The east face of Monte Rosa is the highest wall in the Alps and the only one reffered to as “Himalayan wall”, measuring 2.600 m high (8,530 ft) for a total width of almost 4 km (2.5 mi). Imposing and impressive, the east wall of Monte Rosa with its glaciers can be approached from the small town of Macugnaga, located at the very end of the Anzasca Valley. Famous for its traditional wooden houses, the Walser town of Macugnaga is the starting point of the chairlift ride that reaches an altitude of 1.914 m (6,280 ft). From here we’ll continue hiking to the Zamboni Zappa Hut (45 min). Located at an altitude of 2.070 m (6,791 ft) and in an extraordinary position right at the foot of the east wall of Monte Rosa, the Zamboni Zappa hut provides a full reception service and great food for lunch. From here, with an extra 30 minutes uphill walk, we can reach the Locce Lake, a small basin of turquise water formed by the ice melting of the Locce Glacier.