First you have to arrive to Stephantsminda, from there you may get to Gergeti village, and to Gergeti Trinity Church, form where there is a hiking trail to AltiHut. It will take approximately 2,5 hours to get to the AltiHut.
It is approximately 6 km, the trail is easy to medium difficulty walking.
Tracking shoes, tracking sticks (recommended), hat, rain coat hat and water.
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AltiHut is open for summer and winter seasons. We start our summer season usually by the mid-June and keep the hut open until the end of October. Winter season – AKA ski touring / snowshoeing season starts in February and lasts till the end of April. We also operate off seasons for the groups larger than 4 persons upon request.
Gergeti Trinity Church elevation – 2.170m. AltiHut – 3.014m. Mt. Kazbek – 5.054m.
No, there are no signs on but it is very easy to find the path. From the parking lot of the Gergeti trinity church you can see the trail leading to AltiHut. There are 2 trails (on the ridge and in the valley) both will bring you to AltiHut.
What is the difficulty level of the trail from the Trinity church to AltiHut? From AltiHut to Meteo Station?
Trinity church to AltiHut – Easy to moderate (mostly easy). From AltiHut to Meteo Station – moderate.
No, you don’t need a guide during the summer season (but you are welcome to get one for your piece of mind if you prefer). There are two trails leading to AltiHut, almost next to each other. There is no dangerous passages, cliffs, crevices on these trails. During the winter / skitouring / Snowshoeing season there are parts of trail with potential avalanche danger. Therefore, a knowledgeable guide is recommended.
Yes, we would recommend to hire a guide as crossing the glacier can be potentially dangerous. We are happy to recommend some of the best tracking or mountaineering guides.
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You do not need to be an athlete to hike up to the hut. The better physical condition you are in faster and easier you trek.
No, we do not rent equipment. We can recommend rental shops in Tbilisi and Stepantsminda. Check these links...
To get to AltiHut takes 3 to 5 hours, depending on your fitness level and group size. To hike down usually takes less time.
AltiHut can accommodate up to 30 persons.
We try to offer as much comfort as possible to our guests, however AltiHut is still a mountain hut. Accordingly, in winter season you are expected to bring along your sleeping bag or mountain hut sleeping bag (special thin inlay). During the summer season we offer full bedding. However, we do not provide toiletry to the guests.
It depends on the purpose of your visit: Winter season for ski touring and snowshoeing – February-April. Summer season for recreational purpose June-September. Summer season for Mt. Kazbek climb - mid July-end of September.
No, there are no trash cans. We strongly suggest to keep your trash on you and empty when you are back.
No, there is no spring water on the way. There is a spring on the wild camping place near the AltiHut.
No, we do not. But we can arrange both upon request.
We can recommend local guides, both tracking and mountaineering.
Yes, there is a Wi-Fi in AltiHut and it’s free for our guests.
Yes, there is a bar with wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Unfortunately, AltiHut is not pet friendly. But we do adore animals.
The only animals you’ll meet on the way to AltiHut are the local doggies, chasing you for food. They will accompany you all the way to the hut and wait patiently till you share some sandwich or apple.
During the Summer season AltiHut offers comfortable bathrooms with running water to our guests. Other than that there are no any above mentioned amusements anywhere near AltiHut. During the winter season all the water at 3000m is frozen. We have some reserves of drinking water and in addition we are melting snow. However do not expect running water.
Yes you can. You will need to book it in advance.