6 days
Europe, Italie

Crossing of Monte-Rosa Glacial trek

Monte-Rosa Glacier trek, the beauty of the landscapes and the sweep of the summits make the crossing of the 4,000-metre summit of Mont Rose in the Italian Alps the best of the glacial treks in summer.

A breathtaking ride of ridges! For the climbers who already have some experience it is a key journey with more than a ten “4,000-metre summits” and the charm of Italy on top of everything.

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2020 Dates

Every Sunday from June 17 to mid-September (other departures possible for private groups).

2020 Rates

If you’re alone and wishing to benefit a reduced price, you can choose to participate in a group session.

Price of the group session:
1560€ / personne (guaranteed departure at 3 subscriptions)

Price of the private option:
1 participant: 3410€
2 participants: 2050€ / person
4 participants: 1950€ / person

* The price includes

  • Supervision by a mountain guide
  • Picknicks or lunches
  • Half-board in huts
  • Mont-Blanc tunnel fee
  • Lift passes

* The price does not include

  • Drinks, cereal bars and other personal expenses
  • Transportation to the starting point
  • Your personal insurance
  • Your equipment
  • Everything that isn’t mentioned in « the price includes »

Technical and physical level

It’s recommended you already have some mountaineering experience (walking with crampons, roping up). The climb requires a good training and is addressed to sports people. You’ll be walking for between 6 and 9 hours per day, so you’ll have to prepare and practice cardio during your endurance trainings. (biking, running, hiking in the mountains …)

Our assets

  • Max. 3 people per group for maximum exchange and security
  • Meeting and briefing with the guide the day before departure
  • More wild itinerary with beautiful summits

Additional information

AgeAdolescent, Adult

Detailed program for the Crossing of Mont-Rose Glacial trek

The day before
Appointment at 6.30 pm at the guides’ office in Saint-Gervais for a briefing with the guides.

Day 1 D+ 1031m
Departure from Saint-Gervais by car to Saint-Jacques en Val d’Ayas, starting point for the trek. Taxi to Pian di Verra (2,394 m) from where you will leave on foot to go to Guide d’Ayas refuge (3,425 m) via Mezzalama refuge (3,002 m).

Day 2 D+ 668m/D- 670m
Return trip of the ascent of Pollux (4,091 m) via the top of di Verra glacier, then descent to Guide d’Ayas refuge for the second night. It is not a difficult ascent with some mixed terrain and a nice last snow ridge.

Day 3 D+ 950m/ D- 644m
You will then climb Castor northern face (4,228 m) to end by a beautiful snow ridge. You will go down towards Quintino Sella refuge (3,584 m) where you will spend the night. Difference in height of + 803 m/ – 644 m.

J4 D+ 616m / D- 702m
Crossing of Naso del Lyskamm (4,200 m), the most technical way of that trek (depending on the conditions). You will start from Quintino Sella refuge to cross under the southern face of Lyskamm on a beautiful glacial   plateau. You will climb Naso to discover the great stretches of Mont-Rose. A very beautiful panorama. From there you will go down to cross Lys glacier and spend the night at Cità di Mantova refuge  (3,498 m).

Day 5 D+ 1060m / D- 1660m
You will return where you were the day before to visit the highest refuge of Europe : Cabane Margherita (4,556 m) or Zumstein (4,563 m) depending on the conditions and your energy. It is a long but technically easy stage. Then you will go down to spend the last night at Gabiet refuge  (,2375 m) among ibexes.

Day 6 D+564m/D- 1100m

The last stage is much easier, right in the middle of the high mountain pastures. After going down to Gressonney, you will climb to Bettaforca (2,971 m) by cable-cars and via a path and then you will walk along a nice path on Saint Jacques where you will take your car.

Differences in height are approximate and could vary.

 The guides could be led to change the programme depending on the weather conditions, the mountains and the level of the participants.


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Reservations starting early november

Register by filling the registration form dated and signed and with the 30% deposit, plus the optional insurance coverage amounts. Having a repatriation help service coverage is compulsory to attend our trips. If you do not have one, we can offer you one.

For further information, please contact us by mail or by calling +33 (0)4 50 47 76 55 (Saint-Gervais) or  +33 (0)4 50 47 10 08 (Les Contamines). We can help you to realise your projects.