The classic “Spaghetti tour”

Eleven 4000ers in one week (CH/I) | 6 days

Soaring peaks and high-alpine huts. The entire week’s agenda will unfold in the 4000er zone: eleven peaks boasting 4000er status. And this time it’s not just about summitting peaks but also about spending a fantastic week completing a route with a special concept. Spaghetti tour? You’ve found it!


Experience of intermediate level mountain tours required; Terrain: mostly steep with longer exposed rock sections (grade II-III), ice and firn sections; Alpine technique: advanced course or similar knowledge


Duration from 8 to 10 hours, up to approx. 1,800 vertical meters, approx. 350 vertical meters per hour.


3 participants per mountain guide

Meeting place

7 p.m. Zermatt, Hotel BaseCamp (Train arrival 6.14 p.m. Zermatt Bahnhof)


approx. 3 p.m. Zermatt


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.

Find out more about the right equipment here

In the Mammut Store Zermatt you can rent selected items for free. To the online reservation

If you have any questions regarding our safety measures, you can find them here

  • Guiding and supervision by a mountain guide
  • Accommodation with half board: 4 x hut (base camp), 1 x hotel (standard double room)
  • Eiger Extreme Hardshell Jacket to test
  • 15% discount on
Not included
  • Travel to the course (parking fee CHF 15.50/day)
  • Transport (mountain railways approx. CHF 75)
  • Glacier equipment CHF 115.- (climbing harness, climbing helmet, ice axe, crampons)
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Hut tax CHF 12 per night if not a SAC/Alpine Club member
  • Contribution to the Travel Guarantee Fund (0.25% on total amount)

Day 1Arrive in Zermatt, meet up with the guide and get briefed on the plans for the week. Later, aperitifs and dinner with the group.

Day 2Take the cable car to the Klein Matterhorn and cross the Breithorn plateau to reach the first summit: the Breithorn (4164 m). Cross the Verra Glacier to reach the second peak, Pollux (4091 m), and then descend to the Rifugio Guide d’Ayas hut. (Distance: 8.6 km. Duration: 6-7 hours. Ascent/Descent: 665/1100 vertical meters)

Day 3Starting out from the hut, we will climb the southwest route to the summit of the Castor (4226 m). Descend crossing the Felik Glacier to reach the Quintino Sella Hut. (Distance: 5.5 km. Duration: 5 hours. Ascent/Descent: 795/635 vertical meters)

Day 4Not one, not two, but three 4000ers are on the agenda today. First we’ll encounter ll Naso (4205 m), before crossing the Lys Glacier to the Balmenhorn (4167 m). On the way to the Mantova Hut, we’ll squeeze in one more peak – the Vincentpiramid (4215 m). (Distance: 10.5 km. Duration: 7-8 hours. Ascent/Descent: 1005/1140 vertical meters)

Day 5Corno Nero (4215 m), Ludwigshöhe (4341 m), crossing over the Parrotspitze (4436 m) and finally up to the Signalkuppe (4456 m), where the Margherita Hut is located as well. We couldn’t pack more excitement into a single day! (Distance: 5.5 km. Duration: 6 hours. Ascent/Descent: 1145/2160 vertical meters)

Day 6After summitting the Zumsteinspitze (4563 m), it’s time to bid farewell to the 4000er zone. Descend across the Border Glacier to the Monte Rosa Hut, on down to Rotenboden station and then ride back down to Zermatt. End of the tour. (Distance: 15.1 km. Duration: 8-9 hours. Ascent/Descent: 535/2160 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
  • Helmet
Technical equipment
  • Climbing harness with 1x safelock carabiner (or 2x screw carabiners)
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons with ABS
  • Helmet
  • Backpack approx. 30l with rain cover
  • Gaiter (optional)
  • Telescopic trekking poles (optional)
  • 1x Hardshell jacket and pants (wind- and waterproof)
  • 1x Mountaineering or trekking pants
  • 1x Soft shell and/or fleece jacket
  • 1x Down 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
  • Clothes to wear in the hut (Minimum)
  • Sleeping bag liner made of silk or cotton (for hygienic reasons)
  • Pillow (60x60)
  • Towel
  • Slippers
  • SAC/Alpine Club member card (if available)
  • Breakfast and dinner at the hut
  • Tea an lunch must be brought or can be bought at the hut or in the village
  • Snacks (e.g. energy bars, dried fruit, dried meat)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream and lip cream (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Half fare travelcard (if existing)
  • Thermos flask made from break-proof material
  • Headlamp with new batteries
  • Small medicinal supplies for personal requirements
  • FFP2 mask (for mountain cablecars in Italy)
We are happy to advise you

Our team is available by phone from Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 17.00.

CH +41 (0)62 769 81 83
DE +49 (0)8334 36 20 362
AT +43 (0)7252 46051 4444

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