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Margherita hut 2 day ascent via normal route

Join Marco, an IFMGA certified guide, on this 2-day journey to the Margherita Hut, the highest mountain hut in Europe. Discover this wonderful place with mesmerizing views of the whole area!

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration2 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


This is definitely one of my favorite programs to guide. Over a 2-day period we’ll reach the highest mountain hut in Europe: the Margherita Hut.

We will take the normal route. And in only two days we’ll reach this magnificent place. Also we’ll trek through other equally impressive spots. Some of the highlights are the Vincent Pyramid, Balmenhorn, Corno Nero, Lyskamm, Colle de Lys and Punta Gnifetti. All of them are truly iconic spots for mountaineers around the world. Thus making this route one of the most famous on Earth!

All throughout our journey we’ll get mesmerizing views of majestic ranges from the Bernen Oberland to the Maritime Alps. We’ll even get a great view of the 4,000+ peaks in the Swiss mountains, as well as the Central Alps. It is simply an incomparable spot to get the absolutely best sceneries in the whole continent!

This ascent to the Margherita hut doesn’t have any particular technical difficulties. The steepest part, of 35º is only at the last part of the journey, roughly 50 meters before the summit. So the rest of it is an amazing trek across dazzling glaciers and gentle slopes. However, we might still encounter some crevasses. And, due to the height and the amount of time we’ll be climbing, you require to be in a good physical shape. But you won’t need any special technical skills.

Moreover, my goal is that you reach the Margherita Hut, while being safe and having a great time. Thus, I’ll make sure we follow all the rules necessary to ensure your safety.

If you want to join this adventure to the highest hut in Europe, the Margherita Mountain Hut, don’t hesitate and send me a request. It will be my please to guide you across this wonderful place.

Looking for a summer adventure? I also guide this 1-week Gran Paradiso guided trek.



Mantova Hut

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You’ll require the following equipment: High mountain gear, mountain shoes, gloves, cap, rucksack (min 35l), wind jacket, sunglasses and sun cream, harness, crampons, ice axe or trekking poles, head-light.

Meeting point

At the lift station in Alagna.



Day 1: Alagna - Mantova Hut

First we’ll meet at the lift station in Alagna at 14:00. Then we’ll take the lift to Punta Indren. After that, we’ll trek towards the Mantova Hut, where we’ll spend the night.

Day 2: Vincent Pyramid - Margherita Hut

This day will be full of adventure. We’ll begin by trekking through the Lys glacier. Then, we’ll pass the Vincent Pyramid,  Balmenhorn, Corno Nero and Lyskamm. After which, we’ll reach the Colle de Lys, and then the summit: Punta Gnifetti. Finally we’ll arrive to the highest hut in Europe: Margherita Mountain Hut. Later that afternoon, we’ll hike down to Punta Indren, and then take a lift back to Alagna.

About the guide

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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!

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 490 each

Group of 2

EUR 290 each

Group of 3

EUR 210 each

Group of 4

EUR 175 each

Group of 5

EUR 150 each

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Price details

On top of the guide fee the trip includes: support and assistance of an Alpine Guide; all the technical equipment in common use; reservation to the Huts, rental of technical equipment if you need (harness, crampons, ice axe). The price does not include: round trip cable car (Alagna/P.ta Indren € 40); half board in the huts; guide’s lift ticket and half board in the hut will be shared by participants.

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