TMR – Monterosa Trekking Tour

July 27- August 5, 2024

Switzerland and Italy

TMR will take us across the Alps, in Switzerland and Italy. Meeting Walser culture, challenging ourselves with considerable elevation gains and crossing alpine passes.

An unforgettable experience. A physical and mental journey to discover the mountains and ourselves. A full immersion into the footsteps of ancient trails in front of the most extensive mountain massif in the Alps.

The Tour of Monte Rosa is a trekking adventure in the heart of the Alps that will take us in front of the world’s most famous mountains, crossing Switzerland and Italy, discovering local traditions and enchanted landscapes. We will traverse the typical villages of Walser culture and summer alpine pastures; immerse ourselves in nature among coniferous forests, flowering meadows, alpine lakes, and rugged rocky terrain; challenge ourselves with considerable elevation gains, crossing alpine passes in the presence of the most famous peaks in the Alps, including the Matterhorn, the peaks of Monte Rosa, and those of the Mischabel; cross a glacier and experience the life of forest animals.

We will sleep at altitude, savouring continuous contact with nature from dawn to dusk, and unbelievably forgetting the hectic life of the city.


  • A tour for trained hikers used to walking for hours with high elevation gains.
  • A physical and mental journey across the most famous peaks in the Alps.
  • Experiencing the continuous contact with nature, from dawn to sunset.

Day 1 Macugnaga – Monte Moro

KM 7; E+ 1534; E- 12

In Macugnaga, we immediately encounter typical Walser houses built of larch wood on stone bases. The ascent to Monte Moro (2985 m) takes place in front of the east wall of Monte Rosa, which rises imposingly with a prominence of over 2600 meters

Day 2 Monte Moro- Saas Fee

KM 17 E+240 E-1249

We cross into Switzerland in the Saastal valley, the landscape becomes incredibly rugged, descending among debris towards the artificial lake of Mattmark reserves us the spectacle of waterfalls coming from the glacier. After crossing the dam, we will gradually descend towards the village of Saas Fee

Day 3 Saas Fee – Grachen

KM 19,9 E+940 E-1110

From the Saas valley to the Mattertal valley through aerial trails, partly equipped, with views on the spectacular peaks of Weissmies, Lagginhorn, Fletschhorn. We will cross larch and Swiss stone pine forests, with an undergrowth of rhododendrons, blueberries, and junipers, breathing deeply

Day 4 Grachen – Europahutte

KM 15,8 E+1320 E-660

High-altitude itinerary above the Mattertal Valley, with the peaks of the Weisshorn (4506 m) and the Bishorn (4153 m) towering on the opposite side. Through increasingly rugged landscapes, with rocky terrain and equipped stairs, at the Refuge curious ibexes will welcome us

Day 5 Europahutte- Zermatt

KM 21,6 E+740 E-1390

We start immediately with one of the longest suspension bridges in Europe (490 meters), then the path winds through alpine pastures. The valley opens up to Zermatt; views on the peaks of Monte Rosa, and the majestic Matterhorn

Day 6 Zermatt- Teodulo Refuge

KM 12,8 E+1710 E-20

The ascent through meadows in the presence of the majestic Matterhorn reveals the Swiss normal route. We find ourselves on the glacier, where, following a marked route along the lifts, we reach the Teodulo Hut (3317m), back to Italy

Day 7 Teodulo Refuge– Resi

KM 17,1 E+280 E-1510

On the ancient paths that led the Walser people to settle in Ayas and Gressoney. We ascend towards the Cime Bianche station to reach Val d’Ayas, with a spectacular view of Gran Lago and the glaciers

Day 8 Resi- Stafall –Gabiet

We cross the pastures and continue to Lake Ciarcierio at Passo del Rothorn (2687m). We traverse rocky terrain before descending to the Salero lakes. From Lake Gabiet, we enjoy a wide view of the main peaks of Monte Rosa: Breithorn, Castore, Polluce, and Lyskamm

KM 14,4E+1210 E-910

Day 9 Rifugio Gabiet – Rifugio Pastore

KM 17,5 E+880 E-1710

We ascend to Col d’Olen (2881m), then descend to Alagna througg the Otro valley, encountering Walser houses and hamlets. Pastore Refuge is located in a privileged position to observe all the peaks of Monte Rosa

Day 10 Rifugio Pastore- Macugnaga

KM 21,1 E+1200E-1470

Last stage, the desire to arrive will be mixed with incredible melancholy. We face the long mule track, rebuilt by the Alpini in 1930, to Passo del Turlo (2738m). Here, we bid farewell to Monte Rosa to undertake the final long descent to Macugnaga


  • 1,000 euros (up to 8 participants)
  • 800 euros (from 9 participants)

Deposit 300 euros required upon booking. Balance due by July 20th.

The fee includes the accompaniment of an experienced Guide and assistance for the entire duration of the trip. Booking of meals and accommodation at mountain huts/lodges is included.

Costs related to meals and accommodation are not included and must be paid directly. An average expense of 80 euros per day is expected.


  • Difficulty: overall high, with stages on hiking trails (E) and some suitable for experienced hikers (EE), characterized by steep gradients and considerable lengths. Excellent physical and mental stamina is required to tackle daily stages with high altitude differences. Good adaptability and an adventurous spirit are necessary, especially considering the terrain and weather conditions.
  • Daily effort: departure is early from the base, and arrival at the hut is expected by midday, after a break for packed lunch, to rest before dinner.
  • Variations: stages may be subject to changes for organizational reasons or hut availability. Decisions on route options will be made by the Guide based on participants’ physical preparation and terrain and weather conditions.
  • Minimum age: 18 years old.
  • Minimum number of participants: the trip will be confirmed with a minimum of 6 people. In case of fewer than 4 participants, a supplement may be required.
  • Equipment: not mandatory but recommended technical clothing, including hiking boots, trekking poles, shorts, T-shirt, sweater or fleece, lightweight windbreaker jacket, sunglasses, hat, backpack (minimum 35 liters), water bottles (at least two liters), sunscreen. At the hut, sleeping bag or sleeping sheet, towel, personal hygiene products (toothpaste, toothbrush, liquid soap, etc.). Long pants, waterproof pants cover, and a shell in case of adverse weather conditions are also recommended. It is also advisable to carry a pair of slippers in the backpack to use after the stages.

Upon request from pre-established groups, other departure dates ,or differentiated itineraries in terms of type and duration can be arranged.


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