Gnifetti hut

Gnifetti hut

Page Type Page Type: Hut/Campground
Location Lat/Lon: 45.91670°N / 7.88330°E
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Additional Information Elevation: 11965 ft / 3647 m


Mont Blanc in the first light

Gnifetti hut is a hut with a huge offer of routes in the Monte Rosa area. You can climb 15 4.000 m mountains from the hut. It´s located at 3.647 m and you can see Castor, Il Naso, Lyskamm and far away Gran Paradiso, Grivola and Mont Blanc.
Many mountain guides favour Mantova hut over Gnifetti hut as the lunch is better and not so overcrowded but Gnifetti hut is 150 hm higher than Mantova hut.

How to get there

By car from the North via Mont Blanc tunnel or Simplon pass to Italy and then to Alagna or Gressoney (2 different valleys in Italy, from Simplon it´s shorter to Alagna).

By public transport it needs a long time as the connection is bad and there are less buses and trains…
From Alagna or Gressoney via ropeway to Salati pass (2.900 m; ropeway to Punta Indren doesn´t exist anymore!) and then on rocks and glacier (easy) via Stolemberg to Mantova hut in max. 2 ½ hours. From Mantova hut in 30 minutes to Gnifetti hut.

Another possibility is to reach the hut from the Swiss side: Monte-Rosa-Hut – Lis Col - Cabanna Gnifetti

Routes overview

Lyskamm East
Routes from Gnifetti hut

Il Naso (4.272 m)

Lyskamm East (4.527 m)

Lyskamm West (4.480 m)

Castor(4.226 m)

Pollux (4.091 m)

Nordend (4.609 m)

Dufourspitze (4.633 m)

Zumsteinspitze (5.663 m)

Signalkuppe (4.554 m)

Parrotspitze (4.432 m)

Ludwigshöhe (4.341 m)

Schwarzhorn (4.322 m)

Vincent-Pyramide (4.215 m)

Balmenhorn (4.167 m)

. .Punta Giordani (4.046 m)

Hut informations

Gnifetti hut

Coordinates. 631.920/083.100
Telephone: 0039 - 0163-78015
Sleeping places: 280 (Winter room 15 )
Opening times: July - September and Ski season
Italian webside of Gnifetti hut