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

Private and Group

Highlights

 
  • Reach the highest hut and a mythical place in Europe.

  • Contemplate amazing views of the surrounding mountains.

  • Admire the sunrise and sunset from a wonderfu point in the Alps.

  • Climb several 4,000-meter peaks in the range.

 

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 Berner 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!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
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
 Not included: lift ticket (around 40EUR per person); half board in Mantova Hut (70EUR per person) and in Margherita Hut (100EUR per person). If you need to rent glacier boots, it costs 15EUR per person per day.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Arrival - 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 2Several 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 3Last 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

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

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!

 
 
 

 

What People are Saying about Marco Cunaccia

 

Our guide was Pietro and not marco like we initially thought. Pietro was awesome, it is all about his clients and most importantly safety. We did two runs and it was an incredible experience. Guide is a must to explore the hidden spots because Monterosa ski is massive.
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Arielle Falcone
PAOLO was an amazing guide. This trip was the “craziest” experience of our groups lives. We saw incredible terrain, had great snow, and challenged ourselves. Highly recommend
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James Miller
We had a fablupus day. We were initially booked with Marco but due to the weather we went later in the week and Marco wasn\'t available. We had another guide called Paolo Tombini and he was very good, very professional and good company.
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Lorne Brown
 

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