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: Full Day
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
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.
GEAR NEEDED: 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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