Tour de Monte Rosa Walk

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Standing at 4634m, the enormous massif of Monte Rosa is the highest peak in the Pennine Alps, and the second highest in the entire European Alps. Surrounded by an amphitheatre of even more awe-inspiring 4000m peaks, a hike along the Tour de Monte Rosa is one of the most popular long distance walks in Europe for avid trekkers seeking both a challenging and spectacular route. Following in the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci, who studied the peak in the late 15th Century, your experienced mountain guide will take you along ancient trails linking Switzerland to Italy. On the Italian side, traverse the high meadows and forested valleys of Macugnaga, Alagna, Ayas, Champoluc and Gressonney, whilst on the Swiss side, marvel at the tumbling glaciers that feature in this fascinating world of rock and ice. On balcony trails, the panorama of 4000m plus snow-clad peaks, as well as the vast Monte Rosa massif, will take your breath away. Beginning from GraŽchen deep in the Valais, the almost circular walk traverses the massif, crossing into Italy before ending back in Switzerland in the pretty ski town of Zermatt. With daily ascents of up to 1750m, this outstanding walk around Monte Rosa will appeal to those wanting a serious challenge in a gorgeous alpine setting.
brief itinerary
DAY 1 Meet guide and group in GraŽchen and walk to Saas Fee (6-7hrs, +650m -500m) DAY 2 Cross the Monte Moro Pass (2868m) with view to the imposing east face and continue to Macugnaga (6-7hrs, +653m - 1496m) DAY 3 Cross the Turlo pass (2738m) and the pastures of Alesia to Alagna (6-7hrs, +1431m -1163m) DAY 4 Continue through the Val d'Otro to Gressoney (7hrs, +1727m -524m) DAY 5 Ascend high passes and descend via Lake Forca to Val d'Ayas (6hrs, +450m -539m) DAY 6 Walk high above Cervinia ski resort with superb views to the Matterhorn, overnight refuge (3317m) (7hrs, +1500m -466m) DAY 7 Return to Zermatt from the Theodulo Pass (3317m), trip concludes Zermatt (6hrs, -1645m)
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what's included
MEALS: *6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners ACCOMMODATION: *6 nights mountain refuges / gÓtes in dormitory style accommodation (upgrade to 3 nights dorm, 3 nights double room - supplement applies) GUIDES: *International Mountain Leader BACKUP & SUPPORT *luggage transfer by vehicle daily except day 6 (10kgs limit)
Tour de Monte Rosa Walk
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7 days
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US $1,270
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