
Descent: 200m
Activity Hours: 7

Day 5: Summit Lisjoch (4,152m)

After a hearty breakfast, you’ll head for the summit pass of Lisjoch. Your glacier crossing skills will be put to the test as you weave through the crevices of the Grenz glacier, down to the Monte Rosa hut. This is used as a base for the ascent of the tallest mountain in Switzerland.

Ascent: 200m
Descent: 1650m
Activity Hours: 7

Day 6: Descent to Zermatt

Today is all about the return to Zermatt. After a leisurely breakfast in the hut, you will descend to the Rotenboden train station. From here you will take the traditional train back to Zermatt for celebrations. It is possible to fly out that evening or enjoy another evening in Zermatt.

Ascent: 300m
Descent: 700m
Activity Hours: 4

 

Details

Accommodation

Mountain Huts

More info

  • The itinerary for this trip will be adapted and changed where weather and snow conditions dictate.

Meeting point

Zermatt Main Square

Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Ice axe

Harness

Backpack

Crampons

Sunglasses

Belay device

Watter bottle

Other gear: Sleeping Bag Liner


About the guide

We are Tom (UIMLA Mountain Leader) and Paul (UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide), two friends who have worked in the outdoors for over 20 years each.

We have lived around the world and have an incredible wealth of outdoor experience and qualifications. We all love, work and play in the Swiss Alps.

We love sharing our local environment with guests and helping them to get the best out of their holidays. We have trips going out most weeks so come and join us or contact us if you would like something similar on a different date.

Languages

Norwegian | French | English

Certificates

UIMLA | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Illarsaz, Switzerland


What people are saying about Alps Adventures

Jessica Wilcox

5.00

September, 2022

Ben was a great guide. I appreciated how straight forward he was, no sugar coating things. We really had a great time. Discussion of how what the hike really is (Tour des Muveran) and the level of difficulty required should be explained in the tour synopsis. As it is, I don’t think most people on the tour were ready for that level.

Asmae Laaouini

5.00

September, 2022

We had thé best guide ever. I enjoyed the trip a lot

Kertu Loot

5.00

September, 2022

I had the best time ever! Paul was such a wonderful guide. I hope to join more adventures with him soon!

Christopher Mcadams

5.00

August, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Zachary Alfred

5.00

August, 2022

Lea was a great guide, and the whole trip was very well organised. I was a bit concerned initially about the size of the group, but it turned out to work very well, and everyone got along. The three refuges we stayed at were all very different but nice in their own way.

Fuad AlZayer

5.00

August, 2022

Great organization & wonderful guide (Cécilia). Cécilia & he assistance Philipo we’re wonderful.

Emma Brownlow-Smith

5.00

March, 2022

Very user friendly platform with timely responses from Explore Share representatives. The trip itself with Tom from Alps Adventures was awesome and ensure that we had an experience that was 100% what we wanted. Recommend both the platform and the guide. Thanks to all for arranging and delivering so well.

Stephen Jack

5.00

January, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Anne Fons

5.00

September, 2021

Tom is an amazing guide! He made sure that everyone had the best time and anticipated on everyones needs. He is very knowledgeable and experienced. I would recommend everyone booking a tour with him!

Colin Travis

5.00

May, 2021

Two excellent adventures with Tom and Alps Adventures. Via Ferrata was a Dads and Daughters adventure and was perfectly pitched to beginners. Tom takes time to build confidence and encourage communication for everyone at every level. Beginners ski touring was a short expedition in Morgins, CH to learn technique, safe travel and avalanche search and rescue. Again, Tom was patient with all abilities and always good humored

Jo Bartimote

5.00

June, 2020

Always keen to make sure everyone is having a good time and adjusts pace excellently for the required group

Tim

5.00

May, 2020

Tom is a knowledgeable and experienced guide. He was always keen to share his knowledge and was very attentive to our needs throughout the hike. A great sense of humour and a pleasure to be with, we laughed with & at him throughout!


Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2165 Each

Group of 2

EUR 2165 Each

Group of 3

EUR 2165 Each

Group of 4

EUR 2165 Each

Group of 5

EUR 2165 Each

Group of 6

EUR 2165 Each

Group of 7

EUR 2165 Each

Group of 8

EUR 2165 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

Excluded:

Flights

Travel and Rescue Insurance

Airport transfers

Cable car

This tour requires a minimum of 4 people to run.

Equipment Rental

Visa (if applicable)




 

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