The Regina Margherita Mountain Hut, on the Punta Gnifetti of Monte Rosa at 4554 m is the pride of the Cai Varallo who has renovated and managed it for more than 100 years. Clearly visible even from the valley floor, it imposes itself on the sight of anyone who looks towards the peaks. It is the highest refuge in Europe, it host an important physical-meteorological observatory and is dedicated to Queen Margaret of Savoy who stayed there in 1893, the year of the inauguration. Today it is entrusted in management with the Gnifetti hut by the Monterosa Srl Refuges that is transitioning it to a future made of attention, hospitality and technology.
Contacts Margherita Mountain Hut: to book you have to connect to the booking form available here
Opening period: the Margherita hut is closed in winter. The unmanaged winter room is always open. In summer the hut is open from mid-June to mid-September. The opening dates are communicated on the website www.rifugimonterosa.it
See also: Margherita Hut on Wikipedia
From Capanna G. Gnifetti through the glaciers of the Lys in about 4/5 hours walking around on a glacier.
• From Monte Rosa Hutte through the glaciers of the Grenz in about 5 hours walking around on a glacier.
• From Rifugio L. Resegotti for the SE ridge (Cresta Signal) with a mountaineering route of considerable difficulty.
N.B: Given the high mountain environment over which the route is advised to be accompanied by a mountain guide UIAGM