trip duration TRIP DURATION
3 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Alps
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
5 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Intermediate
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

Description

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!

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

Price per person

1 Person800EUR
Group of 2430EUR
Group of 3320EUR
Group of 4280EUR
Group of 5250EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment

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.

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