Giants trek - Stage 5

From Monte Rosa to the Matterhorn
36.018 km 2749 m D+ (total ascent) 2676 m D- (total descent)

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Passing below Castel Savoia, move on to the centre of Gressoney-Saint-Jean and continue on towards the Alpenzù mountain hut (1779 m). Continue along the path that goes up to the Pinter Pass (2776 m) and go back down to Cunéaz (2062 m) and Crest, where you will find the Vieux Crest mountain hut (1952 m). After reaching Charchérioz, continue towards the Ferraro and Guide Frachey mountain huts (2086 m). Go down towards the valley bottom until you reach the village of Saint-Jacques (1697 m), continue on towards the Grand Tournalin mountain hut (2535 m) and from there on towards the Nannaz Pass (2772 m). Go down into the basin and back up to the Fontaines Pass (2695 m). The path goes down to Cheneil (2097 m) and takes you to the village of Crétaz (1515 m).

Don't miss: Walser villages of Alpenzù and Cunéaz - view over the Matterhorn and the Grandes Murailles - Monte Rosa range - view over the Becca di Nona, Mont Emilius and the Gran Paradiso - Cheneil basin

Suggested program: two days

First day: from Gressoney-Saint-Jean to the Vieux Crest mountain hut (16,016 km)
D+ 1505 m -  D- 876 m
Trekking time: 5h40
First day map

Second day: from the Vieux Crest mountain hut to Crétaz (20,002 km)
D+ 1244 m - D- 1800 m
Trekking time: 6h55
Second day map


Tourist Areas
Tourist Areas

Mont Blanc

Gran Paradiso

Great Saint Bernard

Aosta and surroundings


Monte Rosa

Central Valley