Winter opening: Please note: during winter when the hut is closed it is available the winter room (unmanaged), reservation not required. Summer opening 2016: SPRING, from March 19 to May 8 - SUMMER from June 18 to September 11 (dates are subject to change according the opening of the lifts).
Half Board: € 70 per person Half Board younger than 18 years old: € 60 per person Half Board Mountain Guide IFMGA: € 35 Bed & Breakfast: € 45 per person
HALF BOARD ACCOMODATION INCLUDES: overnight stay, breakfast buffet sweet & salty, dinner (2 first courses, 2 main dishes, bread and dessert, 1/2 l mineral water), tea thermos, disposable sleeping bag liner.
BED & BREAKFAST ACCOMODATION INCLUDES: overnight stay, breakfast buffet sweet & salty, tea thermos, disposable sleeping bag liner.
History and description
At the head of the glacial basin of Lys, at a height of 3647m on the Garstlet glacier, Capanna Gnifetti sleeps 176 in rooms of 6 beds (double bunks) and 4 large room sleeping 10/15. It has bathrooms and communal washrooms, showers (working only in summer, not in spring), electric lighting, SOS radio rescue and a winter room open during the period of closure. Capanna Gnifetti is the base for all excursions on Mont Rosa. It is the historical stopover for more challenging climbs, for the ascent to Capanna Margherita and high altitude cross-overs.
The route to the refuge is via a glacier trail of about 1 hour walking that starts from the new station of the funifor Passo Salati-Indren at 3275m above see level, with a difference in height of 372 m. Indren can be reached with the Monterosaski lift system from Alagna or Gressoney LT.
Mont Rosa is the beginning and continuity of the history of Alagna, the small Walser village clinging to its southern wall. The refuges of Monte Rosa (Capanna Margherita, Capanna Gnifetti, Refuge Barba Ferrero, Refuge Pastore and Refuge Carestia) are all part of its history and Alpine tradition and are the proud results of those who wanted and managed them for more than 100 years.