Monte Rosa

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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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BLUE LAKE – Day Hike – Level MODERATE

BLUE LAKE – Day Hike – Level MODERATE 2560 1707 TrekMI

Located at the feet of the Monte Rosa Massif, the Blue Lake is one of the most popular hiking destionations in the Ayas Valley. It is an alpine lake of pristine turquoise water that originates from the ice melting of the Verra Grand Glacier. The landscape all around is simply stunning. From the fir and larch forest to the moraine of the glacier and to some of the highest peaks of Monte Rosa. This hike will reward you with amazing views. The hike is suitable for anyone who has a basic fitness level, including families with kids.

BEST SEASON: may to october

WHAT TO EXPECT
TRIP TYPE:
Day Hike Tour
TRIP LENGTH:
7am to 6pm
DRIVING TIME FROM MILAN:
2 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: MODERATE 
– Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE: 
7,5 km/9,320 mi
ELEVATION GAIN:
560 m/1,840 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE:
2.230 m/7,315 ft
LUNCH:
bring your own packed lunch

Price
Minimum 2 participants*

€90
/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 – €80/car
– 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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MEZZALAMA HUT – Day Hike – Level STRENUOUS

MEZZALAMA HUT – Day Hike – Level STRENUOUS 2560 1707 TrekMI

Located on the ridge of the moraine formed by the Verra Grand Glacier, the Mezzalama Hut is, without any doubt, one of the most scenic in the entire Alps. We’re at the very end of the picturesque Ayas Valley and on the southern side of the Monte Rosa Massif. From here the views of Castor, Pollux and Breithorn (peaks of over 4,000 metres) are simply breathtaking. The hike is challenging due to the significant gradient and altitude, suited for well trained hikers. The Mezzalama Hut was built in 1934 as an overnight base for the mountaineering ascents and still today offers shelter and warm food to its visitors. Reaching the Mezzalama Hut also offers an incredible chance to get closer to the ice of an alpine glacier!

BEST SEASON: end of june to end of september

WHAT TO EXPECT
TRIP TYPE:
Day Hike Tour
TRIP LENGTH:
6.30am to 6.30pm
DRIVING TIME FROM MILAN:
2 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: STRENUOUS
– Click HERE to understand the Hiking Difficulty Levels
DISTANCE:
15 kms/9,320 mi
ELEVATION GAIN: 
1.350 m/4,430 ft
HIGHEST ALTITUDE: 
3.036 m/9,960 ft
LUNCH:
bring your own packed lunch or mountain hut

Price
Minimum 2 participants*

€90
/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 – €80/car
– 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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