Margherita Hut (4,554m) on Punta Gnifetti, 2-day ascent to the highest hut in Europe


Renzo, IFMGA-certified mountain guide, takes you to the Margherita hut, at the the top of Punta Gnifetti. Join him for an awesome 2-day trip to Monte Rosa, and discover the highest mountain hut of the Alps!



2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Reach the highest mountain hut of the Alps.
  • Try out crampons and ice axes for the first time.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of a unique alpine landscape.


Would you like to take part of a stunning high-altitude experience ni the Monte Rosa massif? Then join me for an amazing 2-ascent on Punta Gnifetti: let’s climb to the highest mountain hut in the Alps: Margherita!

Also known by its german name, Signalkuppe, Punta Gnifetti (in Italian) is a 4,554-meter peak that belongs to the Monte Rosa massif. Located in the Pennine Alps, on the border between Italy and Switzerland, this impressive mountain was first climbed in 1842.

On this 2-day mountaineering trip, we will reach the summit of Punta Gnifetti, where we will find the highest mountain hut of Europe: Capanna Regina Margherita (4,554m). Opened by Queen Margherita in 1893, it was completely restored in 1977.

The hut can only be accessed by foot. We will meet at Alagna Valsesia, the famous town of the Piedmont, in northern Italy. From the top of Punta Gnifetti we will enjoy breathtaking views of the south face of Monte Rosa, the beautiful valleys of Sesia and Po, and the impressive Matterhorn, with is awesome glacial scenery.

Climbing to the Margherita hut, one of the most coveted and exciting experiences for mountaineering lovers, requires a good fitness level. However, you do not need to be an expert high-altitude climber: this is a perfect chance to start using crampons and ice axes!

For more information about the route, you can check out the itinerary below.

So, if you are up for this amazing ascent to the Margherita Mountain Hut, please contact me. Let’s reach the summit of Punta Gnifetti, a sub-peak of the world-famous Monte Rosa!

I also offer mountaineering tours to Piz Bernina and Adamello. Take a look at my programs!


Day 1: Alagna - Gnifetti Hut

  • Meeting at the Alagna Cable Car Park at 10 am to set up the equipment.

  • Ascent by cable car to Indren and hike up to the Gnifetti Hut (3,647m).

  • Dinner and overnight at the mountain hut.



Day 2: Gnifetti Hut - Margherita Hut

  • At 4 am we start the final ascent using headlamps and a rope.

  • We will arrive at the summit of Gnifetti (Margherita Hut – 4,556m) at mid-morning.

  • After a brief snack we descend and take the car lift back to Alagna.




Gnifetti mountain hut.

Meeting point

Caffe delle Guide - Alagna Valsesia


Equipment you will need to bring


Ice axe




Other gear: High mountain clothing, glacier glasses, sunscreen, boots.

About the guide

I am Guide for over 20 years. I was born and raised in the mountains. I love all the activities from freeride skiing to ski mountaineering, climbing on ice and rock, mountains are a place that continue to give me great emotions that I like to share with the people I accompany. I love contact with nature

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 722 Each

Group of 2

EUR 825 Each

Group of 3

EUR 310 Each

Group of 4

EUR 258 Each

Group of 5

EUR 207 Each

Group of 6

EUR 207 Each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide expenses

- Tips



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