Join Ilia, a certified guide, on an 11 day splitboarding expedition through the gorgeous Svaneti region of Georgia, and enjoy the peaks of the Caucasus.
Feb, Mar, Apr, May
Every day of this trip will have you seeing and experiencing a new part of Svaneti. This gorgeous area is so vast and beautiful that while 11 days may seem long, this trip could easily be twice that, and still be incredible.
There are several glaciers you will get to not only see, but descend as well on this trip, including the Guli glacier, the Chaladi glacier and the Shkara glacier. Some examples of the peaks you will get to see, explore and enjoy include Mount Decil (2,578m), Mount Simzagari (3,311m), Mount Kareta (3,524m) and Mount Kuruldashi (3,014m).
While you are splitboarding on and around these peaks and glaciers, you will have some spectacular views of the Svaneti landscape. You will get to gaze out at the large forests, and a huge portion of the Caucasus mountains.
Along with the natural wonders of this trip, you will also get to enjoy several villages, towns and cities as well. This adventure will begin and end with the Georgian capital city of Tbilisi. You will also get to visit, and spend the night in the villages of Becho and Ushguli, as well as the town of Mestia.
While this is a splitboarding trip, it is also much more than that. For 11 days, you will get to immerse yourself in a beautiful region of Georgia. So send me a request and come to Svaneti. You will be glad you did.
If I’m not available to guide you, one of my 3 teammates, all of them GMGA mountain guides, will be happy to do so. We can also adapt the number of days and the itinerary of the program according to your preferences.
Would you like to enjoy another 11 day splitboarding tour in the Caucasus of Georgia? Then join me on this trip around Mount Kazbek.
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
You will arrive at the Tbilisi airport and go to Svaneti. There is also an option to fly closer to Svaneti to Mestia airport as well. Once there, we will stay at a guesthouse in the village of Becho.
Today we will splitboard from the village of Mazeri to Mount Decil (2,578m). Afterwards, we will descend to the village of Etseri (1,500m) before going back to the guesthouse in Becho.
Today we will splitboard from the village of Mazeri to Guli valley. Afterwards, we will descend on the Guli glacier to the village of Bagvdanari (1,600m) before returning to the guesthouse in Becho.
Today we will splitboard from the village of Etseri to Mount Simzagari (3,311m). Afterwards we will descend to the village Ipari (1,300m) before returning to the guesthouse in Becho.
Today we will drive to Mestia and then go to Tskhkvzagari (2,353m). Afterwards, we will descend on the Chaladi glacier. We will spend the night in a hotel in Mestia.
Today we will transfer from Mestia to Tetnuldi resort (2,000m). We will use lifts to an altitude of 3,300m. After that we will descend to the village of Zabeshi (1,600m). We will spend the night in Mestia.
Today we will transfer from Mestia to Tetnuldi resort (2,000m) again. We will use lifts to an altitude of 3,300m. Afterwards, we will descend to the village of Adishi (2,000m) and then drive to the village of Ushguli, where we will spend a night in a guesthouse.
Today we will go from Ushguli to the Enguri valley, and from there we will go to Mount Kareta (3,524m). Afterwards, we will descend on the Shkara glacier to Ushguli where we will spend the night in a guesthouse.
Today we will go from Ushguli to Mount Kuruldashi (3,o14m) before returning to Ushguli where we will be transferred to Mestia, where we will spend a night in a hotel.
Today we will go to the Hatsvali ski resort (2,400m). We will then descend to the village of Kala (1,400m) before returning to Mestia where we will spend the night.
Today we will return to Tbilisi, where you will take a transfer to the airport and fly home.
Guesthouse and hotels, such as Edelweiss Guesthosue.
I'm a fully certified IFMGA / UIAGM mountain guide from Tbilisi, Georgia. I have the GMGA (Georgian Mountain Guides Association) certificate and I'm a member of the Austrian Mountain Guide Association.
I'm a professional mountaineer, national team member of Georgian Mountain Federation. I am actively climbing in the Caucasus mountain range.
The programs I guide more often are:
- Mountaineering = Mt. Kazbek, Mt. Tetnuldi, Mt. Ushba, Chaukhi region.
- Ski Touring = Gudauri, Svaneti, Kazbegi regions.
I also manage large expeditions and base camps for Caucasus Mountains.
Please get in touch with me if you plan to come to Georgia. It will be my great pleasure to help you and to guide you in our awesome mountains.
I am leading a Guide Office in Georgia, and work together with my colleagues George, Lasha and Leri (National certified Mountain Guides). In case I'm not available, one of them will be your guide.
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Pre-Trip: Service from Explore-Share could have been better. What should have been a simple request with payments was badly dealt with. Taking automatic payments is a strange and unusual way of booking a guide. This was eventually dealt with though I had to argue for some time. Pre-trip support from guide could also have been better - getting an E-mail response on queries about the trip was not easy. I suggest a shared E-mail between the guide team would enable a better response capability if some guides are on the mountain etc. Although saying that, once in Svaneti we found even the most remote villages have Wi-Fi.... During the trip: Guide service was brilliant. Airport pick up was spot-on. Accommodation and food was great. There were two challenging aspects - the weather and the start of the Coronavirus issue. Guide team dealt well with both curve-balls (E.g. restaurants closing, and arranging slightly earlier return transport to Tbilisi). We had a great week, I would strongly recommend these guys to anyone visiting Georgia.
We had a fantastic trip in Svaneti with our guide Ilia who is a very professional and nice person. We were blessed by his kindness. He is a very patient, experienced and passionate person. Svaneti is a really beautiful region, wild and remote. I would advice staying more than a week as it takes quite some time to reach the mestia valley. The villages are vey harming and accommodation is quite good. There are thousands of ski tour possibilities and we were most of the time alone. Georgian people are great..and the food is fantastic ! I would definitively recommend the trip and our guide Ilia.
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