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Because the Monte Rosa Tour is one of the most difficult hikes in Europe, a perfectly adapted equipment is necessary. Furthermore, if the persons are inexperienced, they should do certain stages of the tour only accompanied by guides.
The best period, depending on the weather, is from may to september. In most stages villages, certain section of the Tour are offered as one day guided excursions. You can obtain more information at tourism offices.

Tips concerning equipment and clothes:

- Firm mountain shoes
- Waterproof clothes
- Sunscreens (hats, lotions)
- Pocket pharmacy
- Vitaminized food (for example: fruits)
- Food rich in carbohydrates and fibres (some valaisan sausages, dried mest, bread, chocolate)
- Enough liquid (without gas)


You can obtain more information, about the Tour, at the stages villages or by consulting detailed swiss maps (recommended scale : 1:25000). The information and the maps needed for the Tour can be found in the Book Tour Monte Rosa - Matterhorn.

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