close and far away

One week ski touring trip in the Svaneti's Caucasus

6 days of a pleasure with a local guides 

close and far away

Whether near or far, everything is amazing. 

Ushba and Ushguli.

Stamina level

3/5, up to 5hrs/day

Tech level

3/5, all kinds of terrain

Guiding days

6 of 8

Guiding ratio

1:5

Itinerary

One-week tour with a smoth start from a freeriding near the resort, a continuation with a specific ski touring day and the final three-day trip to a high mountain village Ushguli. 

Breathe and enjoy! Whether near or far, everything is amazing.

It's very convinient tou for the people who has a one-week vacation and want to enjoy of a big mountains' wildness! 

Day 1

Transfer from an Airport

Organized transfer from the airport of arrival: Tbilisi/Batumi/Kutaisi. Arriving at Mestia, we check in hostel and have lunch/dinner, then spend the rest of the day doing some sightseeing.Meeting with the guide(s), trip briefing, equipment check.
Day 2

Hatsvali Ski Resort tree skiing

North-faced, forest covered ski resort with a very fast access from Mestia (4 minutes new built lift). We will make several descents along the cool relief glades, among the trees. During this day we'll warm-up and a guide(s) determine the group level.
Day 3

Tetnuldi Ski Resort couloirs

"The White Princess" mountain, an ideal peak in a hugs of a glaicers. Ski lifts are lifting up to a height of 3,165 meters, from where we'll make a several runs on an amaizing amd steep couloirs or get a secret pow-places. The resort is located in 15 km / 30 minutes by car from Mestia.
Day 4

Koruldi lakes

The first full ski-touring day. Starting from Mestia at 9 a.m., we'll spend about 4 hours to reach the approaches of Mt. Ushba (4,710 m). Koruldi lakes is located at height of 2,600 meters. This route offers a view on a 7 summits (of Svaneti): Ushba, Chatin, Ulukara, Banguriani, Gistola, Tetnuldi, Layla. Descent starts from a steep alpine meadows, goes through a wide forest glades and lands directly in Mestia.
Day 5

Ushguli 1

Trip to Ushguli, the community of four villages located in 46 km from Mestia.Ushguli is real village museum, whole village is protected in Unesco heritage. At the first day we'll go near the village and climb 900 meters. Descent goes through a wonderful relief, starting with a meadows and ending with a freeride in the village.
Day 6

Ushguli 2

Ushguli, the second day. All the way we admire the stunning views of the Mt Shkhara 5,193 m and its glacier. Actually, we almost reach the glacier, and get down from 3,000 meters. The day is finishedwith a light ski touring to the village on a flatland.
Day 7

Ushguli 3

Early rise to make this day filled. We will climb another mountain, where we are awaited by a delightful descent, 1 km of a snow pleasure. It's a long day: 3-4 hours of ski touring, dinner and a trip back to Mestia.
Day 8

Transfer back

Breakfast and return by van directly to the Airport in Kutaisi/Batumi/Tbilisi. Alternatively, we gladly help you to make arrangements to stay in Mestia to enjoy some of the world’s unexplored mountain place.

From 950€

Price per person for groups of minimum 2 participants. 

Included: 

Guide & guide expenses, 5 x nights in Mestia, 2 x nights in Ushguli, 7 x dinners, 7 x breakfast, airport transfer, transport during the tour.

 Extra:

Drinks, lunches, insurance, 2 x ski pass.

Booking

Dates: from January till April, put dates in comments

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