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Ski Touring to Mt. Kazbek

The trip consist of ascends up to 5000 m. Trip is full of interesting slopes and off-piste skiing. Each day offers 6-7 hours of amazing ski touring experience. The major part of the ski tour takes place at the boundary of the Central and Eastern Caucasus, at the area of Mt. Kazbeg 5047 m.

 

 “The white beauty wrapped in the rays of the sun - is just unforgettable”

  • Regions: Khevi- MT. Kazbek - Tbilisi

  • Duration: 11 nights

  • Food: Full Board

  • Accommodation: Hotel, Hut

  • Best Season: From January to March

  • Group Size: Limited

  • Total Ski Touring:

  • Elevation:

Overview

Overview

Tour starts from Tbilisi and continuous towards Northern part of Georgia. The area where the whole tour is held is called Khevi. It’s located in the northeast of the Great Caucasus.

Mountains there are known for white, pristine beauty. The summit is called Mt. Kazbeg 5047 m. which is the third highest and one of the best known peaks in the Caucasus. Its Georgian name is ‘Mkinvartsveri’ meaning ‘ice-top’ in English.

 

The trip is gaining adventurous experience day by day. In the beginning of the trip skiers start with ascend to only 2300 m. right before the first overnight.  Getting accustomed to high altitude trip hardens gradually. After overcoming slopes reaching 25-30 degree and check-points with over 3800 m. high, challenge continuous toward Mt. Kazbeg. For the last stage we preserve the most intense and interesting climb to the summit.

 

At the end, amuzing descend from the top of Mt. Kazbeg to the village Stepandsminda gives you power to remember all the amazing places you’ve been.

 

Important:  To reach summit successfully level II UIAA is required

  • Full Board

  • All Accommodation

  • All Domestic Transfers

  • 4WD Car Service

  • Tour Leader

  • Ski Guide and Cook/Assistant

  • Horses for Carrying Tour Equipment

  • First Aid Kit

  • Visa or Visa Fees

  • Airfares

  • Single Supplement

  • Medical Expenses and Insurance

  • Re-booking of Hotels

  • Alcoholic Drinks

  • Special Meals

  • Skiing Gear

  • Horses for Carrying Personal Luggage

  • Photographer

  • Items of Personal Nature

  • Extra Sites

  • Items Not Mentioned in Program and Detailed Itinerary

  • Clothing: High altitude outfit; Skiing gear; Ski touring bindings; Crampons; Ski skins; 

  • Footwear: High altitude ski tour boots; Crampons; Comfortable shoes/trainers for the evening.

  • Equipment: 3 season sleeping bag; snow-getters, head torch, backpack, sunhat, sunglasses, sun cream

  • Luggage:  Group members will be expected to carry all personal belongings. As an alternative, for additional payment (approx. EUR 100-120) it is possible to hire a local porter from Stepantsminda to “Betlemi Hut” (Max 20 kg).

  • Tour Staff & Support: Tour Leader, driver (s), local guide

Important

  • Explore Guides have passed special training courses of EMS (Emergency Medical Service) Center in Georgia and are capable to provide First Aid assistance. However, please be aware that they are not eligible to use any medication for general therapy. Therefore, we would expect that all group members have their personal First Aid Kits with needed drugs during the trip.