BELOW THE HIMALAYAN WALL – Day Hike – Leve EASY

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BELOW THE HIMALAYAN WALL – Day Hike – Leve EASY

BELOW THE HIMALAYAN WALL – Day Hike – Leve EASY 2560 1707 TrekMI

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.

BEST SEASON: end of june to end of september

WHAT TO EXPECT
TRIP TYPE:
Day Hike
TRIP LENGTH:
7.30am to 6pm
DRIVING TIME FROM MILAN:
2.5 hours – Let us know if you’re staying somewhere else and still want to organize the tour with us. We can meet you on the way!
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: EASY – Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE:
7 km/4.3 mi
ELEVATION GAIN:
  400 m/1,312 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:
2.220 m/7,283 ft
LUNCH: 
mountain hut

Price
Minimum 2 participants*

€100
/person

Contact us

*Private tours are only open to your party
20% discount on the total price for families with kids and parties of 3 and 4. For bigger groups please ask for quote.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
– Professional guide
– Tour organization
– Transportation to the trailhead (Carpooling)
– Trail snacks
– Use of trekking poles

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
– Carpooling expenses – €70/car
– Chairlift – €14/person round trip
– Food
– Personal expenses
– Guide gratuity

GEAR NEEDED: please check the list of Things to Bring on a Day Hike

IMPORTANT: we run our tours in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our Terms and Conditions for information on cancellations and refunds

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