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Ski tour in Svaneti

Recently, Svaneti became the ski resort every ski/board enthusiast dreamed of. With several interesting slopes resort offers routes for all kind of skiers.

Above all, Svaneti is one of the most ecologically unspoiled regions. Ski touring inside such unexplored area provokes feeling of real explorer.

  • Regions: Khevsureti – Tusheti – Kakheti – Tbilisi

  • Duration: 10 nights

  • Food: BB/HB in Tbilisi, FB in countryside

  • Accommodation: Hotel (2 x nights), Guesthouse (7 x night)

  • Best Season: From June to early September

  • Group Size: Up to 15

  • Total Trekking Distance:

  • Elevation:

Overview

Overview

Through this extraordinary ski-tour, guests will explore an ancient settlements, the medieval towers and still preserved rituals which are spread all over Svaneti region.

 

This highland area tightly relates to the legend of Argonauts who visited Svaneti long time ago using direction of Enguri river.  According to the legend Greeks were searching ancient gold prospecting technique practiced in gold-bearing rivers of Svaneti.

Ski tour is perfect mode of travel to explore fascinating views of snow-capped mountains, beautiful slopes and roaring rivers.

 

Trip consists of visiting several spectacular mountains. Skiing the slopes of Mt. Tetnuldi 4858 m. and Mt. Benguriani 3840 m. Tour continues to the glacier of Chalaadi. The view of Mt. Ushba 4710 m. twin peaks: Mt. Tetnuldi 4974 m. and the great Caucasus range awakens unforgettable feelings.

 

Ski tour follows the mountain roads of Svaneti going towards the highest inhabited village in Europe – Ushguli 2200 m. The village represents the architecturally unique middle age fortification, surrounded by the 5000 m. giants of the great Caucasus Range.

Overall this trip would be nothing without getting acquainted with local traditions and cuisine.

 
  • Full Board

  • All Accommodation

  • All Domestic Transfers

  • 4WD Car Service

  • Ski Guide and Assistant

  • 4WD Vehicles 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

  • 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).

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.