SKITOURING IN SVANETI (SKI 02 EN)


Territory of the southern side of the Caucasus : GEORGIA

Tour length : 12 days (period of stay at the destination – 11days)

The ideal time for a tour realization : the end of the January, February, March

 

 Brief introduction:

The South side of the main Caucasian ridge in a remote part of Georgia will offer you the unique combination of great skiing, amazing historical monuments, delicious Georgian cuisine and exquisite wines. All this in the wonderful, unspoilt countryside enhanced by the hospitality of local residents. We will visit the centre of Svaneti - Mestia, three days we will do ski mountaineering  in the highest village with permanent inhabitants in Europe - Ushguli. You will experience 11 extraordinary days, to which you will long remember.

Destination:

Caucasus - Svaneti (Georgia), base - Becho, Mestia, Ushguli

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Price per person (in a given number of persons in the group):

1375 EUR

minimum 4 person in group

Price includes:

-Pick up the group at the airport in Tbilisi or Kutaisi

-All the transports in accordance with the program

-Accommodation: Tbilisi (1night) in 3*hotel-only in case of arrival to Tbilisi

                                   Kutaisi (1 night) in 3*hotel-only in case of arrival to Kutaisi

                                   Becho (3 nights) in local guesthouse

                                   Mestia (2 night) in local guesthouse

                               Ushguli (4 night) in local guesthouse

                                

-half board, breakfast and a hot dinner in the guesthouses-excellent quality, big quantity

-1-2 guides per group

 

Price does not include:

-The international airplane ticket  to/from Tbilisi or Kutaisi

-Health and travel insurance

-All services not mentioned in the programme

-Individual transports

-Rental equipment

-The cost of a rescue

-Drinks and food, which are not included in the price of group menu

 

Detailed  itinerary of the trip:

1. day -Arrival to Tbilisi. Crossing to the Mestie. Accommodation in a local hotel. Preparation for the next day. Dinner, lodging.

2. day – Crossing  by the car to the Ugviri pass (1920m). From there ski mountaineering transition along the ridge and the further side of the mountain Tetnuldi (4974m), the subsequent downhill to the village of Adishi. Lunch. Downhill to the village Bogreshi, from there travelling by car to Ushguli approx 30km. Accommodation in a local guest house

 (The following is the ascent on the saddle Tsimirghash Zagari (3051m) and descent  to the road to the village of Kala. )

3.-6. Day – Ski mountaineering in area of Ushguli,  visit the Church of the Virgin Mary. Wonderful area for ski mountaineering under the highest peak of the Georgia - Scharou (5152m) .In the afternoon of 6th day the departure by car back to Mestie. Accommodation in a local hotel. Rest, dinner, lodging.

(6. day –After breakfast crossing by car into the saddle Ugviri, thence along the ridge to Zuruldi, followed by a descent to the river Mulkhura, where is the car waiting. Going by car to Mestia - approx 12km. Accommodation in the guest house, dinner.)

(7. day – ski alpine climb to 3840m high Benguriani towering over the Mestia. Downhill by the same route back, visiting Mestia, overnight in guest house)

 

7.-9 day –Crossing to the village of Etseri. Ski mountaineering climbs and descents in the region over Etseri. There is possibility of dozens of downhills with the elevation of 1800 meters!!!Accommodation in the village of Becho in the local guest house, with the best cuisine in the whole  Georgia!!!

10. day – After breakfast, departure by car back to Tbilisi. In the case of departure from Kutaisi, it is possible to ski even in this day and in the afternoon  go to Kutaisi. Accommodation in the hotel, rest, visit to the city, the wine shop, in the evening the final dinner

11. day – Departure to the airport - departure home

Recommended equipment:

-Ski mountaineering equipment -shoes, skis, belts, canes, or split snowboard

- Ski mountaineering  clothes  or for climb with board

-Crampons, ice axe

-Helmet, glasses

-ABS backpack, avalanche search engines, probe, shovel- possibility to rent

-Thermos

- Things of personal hygiene

-Personal pharmacy, insurance

 

Accommodation during the trip:

-Accommodation: Tbilisi (1night) in 3*hotel or Kutaisi (1 night) in hotel

                                   Becho (3 nights) in local guesthouse

                                   Mestia (2 night) in local guesthouse

                                   Ushguli (4 night) in local guesthouse

Meal on trip:

Breakfast is always in the guesthouse it’s included in accommodation-always hot food as: porridge, roasted potatoes, scrambled eggs,etc.

Dinner is always composed from soup,  main meal(Chachapuri, Kupdari, Chinkali, etc.)  and dessert or fruit-huge portion, home cooking.

Lunches are packages,which you will get during breakfast

Water and tea are included in menu, rest of the drinks are paid by each participant.

Final dinner in Tbilisi or in Kutaisi

Transport during the tour and transportation of luggage:

By plane: international flights to/from Tbilisi-ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF TRIP!

By car : Journey from the airport in Svaneti  and back, all transports to each climb in the region.

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Additional information:

There is also a variant with arrival and departure from/to Kutaisi.  The price of the fly tickets is better, and crossing to Svaneti is shorter. In this case, it is possible to ski even half of the 10th day and leave the hotel in Kutaisi in the afternoon.

In case of interest we can arrange air transportation from Tbilisi to Mestia and back to the regular line of small turboprop aircraft (15 people). Approx. price of a ticket ....

The region of Svaneti is located in the north-western part of Georgia. A long time has been completely insolated from the outside world. Only 4 years ago was recently repaired a quality road to Mestia, which enables secure access to the region also in the winter months. The path on which together we will go, will be for each one unforgettable adventure. In the region there are several of major Caucasian peaks as Ushba (known as the Caucasian Matterhorn), Shara - the highest peak of Georgia or the landmark of the Mestia - Tetnuldi.The event is designed so that we every day have completed at least one climb and downhill. All are made "lighter" with the only equipment necessary for given day. Some days are conceived as transitions with the use of a ATV vehicle transportation, sometimes we will ride after the trail of climb. Superelevation individual days will be between 1000-1800 meters.

Additional services:

- we provide the option of hire the ski mountaineering skis suitable for freeride skiing

-we provide the option of hire  ABS bags, avalanche search engines, probes and shovels

-We arrange suitable insurance for this kind of sports activities (Alpenverein)

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