Hut to Hut Ski Tour in Georgian Caucasus, Svaneti

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Discover Svaneti, one of the most beautiful and remote places of Georgia, on this exciting ski tour along with Ilia, a local IFMGA certified guide.

Caucasus

8 Days

Feb, Mar, Apr, May

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Enjoy ski touring in a fantastic destination in Georgia.
  • Discover the natural wonders and dreamy landscapes of Svaneti.
  • Join a multi-day hut to hut ski touring adventure like no other.

Description

Would you like to experience the unique ski touring opportunities that Georgia has to offer? Then you must join me on this 8-day hut-to-hut adventure to experience the snowy peaks of Svaneti, in the Caucasus mountains. Not only will you have the chance to experience pristine untouched powder, but you will also discover the beautiful local culture as you explore different mountain villages.

Svaneti (also called Svanetia) is an ancient region in the northwestern part of Georgia. Located in the heart of the Caucasus, it is surrounded by the highest peaks of the range, at altitudes between 3000 and 5000 meters. Towering mountains, coniferous forests, pristine snow, and glaciers are part of the dreamy landscape of Svaneti, which is considered one of the most beautiful places in the country. Besides the natural attractions, the region is also known for its historical stone villages. Furthermore, in the past few years, Svaneti has become a very attractive spot for winter sports lovers.

On this adventure, we will visit the small village of Becho,  Mestia, and a community of villages called Ushguli. Each day, we will travel to different mountains in the region, of altitudes up to 3000m. You will be able to enjoy an exhilarating skiing program that will take your breath away while discovering the Georgia mountains and the warm and welcoming local people! Find the complete itinerary below.

Please contact me if you want to be a part of this Svaneti skiing tour next winter. I'm a local GMGA certified guide who will be glad to show you the best spots of this outstanding region of Georgia.

You can also check another great tour that I offer in Georgia: Gudauri freeride and ski touring trip.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Arrive to the airport of Tbilisi (Georgia’s capital city) and departure to Svaneti. There’s a chance of taking a flight from Natakhtari (near Tbilisi) or Kutaisi airport to Mestia airport. We spend the night in a guesthouse at Becho village.

Day 2: Mount Decil

This is our first ski tour. We go from Village Mazeri to Mount Decil (at 2578 m). Then, we descend to village Etseri (1500 m). Finally, we spend the night in Becho.

Day 3: Guli Valley

We go from Village Mazeri to Guli Valley (there’s a viewpoint at 3200m). Then, we descent on Guli glacier to village Bagvdanari (at 1600 m). Night in Becho.

Day 4: Mount Simzagari

We go from village Etseri to Mount Simzagari (3311 m). Then, we descend to village Ipari (1300 m). Spend the night in Becho.

Day 5: Tskhkvzagari

We drive to Mestia and then go to Tskhkvzagari (2353 m). We descend on Chaladi glacier. Spend the night at a hotel in Mestia.

Day 6: Tetnuldi resort

A transfer takes us from Mestia to Tetnuldi resort (2000 m). We use lifts to 3300 m. After that, we descend to village Zabeshi (1600 m). Night in Mestia.

Day 7: Tetnuldi resort

Transfer takes us from Mestia again to Tetnuldi resort. We use lifts to 3300m. We descend to village Adishi (2000m). Finally, we drive to Ushguli, where we spend the night at a guesthouse.

Day 8: Departure

We return to Tbilisi. Then, a transfer takes you to the airport for departure.

 

Details

Accommodation

Guesthouse and hotels, such as Edelweiss Guesthosue.

Meeting point

Airport of Tbilisi (Georgia)

Photos


About the guide

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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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2061 Each

Group of 2

EUR 1598 Each

Group of 3

EUR 1444 Each

Group of 4

EUR 1238 Each

Group of 5

EUR 1238 Each

Group of 6

EUR 927 Each

Group of 7

EUR 927 Each

Group of 8

EUR 721 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


For booking assistance

Our experienced outdoor adventure team is ready to help you boost your experience and will assist you throughout the whole process, from the moment you choose a program until you return from your trip.



 

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