Haute Route of Monte Rosa – Glacier Trekking

The Tour of Monte Rosa is a famous long distance walk around the Monte Rosa missive. Our version leads us through the Monte Rosa massive and over its stunning glaciers and mountain passes.

During this tour we do not aim on climbing difficult summits, but we traverse from hut to hut enjoying stunning mountain views and lovely lunches!

It’s a week about contrasts; glaciers and high mountains, but also green meadows and some of the most beautiful mountain villages in the alps. It’s a week about mountain culture!

Who is it for:

Everybody who would like to experience a multiday walking trip on some of the world´s most beautiful glaciers.
This walk is higher in altitude then the Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route, but shorter in duration.


Day 1:
Meeting in Gressoney or Alagna; cable car to Punta Indren. On the Indren glacier we get our first introduction into modern crampon technique. Some snowy steps and a short via Ferrata lead us to Mantova hut, where we will spend our first night in the mountains.

Day 2:
We climb our 1rst 4000m summit. Pyramid Vincent and/or Balmenhorn . Then we descent to Gnifetti hut where we spend our second night.

Day 3:
From the Gnifetti hut we ascend the glacier to the Lisjoch (4151m) and cross into Switzerland. This col accesses an amazing high glacial plateau with glaciated peaks all around. In this are you will find the highest concentration of 4000m summits in the alps.
Night in Monte Rosa hut

Day 4:
In the morning we descent to Zermatt.
After lunch we ascent with the cable car to Schwarzsee. If there is some energy lfet we can take a hike to the foot of the Matterhorn and the start of the famous hornli ridge. The night we spend at the Schwarzsee hotel.

Day 5:
We take the cable car to Klein Matterhorn. After a good night’s rest in the hotel Schwarzsee we are ready for our second 4000m summit of the week. We climb the Summit of the Breithorn (4164m). From here we descent onto the Schwarztor glacier and the Ayas hut, were we spend the night.

Day 6:
Leaving the Ayas hut early, we descend past the Mezzalama hut (3004m) to the Plan di Verra in the Val d’Ayas. From here we trek over the Passo di Bettolina (2905m) and down into Stafal for lunch. From Stafal we catch the cable car to Passo dei Salati and back to Gressoney.

Best time: July to mid September

Price: (here is for a 6 day program)
960€ per person if 6 persons
1040€ per person if 5 persons
1120€ per person if 4 persons
1340€ per person if 3 persons
1820€ per person if 2 persons

– 6 days guiding, by IFMGA/ UIAGM mountain guide
– all group climbing equipment
– 4 nights half pension in mountain huts + one night half pension in a hotel
– Guide´s expenses

Not included:
– Lift costs

Meeting point:
Gressoney or if preferred Alagana

4 nights in high mountains huts
1 night hotel high up above Zermatt
Accommodation before and after the trek: we recommend, you choose.

Additional activities recommended (before or after the trek):

– The program can be extended by climbing of Grande Paradiso
– Via Ferrata (one day)

This program can also be adjusted to a 5 day program