Sankt Niklaus, Switzerland
A simply unbeatable walking holiday adventure trekking high in the Italian Alps with easy climbing to Alpine summits. This fantastic walking and climbing holiday in the Italian Alps begins with an afternoon of Alpine glacier skills training at the Gandegg Hut above Zermatt, in the shadow of the iconic Matterhorn. The Breithorn (4164m / 13661ft) is our first walking objective on the following day, before trekking the long descent into Italy's picturesque Gressoney Valley. Walking back up to the lively Gniffeti Refuge, high on the south side of Monte Rosa, sets us up for one of the finest of all trekking days in the Italian Alps, traversing the Lisjoch pass into Switzerland and ascending the Signalkuppe (4556m / 14,948ft). Here we can take lunch at the Margarita Hut, the highest in the Alps. This fantastic high level route ends with a long glacial descent into Zermatt, with an overnight at the Monte Rosa Alpine Hut, a little oasis of green amongst the towering giants of the Italian Alps. Alpine walking and straightforward climbing doesn't get any better than this!
Notes: Prices and itineraries shown for trips departing in 2013 may be subject to change although we will endeavour to keep any price increases for 2013 trips to a minimum. 2013 prices will be confirmed in October 2012.
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