Monte Rosa and Matterhorn

Big Mountains, huge Glaciers – Discover the Giants of the Alps

Monte Rosa massif has the second highest peak of the whole Alps in Dufur Peak at 4634 meters and has one of the most extense glaciers of the Alps. The landscape in the Monte Rosa and Matterhorn Hiking Mountain Area are gorgeous and pretty unique. Matterhorn is maybe the most famous mountain of the world and the nearby Monte Rosa glaciers make the landscape just stunning.

The area is well known and consequently it is not the paradise for wildlifeand people willing to enjoy the mountain by yourself. On the other hand the services are very advanced and it is possible to arrange inn-to-inn hikes with nice accomodation in the villages in the middle of the mountains at more than 1800 meters of altitude.

Even in winter this area is a nice choice as there are many snowshoes tracks and shelter opened all year long. In August using the unguarded hut is not advisable as they will be possibly full. in case you want to visit this area in summer we will also bring Ferrino Tents with us.

Nevertheless they worth the visit and if you have the chance to come hiking in a Spring or Autumn you’ll enjoy the places with less people and more wildife. As 4K Summit you can reach several 4000 meters peak with our partner of Climbing-Alps and we can organize the preparation and the summit of Capanna Margerita the highest Shelter of Europe.

Main Features

Views 90/100
Wildlife 50/100
Wilderness 60/100

Near Place to visit and Special Features

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Chamois Village

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Cableways in Monte Rosa and Matterhorn area

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Aosta – Roman Town

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Geography

The Monte Rosa and Matterhorn Area is one of the more rich in terms of ice formations all over the Alps and not only in the Italian Alps. The Monte Rosa and Matterhorn mountain hiking area is located at the border of Italy and Switzerland and it has most famous peaks of the Alps. The paths are pretty well marked and even in winter there are few options here. The Areas is north-west from Torino and the trip to this mountain area is from 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours. The main valleys are the Gressoney Valley, Ayas Valley and Valtournanche and in the Hikes described in this Trekking Alps website you’ll find also trekking some other smaller valleys, less known and maybe even more enjoyable for trekking and mountain Hiking.

Wildlife

Matterhorn and Monte Rosa Hiking Area are not the ideal place for Wildlife as Cervinia and not only has been iper antropized in the last 20 years. Wildlife consequently is been moving away from this area as a lot of people are spending their mountain holidays here. Near There is less space in the mountains for the animals than in other places and hiking areas of the Alps. The general rule in the Alps is that the more the mountain area is famous the less is good for spotting animals. In the Italian Alps there are not so much forests and big land like in other part of the world like Canada or Himalaya. Nevertheless all the typical Alpine animals can be spotted but not so easily: Ibex, the Chamois, the Marmot, the Fox and the Eagle. The area is full of cable cars used also in summer for tourists and downhill bikers during the summer.

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Accommodation

This region of Monte Rosa and Matterhorn has really a lot of choices and this is the best area if you want to organize an Inn-to-Inn trek. There are a lots of mountain villages in Valtournanche and Val d’Ayas near Monte Rosa at high altitude and to sleep in an hotel or bed and breakfast up there is a very nice experience with all the comfort of the hotel. You can have a few days hike in hotel, with your private bathroom and shower every day and you can choose the unguarded huts. this option will lead us a bit outside the main valley that are overcrowded in summer. Shelter in Matterhorn region are a bit more expensive but there is a big choice and we’ll bring you where the service is good and the food.

Our Hikes in Monte Rosa and Matterhorn Area

Day Trek from Milan
Even from Milan you can enjoy a wonderful Day hike in the Alps. You can visit different hiking areas depending whether you have a car or not....

