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Alps Tour de Monte Rosa Trekking

Tour, Escorted tour

Geneva, Switzerland to Geneva, Switzerland

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Alps Tour de Monte Rosa Trekking
Monte Rosa, “the Pink Mountain,” is the second-highest peak in the Alps at 15,203 feet. Led by our expert hiking guides, you will conquer majestic alpine peaks and passes. Starting in the village of Saas-Fee and finishing in Zermatt, at the foot of the Matterhorn, hike almost the complete circuit of the massif. Beneath cascading glaciers, through ancient hamlets and wildflower fields, take in vistas of Monte Rosa, and learn about Walser culture and tradition. Travel through the Swiss canton of Valais to Italian Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta, soaking up heartfelt hospitality.
  • Circumnavigate Monte Rosa, Europe's second-highest peak, on one of our most challenging treks!
  • Be rewarded with spectacular alpine scenery including views of Mont Blanc and Cervino, Italy's Matterhorn
  • Relax in charming family-run hotels and cap your journey in Zermatt, renowned for its gemutlichtkeit, warm hospitality

Minimum Age: 18
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
8 Nights Starting At

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August 24, 2024 through September 01, 2024
Book by:
August 20, 2024 7:00 PM
Itinerary Overview
Day 2
Warm-Up Hikes Around Saas-Fee
Day 3
Soar to Monte Moro Pass & Discover Walser Culture
Day 4
Hike the Scenic Passo del Turlo
Day 5
Tackle Colle d’Olen, the Highest Pass of the Trek
Day 6
Marvel at Mont Blanc from Colle del Pinter Pass
Day 7
Ascend to Col de Nana & See Cervino, the Italian Matterhorn
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Accommodations
MT Sobek: Alps Tour de Monte Rosa Trekking

Day: 1, duration: 2
Hotel Kristall Saphir Superior

The Hotel Kristall-Saphir is located in front of the village of Saas-Almagell. Renovated in 2021, this elegant hotel provides 53 rooms with awe-inspiring alpine views. The hotel's sauna and steam bath are a great place to warm up after a long day of hiking, and its new dining hall, Restaurant 1659, will enchant you with culinary experiences.

Day: 3, duration: 1
Hotel Zumstein

Built in the 1940s, Zumstein Hotel is a historic getaway at the foot of Monte Rosa. Surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery, its 40 rooms with a clean-lined, simple look all feature balconies. The hotel's sauna is a great place to warm up after a long day of hiking, and its garden is a lovely spot to soak up the grand surrounds of this classic mountain hotel.

Day: 4, duration: 1
Hotel Monterosa

Dating back to 1865, the historic Hotel Monterosa has seen the 19th-century Queen of Italy Margherita of Savoy come through its doors. Today, the renovated hotel offers ten comfortable rooms and three apartments for four to six people. The premises comprise a spacious lounge, sauna, a heated ski room, and a restaurant and bar that serve typical Piedmont dishes and wine.

Day: 5, duration: 1
Romantik Hotel Jolanda Sport

With its genuine alpine vibe, Hotel Jolanda's rooms feature wooden interiors accentuated by refined fabrics and rugs. Spa and wellness experiences abound, from the swimming pool with Jacuzzi to several saunas and a variety of aromatic baths. At the rustic restaurant, guests can enjoy Gressoney's culinary traditions, paired with a wine list of over 100 Italian and French labels.

Day: 6, duration: 1
Hotel Castor

This family-run hotel in the historic heart of Val d'Ayas' Champoluc sits minutes away from the ski lifts. Its mountain-style, timber-paneled rooms feature fantastic views of the scenic surrounds, as do the garden and terrace. Savor the region's wines on a wine tasting and enjoy discounted access to Monterosa Spa with three swimming pools, three saunas, a Turkish bath, and a menu of massages.

Day: 7, duration: 1
Hotel Tourist

Run with warm hospitality by the experienced Herin family, Hotel Tourist has a charming, local vibe. Its 34 modern rooms come with en-suite bathrooms; most also have balconies. At the restaurant, guests can feast on Italian cuisine with an Aosta Valley twist. The hotel's serene garden is the perfect spot to soak up the mesmerizing beauty of the Alps.

Day: 8, duration: 1
Hotel Butterfly

A part of the Best Western Signature Collection, Hotel Butterfly occupies a quiet location in the center of Zermatt. Alpine-style rooms have en-suite bathrooms, and all come equipped with flat-screen TVs. Guests can unwind at the wellness area with a Finnish sauna, an infra-red cabin and a steam room, and enjoy the on-site restaurant and cocktail bar.

