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“Spaghetti Tour” from Cervinia to Gressoney in Monte Rosa

The Spaghetti Tour consists in an intense crossing among the Monte Rosa Massif and its highest summits. Six days under the guidance of one of the IFMGA-certified guides in the Peakshunter team.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration6 days
Offer periodJun, Jul
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Take part in a fantastic traverse across the Monte Rosa Massif.

  • Get to the summit of several different peaks in the range.

  • Enjoy the Italian hospitality by overnight stopovers in mountain huts.

Description

Have you ever heard about the “Spaghetti Tour”? It consists in a 6-day traverse throughout the Monte Rosa group. The crossing starts in Cervinia and finishes in Gressoney, in the Aosta Valley.

I am happy to invite you to this Spaghetti Tour. As you may know, it is an incredible traverse among the Monte Rosa massif. Furthermore, during these 6 days, you’ll have the opportunity to conquer several different peaks. All of them belong to the famous group of the four thousands. We will climb Western and Central Breithorn, Pollux, Castor, Lyskamm Nose, Vincent Pyramid, Balmenhorn, Ludwigshoe, Punta Gnifetti and Zumstein.

The name of “Spaghetti Tour” is due to some English-speaking climbers who started their expedition in Cervinia. After crossing all the massif, they ended up in Gressoney. As the Spaghetti is the most typical food in Italy and they spent several nights at the huts from the Italian side, they decided to name the tour just like that.

Appart from the fantastic summits, you will have the opportunity to sleep at the highest hut in the Alps: the Capanna Margherita, at almost 4554 m.

I can take with me 3 people maximum. Moreover, all the members of the group must have basic mountaineering skills and a good physical condition. Keep in mind we’ll have to face a quite demanding altitude change and walk around 6-8 hours each day.

At the bottom of this description, you can find more details about prices as well as a sample itinerary of the program.

And if you want to join me don’t hesitate to contact me. Let’s organize this trip and enjoy the great Spaghetti Tour together!

We also lead an ascent to Dufourspitze in the Monte Rosa Massif. Check it out!

Accommodation

Half-board accommodation prices in the mountain huts. (Rates do not include beverages): €70 per person at Ayas Guides’ Hut (Lambronecca); €70 per person at Quintino Sella at Felik Hut; €75 per person at Gnifetti Hut; €90 per person at Regina Margherita Hut.

Disclaimer

The guide reserves the right to change any route or activity based on weather conditions, huts accessibility or participants’ fitness level.

More info

- Research and rescue insurance with IFMGA coverage (recommended): €12 per person for 7 days. Hiring of any personal equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons and helmet): €20 per person (in case of needing, included in the all-in option). Fees for lifts facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by they respective owners, without any liability attributable to the mountain guide.

Meeting point

Cervinia.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Cervinia - Starting Point

We will meet in Cervinia for an equipment check and a short briefing. Then, we’ll take the cable car to Plateau Rosa, where we’ll climb up to the Breithorn Pass and go on to the summit of the Breithorn. A quick descent takes us to the trail that running under the Central Breithorn, the Roccia Nera and Pollux, leading right up the Verra Pass. From there, in about 1 hour we descend to the Ayas Guides hut (3,400 m). We’ll spend the first night there.

Drop: 700 m
Ascent/descent time: 5-6 hours

Day 2: Margherita Hut - Quintino Sella Hut

From the Verra Pass we start the route up the Castor west face. Once at the summit (4,200 m) the viewpoint is magnificent, ranging from the Margherita Hut to the Lyskamm, from Gran Paradiso to Mont Blanc and from the Po Valley to the Swiss four-thousanders.
The descent will follow a fairly easy trail along a snowy ridge, which leads to a steep slope that takes us down to the Felik Pass and the Felik Glacier.
At 3,575 meters high, at the edge of the glacier, we’ll arrive at the Quintino Sella Hut, where we can enjoy a meal and spend the night.

Drop: 800 m
Ascent/descent time: 6-7 hours

Day 3: Mantova Hut

For the first 2 hours we’ll walk along the Western Lys glacier. Then we must face a the steep climb to the Naso del Lyskamm. A fairly easy descent leads us to the Eastern Lys glacier, which we cross heading towards the Vincent Pyramid. Having reached the summit, we’ll take the trail to the Gnifetti Hut (3,647 m) where we will enjoy a meal and stay for the night.

Drop: 800 m
Ascent/descent time: 6-8 h

Day 4: Margherita Hut

Today we are going to reach the highest mountain hut in Europe, the Margherita Hut (4,554 m).
It is a gradual ascent passing by the summits of the Balmenhorn, the Schwarzhorn, the Ludwigshöhe, and the Zumsteinspitze. Finally, we reach the Signalkuppe Peak, where the Margherita Hut stands. Here, we will enjoy our meal and spend the night.

Drop: 1,500 m
Ascent/descent time: 6-7 hours

Day 5: Zumsteinspitze - Monte Rosa Hut

We leave Margherita hut to reach the last of summit over 4,000m, the Zumsteinspitze. From here, we go downhill a long way through the Grenzgletscher to the Monte Rosa Hut, where we will spend the night.

Drop: 100 m
Drop height: 1,680 m
Ascent/descent time: 6-8 hours

Day 6: Zermatt - End of the trip

After breakfast, our descent continues from the hut down to the path to the Rotenboden train station, from which a rack railway heads down to Zermatt. From Zermatt, we take the cable car to the Klein Matterhorn, then another cable car stretch take us down to Plateau Rosa, where our itinerary ends.

Drop: 300 m
Drop height: 640 m
Ascent/descent time: 3-4 hours


About the guide

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Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, PEAKSHUNTER is a team of IFMGA-certified mountain guides.

Although we all have different backgrounds and experiences, we share the same goals and projects and, more than anything, love our job and share a deep passion for the mountains.

Professionalism and safety are our core values because we love our job and we are passionate about Mountain and Nature.
We are enthusiastic to share new adventures and guarantee the most memorable emotions to all our clients.
If you are interested in experience the beauty of Nature and the power of the Mountains, Peakshunter Mountain Guides will be happy to guide you! We want to provide you with intense emotions and want to be there to share them with you. We feel we've done our job when there are big, cheesy smiles on everybody's faces at the end of the day.

We want to build a strong, long-lasting relationship with our clients, based on the respect we feel for everyone who joins us in the exploration of this striking vertical world.

Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Monterosa, Dufourspitze and Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits next to the area we live and work: the beautiful little Aosta Valley region, close to French and Swiss borders and not far from Geneva, Milan and Turin international airports.

Realize your dreams, discovering breathtaking views or simply living an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will realize your trip as you desire to live it!

Peakshunter Mountain Guides team will be happy to guide you, sharing adventures and being you companions, personal trainers, consultants and expertise supporters for all you need in planning the next Mountain dream!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 3763 each

Group of 2

EUR 1846 each

Group of 3

EUR 1433 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Lifts tickets

• Personal Insurance

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Snacks

• Group equipment: Harness, Helmet, Crampons, Ice-axe

Price details

• The price include: - half-board accommodation at refuges for clients and for Guides (beverages not included) - pic-nic service (sandwich and drink) for all participants for every day spent at refuge - lifts and cablecar tickets for all the tour - hiring of any personal technical equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons and helmet) for all the tour


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