Monte Rosa Trek
The ultimate hike in the Matter valley – home to the highest peaks in the Alps and surrounded by imposing glaciers. This circular tour leads through unique nature.
From the Alpine metropolis of Zermatt through larch forests, along various high-altitude trails, past the most beautiful mountain lakes and over the mighty Gorner Glacier to the architecturally unique Monte Rosa Hut. This is the four-day Monte Rosa Trek - a highlight among experts. The start and end of the trek are in Zermatt.
The trek can be booked as a self-guided tour, with guided glacier trekking (bookable via ZERMATTERS) or as a fully-guided tour (surcharge over self-guided tour of CHF 2,329, bookable in the next step).
Day 1 Ascent via Sunnegga, Tufternalp to the Täsch Hut at 2,701 m
Hut warden: Renata Schmid
She used to earn the money for her Himalayan expeditions at the Täsch Hut in the Valais. In the meantime, Renata Schmid has exchanged her ice axe and rope for a frying pan and mobile phone - as hut warden at 2,701 metres.
Day 2: Via the Pfulwe to Grindjesee lake and Grünsee lake to the Mountain Lodge ze Seewjinu at 2,300 m
Hut wardens: Kurt and Stéphanie Lauber-Mayor
After many years as hut wardens at the Hörnli Hut on the Matterhorn, the couple has found a new challenge and, above all, a new home 1,000 metres below. For them, there is no better place than on "ze Seewjinu" - idyllically situated at 2,300 metres at the highest tree line in Europe. Kurt Lauber became internationally known as a rescue specialist and book author. "Der Wächter des Matterhorns" has been published in four languages and the second book "Bergführer erzählen" was published on the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn.
Note: Crampons for the rest of the tour can be obtained from the Ze Seewjinu Mountain Lodge. Standard hiking boots (category B) are OK to use with the crampons.
Day 3: Ascent to the Gornergratsee lake and via Rotenboden to the Monte Rosa Hut at 2,882 m
Hut wardens: Richard Lehner and Kilian Emmenegger
As a rescue specialist and mountain guide active in Switzerland and abroad for many years, Richard was honoured with the highest aviation award, the Heroism Award, for the highest helicopter rescue ever flown at 7,000 metres in the Himalayas in Washington DC. Together with Kilian Emmenegger, snow pro and hut assistant for many years, he has been running the internationally renowned Monte Rosa Hut for three years.
Day 4: Via Rotenboden, Riffelsee lake, Dossen and the suspension bridge Furi back to Zermatt
Accommodation in Zermatt:
We recommend the Hotel Base Camp. There you can return the rented crampons. www.hotel-basecamp.ch
- Duration: 4 days
- Period: 15 July to 19 September
- Availability: 6 persons per day
- Bookability: up to 10 days before arrival
- Services included: 3 overnight stays with half board, marching tea, crampons for the traverse of the glacier to the Monte Rosa hut and visitor's tax
- Optional: The trek can be booked with guided glacier trekking (bookable via ZERMATTERS) or as a fully-guided tour (surcharge over self-guided tour of CHF 2,329, bookable in the next step).