Spectacular mountaineering ascent to Dufour Peak that allows to reach the highest and most evocative peak of the Monte Rosa Range through a marvelous climb along the enchanted Normal route and to spend a night in the comfortable Città di Mantova refuge.

A highly satisfying mountaineering climb that requires experience in progression on mixed terrain and basic climbing knowledge.

  • Dufour Peak
  • 2 days
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Dufour Peack mountaineering ascent

Climbing Dufour Peack (Dufourspitze), passing through the Città di Mantova refuge (3498 m), features an exciting, scenic and challenging mountaineering experience. The climb to Punta Dufour is intended for expert mountaineers, it entails a good physical effort and a certain confidence with elevation and high mountain environments.

Day 1
Meeting point and departure from Staffal at Gressoney-La-Trinité. Ascent by ski lift to Punta Indren (3270 m) and then to the Città di Mantova refuge in about 1 hour walk.
Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2
After breakfast, at dawn the ascent, along the Normal route, will start to the summit of Punta Dufour (4634 m). Descent by the same route and return to Gressoney-La-Trinité with lifts in the afternoon.

The climb to Punta Dufour is rated AD, the route includes passages on rock and ice, 40° snow and ice slopes, grade III climbing steps

Mountain guide price

Dufour Peack ascent via Normal route: € 1200 - 1 person

Dufour Peack ascent via Cresta Rey: € 1300 - 1 person

The price not includes:

Overnight stay, dinner and breakfast (1 nigth)
Lifts tickets

Where to meet your mountain guide

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at
    Località Staffal, 17
    11020 Tache - Gressoney-La-Trinité, AO
  • Meeting time to be agreed
  • Geographic coordinates 45°51'28.7"N 7°48'43.4"E

What to bring

  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering ax
  • Climbing helmet
  • Climbing harness
  • Descender
  • Carabiners
  • Mountain boots
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Technical apparel
  • Change of clothing
  • Backpack

What you need to know

  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you, if available or for hire.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Rigid terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are rigid. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a IFMGA-UIAGM Certified Mountain Guides for climbing Dufour Peak, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the mountain climbing to Punta Dufour.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the mountaineering ascent.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.

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