 Day Trek from Milan - Planned Dates

  1. 2017 - NOV 03 / NOV 03 (Days: 1 - Participants: 2)

    Join this hike: € 80.00(€ 170)

difficulty: MEDIUM
Duration: 4 DAYS
Price: € 750
Matterhorn and Monte Rosa in Comfort
This Inn to Inn Matterhorn is a great itinerant Hiking ring. We could also call it Tour of Matterhorn and you'll have the opportunity to enjoy one of the most beautiful mountain of the World, in a challenging hike but sleeping with all comforts....
difficulty:
Duration: 1 DAY
Price: € 180
Amazing beauty of Aosta Valley
Day hike in Aosta Valley are countless and possible all year round. We can decide togheter the mood of your day hike: difficulty, number of hours and specific requests....
difficulty: HARD
Duration: 2 DAYS
Price: € 189
Monte Rosa Piedmont Trek
Val Sesia is not very easy to reach and make this valley pretty forgotten as Trekking Area even though it host the second highest mountain in Europe: Monte Rosa....
difficulty: EASY
Duration: 2 DAYS
Price: € 189
Monte Rosa Winter Hike
Monte Rosa is one of the most famous mountain in the Alps. Hike here in winter or in any other season in a wonderful cozy shelter is an excellent option for everybody....
difficulty: MEDIUM
Duration: 3 DAYS
Price: € 299
Discover the Aosta Valley Alps
This Aosta easy trek is a marvelous opportunity to enjoy an adventure in the Alps. The walks are not really short but quite mild and that is why it is considered an easy hike. Nevertheless you have to be prepared to 5-6 hours per day hiking in middle mountain environment. ...
difficulty: MEDIUM
Duration: 2 DAYS
Price: € 179
Visit the Epic Matterhorn
Matterhorn short hike is you opportunity to enjoy sunset and sunrise in the valley of the unique Matterhorn peak....
difficulty: MEDIUM
Duration: 2 DAYS
Price: € 179
Enjoy the big Glaciers of Monte Rosa
Monte Rosa is the second highest mountain in the Alps and to do a trek here is a must for the outdoor enthusiasts...
difficulty: HARD
Duration: 5 DAYS
Price: € 549
Wonderful Trek near the Alps Giants
Matterhorn and Monte Rosa are among the most famous and incredible mountains in the entire Alps range. This hiking holiday explore this particular part of the Italian Alps where the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa are dominating the mountain landscape with its natural beauty. ...

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The whole area is the West Alps, and the starting point is usually the city of Turin, home of the Winter Olympic Games of 2006. The Alpine scenery in all the hiking area of the Italian Alps are just fabulous. So the question which is your favourite area it is impossible to answer. Italian Alps are so rich and beautiful that is impossible to choose. Every area has his own small features but the Alpine environment is the same

Monte Rosa and Matterhorn Area Testimonials

    Fabulous 3-day trek in the Aosta Valley
    We did a three-day, two-night trek with Roberto in early June in the Aosta Valley, and we were extremely pleased with our experience from beginning to end. After our first email inquiry, Roberto suggested a Skype call to get to know us a bit so that he could plan a trip that would best suit our interests and abilities -- and he did just that! The scenery was spectacular, and while we saw virtually no other hikers on our trip, we did see lots of ibex. We stayed in two unguarded huts and had them all to ourselves. Roberto made us delicious Italian dinners each night. Roberto was patient and encouraging on the hike (I am not the fastest hiker!) and made the whole experience easy and enjoyable for us! We highly recommend Trekking Alps.
    Mimi - USA
    Roberto is the best guide you could hope to find
    First, he knows the mountains. He grew up here and knows all the peaks and valleys intimately. He understands when weather and other conditions make it necessary to find alternate routes. Second, he knows people. He gets to know each member of his group, their strengths and capabiltiites, and fine-tunes the treks to accomodate everyone. Third, he understands how to tack on an extra hike or exploration for those who need to push themselves a little harder, uncovering unexpected delights in the Alps. Fourth, he is a great cook, and is able to make cost-effective yet extremely tasty meals after a long day of hiking. Finally, his passion shows through everything he does. We could not have asked for, or found, a better guide, companion and friend than Roberto. We are exited to do another trek with Roberto.
    Tanya - USA
    Hikes in Monte Rosa and Gran Paradiso
    Roberto was a thoughtful, organized, and kind guide, and arranged a great trip for our small group of family and friends. The weather and scenery were fantastic, and the refugios (mountain B and Bs, in effect) in the Monte Rosa area were truly excellent. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Roberto for a great time.
    Tarquin - Hawaii