Tour Monte Rosa

Valais, Switzerland
  • 9 Days / 154 KM
  • Loop
  • Hard
View to the north from Hannigalp, just before the steep descend to Grächen. © by Earth explorer on Wikimedia

Introduction to Tour Monte Rosa

Tour Monte Rosa is a 9-day hike through the Swiss and Italian Alps around the Monte Rosa massif, a spectacular mountain range with 10 peaks higher than 4000-meter. Walking Tour Monte Rosa you'll get as close to these giant mountains and their glaciers as you can without roping up like a true alpinist.

Walking from hut to hut, you'll see the Matterhorn (4478), Breithorn (4164), Liskamm (4527) and other summits from up close, you'll get to know the Swiss Saastal and Mattertal and descend into the beautiful mountain villages of the Italian Alps.

Tour Monte Rosa is only for the very fit. It leads you over mountain passes above 3000 meters and includes one glacier crossing. You'll walk on exposed, rocky mountain trails for hours, so you'll need steady feet. For those who are fit and have hiked in the mountains before: it doesn't get much better than this.

When to go

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Tour Monte Rosa is a hike for walkers. From october well into july snow and ice will make this tour into a mountaineering expedition. Mountain huts generally open in june (or early july) and close at the end of september, so july and august is the best time to hike round the Monte Rosa Massif.

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  • 9500 m
  • 9500 m
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