Day 019th Aug 2019
- Arrival Tbilisi
Meet at Tbilisi airport and transfer to a hotel in Tbilisi.
Rest and overnight in Tbilisi.
Day 0210th Aug 2019
- Tbilisi to Stephantsminda ( B, L, D)
Today we drive from Tbilisi to Stephantsminda .
We will meet at 10:00am at the hotel and drive to Stephantsminda. (170 km. 3 hour driving.)
Enroute we will visit town Mtskheta and Ananuri fortress. Overnight in Guesthouse.
Day 0311th Aug 2019
- Stephantsminda - Sameba Monastery 2200m ( B, L, D)
After breakfast about 8 am we will drive to Manastery Sameba (40 min driving). Then walk to BC (3650 m). Approximately 6-7 hours walking.
Accommodation -camping in tents.
Day 0412th Aug 2019
- Acclimatization (B, L, D)
Today we walk to 4000m during which we will practice skills necessary to climb to the summit (rope work, ice axe arrest etc.) Approximately 1.5 hours.
Accommodation camping in tents at camp at 3650 m.
Day 0513th August 2019
- Summit Day ( 5047 m) (B, L, D)
Summit Day- BC (3650 m) – Summit (5047 m) - (3650 m) (10-12 hours walk approximately).
Start at 2am and walk to Plato (4500m) – 4 hours approximately. Plato to Saddle (4900m at 30 degrees). From Saddle to Summit at 40- 45 degrees, use of ice axes and fixed ropes. Return to BC (3650 m).
During the walk from 3900m to the summit and back to 3900m, the group will be roped due to crevasses. Overnight camping in tents.
Day 0614th Aug 2019
- Reserve day in case of bad weather. (B, L, D)
Day 0715th Aug 2019
- Return to Sameba Monastery- Tbilisi ( B)
Today we return to Sameba Monastery (4-5 Hours walking) and drive back to Tbilisi.
Overnight in a hotel in Tbilisi.
Day 0816th Aug 2019
- Departure (B)
Transfer to the airport for departure.