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Spaghetti Tour in the Monte Rosa Massif

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The famous Spaghetti Tour in the Monte Rosa massif is a great way to advance your mountaineering skills while getting a big size bite of Alpine 4000ers. Join IFMGA guide Kyriakos on a unique traverse starting from Zermatt and discover the amazing mountains and huts on this gorgeous massif.

Private

Alps

5 Days

Jun - Sep

High

Beginner


Highlights

* Enjoy climbing amazing 4000 meter peaks in the Monte Rosa massif.

* Spend a week advancing your skills on a friendly mountaineering traverse.

* Experience the charm of the Italian huts on the way.

* Marvel at the spectacular views and landscapes.

Description

Known as the “Spaghetti Tour”, this high mountain Monte Rosa expedition moves along the Swiss-Italian border and involves climbing several 4000-meter peaks and traversing high glaciated terrain in a loop.

The tour begins in Zermatt, from where we access the high glaciers via cable car to the Klein Matterhorn. From there, every day we reach new mountaineering heights as we climb different mountains. Additionally, during the trip, we will stay in friendly, hospitable Italian huts along the way, including the spectacularly located Margherita hut, which at 4554 meters is the highest hut in the Western Alps. The loop ends back in Zermatt. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

This mountain climbing program is not technically too demanding, however, you need some prior experience and a good fitness level to join. Furthermore, this is a great program to advance your skills and give you confidence for harder and higher ascents in the future. I will make sure you are safe, having a great time, and gaining more and better understanding of the mountains.

Would you like to take part in this spectacular mountaineering experience on the Monte Rosa massif? Then contact me now and I will be happy to start planning an unforgettable Spaghetti Tour with you.

Or, join me on one of the other programs I offer in the Alps, such as this Mont Blanc training and ascent.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Itinerary

Day 1: Zermatt-Klein Matterhorn-Breithorn

Take the aerial tramway to the Klein Matterhorn, do the Breithorn Half Traverse, then continue on to the Guide d’Ayas Hut for the night.

Day 2: Castor-Felikjoch-Sella Hut

Climb Castor via its glaciated west side. We descend along the scenic Southeast Ridge to the Felikjoch, enjoying impressive close-up views of the massive Liskamm ridge, and then south down easy glaciated slopes to the Sella hut.

Day 3: Liskamm-Naso de Lis-Gniffeti Hut

Traverse below the enormous south face of Liskamm, over the steep Naso de Lis, and then descend to the Gniffeti hut, taking in a couple of Monte Rosa’s 4000-meter peaks along the way, such as Ludwigshöhe or the Vincent Pyramid.

Day 4: Gnifetti Hut-Parrot Spitze-Margherita Hut

From the Gniffeti Hut, we reascend the Lysgletscher to the Lisjoch and then continue to the Margherita Hut via the Parrot Spitze and/or any other summits we didn’t bag the day before.

Day 5: Margherita Hut-Grenzgletcher-Zermatt

From Margherita Hut we descend down the Grenzgletcher glacier passing from Monte Rosa hut. Then on a flat dry glacier and an uphill trail at the end, lead us to the Gornergrat railway station at Rotenboden, and we descend back to Zermatt by train.

 

Equipment you will need to bring

Crampons

Ice axe

Harness

Water bottle

Backpack

Helmet

Sunglasses

Belay device

Pulley


FAQs

What is included in the price?

The price includes my guiding service and the group equipment.

How experienced do you need to be at the Spaghetti Tour?

You don't need previous experience for this trip. It's ideal for beginners who want to get their first experience hiking on a glacier and climbing on some relatively easy 4000 m peaks, and learn the crampon and ice axe techniques.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Gornergrat Hohtenn Switzerland
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Hotel Simi Hohtenn Switzerland
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Alpenhotel Fleurs de Zermatt Zermatt Switzerland
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About the guide

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Kyriakos

4.90

(61)

Mountain Guide

I am an IFMGA mountain guide living in Cyprus. I have a passion for exploring the mountains since I was child. Kyperounda, the town where I was born and raised, was my first playground, the place where I started practising different outdoor activities.

First I learnt skiing. Then, I started training and taking part in races and competitions, traveling extensively in Europe. As I am very curious, I kept trying all kinds of sports until I discovered climbing and all its exciting possibilities.

I also developed both my academic and my practical skills in the university, where I studied Outdoor Studies and Sport Science. During that time, I obtained qualifications as a Mountain Leader and a Climber.

Teaching other people is one of the things I like the most. I find a deep joy in helping others to enjoy the mountains as much as I do.

The experience of all these years as well as my technical skills, have taken me closer to my goal: becoming an IFMGA mountain guide.

Languages

Greek | English

Certificates

IFMGA

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What people are saying about Kyriakos

Dylan

5.00

It was a lot of fun the visibility wasn't that great but there was a lot of snow from recent storm.

David

5.00

Kyriakos was fantastic. Without a knowledgable guide, this is a dangerous trip. Felt very safe with Kyriakos. He also found us totally untracked snow on a busy day. Nice person and very knowledgable. Explore Share was good too, but I gave them 3 stars because I found their site and messaging system clunky. It would also be nice if they offered an option to include all the gear. We had to rent everything before hand.

Luke

5.00

Fantastic guide. Great experience and the site was simple and intuitive to navigate.

Sarah

4.00

We had a bluebird day to ski Vallee Blanche. Unfortunately, not a lot of fresh snow but still an absolutely stunning area to explore! Would have liked a bit more time to take photos and ‘take it all in’ because the valley is absolutely stunning. There were a few times we felt a bit rushed, but other than that it was a very positive experience.

Jordan

5.00

Kyros was amazing as a guide. We did not get to do Vallee Blanche due to Aiguille Du Midi not opening however found an amazing alternative. Highly recommend.


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