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Margherita Hut Ascent in the Monte Rosa Massif

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Join a unique tour to the Margherita Hut, the highest in the Alps, located in the stunning Monte Rosa massif! Let a certified local guide lead the way to this emblematic mountaineering spot.



2 Days

Jun - Sep




1)You can reach the highest hut in the Alps

2)Monte Rosa and its glaciers will take your breath away

3)The hospitality at the huts is excellent


Located at an altitude of 4,554 meters (14,941 ft), on top of Punta Gniffeti peak, the Margherita Hut is one of the most famous mountain huts in Europe and a mountaineering objective in itself.

On this 2-day adventure, we will climb to this historical mountaineering spot in the Monte Rosa massif and enjoy wonderful views on the way. We will set off from Gressoney and take a lift to our starting point. From there, we will hike for 2 hours to the hut where we will spend the night, either Gniffeti Hut or Mantova. At dawn, we will set off for the Margherita Hut and return the same way we went up.

In terms of skills and fitness level, keep in mind that this is a beginner mountaineering program, so no special technical skills are required. However, a good fitness level is a must. Day 1 will take 2 hours of hiking but at an altitude, and we will sleep over 3600m. On day 2, it will take us an average of 4 to 5 hours to go up and then 3 to go down. Additionally, the ascent will take place at night and at a high altitude. Therefore, it is essential that you are prepared to walk long hours on the mountain. Of course, the rewards from the summit will be worth it, and I will be there to guide the way!

If you would like to climb to the highest mountain hut in the Alps, then contact me and we can plan an unforgettable Margherita Hut ascent!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Belay and rappel devices

- Quickdraws

- Chalk

- Crash pads

- Avalanche equipment

- Crampons

- Ice axe

- Trekking poles

- Hiking shoes

- Skis

- Ski boots

Price details

It s excluded lift and hut expenses ( the expenses of the Guide are to be divide between the clients)


Day 1: Meeting with the guide in Gressoney in front of the cable car ticket office

We will reach Punta Indren using the lifts and then, after more or less 2 hours of hiking, we will arrive in Gnifetti hut (it's also possible to sleep in Mantova hut, 100 meters lower).

Day 2: Margherita Hut

We will start very early in the morning, in the darkness, and hike on the Lys glacier until we reach the Lys pass and finally, Gnifetti peak, where the Margherita Hut is built.

We will go down the same way.


Equipment you will need to bring

Water bottle

Equipment rent on site


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Grand Hotel Royal Courmayeur Italy
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Hotel Mont Blanc Courmayeur Italy
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Hotel Tavernier Courmayeur Italy
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Raised in the Piedmont mountains, in parallel to the degree in physical education, I conclude the path to become an Alpine Guide, an activity that I start full time and 360 degrees around the Alps.
My favorite activities are ski mountaineering, high mountain and rock climbing.


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What people are saying about Giovanni



Roses are red, violets blue; Giovanni is awesome, Giacomo too! But seriously, they were great guides!! Very kind, very patient and explained everything very wel. And they were also funny. I recommend them to anyone planning a mountain trip



Breithorn occidentale , a perfect day whit the Alpin guide Giovanni. The guide was very professional but at the same time friendly. The experience was perfect 👍.



Breithorn occidentale , a perfect day whit the Alpin guide Giovanni. The guide was very professional but at the same time friendly. The experience was perfect 👍.

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