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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 - Sep






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  • 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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Crampons

- Ice axe

- Belay and rappel devices

- Quickdraws

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


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.

Equipment you will need to bring

High mountain clothing, glacier glasses, sunscreen, boots.


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
Hotel Aigle Chamonix Mont Blanc France
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Hôtel Alpina Chamonix Mont Blanc France
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Hôtel Chalet Les Campanules Chamonix Mont Blanc France
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About the guide: Renzo

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Mountain 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


Italian | French | English

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What people are saying about Renzo



Guide is very safety kind. but we very tired so can't Refugio. very enjoyed Piz Bernina vadnet Pers Thank you nice guiding !



Our guide Renzo went above and beyond! He adapted perfectly to our level of experince and fitness, took us on an amazing scramble around thr mountains, and even took lots of photos and made coffee for us!



A very interesting tour of Piz Bernina with a mixture of snow/glacier and rock climbing. Definitely not easy though and requires a good head for heights. Renzo is a very good guide and has an excellent knowledge of the area and the climbing sections. As a result, we were able to quickly climb the final section from the hut and had the summit all to ourselves.



Snow and weather conditions were poor to say the least, but Renzo was a top guide and the tour we did was a good adventure!



Renzo was a lovely guide. We had a good day out and he was experienced. We would have liked a more calm pace though, some time to sit down, have a snack or a lunch in the fantastic environment. The pace was a bit fast for that.

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