Géorgie (Svanéti)

Period

From January to March

Ski touring

collaboration with a mountain guide

SVANETI

Svaneti is a historic province of Georgia, in the northwestern part of the country. It is inhabited by the Svans, an ethnic subgroup of Georgians. Situated on the southern slopes of the central Caucasus Mountains, the region is surrounded by 3,000–5,000 meter peaks. The region is notable for its glaciers and picturesque summits. Svaneti’s signature peak is probably Mount Ushba which towers over the Inguri Gorge and can be seen from many parts of the region. The quantity of snow is important in that region which offers a high number of wild, untouched slopes in magical landscapes. The famous Svanetian tower houses erected mainly in the 9th-12th centuries are still maintained. In the province are dozens of Georgian orthodox churches and various fortified buildings. Their language belongs to the Georgian branch of the Caucasian languages but is very different so that a Kakh (person from Kakheti region) can not understand the Megrelian or Svan language. SKI TOUR EXPEDITION itinerary Ski Tour expedition (from Tbilisi to Tbilisi) Place : Svaneti, Great Caucasus Mountains, Georgia Duration : For 7 days ski tour, count a minimum of 12 days. To visit a bit more Georgia, count 2/3 additionally days. Glimpse on the ski tour This ski tour expedition leads us, according to the weather and snow conditions, to different places in Svaneti. We explore the secluded valleys and villages like Ushguli, Adishi or Tetnuldi. Ushguli is located at 2000m and it is the highest inhabited village in Winter. We overnight by the locals, the Svans who live up there all year round, farming. We ride or on the Ushba glacier, Adishi valley, around Ushguli which offers a lot of possibilities. We are very flexible and will go where the best conditions are. Time: January-February Skiing competencies: Good Pratical details: Min : 4 Max : 7 Ski tour expedition in the Svaneti region. The remoteness of the region requires some very good physical and psychological conditions. The urgency services exist but are not working as in Europe. Note that you are in secluded places. Local and fresh food & cuisine. Svan specialities. Overnight during the trek: Guesthouses (double room and bathroom) Other overnight: Hotel 3/4* located in the very center of Tbilisi. How it works : 1. You can book one of the trip as an individual person. A certified high mountain guide is always part of the expedition. 2. You are a mountain a high mountain guide with a group or a group of friends already formed, we build the trip together.

itinerary

Ski Tour expedition (from Tbilisi to Tbilisi)

Place :

Svaneti, Great Caucasus Mountains, Georgia

Duration : For 7 days ski tour, count a minimum of 12 days. To visit a bit more Georgia, count 2/3 additionally days.

Glimpse on the ski tour This ski tour expedition leads us, according to the weather and snow conditions, to different places in Svaneti. We explore the secluded valleys and villages like Ushguli, Adishi or Tetnuldi. Ushguli is located at 2000m and it is the highest inhabited village in Winter. We overnight by the locals, the Svans who live up there all year round, farming. We ride or on the Ushba glacier, Adishi valley, around Ushguli which offers a lot of possibilities. We are very flexible and will go where the best conditions are.

Time:

January-February

Skiing competencies:

Good

Praticaldetails:

Min : 4

Max : 7

Ski tour expedition in the Svaneti region. The remoteness of the region requires some very good physical and psychological conditions. The urgency services exist but are not working as in Europe. Note that you are in secluded places. Local and fresh food & cuisine. Svan specialities. Overnight during the trek: Guesthouses (double room and bathroom) Other overnight: Hotel 3/4* located in the very center of Tbilisi. How it works : 1. You can book one of the trip as an individual person. A certified high mountain guide is always part of the expedition. 2. You are a mountain a high mountain guide with a group or a group of friends already formed, we build the trip together.

Entry Formalities: No visa requested for European country citizens. Passport with a validity over 6 months when leaving the country is normally enough. For more and accurate information, check at the Georgian embassy in your country of residence.

Main City : Tbilisi Language : Georgian, caucasian language, kartvelian group.

Money : Lari GEL. 1 euro=2,9 GEL

More info : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Géorgie_(pays)

ATTENTION : all products derived from Codeine molecules are strictly forbidden in Georgia. Please consult http://www.rs.ge/en/5982 as well as http://www.incb.org/ documents/Psychotropics/guidelines/travel-regulations/2013-travellers-update/ GEO_26_August_2014_Original_travellers_II_-_LTR_-_table.pdf MY TIPS : Do not even try to bring such drugs into Georgia. (codein/ tremadol)

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