Guides
MT Sobek: Alps Tour de Monte Rosa Trekking

Laurent Langoisseur
Laurent hails from Normandy, France, having grown up in Argentan. In 1991, he obtained his European Mountain Leader certification, and in 1995 he was awarded the coveted patch of the Compagnie des Guides. Laurent has been guiding for MT Sobek since 1995, and is a senior guide on our Alps trips, he has hiked the Tour du Mont Blanc close to 100 times! When he isn’t guiding for MT Sobek, he teaches First Aid and Mountain Rescue to mountain and hiking guides. During the winter, he’s a ski patrol monitor in the mountains above Chamonix.





Florence Simond
A native of Chamonix, Florence is a descendant from two of the area’s oldest families. After growing up in the Chamonix Valley, “Flo” spent several years in the south of France, and then traveled abroad to South America and Asia. She returned to her ancestral home, where the mountains now form an integral part of her life. She has led nearly 50 trips to the Alps, not counting how many times she has done this trip for her own fun! In addition to being an accomplished hiking guide, Flo is a skier and climber. As a member of the Compagnie des Guides, she follows in the footsteps of her forefathers.





Beatrice Mugnier
Beatrice is a native of Chamonix, France, and has been guiding professionally in the Alps since 1989. She comes from a family of mountain climbers and her grandfather was also a professional mountain guide. Aside from being an expert hiking guide, Beatrice is also an avid climber and accomplished skier, and is a ski instructor during the winter months. She loves the mountains and will share her enthusiasm and in-depth experience with you during your trip.





Inclusions/Exclusions
MT Sobek: Alps Tour de Monte Rosa Trekking

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
What To Expect
MT Sobek: Alps Tour de Monte Rosa Trekking

Reason #01

MT Sobek is a trusted name in mountain exploration, and we have more than 40 years of experience trekking in the Alps.

Reason #02

In 9 well-paced and incredibly scenic days, you'll tour the second highest mountain in Western Europe, staying at charming Alpine properties along the way.

Reason #03

We work with professional local guides, who are truly the best in the Alps. Many of our Alps-loving guests return to hike with them year after year!

Activities

Days filled with challenging trekking in panoramic mountain scenery and warm hospitality.

Lodging

Charming family-run inns and alpine hotels with well-appointed rooms, wellness amenities and regional cuisine.

Climate

Mountain weather can quickly change from warm to cold and from wet to windy. Snow is possible at higher passes. Come prepared for everything.

Who will meet me on arrival?

A MT Sobek representative will meet you in the arrivals hall of the Geneva International Airport (GVA) between 1:30pm and 2:00pm on Day 1.

Do we need to carry a big backpack?

No, you will only need to carry a daypack large enough to hold your all-weather layers, a picnic lunch, your drinking water, camera and essentials.

Is this a high altitude trip?

Monte Rosa is the second-highest peak in both Western Europe and the Alps at 15,203 feet, but we will not hike above 9,800 feet.

Can you accommodate a gluten-free diet?

While Switzerland is a mecca for delicious breads and pastas, with advance notice, we can accommodate most diets, including gluten-free.

Who is this trip perfect for?

People who love to hike! This is a trip designed for strong hikers who are looking for more time in nature than in towns and cities.

What is the minimum age for this trip?
The standard minimum age for this trip is 18, but check out our private trip options for families and groups with younger guests.
MT Sobek: Alps Tour de Monte Rosa Trekking

Day: 1, duration: 2
Hotel Kristall Saphir Superior

The Hotel Kristall-Saphir is located in front of the village of Saas-Almagell. Renovated in 2021, this elegant hotel provides 53 rooms with awe-inspiring alpine views. The hotel's sauna and steam bath are a great place to warm up after a long day of hiking, and its new dining hall, Restaurant 1659, will enchant you with culinary experiences.

Day: 3, duration: 1
Hotel Zumstein

Built in the 1940s, Zumstein Hotel is a historic getaway at the foot of Monte Rosa. Surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery, its 40 rooms with a clean-lined, simple look all feature balconies. The hotel's sauna is a great place to warm up after a long day of hiking, and its garden is a lovely spot to soak up the grand surrounds of this classic mountain hotel.

Day: 4, duration: 1
Hotel Monterosa

Dating back to 1865, the historic Hotel Monterosa has seen the 19th-century Queen of Italy Margherita of Savoy come through its doors. Today, the renovated hotel offers ten comfortable rooms and three apartments for four to six people. The premises comprise a spacious lounge, sauna, a heated ski room, and a restaurant and bar that serve typical Piedmont dishes and wine.

Day: 5, duration: 1
Romantik Hotel Jolanda Sport

With its genuine alpine vibe, Hotel Jolanda's rooms feature wooden interiors accentuated by refined fabrics and rugs. Spa and wellness experiences abound, from the swimming pool with Jacuzzi to several saunas and a variety of aromatic baths. At the rustic restaurant, guests can enjoy Gressoney's culinary traditions, paired with a wine list of over 100 Italian and French labels.

