The village of Bagvdanari, the starting point of the route, is located in Becho community in Mestia municipality, in the Dolra River Valley, at an altitude of 1,660 meters above sea level.
The village is 25 km from the center of Mestia, offering mesmerizing views of Ushba.
The route starts in the village of Bagvdanari, at an altitude of 1,600 meters above sea level. Following a dirt track through the forest, one enters the alpine zone and heads directly towards the destination – Meshkhuldi Mountain, located between Mazeri and Guli Mountains.
After reaching a height of 2,600 meters above sea level, one descends to a point from which the marvelous Ushba, Mount Laila, and much of the Svaneti Caucasus can be seen. The ski route ends where it started, back in the village of Bagvdanari.
The vertical ascent is 1,000 meters.
The starting point of the route can only be reached by off-road vehicle.
In addition to hiring an experienced guide, it is important to have the right equipment, including, ski touring skis, an avalanche bag, a transmitter, a shovel, a probe, and other necessities.
Good physical training is also required before completing this route. If you need prior training, get in shape with local trainers two weeks before the tour.
Before and after sampling the route, you can stay in a hotel in Mestia or a family guesthouse in the village of Becho.