Monte Rosa lies on the border between Switzerland and Italy and is one of the best kept secrets of the Alps. The highest peak of the range is the Dufourspitze (4634 m), which is the highlight of the 4,000m+ peaks that you climb on this stunning mountain adventure. Speak to any mountaineer whose taken this trip and they’ll tell you how truly special it is.
While we try and stick to the tried and tested itinerary below, the mountain and the weather sometimes has other ideas. We will always remain as flexible as possible, which is why we only work with experienced and knowledgeable guides, to make sure we can change any plans if required.
You will meet with your guide for a briefing in the evening to go through the plan for the week, as well as to discuss the current weather and mountain conditions. Here you will have a chance to go through your kit under the experienced eye of your guide and can ask any questions that you may have.
Climb Breithorn (4164m)
Meet the guides in the morning and take the Klein Matterhorn cable car. Climb Breithorn (4164m). Overnight in the Ayas hut at an altitude of 3400m.
Climb Castor (4228m) and Pollux (4092m)
Waking up early, you set off from the Ayas Hut. Traverse Castor (4223m) and climb Pollux (4092m). Overnight in the Quintino Sella hut.
Naso Lyskamm (4272m), Balmenhorn (4167m), Vincent Pyramid (4215m)
Today you climb Naso Lyskamm (4272m), Balmenhorn (4167m), Vincent Pyramid (4215m). Overnight in the Gnifetti hut.
4 in a Day!
Today you climb four peaks: Schwarzhorn (4321m), Ludwigshowe (4341m), Parrotspitze (4432m), Signalkuppe (4554m). Overnight in the Margherita hut, the highest hut in the Alps.
Zumsteinspitze (4562m) and descent to Zermatt
Today you climb your final peak, Zumsteinspitze (4562m). Descent to Zermatt via the Monte Rosa hut. Overnight in Zermatt.
Depart after breakfast.