Switzerland’s Valais is without doubt one of the most fascinating regions of the Alps. In particular, the surroundings of Zermatt offer many breathtaking excursions that let you enjoy the spectacular views of Matterhorn and Monte Rosa (two of the highest peaks in the Alps). This review describes a very nice one-day trek to Monte Rosa Hutte departing from Zermatt and characterized by mixed terrain hiking including parts on glaciers and moraines as well as traditional dirt trails.
Matterhorn is without any doubt the most spectacular peak in the Alps. Located between Switzerland and Italy and famous for its particular shape that looks like a horn, it’s also one of the most climbed mountain-tops in the world. This review describes a very nice one-day trek that starts from Zermatt (in Switzerland’s Valais), reaches Hornlihutte where most of expeditions on Matterhorn depart and goes back to start point running through a valley lateral to the one where Zermatt lies.