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Matterhorn Circuit

Matterhorn Circuit

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 12 people
Destination(s): Switzerland   Italy  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: June - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1290 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1290 US Dollar (USD)

The Matterhorn, or Cervin, is one of the world's most renowned and historic mountains. A near perfect pyramid, it stands at an altitude of 4478m above sea level, and is surrounded by some of the most spectacular alpine scenery in the world and typical Swiss villages. The trail around the Matterhorn crosses between Italy and Switzerland, adding a cultural dimension to the journey.

With high passes and steep ascents aided by steel ropes it is one of our more challenging hikes. However, with a good level of fitness and prior outdoor experience, this is an immensely rewarding traverse affording spectacular views throughout including some of the highest peaks in the Alps such as Dent Blanche (4357m) and Zinalrothorn (4221 m).

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive St. Niklaus, walk to Grüben (6 hrs).

Day 2: Cross the Forcletaz Pass (2874 m) to Zinal at the base of Dent Blanche (5 to 6 hrs).

Day 3: Walk through flowered meadows surrounded by the famous peaks of Zinalrothorn (4221 m), Obergabelhorn (4063 m) and Dent Blanche (4357 m) to the village of Villa, transfer to Arolla (6 hrs).

Day 4: Ascend glacier and the Col Collon (3082 m) and descend to the Italian hamlet of Prarayer (2000 m) (7/8 hrs).

Day 5: To Breuil Cervinia (5 hrs).

Day: 6 Walk to the famous ski resort of Zermatt (8 hrs).

Day 7: Walk to Europa Hütte (7 hrs).

Day 8: Walk to Grächen (5 to 5.5 hrs), trip concludes.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 7 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 7 dinners
- 7 nights accommodation in mountain refuges/gîte-hostels dormitory style
- Luggage transfer (max. 10 kg)
- Experienced mountain guide.

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