Ski Tour - Etseri-Detsili Mountain

Two routes take you to Detsili mountain, one from the Etseri village, and the other from Mazeri village. Both of these tours require ski experience. Regardless if you’re a beginner or an experienced skier, hire a certified guide to accompany you on the tour.
Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti


Etseri community is in the Mestia municipality, on 1,550 meters above sea level. It consists of 14 villages and was an important settlement in the cultural and historic life of Svaneti Region. Ancient monuments of cultural heritage, including the Dadeshkeliani tower, are located in this region. 


The round-trip route starts in Etseri village from the endpoint of the vehicle road and goes all the way to the north, towards the Detsili peak, between Etseri and Becho villages. 

The peak height is 2,650 meters with a vertical ascent of 1,010 meters. From the mountaintop, you see Ushba peak and other mountains of Svaneti part of the Caucasus Mountains.

Things to consider

Book a room in the Mestia hotel or a family hotel in Etseri village. Use an off-road vehicle to get to the starting point and hire a certified guide.

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.

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