MONTE ROSE PUNTA MARGHARITA 4556 M
A great traverse on the famous 4000 m peaks of the Monte Rosa Range. A four days trip, perfect to discover mountaineering, after reaching the first mountain hut at 3600 m you will climb each day a new summit. The summits are not technically difficult but in high altitude, so you must be in very good physical shape and well trained for long walks.
Day 1 : from Chamonix to Gressoney in Italy (2 h drive) - We take a cable car to Bettaforca and then climb to the Quintino Sella mountain hut (3600 m - 3/4 h)
Day 2 : Ascent of the Castor summit by snow slopes and a thin ridge (4228 m). Back to Quintino Sella (5 h).
Day 3 : Climb to the Naso of Lyskamm (4000 m), crossing steep slopes, downhill by snow slopes and rocks to the Lys glacier, descent of the glacier to the Gnifetti mountain hut (3600 m - 6h)
Day 4 : Ascent by the Lys Glacier to the Lys pass, then climbing by larges snow and ice slopes to the Punta Margharita (4556 m - 4 h). On the top is the highest mountain hut in the alps. Back to Gnifetti and Punta Indren (3400 m - 3 h). Descent by cable car to Gressoney and back to Chamonix.
MONTEROSA TOUR FOUR DAYS
Group 4 people : 755 € per person
Group 3 people : 865 € per person
Group 2 people : 1030 € per person
The price includes :
- Mountain guide and his expenses
- 3 nights in mountain huts
- breakfast, pack lunch and dinner
Not included :
- Cable car expenses
- Insurance (cf. registration form)
- drinks and personal expenses
- Energy bars, cholate, what you like to eat during the ascent
- more generally all is not mentionned in "the price includes"
INFORMATIONS - BOOKING
From June to september.
You must have a previous experience of long walks, and practice of ice and snow walking with crampons and ice axe on easy mountaineering. It is however essential to be in very good physical shape. You should be able to walk uphill 1000 m at 300/350m per hour without difficulty. If you need any advice on how best to prepare for this course please let us know.
The size of the group will depend of the mountain conditions. Groups from 2 to 4 people maximum.
It is important to book your course as early as possible because mountain huts are busy in summer. For booking please send back the registration form with your 30% deposit.
Your Mountain Guide
All our mountain guides are UIAGM certified. They will do their best to help you to reach this famous summit. The guide will be able to change the route if necessary, regarding weather conditions, security or group fitness.
In mountain hut (dormitory)
Additional nights in the valley
If you want to arrive the day before the course and stay after the course we can manage your lodging in Chamonix or Vallorcine. Price are starting at 44 € per person in guest house on half board.
We take breakfast and dinner in the mountain huts. We provide the pack lunch (sandwiches, cakes, chocolate, dessert). You just must have your energetic food.
Meeting with your mountain guide
Please contact us before your arrival as we will give you the name and phone of your guide to arrange the meeting with him.
We recommend a cancellation insurance in case of last-minute travel changes or injuries. In addition, it is the client’s responsibility to make sure that they have an insurance cover for mountaineering activities including helicopter rescue & repatriation in case of an accident. Our company can arrange a mountain insurance with EUROP ASSISTANCE. Please look at our registration form.
Formalities & cash money
Passport or identity card, alpine club card if you are member. Euros for your personal expenses in the mountain huts.
Because your security is our top priority, your mountain guide can modify the program of the course for any reason : security, ability of the group, meteo, mountain condition.