Reaching Capanna Margherita is a unique emotion ... to be done at least once in your life!
Meeting in Staffal and ascent with the lifts to Punta Indren (3200m). From here, in about 2 hours of walking, you reach the Gnifetti refuge, located on a rocky outcrop at over 3600m.
Height difference: + 350m
Time: about 2 hours
Go up the immense Lys glacier, going around huge crevasses until you reach the Lys hill (4200m).
Here we are in the heart of the Monte Rosa massif and we are already in sight of the Capanna.
Go to Swiss territory and go up the last steep slopes until you get to the hut.
Descent on the same itinerary.
Height difference: + 950m / -1300
Time A/R: 6-8 hours