This tour gives you an option to explore some of the most beautiful areas of Svaneti on skis. Of all regions of Georgia, Svaneti is one of best for ski touring due to an abundance of powder snow, terrific mountain scenery and unique UNESCO-listed historical region.
|No. of participants
|01. 02. - 05. 02. 2024
|4 - 6 (AVAILABLE)
We meet the group at the hotel. After an individual check of the equipment to ensure that everything is in order and there is nothing left we have to transport 30 minutes. Next 30 minutes, guide will check how participants know how to use the equipment. This is a probe, a beeper and a shovel.
Then we take the cable car from 2230 meters to 2710 meters near the first cable car, from there we have to ski down to 340 meters to the north side to check the technique of skiing in the untracked snow.
We descend to 2370 meters, Here we start the tour and climb to a height of 3170 meters and descend in the north-west direction, if the group skis well it is possible to ski down to Zhabeshi 1550 meters vertical which also includes skiing in the forest, transport will meet us in Zhabeshi and bring us to Mestia.
We will drive to Etseri village and will spend a day at the foot of Mount Ushba (4710 m), one of the most impressive peaks in the Caucasus Mountains. From the village Etseri we will ascend north of Meziri mountain to the height of 2640m where there is a cross erected. We will enjoy beautiful slopes, pass snowed summer huts and enjoy the views towards the whole Caucasus mountain range Ushba, Shkhara and Tetnuldi summits as well as Svaneti range with impressive Lahili summit. Accommodation at Mazeri.
This day we will be transported to Ushguli. Ushguli is the highest permanently inhabited village in Europe, located at 2200 meters above sea level. We will experience a total change of scenery, enjoy tasty meals and local hospitality. After check in at our guesthouse we will leave bags and ascend 3050 ridge of Launvari (lamaria) between Shkhara glacier and Zagaro pass. From there we will enjoy views towards the Svaneti ridge, Enguri gorge and its birthplace Shkhara and the main caucasus ridge including impressive Ailama summit (4547m). Then we will ski down to the guesthouse and warm up before dinner.
Accommodation: Guesthouse at Ushguli
This morning we will ascend Gorvashi (Latpari) pass area which is the other side on the ridge of Svaneti looking directly at the main Caucasus ridge from the south. To get there we will need to ski first between the old towers of Chazhashi village. From the ridge which is between 3000 and 3100 meters we will admire a magnificent panorama offered by the largest Caucasian mountains, on the border between Upper and Lower Svanetia.
Accommodation: Guesthouse in Mestia/Latali