The famous Spaghetti Tour is a beautiful trip around the main Massif of Monte Rosa, reaching some of the pretty villages and valleys and walking on the big, long glaciers. We start from Alagna Valley and we climb up to Rifugio Gnifetti the first day. The second day we reach Capanna Margherita, highest hut in Europe where we stay over night enjoing a fantastic sunset. From Margherita we walk down to Zermatt and then we will reach again Alagna Valley climbing trough Breithorn, Castore and Naso del Lyskamm. Most of the Tour is done at altitude so would be good if you are acclimatized. Otherwise please let us know because the program can be flexible and your guide will adapt it to the level and the skills of the Group. Everyone will enjoy, but careful: You need to like Pasta, Spaghetti… and good Italian wine!
|Spaghetti Tour Monte Rosa Summer
|Alagna – Monte Rosa
|Novice to Competent
|Max group size
|4 per guide
|Group of 4
|€ 1520 x person
|We can help you to find the gear you need or you can take your own. You need mountaineering clothing, mountaineering/trekking boots, harness, crampons, ice axe and helmet.
Day by day program Spaghetti Tour Monte Rosa “classic”:
1st day: Meeting in Alagna in the morning where we will do the initial briefing about weather and conditions and we will check together clothing and climbing gear. It will be possible to rent all the gear you need. Please let us know in time if you need anything so we can organize for the renting with the local shop. As soon we are ready we will get the cablecar and reach Punta Indren, top cablecar station, and we’ll walk up to Capanna Gnifetti, the first mountain hut, where we will stay over night.
2nd day: Early morning start to reach, in about 5 hour of walk on the glacier, the famous Capanna Margherita Hut (4554 mt) with the possibility to climb the summit of Punta Zunstein (4563 mt) on the way. We’ll have the afternoon to relax and enjoy the unique panorama from the balcony.
3rd day: We will start in the morning to walk down the Grenz Glacier to Zermatt. The walk down to Zermatt is easy and doesn’t involve technical skills but it is a long way. In the evening we will lodge in Hotel Derby. Sunset on Matterhorn with his impressive North Face will be the present for our long day on the glacier.
4th day: We get the first cablecar in the morning to Klein Matterhorn and we climb up to Breithorn summit (4165m). After a short descent and a long traverse on Verra glacier we will reach in the afternoon Rifugio Guide Val d’Ayas where we will stay for the night. A good plate of spaghetti will be the reward.
5th day: Climb up to the summit of Castore (4228 mt), from there we will walk down to the Rifugio Quintino Sella, may be this evening will be Lasagne instead…
6th day: Climb up to Punta del Naso del Lyskamm (4272 mt) and walk down all the way to Punta Indren and with the cablecar back to Alagna.
This is the “classic” program but other options are available and we can also tailor a program to suit you.
For example some of the variations can be: sleeping in mountain Huts closer to the bottom or in the Valleys, using more the lifts, do it in 4 days instead of 5…. Also we can adapt the program to the weather and the itinerary is not strict, can be very flexible and for all levels and skills…
All of these programs must be booked in advance in order to secure hotel and hut accomadation.
Our guiding prices for this all-inclusive are based on the group size (I’ve seen it, take me to the BOOKING FORM)
|Price per person
– 6 days guiding with UIAGM mountain guide.
– 4 nights half-board in mountain huts and 1 night half-board hotel tourist class in Zermatt.
– lift passes for all trip
– Accommodation in Locanda Margherita B&B the night before and after if needed.
– Lift passes and extra transfer if we have to change the itinery in case of bad weather.
– Lunches and drinks in the huts/hotels
– Mountain rescue insurance:
|We highly recommend that you arrange your own personal insurance before undertaking any mountain activity.
You can have a look at your own country EUROP-ASSISTANCE, they normally have an outdoor insurance (Outdoor no problem), or we suggest to register as member of your country Alpine Club (like CAF or CAS or BMC, personal insurance is included and also discounted price at mountain huts. Here you can see the official list). If your country doesn’t have an Alpine Club you can also check out the Britannia Section of Alpenverein, that is now normally open also to non-resident in UK: www.alpenverein.at/britannia/membership/
– Glacier equipment (crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet) and avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, backpack if required.
|Download the recommended EQUIPMENT LIST for this program here: General climb in The Alps Equipment list Eng.
Group size: max. 4 people per guide. Private groups only.
This is the “classic” program but other options are available and we can also tailor a program to suit you. All of these programs must be booked in advance in order to secure hotel and huts accommodation.
Program in collaboration with OVERALP Tour Operator.