Svaneti, 1-Week Remote Ski Touring in Georgia

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Join local, certified IFMGA/GMGA guide, Nick, on a unique winter adventure in Svaneti. Spend 9-days ski touring in Georgia and explore Tetnuldi, Koruldi, Lamaria, Detsili, Chalaadi Glacier, and more on an unforgettable powder fest!

Caucasus

9 Days

Feb, Mar, Apr

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Enjoy a unique ski touring adventure in Svaneti, Georgia.
  • Spend 9-days in a gorgeous and remote mountain setting.
  • Discover Georgia with a local certified guide who can show you its secret spots.

Description

Would you like to enjoy one of the best ski experiences of your life? Then ski touring in Georgia is a must for you, and this 1-week program in Svaneti will take you on some of the most unforgettable rides you can experience. 

We will set off from Mestia. Each day, we will head to a different mountain or location. Tetnuldi, Koruldi, Lamaria, Detsili, Chalaadi Glacier, and more are some of the places we will visit. You will not only experience the spectacular mountains and snow of Georgia, but also the warm welcome of its people. Additionally, you will have the chance to experience the rich local culture. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

Keep in mind that prior ski touring experience is necessary in order to join this tour. Furthermore, a good fitness level is a must as we will spend long hours in the mountain. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you, and also to share my favorite local spots with you.

So, are you ready for an amazing Svaneti winter adventure? Then send your request today and let’s start planning an unforgettable week of ski touring in Georgia!

Itinerary

Day 1: Greeting

Meeting in Airport, Kutaisi, Tbilisi or Batumi, transfer to Mestia.

Accommodation Included: Guesthouse

Day 2: Tetnuldi

This first day is a warmup day in Tetnuldi ski resort. We will check out off-piste conditions and do a short climb with skins at the end of the day. The atmosphere at the foot of the glaciers is great and gives you an idea of what’s awaiting you for the coming week.

Meals included: breakfast & dinner

Accommodation included: guesthouse

Day 3: Laila Pass

In the morning, we leave from Mestia to  Tskhumari village, which is the base of mount Laila. We will skin up from 1400m above sea level. From there, the skiing area goes up to 3400m so it depends on the group’s motivation to reach the top or finish somewhere on a good spot.

Meals included: breakfast & dinner

Accommodation: guesthouse

Ascent/descent +/-1400 m

Day 4: Koruldi Mountain

We will start skinning in Mestia at an altitude of 1500 m until we get to the hut where we’ll spend the night, a renovated wooden hut where you’ll really feel you’re in Georgia, beside the fireplace.

Meals included: breakfast & dinner

Accomodation included: Mountain Hut

Ascent/descent: +/- 1200 m

Day 5: Chalaadi Glacier

From the mountain hut, we will start skinning and climb up to 3700 m above sea level to the Chalaadi glacier. This is one of the best places for powder skiing in Svaneti. A long descent will take us back to the valley.

Meals included: breakfast & dinner

Accommodation included: guesthouse

Ascent/descent: +/- 1100 m

Day 6: Ushguli, Lamaria mountain

In the early hours of the day, we will set off for Ushguli, the highest inhabited village in Europe (2200 m), close to the border with Chechnya. In this place out of this world, you will be warmly welcomed by the locals. We’ll ski one of the several valleys that open up to us to reach our guesthouse and well-deserved dinner.

Meals included: breakfast & dinner

Accommodation included: guesthouse

Ascent/descent: +/- 1000 m

Day 7: Ushguli, Latpari pass

Situated between upper and lower Svaneti, we’ll go and admire the views that the highest mountains of the Caucasus have to offer us. At the end of the day, we take a shuttle to Mestia.

Meals included: breakfast & dinner

Accommodation included: guesthouse

Ascent/descent: +/- 1000 m

Day 8: Etseri - Detsili Mountain

Etseri is located at 1600 m above sea level at the foot of Mount Ushba, 4710 m high, one of the most remarkable peaks of the Caucasus. We will make the most of the last curves on the nice slopes and you will feel like you are on top of the world.

Meals included: breakfast & dinner

Accommodation included: guesthouse

Ascent/descent: +/- 1100 m

Day 9: Tbilsi, Transfer airport.

 

Details

Accommodation

Guesthouse/Mountain Hut

Meeting point

Mestia

Photos


Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Helmet

Ice axe

Goggles

Harness

Backpack

Sunglasses

Belay device

Watter bottle

Ski equipment

Climbing skins

Avalanche equipment


About the guide

A Svaneti native, Nick Phaliani grew up with a strong passion for skiing, climbing and playing in the mountains. Looking to incorporate this passion into a profession he climbed several 4000-5000m peaks multiple times and attended mountain guide courses. He is fully certified mountain guide. (GMGA)

Currently, he is operating Svaneti Travel Guide, a local company providing mountaineering/backcountry guide services and one of the few huts in the Svaneti region (Cloudbase Hut), which serves as a start point for different routes.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 3042 Each

Group of 2

EUR 2629 Each

Group of 3

EUR 2114 Each

Group of 4

EUR 1908 Each

Group of 5

EUR 1598 Each

Group of 6

EUR 1392 Each

Group of 7

EUR 1083 Each

Group of 8

EUR 980 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Lifts tickets

- Breakfast

- Luggage transfer

- Accommodation included

- Mountain guide expenses

- Transport during the trip

- Transportation start and back


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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