Day: 6, duration: 1
Hotel Castor

This family-run hotel in the historic heart of Val d'Ayas' Champoluc sits minutes away from the ski lifts. Its mountain-style, timber-paneled rooms feature fantastic views of the scenic surrounds, as do the garden and terrace. Savor the region's wines on a wine tasting and enjoy discounted access to Monterosa Spa with three swimming pools, three saunas, a Turkish bath, and a menu of massages.

Day: 7, duration: 1
Hotel Tourist

Run with warm hospitality by the experienced Herin family, Hotel Tourist has a charming, local vibe. Its 34 modern rooms come with en-suite bathrooms; most also have balconies. At the restaurant, guests can feast on Italian cuisine with an Aosta Valley twist. The hotel's serene garden is the perfect spot to soak up the mesmerizing beauty of the Alps.

Day: 8, duration: 1
Hotel Butterfly

A part of the Best Western Signature Collection, Hotel Butterfly occupies a quiet location in the center of Zermatt. Alpine-style rooms have en-suite bathrooms, and all come equipped with flat-screen TVs. Guests can unwind at the wellness area with a Finnish sauna, an infra-red cabin and a steam room, and enjoy the on-site restaurant and cocktail bar.

MT Sobek: Alps Tour de Monte Rosa Trekking

Laurent Langoisseur
Laurent hails from Normandy, France, having grown up in Argentan. In 1991, he obtained his European Mountain Leader certification, and in 1995 he was awarded the coveted patch of the Compagnie des Guides. Laurent has been guiding for MT Sobek since 1995, and is a senior guide on our Alps trips, he has hiked the Tour du Mont Blanc close to 100 times! When he isn’t guiding for MT Sobek, he teaches First Aid and Mountain Rescue to mountain and hiking guides. During the winter, he’s a ski patrol monitor in the mountains above Chamonix.





Florence Simond
A native of Chamonix, Florence is a descendant from two of the area’s oldest families. After growing up in the Chamonix Valley, “Flo” spent several years in the south of France, and then traveled abroad to South America and Asia. She returned to her ancestral home, where the mountains now form an integral part of her life. She has led nearly 50 trips to the Alps, not counting how many times she has done this trip for her own fun! In addition to being an accomplished hiking guide, Flo is a skier and climber. As a member of the Compagnie des Guides, she follows in the footsteps of her forefathers.





Beatrice Mugnier
Beatrice is a native of Chamonix, France, and has been guiding professionally in the Alps since 1989. She comes from a family of mountain climbers and her grandfather was also a professional mountain guide. Aside from being an expert hiking guide, Beatrice is also an avid climber and accomplished skier, and is a ski instructor during the winter months. She loves the mountains and will share her enthusiasm and in-depth experience with you during your trip.





MT Sobek: Alps Tour de Monte Rosa Trekking

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
MT Sobek: Alps Tour de Monte Rosa Trekking

Reason #01

MT Sobek is a trusted name in mountain exploration, and we have more than 40 years of experience trekking in the Alps.

Reason #02

In 9 well-paced and incredibly scenic days, you'll tour the second highest mountain in Western Europe, staying at charming Alpine properties along the way.

Reason #03

We work with professional local guides, who are truly the best in the Alps. Many of our Alps-loving guests return to hike with them year after year!

Activities

Days filled with challenging trekking in panoramic mountain scenery and warm hospitality.

Lodging

Charming family-run inns and alpine hotels with well-appointed rooms, wellness amenities and regional cuisine.

Climate

Mountain weather can quickly change from warm to cold and from wet to windy. Snow is possible at higher passes. Come prepared for everything.

Who will meet me on arrival?

A MT Sobek representative will meet you in the arrivals hall of the Geneva International Airport (GVA) between 1:30pm and 2:00pm on Day 1.

Do we need to carry a big backpack?

No, you will only need to carry a daypack large enough to hold your all-weather layers, a picnic lunch, your drinking water, camera and essentials.

Is this a high altitude trip?

Monte Rosa is the second-highest peak in both Western Europe and the Alps at 15,203 feet, but we will not hike above 9,800 feet.

Can you accommodate a gluten-free diet?

While Switzerland is a mecca for delicious breads and pastas, with advance notice, we can accommodate most diets, including gluten-free.

Who is this trip perfect for?

People who love to hike! This is a trip designed for strong hikers who are looking for more time in nature than in towns and cities.

What is the minimum age for this trip?
The standard minimum age for this trip is 18, but check out our private trip options for families and groups with younger guests.
About MT Sobek
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This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

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About MT Sobek

This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

Read More

Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.