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Skiing from the top of Mount Kazbegi


Ski Riding from the Top of Mount Kazbegi

December to March
Difficulty: Moderate
If you want to spend your vacations active get skiing experience on the hills of Great Caucasus Mountains. 9-day skiing tour, mysterious Gergeti Trinity church and amazing landscapes of Kazbegi mountain are the best opportunity for the most memorable and adventurous travel in your life.
Highlights:
  • Ananuri Castle complex (XVI c)
  • Gudauri ski resort
  • Cross Pass (2379 m)
  • Stepantsminda
  • Mount Kazbegi (5047 m)
  • Gergeti Trinity Church (2170 m)
  • Meteo (3653 m)

  • Tour details:
    Difficulty: Difficult
    Best Season: Winter
    Total Elevations: 5033 m
    Total riding distance: 1.5 km
    Walking time: 7 hours
    Total tour duration: 8 day / 7 night

     
    Neccesery Equipment:
    - Sunglasses
    - Snow Gloves
    - Sunscreen lotion (SPF at least 30)
    - Daypack
    - Full harness for ski-riding
    - Comptete outfit for the conquest of the height are provided
    (harness, crampons, ascender, descender, headlamp)
    - 60-80 liter bag-pack
    - All season sleeping bag
    - Appropriate clothing for alpine climbing
1st Day
Meeting at the airport with the group's leader, transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Tbilisi
 
2nd Day – distance by vehicle 155 KM.
In the morning you will call into the supermarket to buy all the necessary products for the summit. Then you drive to Stepantsminda village to the foot of the mountain Kazbegi. In Stepantsminda a warm meeting into the local family awaits you. Here you stay for the night.
 
3rd Day – ski riding distance 6 KM.
Early in the morning, accompanied by experienced instructors (one per e three skiers) you start to climb up on skis to the summit of Kazbegi (5033 m). On the way to the first camp - Sabertse, you stop at the Church Gergeti of the Holy Trinity, that’s located at the height of 2170 meters. After a brief stop, you continue the path up to the camp. You will spend the night in tents at an altitude of 3150 meters. The elevation is 1410 meters. Distance more than 6 km. The Riding time is 6-7 hours.
 
4th Day - ski riding distance 6 KM.
Again early in the morning, you will continue ski riding up to the summit. Today you will pass saddleback and at the afternoon will arrive at the camp, "Meteo" on the height of 3653 meters. Vertical drop 503 m Distance more than 6 km. The Riding time is more than 6 hours.
 
5th Day - ski riding distance 4 KM.
Today, if weather permits, you ride again up of conquest the Kazbegi. At 3 o'clock in the morning, you come out to ski to the summit. After you reach the top of the Mount you ski down to the Camp "Meteo". Vertical drop is 1380 meters. The distance of about 4 km. journey time 12-13 hours
 
Attention! In case of bad weather, you have in reserve for another day to climb up. However, in the case of the conquest of the height on this you will have one extra day, which you can use for skiing in Gudauri on powder snow. read the details of the extra day at the end of the tour description.
 
6th Day
On this day we have one more attempt to conquer the summit. The scenario for this day is the same as on the previous day. See 5th Day.
 
7th Day
Today you begin the descent from the camp "Meteo" to Stepantsminda. Your way is to ski on powder snow on the slopes of Mt Kazbegi surrounded with the amazing nature. In Stepantsminda the warm dinner awaits you in the same family. In the evening you return to Tbilisi.
 
8th Day
This day we always reserve to balance the difficult weather conditions of the mountains of the northern Caucasus. On this day, you can either walk in Tbilisi alone or select some additional tours that we offer to you in advance. In the evening you’re invited to a farewell dinner. Late in the night, our bus will take you to the airport.
 
The Extra Day.
If you remain free day after climbing up to the top of Kazbegi (see 5th Day).
You drive back to Gudauri the previous evening. On the morning of this day (6 day) you go for ski riding to the mountain "Sadzele" (3307 m). The vertical drop 1110 meters. Distance more than 7km. Journey time 5-6 hours.

Tour Package Includes:
• Transfer to / from airport;
• A qualified coach (one per 3 skiers );
• 3 * Hotel in Tbilisi, with 2-bed accommodation with breakfast;
• Accommodation in family in Stepantsminda - with breakfast and dinner;
• Guest house in Gudauri (for extra day)
• Farewell dinner in Tbilisi
• A bottle of water per guest.
 
Tour Package NOT Includes:
•Air tickets;
•Travel Insurance;
•Food for summit;
•Optional tours (Tbilisi tour, Sulfur bath etc.);
• Tips for guide and driver.