E’ one of the most beautiful 4000 rides in the Alps. You go through places of rare beauty for the environments and views offered (unparalleled view of the Matterhorn pyramid); the sweetness of the reliefs is accompanied by a slow and contemplative step. An ideal program for those who love large spaces and want to get closer to “World” of 4000 meters.


  • Day 1
    Appointment at 07:00 at the Chatillon motorway exit; transfer by car to Cervinia. Ascent with the cable car to Plateau Rosa (3480 m) ascent to the Western BREITHORN (4156 m) descent and crossing to the Val d'Ayas Refuge of the Guides (6/8 hours) dinner and overnight stay.
  • Day 2
    Departure from the Refuge and ascent to Castore (4176 m) descent to the Quintino Sella Refuge (6/8 hours) dinner and overnight stay.
  • Day 3
    Departure from the refuge crossing of the Naso del Lyskamm (mt. 4100) ascent to the Capanna Margherita (mt. 4554) (6/8 hours) dinner and overnight stay at the Gnifetti refuge.
  • Day 4
    ascent to the Lys pass (4.151m.) Descent along the Grentz glacier and ascent to the Gornergrat railway station. Descent to Zermatt by train. From Zermatt you go up with the lifts to the Piccolo Cervino (3883 m) and descend on the glacier to Plateau Rosa, where with the lifts you can reach Cervinia (6 hours).
  • Average times for round trip 7-8 hours with return to the valley
  • Total height difference, uphill +1100 mt.
  • Period from June to September
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The price includes

  • The assistance of the Guide

The fee does not include

  • The transfers
  • The Breuil Cervinia cable car – Plateau Rosa (€ 21.50 ascent), Gornergrat train (45 CHF), Zermatt ski lift – Piccolo Cervino (65 CHF), the Plateau Rosa-Cervinia cable car (€ 21.50 Descent).
  • half board in the Guide d’Ayas huts (€ 60), Quintino Sella (€ 73) and Gnifetti hut (€ 70)
  • the expenses of the Guide (transfers, installations, shelters…) are the responsibility of the participants. Excluded: (The Breuil Cervinia Plateau Rosa cableway and Plateau Rosa descent Breuil Cervinia)
    N.B. the prices of the Guide's half board are discounted by about 40%.
  • Anything that has not been specified

Technical difficulty


Physical training


  • harness
  • Maximum ice ax 60 cm
  • Classic crampons with anti-cocoon
  • High mountain boots
  • Helmet
  • Telescopic ski pole
  • Harness, ice ax, crampons, ski pole and helmet missing will be provided by the guide.


  • A tights
  • Ski mask
  • Lightweight spare gloves
  • A front lamp with new batteries
  • Small personal pharmacy (compeed, aspirin, high protection sunscreen)
  • Waterproof over trousers
  • Camera
  • 1 liter bottle or Thermos
  • Energy bars, dried fruit, chocolate, sandwich
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Paper towels
  • Sun hat
  • Fleece or goose down gillet
  • Ear plugs (useful in shelter)


  • Mixed progression: uphill and downhill climbing, didactics of movements, use of crampons on the rock, identification of the route, (practical)
  • Deepening of the classic glacier progression technique: ascent / descent / traverses use of the ice ax in its various possibilities. (practical)
  • Orientation with the use of GPS
  • Study of itineraries
  • Risk management.
  • Acclimatization methodologies
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