SKI IN THE SECRET COUNTRY OF CAUCASUS, THE ADVENTURE OF DISCOVER SOUTH OSSETIA
There are mountains of all levels, you will surely find the type of descent that you are most passionate about. The only thing that we can assure you is that you will be the first to go down skiing on the mountain of your choice. 99% of the peaks of this country await their first skiing descent.
A lot of snow and very good quality. You have to be aware that up there you are alone and that is the commitment you have to assume if you want to participate in this adventure.
You will have the feeling of being one of those explorers you always dreamed of being.
If you are looking to leave the tourist routes this is your trip. (Chances of coinciding with other tourists 0.01%).
Choose one summit and most probably you will be the first to skied down!
Vladikavkaz – Tskhinval (3 hours) – accommodation in a hotel in Tskhinval – lunch in a restaurant and walk through the city with possible visit to a cultural event.
Breakfast at the hotel. As a first contact with these mountains we will go to Lake Ertso. Upon reaching Zon we will climb to a peak of 2,800m. This strategic peak will allow us to have impressive views of the entire Caucasus Mountains when looking North. To the south we can see the volcanoes of Armenia.
We will taste the traditional food in the house of the only inhabitants who live all year round in Zon. Return to the capital
Day 3 to 6:
Depending on the level of the group and the state of the snow, one-day or multi-day trips will be proposed, sleeping in the houses of the summer villages (where no one lives in winter).
We propose some starting points for your adventure:
- From the village of Edisa, starting point to the volcanoes up to 3,600m from the Kelskon plateau.
- From Chista and in two or three days, you can be the first to reach the top of the Kalatsha (3,800m), the most emblematic mountain in the country.
There are countless valleys and peaks, some do not even have a name. When the goal is to discover new mountains, it seems absurd to plan a program. Search for your mountain on a map or from the mountain you climbed the day before.
It is strongly recommended to go with a high mountain guide (not included in the base program). The risks of avalanches, temperature, orientation … and especially of isolation and lack of rescue equipment in high areas requires extreme precautions.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Vladikavkaz.
Included in the price:
Documents to obtain the entry permit in South Osetia.
Transfer Vladikavkaz – Tskhinval – Vladikavkaz.
Accommodation (hotel, cottage – optional).
Meals (three times a day).
Transportation in South Osetia.
Guide service to the foot of mountains – translator. (Does not include mountain guide).
Tickets for cultural events.
To process the entry papers in South Ossetia we need: a copy of the passport, place of residence, place of work and tourist phone number.
For processing it takes 30 to 40 days.
The service excludes:
Flight to Vladikavkaz (approximately € 300 to € 400).
UIAGM certified mountain guide (additional quotation may be requested).
Ski equipment, mountaineering and camping (sleeping bag, skis…).
Double entry visa in Russia (To be donenin the Embassy or http://www.centraldevisadosrusos.com)
All personal expenses.
Ski touring: Easy to hard
The difficulty of the routes can be adapted to the level of skiing of the group. It is advisable to have a good off-piste ski base.
It is recommended to go with an approved High Mountain Guide.
We have realized that many times you needlessly pay for insurance that you already have or do not want to pay.
We do not include insurance on our trips; what we do is help you assess what insurance you need in each type of activity and how far you want them to cover your activity.
For each trip we will jointly study what insurance you have already served and which we have to expand or cover: to ensure the cancellation of the flight or the entire trip, in many cases it is advisable an international medical insurance, and a rescue and repatriation insurance It may be essential on some occasions.
If you want insurance contact us and we will find the one that fits your needs AQUÍ.