The historic refuge for all excursions on Mont Rosa
Capacity 176 - In winter: yes - 4 beds in the winter room
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 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.
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).