At a height of 4,003 meters on a rocky ridge of the Matterhorn,
Switzerlandâ€™s iconic, triangular peak,
is the Solvay hut, managed by the
Swiss Alpine Club. It has room for only ten daredevils
who will have to
venture uphill through the must inhospitable terrain.
The steep, icy
paths and frozen breath and sweat will improve your appetite
Since 1983, the Rifugio Nuvolau has been a refuge for exhausted trekkers, providing comfort and solace to those
trudging in Italyâ€™s dramatic Dolomite Mountains. Even during World War 1, the 2,575m high
hut served as a point for surveying situations on the summit. Besides a flashback in history,
the location will provide a bed, eatables, and the jolly company of other outdoorsy souls like you.
If you donâ€™t feel like staying at the Solvay Hut, Matterhorn can offer you a roof at the Hornli Hut.
There is a happening â€œlaunching padâ€ situated at 3,260m on the base of Matterhorn. When you get weary of
the stunning views, rest majestically on a two-tiered bunk bed made for twenty dreaming about the delicious
Swiss rosti (potatoes and cheese) and homemade fruitcake that they have devoured.
Here is a place, the French, Swiss and Italians can all enjoy. Situated
at an outcropping 3,647m in the
North West Mountains of Italy, the
Rifugio Gnifetti is a highly equipped place
warmth and free showers. It is a bit of a discomfort getting
there, sharp rocks and
sliding trails, but well, it is definitely worth
Refuge des Cosmiques
Trekkers, skiers and climbers will be relieved to find Refuge des
on the incline in France, positioned a bit
carelessly amidst the fascinating ski village of Chamonix.
hospitality is up-to-date and enjoyable, just what a tired hiker longs
Refuge de Tete Rousse
The Refuge de Tete Rousse, situated at 3,167m, was rebuilt by the French
Alpine Club in 2005 to accommodate 74
nature lovers wishing for a nice
refuge in the staggering inclines of the Chamonix region.
for â€œred headsâ€ is, perhaps a suggestion of the exertion required to
reach the hut by foot)
Amidst the gigantic shapes, youâ€™re longing for a homey feeling, baked
vegetable stews, wine beverages, in other words; a full belly,
Cabane Bertol is the place for you. Haute Route is a lengthy walking
connecting Chamonix to Zermatt and it is tough for the mountain
to ascend to reach the much rewarding Cabane Bertol (3,311
meters), by a series of fixed ladders and chain.
The Rifugio Lagazuoi, is less a hut than a mountainous haven. Alma and
Guido, the beaming
keepers of the Italyâ€™s Alta via 1 paradise point will
exceed your expectations of hospitality;
accommodations, a lively bar, and a pleasant restaurant to eat in.
path to the hut has obstacles of course, but what follows will make
every step of the way,
worth it. Donâ€™t forget to order the apple strudel
â€" a local specialty.
2,135m above the rest of the world, Rifugio Coldai is another reminder
of modern civilization
on the Alta via 1. The bold ones who venture into
the rugged terrain of Dolomite will not be disappointed by the lit
dry dining room, with a serving of homemade gnocchi drizzled with olive
oil, fresh minestrone soup, and a
towering tiramisu, exploding with rich
It will be enough to forget the 175 miles of trekking
with your nerves on hold.
The Swiss news outlet that entitled the Monte Rosa hut, as a â€œfuturistic Eco-hutâ€
could never have spoken more truthfully. Completely reconstructed in 2009,
2,883m on the base of the highest peak in Switzerland. It is a beautiful building, blending in
with its splendid environment. Stainless steel, aluminum, and wood, satisfy 90 percent of
its energy needs through solar power; very Eco-friendly.