Monte Rosa Massif: Eleven four-thousanders with a view

Italy - Europe

Monte Rosa, Dufourspitze - Dufourspitze, Monte Rosa 4000er
15.07 - 19.07.2024
For good reason, this week is one of the most popular weeks in our offer! Thanks to the high-altitude Italian huts, our summit ascents in this unique glacier world are considerably shortened. And spending the night in the highest hut in the Alps, the Capanna Margherita, will be an unforgettable experience!
It is a particularly exalted feeling to be on the Monte Rosa massif. Nowhere in the Alps are the huts higher, the 4000s so numerous and the pasta and espresso so good! A visit to this beautiful region belongs in every tour book :-)

Your benefits and our services at a glance:

- impressive transgressions and prospects
- 2 guests per guide for maximum safety
- Experience Capanna Margherita, 4554 m
- Arrival by public transport
- We know this area very well

This tour can be booked as a private tour on any date!


Thomas Villars
Certified Mountain Guide IFMGA and Snow Sports Instructor with Federal Certificate of higher vocational Education und Training


CHF 2099.-   (per person / 2 Participants)

Including guide fare and guide fees. Exclusive overnight stay, half board, drinks, all transport costs, any rental material and the surcharge for non-members of an Alpine Club in the huts.


Requirements Physical condition on foot
Very good physical condition  
Mountain and high alpine touring scale
PD Peu difficile -  
AD assez difficile

Safe crampons walking, very goog physical condition for climbs between 4 to 6 hours, altitude suitability, experience in light alpine climbing.

Please start exercising early this week, as we are moving 4000 meters all week, and the daily marching effort is between 6 and 10 hours.


Breithorn, Pollux, Castor, Lyskamm-Nose, Vincent-Pyramide, Corno Nero, Ludwigshöhe, Balmenhorn, Parrotspitze, Signalkuppe, Zumsteinspitze.

This varied week takes us through one of the most beautiful touring areas in the Alps. You will not find a similarly large collection of relatively simple four-thousand-meter peaks anywhere else in the Alps. Look forward to exciting tours in snow and ice and relaxing moments in the well-managed huts, including antipasti, pasta, vino rosso and fine espresso!

Monday: Meeting point at 08.00 at the valley station of the Zermatt aerial cableway - Matterhorn glacier paradise. By train to the Klein Matterhorn, 3850 m. Ascent to the Breithorn, 4164 m, descent to the Schwarztor and renewed ascent to Pollux, 4092 m. Descent to Rifugio Guide d'Ayas at 3486 m. approx. 800 meters in altitude, ascent time approx. 4 to 5 hours, total walking time approx. 7 to 8 hours.

Tuesday: Passing the Zwillingsjoch, we ascend to the Castor, 4223 m, and cross the summit towards Rifugio Quintino Sella, 3585 m. approx. 750 meters in altitude, ascent time approx. 3 hours, total walking time approx. 5 to 6 hours.

Wednesday: After crossing the Naso del Lis, 4260 m, we climb in succession the Ludwigshöhe, 4341 m, Corno Nero, 4321 m, Balmenhorn, 4167 m, and the Vincent Piramide, 4215 m. Then descent to Rifugio Mantova, 3440 m. approx. 1200 meters in altitude, ascent time approx. 7 hours, total walking time approx. 9 to 10 hours.

Thursday: After the ascent to Lisjoch we climb the Parrotspitze, 4432 m, and as the culmination of this week the Zumsteinspitze, 4563 m, and the signal summit, 4554 m, with the highest hut in Europe, the Capanna Margherita. approx. 1350 vertical meters, ascent time approx. 6 hours.

Friday: Descent across the border glacier to the Monte Rosa hut, 2795 m, and then over the Gorner Glacier to the station Rotenboden of the Gornergratbahn. Drive to Zermatt. Completion of the tour week and return home. approx. 400 meters in altitude, ascent time approx. 2 hours, total walking time approx. 6 to 7 hours.


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