A refuge on top of the mountain? It does exist! The Capanna Margherita was built in 1893 as a lodge/ laboratory to study medicine in high heights conditions.
Nowaday it probably is the most famous lodge on the Alps and it’s reached by several hundreds of hikers each year.
The ascent to the Capanna Margherita happens in two days starting from Alagna or Gressoney.
The first day, using the Monterosa Ski lifts and with a short hike of around an hour, you’ll reach the refuge Città di Mantova, 3560 mts hight.
On the second day we set on the road slightly before dawn on the glacier and we slightly climb up. As the ascent goes on the landscape turns greater and you’d feel small compared to the surrounding tops.
In around 5 hours you reach the Capanna Margherita, crowning the ascent with a good breakfast inside the historic building.
We’ll climb down in a laid-back way that will bring us back to the departing lodge and to the ski lifts in the early afternoon.
Night at Capanna Margherita
The unique experience of admiring dawn and sunset from one of the highest top in Europe. In this case the ascent will take 3 days with an extra 350€ per group.
Capanna Margherita 4554 m
The refuge Capanna Margherita rises on top of Punta Gnifetti at a height of 4554 mts, one of the highest tops of the Monte Rosa. Reaching it, guided by an Alpine Guide UIAGM, is ad adventure that will let you discover the beauty of the high mountain.
Max 5 per Guide
June to September
Check our calendar to know when we'll reach the Capanna Margerita!
Free dates to be defined based on your requirements.
1/2 participants: 550 €
3/4 participants: 600 €
5 participants: 650 €
165€ each partipant
Minimum 4 participants
The investment includes
- the assistance of the Alpine Guide UIAGM during the whole lenght of the activity.
The investment doesn’t include
- extra expenses like cableways,refuge expenses, public or private transportation expenses.
The Alpine Guide expenses are on the partecipants.