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Spaghetti Tour – 5 days Monte Rosa Traverse Spaghetti Tour – 5 days Monte Rosa Traverse

Spaghetti Tour - 5 days Monte Rosa Traverse


The Spaghetti Tour is a unique traverse among the Monte Rosa massif: an amazing itinerary from Cervinia to Gressoney in which we will climb a 4,000-meter peak each day! Discover our group dates and join our IFGMA-certified mountain guide on this Monte Rosa tour.
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Looking for an unforgettable adventure in the Alps? Join us on the Spaghetti Tour on Monte Rosa with a IFGMA-certified Mountain Guide!

This Monte Rosa traverse lasts 5 days, during which we will climb one or more 4.000-meter peaks each day. This makes the Spaghetti Tour a unique itinerary, with ascents of iconic peaks such as the Breithorn, Lyskamm Nose, Castor, Vincent Pyramid, Signalkuppe, Balmenhorn, Ludwigshöhe and Zumsteinspitze.

The adventure is suitable for fairly experienced mountaineers: you should have already reached mountaineering peaks and be familiar with rock passages, climbing and glacier progression with crampons. Above all, you should be in good physical shape: the 5 days are challenging and requires physical endurance so as not to be over fatigued.

 

Among the Monte Rosa huts: hospitality and good food

During the Spaghetti Tour we we will spend 4 nights in the most fascinating mountain huts of Monte Rosa:

  • First night at the Guide di Ayas Hut
  • Second night at the Quintino Sella Hut
  • Third night at the Gnifetti Hut
  • Fourth night at the iconic Margherita Hut

Note that by choosing Peakshunter Mountain Guides you are also choosing the quality of our service: we will take care of all half-board hut reservations, which means breakfast and dinner are included in the rate. You won’t have to worry about anything, just enjoy the Spaghetti Tour!

 

Spaghetti Tour: dive into the history of mountaineering

“Spaghetti Tour” is the name given by English-speaking climbers to a traverse of the Monte Rosa group starting in Cervinia and ending in Gressoney. During the itinerary, in fact, the first climbers stayed in Italian refuges and, of course, they recovered their strength by eating pasta and spaghetti! Also, our traverse follows in the footsteps of the competition route of the Mezzalama Trophy, one of the oldest and most famous mountaineering competitions in Europe, with the first edition in 1933.

 

Ready to go? Get in touch with us!

If this Spaghetti Tour mountaineering tour may be right for you, please feel free to contact us by submitting the form on this page. We will contact you to answer any questions and plan the details of your trip. Please note that you can join an open group on the scheduled dates, or you can arrange your own tour privately. In both cases the guide ratio is 1:3, which means that each guide can take a maximum of 3 people.

 

GROUP DEPARTURES

DAY

Difference in altitude: 700 m
Ascent/descent time: 5-6 hours
Meeting point: Cervinia cable car ticket office for an equipment check and a briefing with the Guide

We take the cable car to Plateau Rosa, then we climb up to the Breithorn Pass and after to the summit of the Breithorn (4.165 m).
A quick descent take us to the trail that running under the Central Breithorn, the Roccia Nera and Pollux, leads right up the Verra Pass. From there, in about an hour we descend to the Ayas Guide hut (3,400 m).

DAY

Difference in altitude: 700 m
Ascent/descent time: 5-6 hours
Meeting point: Cervinia cable car ticket office for an equipment check and a briefing with the Guide

We take the cable car to Plateau Rosa, then we climb up to the Breithorn Pass and after to the summit of the Breithorn (4.165 m).
A quick descent take us to the trail that running under the Central Breithorn, the Roccia Nera and Pollux, leads right up the Verra Pass. From there, in about an hour we descend to the Ayas Guide hut (3,400 m).

