Private tours – Queen Margherita hut 4554 m
Queen Margherita hut is on the top of Gnifetti peak, at 4554 m. It is the highest-altitude refuge in Europe and from the summit you can admire a wonderful view on the Alps chain and the Padana plain.
Even if the ascent is quite physically demanding, it is not hard from a technical point of view and the route, crossing all the Lys glacier, is very fascinating.
Day 1: meeting with the guide in front of the ticket office of the lift in Staffal at 2.30 pm, check of the equipment and ski lift to Punta Indren (3270 m). Departure to Mantova hut (3498 m) that will be reached in around 1 hour walking. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: departure at dawn and arrival after around 5 hours on Gnifetti peak – Queen Margherita Hut (4554 m). Brief stop, return to Mantova hut and then descent to Punta Indren. Arrival at Staffal at4.30 pm approximately.
Difficulty: F ascent on glacier technically not difficult but quite long – a good physical condition is required
Ascent duration from Mantova hut: 5 hours
Difference in height from Mantova hut: around 1100 m
450 € 1 person + 40 € every extra person
Maximum number of participants: 5 each Alpine Guide.
The rate includes: private guiding fees, rent of axe, crampons and harness.
The rate excludes: ticket of the lifts, half board in the hut for client and guide, beverage and extras in the hut, lunch for the guide and the client.
Check lifts and huts rates here:
Lifts rates in Gressoney La Trinité
Monte Rosa Huts prices