Georgia·February - April
GEORGIA SKI-TOURING ADVENTURE IN THE CAUCASUS MOUNTAINS
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Embark on an unforgettable 8-day ski touring adventure in the magnificent Caucasus Mountains of Georgia. Guided by a certified local expert, you'll share the slopes with fellow passionate skiers, reveling in pristine snow and serene uphills. Advanced skiing ability on black slopes and prior ski-touring experience are prerequisites.
Georgia's Caucasus: a tremendous ski-touring destination for experienced skiers
Georgia's Caucasus Mountains offer an unparalleled ski-touring experience for advanced skiers. Its diverse terrain and reliable snowfall make it a top-tier destination for those seeking exhilarating descents and challenging routes. The destination's fantastic natural environment you will embrace for the duration of the trip, just you, your guide, and a small group of companions from all over the world.
Immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of Georgia's CaucasuS
Share the slopes with a small, diverse group guided by local experts. Experience the thrill of skiing amidst pristine wilderness. Mapo Tapo's aggregation benefits with which you can lower costs by joining a group trip organized, considering your fitness level, so you will always be traveling with passionate skiers with the same experience level.
Day 1: Arrival
Arrive at Tbilisi Airport, the capital city of Georgia. From there, we'll embark on a journey to the enchanting region of Svaneti. You can take a flight from either Natakhtari (near Tbilisi) or Kutaisi airport to Mestia airport. Our first night will be spent in a cozy guesthouse in the picturesque village of Becho.
Day 2: Mount Decil
Our adventure kicks off with an exhilarating ski tour. We'll traverse from the charming Village Mazeri to the breathtaking Mount Decil, standing tall at 2578 meters. After conquering the summit, we'll gracefully descend to the quaint village of Etseri at 1500 meters. As the day draws closer, we'll return to our haven in Becho for a well-deserved rest.
Day 3: Guli Valley
Today, we'll venture from Village Mazeri to the awe-inspiring Guli Valley, boasting a mesmerizing viewpoint at 3200 meters. We'll then make a graceful descent down the renowned Guli glacier, arriving at the serene village of Bagvdanari, nestled at 1600 meters. Our night will be spent in the comfort of Becho.
Day 4: Mount Simzagari
The journey continues as we traverse from the charming village of Etseri to the majestic Mount Simzagari, soaring to an impressive 3311 meters. Following this conquest, we'll descend to the quaint village of Ipari, situated at 1300 meters. As the day winds down, we'll find solace in Becho.
Day 5: Tskhkvzagari
We'll embark on a scenic drive to Mestia, a vibrant town in the heart of Svaneti. From there, we'll reach the captivating Tskhkvzagari, perched at 2353 meters. The descent down the Chaladi glacier promises to be an exhilarating experience. We'll spend the night in a comfortable hotel in Mestia.
Day 6: Tetnuldi Resort
A seamless transfer will transport us from Mestia to the renowned Tetnuldi resort at 2,000 meters. We'll ascend using lifts, reaching a staggering altitude of 3300 meters. The descent to the charming village of Zabeshi, located at 1600 meters, will be a highlight of the day. Our night will be spent in Mestia.
Day 7: Tetnuldi Resort
Once again, a convenient transfer will whisk us from Mestia to Tetnuldi Resort. We'll ascend to 3300 meters using lifts, reveling in the panoramic vistas. The descent to the idyllic village of Adishi at 2000 meters will be a memorable part of our journey. Our day will culminate in Ushguli, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where we'll find comfort in a welcoming guesthouse.
Day 8: Departure
As our unforgettable journey comes to a close, we'll return to Tbilisi. From there, a dedicated transfer will ensure you reach the airport in time for your departure.
The programme is very flexible to take into account weather conditions, activities level and endurance of the group.
The Caucasus: a Winter Wonderland
Georgia is nestled in the heart of the Caucasus and transforms into a winter wonderland of unparalleled beauty.
Blanketed in pristine snow, the region's rugged peaks and enchanting valleys offer a surreal backdrop for winter enthusiasts. With its reliable snowfall, Georgia's Caucasus Mountains have become a haven for skiers seeking adrenaline-pumping descents and tranquil backcountry trails. This winter paradise promises an experience where nature's majesty meets the thrill of the slopes, creating memories that last a lifetime.
We'll find comfort and warmth in carefully selected accommodations during our exhilarating adventure in Georgia's Caucasus Mountains. From charming guesthouses to cozy mountain lodges, each stay promises a blend of local hospitality and comfort. Nestled amidst stunning natural landscapes, these lodgings offer a peaceful retreat after days filled with thrilling ski tours. With comfortable amenities and a touch of local charm, our accommodations ensure a restful night's sleep, recharging you for the next day's mountain exploits. Get ready to unwind in a welcoming setting that complements the awe-inspiring beauty of our surroundings.
What's Not Included
Food and drinks
Everything not specified in the paragraph “What is included”
To make the most of this ski-touring trip, you must be a relatively strong skier (able to ski down red slopes easily) with prior ski-touring and skiing off-piste experience. Good fitness is required to manage 6-8 hours of daily activity. If you don't have your ski-touring gear, let us know, and we'll be glad to help you with the rental.
Mapo Tapo selects locations and mountain guides with the utmost care. We can, for any inaccuracies, however, accept no liability. Ski-touring is a risky sport that takes place in nature. Ultimately, you are fully responsible for the choices you make. Mapo Tapo recommends that anyone who does not have sufficient knowledge to go outdoors accompanied by a certified mountain guide.
Please DO NOT book your flights until this trip is confirmed. Most of our trips require a minimum number of participants to run, so to avoid disappointment, wait for a confirmation email before making non-refundable travel plans.
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What fitness level must I have to join this trip?
To fully enjoy this adventure, participants should have a solid skiing foundation, proficiency on red slopes, and prior ski-touring experience. Good fitness is required to manage 6-8 hours of daily activity.
Is the flight included?
No, the flight is not included in the package. Participants are responsible for arranging their travel to the meeting point.
How do I get to the meeting point?
We'll meet each other at the Tbilisi Airport. Detailed instructions will be provided upon booking. Once the trip is confirmed, our team will assist you in planning your journey by adding you in our Whatsapp Group, where you'll virtually meet your Guide and the other participants.
What is the maximum number of people who can join this trip?
This trip is designed for an intimate group, ensuring a personalized experience. The maximum capacity is 7 participants.
Do you recommend bringing any extra gear?
Yes, we recommend bringing essential skiing and ski-touring gear. A detailed packing list will be provided upon booking.
Why is it essential to have a certified guide with you during the activities?
Having a certified guide ensures your safety and enhances the overall experience. They are experts in the local terrain, weather conditions, and emergency protocols, providing a secure and enriching adventure.
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