The historic refuge for all excursions on Mont Rosa
Capacity 176 - In winter: yes - 4 beds in the winter room
Winter room open only from 30/9 to 28/02
Winter opening: Please note: in winter, when the hut is closed, the winter room is available (unmanaged). The reservation is not required.
Opening 2018: SPRING: from March 10 to May 6 - SUMMER: from June 16 to September 9.
Warning: Please check the opening of the cable car before planning your trip: www.visitmonterosa.com
Half Board: € 73
Half Board IFMGA Alpine Guide: € 45
Bed & Breakfast: € 50
HALF BOARD ACCOMMODATION INCLUDES: overnight stay, breakfast buffet sweet & salty, dinner (2 first courses, 1 second course with side dish, bread and dessert), tea thermos, disposable sleeping bag liner.
BED & BREAKFAST ACCOMODATION INCLUDES: overnight stay, breakfast buffet sweet & salty, tea thermos, disposable sleeping bag liner.
Have you thought about acclimatization?
Starting from an altitude where the body feels good, you need to climb higher gradually, climbing no more than 1000/1800 m per day, so that the body triggers the acclimatization mechanism.
Sleeping at the Gnifetti Hut or at the Margherita Hut without spending at least one night in Alagna may be a mistake that spoils your hike.
If you do not want to take the risk, Rifugi Monterosa, for your well-being, has made an agreement with the Hotel Cristallo which is situated 200 m from the lifts. If you book at firstname.lastname@example.org the night before your arrival in the hut with the same subject of this confirmation, you can take advantage of the special rate of € 48 in B & B and you can go back to the hotel on your way back to have a shower and to relax before leaving. We want your experience to be perfect from arrival to departure.
At the head of the glacial basin of Lys, at a height of 3647m on the Garstlet glacier, Capanna Gnifetti has 176 sleeping places, in heated rooms of 6 beds (bunk beds) and 4 larger room with 10/15 beds.
There are shared bathrooms, hot showers ( 1 token € 4 for about three minutes, working only in summer, not in spring), electric lighting, SOS radio rescue and a winter room which is open when the hut is closed.
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 on a glacier trail of about 1 and a half hour walking, that starts from the new station of the cableway 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 La Trinité.
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.
see the section "climbing routes"
All climbing routes from the Gnifetti hut are of alpinistic style and require technical equipment and deep knowledge of mountain climbing (we suggest to consult a Mountain Guide).