Glacier trekking Monte Rosa Hut

An impressive glacier world high over Zermatt (CH) | 2 days

On this beginners’ glacier trekking trip, you will spend the night in the modern Monte Rosa Hut set amidst an impressive glacier landscape and you will hike over the wide glacier tongue of the Gorner glacier.


A continuous route, sure-footedness and advanced experiences of mountain hiking required; Terrain: mostly moderately steep with short steeper sections (T2); Alpine technique: experience is not necessary


Duration from 4 to 6 hours, up to approx.1,000 vertical meters, approx. 250 vertical meters per hour.


3-8 participants per mountain guide

Meeting place

10.15 a.m. Mammut Store Zermatt


approx. 3 p.m. Zermatt train station


The offer is held in German. Therefore, a basic understanding of German is important. Our mountain guides have a basic knowledge of English and can provide the necessary information in English. Often there are helpful guests on the tours and courses who are happy to help with the translation.

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  • Guiding and supervision by a mountain guide
  • Accommodation with half board: 1 x hut
  • 15% discount on

Not included
  • Travel to the course
  • Transport (cable car journey from approx. CHF 50 per person)
  • Glacier equipment CHF 45.- (climbing harness, ice axe, crampons)
  • Snacks and drinks
  • A CHF 12.- per night (approx.) hut tax for non-SAC members
  • Contribution to the Travel Guarantee Fund (0.25% on total amount)

Day 1 Individual arrival in Zermatt. The mountain guide will explain the itinerary and distribute the rental equipment. Together we'll take the Gornergrat Railway to Rotenboden station. You will trek along the high trail – with a view of the massive Monte Rosa Range – down to the Gorner Glacier. Here you will learn how to use the crampons and ice axe, so you’re fully prepared for these trekking days. Then we’ll climb up to the SAC Monte Rosa Hut, today's camp. (Distance: 7,0 km. Duration: 3-4 hours. Ascent/Descent: 300/200 vertical meters)

Day 2 From the Monte Rosa Hut you'll descend the hut path and soon reach the mighty Gorner Glacier, where you can apply the learnings from the previous day. During the ascent towards the spectacular ladder you are surrounded by a marvellous moraine landscape. Traversing glacier streams you can see with what force the ice masses have shaped the rocks arround you. Continueing on the mountain path you will reach Rotenboden Station from where you can take the gondola to get back to Zermatt. (Distance: 8,2 km. Duration: 4.5-5.5 hours. Ascent/Descent: 540/500 vertical meters)

Rental equipment

Our mountain guide will bring the ordered rental equipment to the meeting place. The following equipment can be rented:

Please note that the backpack with the equipment does not weigh more than 8 to 10 kg (crampons, ice axe, harness weigh about 1.5 kg).

  • Climbing harness with 1x safelock carabiner
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons with ABS
Technical equipment
  • Climbing harness with 1x safelock carabiner (or 2x screw carabiners)
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons with ABS
  • Backpack approx. 30l with rain cover
  • Gaiter (optional)
  • Telescopic trekking poles with snow baskets (optional)
  • 1x Hardshell jacket and pants (wind- and waterproof)
  • 1x Mountaineering or trekking pants
  • 1x Soft shell and/or fleece jacket
  • 1x Short/long functional underwear
  • 1x Cap/headband and 1x hat
  • 2 pairs of gloves (1 thin pair, 1 warm, windproof and waterproof pair)
  • 1x Functional socks and 1x spare socks
  • Hiking shoes or mountaineering shoes (at least ankle-high, hard sole)
Overnight cottage
  • Own toiletries, ear plugs if required
  • Clohtes to wear in the hut (Minimum)
  • Slipper socks are at the hut
  • Sleeping bag liner made of silk or cotton (for hygienic reasons)
  • Pillow (60x60)
  • Towel
  • SAC/Alpine Club member card (if avalaible)
  • Breakfast and dinner at the hut
  • Tea an lunch must be brought or can be bought at the hut
  • Snacks (e.g. energy bars, dried fruit, dried meat)
  • Sunglasses and ski goggles
  • Sun cream and lip cream (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)
  • Half fare travelcard (if existing)
  • Thermos flask made from break-proof material
  • Headlamp or flashlight with new batteries
  • Small medicinal supplies for personal requirements
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Konrad Rösti
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