3-day mountaineering trip to Margherita Hut

Climb to the highest mountain hut in Europe with Marco, IFMGA certified guide in this 3-day adventure. The Margherita Hut offers outstanding views!

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

You probably know that the highest hut in Europe is Margherita Hut. And it will be the main objective of this fantastic 3-day climbing trip in the mountains!

At 4559 m, this mythical hut offers unbelievable views ranging from the Maritime Alps to the Bernen Oberland, from the 4000 Swiss peaks up to the Central Alps. Spending the night at  the highest hut in Europe gives you the possibility to admire the sunset and sunrise from one of the most panoramic points of the Alps.

During this program it will be possible to reach the summits of Punta Zumstein, Punta Parrot, Ludwigshoe, Swarzhorn, Balmenhorn and Punta Vincent. Therefore, we will climb up to 6 peaks over 4000m!

The ascent to the hut does not have particular technical difficulties. In fact, it takes place through great glaciers (sometimes large crevasses are present) on gentle slopes. The steepest part (35°) is just on the last step before the summit. In addition, the ascents to the other peaks involve overcoming slopes up to 45° on snow and ice. Plus there are short sections on the ridge.

Did you find this program tempting? Then please contact me for more information, I will be waiting for your message! And I also offer an option if you want to ski in the area during the spring, check it out!

 

Price per person

 
1 Person
800 EUR

Group of 2
430 EUR

Group of 3
320 EUR

Group of 4
280 EUR

Group of 5
250 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Arrival - Montova hut

    We meet in Alagna (lift station) at 2PM. We go up with the lift until Punta Indren and then walk up till Mantova Hut. Dinner and overnight in the hut.
    D+ 230m
    Duration: 1 hour

  • Day 2: Several summits - Margherita hut

    We leave early in the morning and on the way up we climb Balmenhorn (4167 m), Swarzhorn (4322 m) and Parrot Spitze (4436 m). Then we reach the great summit  Punta Gnifetti and the highest Hut in Europe: Capanna Margherita (Margherita hut). Dinner and overnight in the hut.
    D+ 1250m
    Duration: 6 hours

  • Day 3: Last ascents and return

    We depart early to climb Punta Zumstein, then walk down till Punta Indren and with the lift return to Alagna (4-5 hours walk).
    D+ 100m, D- 1500m
    Duration: 5 hours

 
 

Other details

 
Meeting point
At the lift station in Alagna.
Accommodation

Mantova hut and Margherita hut.

More info

I will take care of booking the hut but it's not included in the price.

Equipment: High mountain gear, mountain shoes, gloves, cap, rucksack (min 35L), wind jacket, sunglasses and sunscreen, harness, crampons, ice axe or trekking poles, headlight. You can rent harness, crampons and ice axe if you need, for 5,00 € per day.

 

About the Guide

 
 

I am Marco, and I am an UIAGM certified mountain guide since 2003. I started rock climbing when I was 14, and at the age of 20 I climbed the great Californian walls of El Capitan. Then i explored Patagonia, climbing the mythical Fitz Roy. I have also opened new routes in the Moroccan High Atlas and in the Alps.

My passion for the mountains drives me to work throughout the year, looking for new adventures. Depending on the season, I take my clients rock climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, freeriding, hiking... Either in the Alps, since i'm based in the Monte Rosa area, or in many other countries, in different continents.

The mountain as a playground has no limits!

 
 
FROM 250 EUR per person
 

 

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