DAY

Difference in altitude: 800 m
Ascent/descent time: 6-7 hours

We make our way up to the Verra Pass, which marks the start of the route up the west face of Castor. At around 4,000 m, having negotiated the bergschrund, we tackle the climb to the summit ridge. The view from the summit of Castor (4,200 m) is magnificent, ranging from the Margherita Hut to the Lyskamm, from Gran Paradiso to Mont Blanc and from the Po Valley to the Swiss four-thousanders.
The descent begins with a pleasant, and fairly easy walk along a snowy ridge, which leads to a steep slope that take us down to the Felik Pass and the Felik Glacier.
At 3,575 m, at the edge of the glacier, we arrive at the Quintino Sella Hut, where we can enjoy a meal and stay the night.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 800 m
Ascent/descent time: 6-7 hours

We make our way up to the Verra Pass, which marks the start of the route up the west face of Castor. At around 4,000 m, having negotiated the bergschrund, we tackle the climb to the summit ridge. The view from the summit of Castor (4,200 m) is magnificent, ranging from the Margherita Hut to the Lyskamm, from Gran Paradiso to Mont Blanc and from the Po Valley to the Swiss four-thousanders.
The descent begins with a pleasant, and fairly easy walk along a snowy ridge, which leads to a steep slope that take us down to the Felik Pass and the Felik Glacier.
At 3,575 m, at the edge of the glacier, we arrive at the Quintino Sella Hut, where we can enjoy a meal and stay the night.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 800 m
Ascent/descent time: 6-8 h

For the first two hours we walk along the Western Lys glacier, then we are faced with the steep climb to the Lyskamm Nose. A fairly easy descent leads us to the Eastern Lys glacier, which we cross heading towards the Vincent Pyramid. Having reached the summit, we take the trail that coming down from the Lysjoch and make our way to the Gnifetti Hut (3.647 m) where we enjoy a meal and stay the night.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 800 m
Ascent/descent time: 6-8 h

For the first two hours we walk along the Western Lys glacier, then we are faced with the steep climb to the Lyskamm Nose. A fairly easy descent leads us to the Eastern Lys glacier, which we cross heading towards the Vincent Pyramid. Having reached the summit, we take the trail that coming down from the Lysjoch and make our way to the Gnifetti Hut (3.647 m) where we enjoy a meal and stay the night.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,500 m
Ascent/Descent time: 6-7 hours

This lap takes us to the highest mountain hut in Europe, the Margherita Hut (4,554 m).
It is a gradual ascent that touches the summits of the Balmenhorn, the Ludwigshöhe. Finally, we reach Signalkuppe, where the Margherita Hut stands, where we enjoy our meal and stay the night.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,500 m
Ascent/Descent time: 6-7 hours

This lap takes us to the highest mountain hut in Europe, the Margherita Hut (4,554 m).
It is a gradual ascent that touches the summits of the Balmenhorn, the Ludwigshöhe. Finally, we reach Signalkuppe, where the Margherita Hut stands, where we enjoy our meal and stay the night.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 100 m
Descent gain: 1,680 m
Ascent/descent time: 6-8 hours

We leave Margherita hut to reach the last of summit over 4,000m, the Zumsteinspitze . From here, downhill all the way to Gressoney.
From here we will take a taxi to Cervinia.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 100 m
Descent gain: 1,680 m
Ascent/descent time: 6-8 hours

We leave Margherita hut to reach the last of summit over 4,000m, the Zumsteinspitze . From here, downhill all the way to Gressoney.
From here we will take a taxi to Cervinia.

DETAILS

DURATION
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5 Days
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
intermediate
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
intermediate
cuori
PERSONS
utente
Max 3 for each Mountain Guide
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 18/06 to 11/09
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
5 Days
intermediate
intermediate
Max 3 for each Mountain Guide
from 18/06 to 11/09
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

3620 € fee per person with 1 participant
2300 € fee per person with 2 participants
1990 € fee per person with 3 participants
The rate includes
  • the assistance of a UIAGM/IFMGA certified Mountain Guide
  • the Mountain Guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers, meals and accommodation)
  • liability insurance
  • safety gear used by the Guide (eg rope)
  • loan of personal equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons and helmet)
  • overnight stay in a refuge with half board
  • tickets for lift facilities
  • booking assistance service (including assistance for refuges and lifts reservation)

The rate does not include
  • research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €12 per person for 7 days
  • transfers
  • extra meals and beverage for customers and the guide
  • anything that is not mentioned under "The rate includes"
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by they respective owners. without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening / closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by they respective owners. without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening / closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
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