• Overview
  • Description

Altihut provides comfortable overnight stays in dormitory beds (on organic woolen matrasses, and new sheets are provided), fine dining and delicious food served in the “restaurant at 3000 meters”. You may also enjoy reading in the highest library in Europe and send postcards, from one the highest PO Boxes. You may relax on the veranda and soak in the incredible views of Mount Kazbegi (5054 masl) and Mount Kuro, with a glass of Georgian Wine. The summer season for hiking starts from June-July as soon as snow melts.

Day 01

Meet the Guide at the beginning of the Trail, Gergeti, elevation 2200 masl. Short briefing and instructions, start of hike Trail to AltiHut takes approximately 3,4 hours, it is over 5 km distance from the starting point and vertical 800 meter elevation. Acclimatization in AltiHut, rest & Lunch Free time, enjoying the views, music local delicatessens. In case of interest, short tour to the Glacier (approx. 3,200 masl) Dinner in the “Restaurant on 3000 meters” Sweet dreams (in the comfortable, organic woolen matrasses, specially created by IDPs from Tskhinvali region).

Day 02

Fuel up with a champion’s breakfast and then test your legs and lungs with  hike up to the Arsha Pass. Enjoy the views from the top over Sno Valley, the Chaukhi Mountains, Stepantsminda and the Truso Valley and then return to the Altihut for another comfortable night in the mountains. (3-4 hours and 600m up/down)

Day 03

Prepare for the longest day of the tour with Champions Breakfast in the hut. Pre tour Briefing and instructions from the Guide; Equipment check and manual on how to use. Start the trail in the direction of the Glacier. Glacier walk (crevasses, Ortsveri ice face, etc.) tour duration aprox. 4 hours Return to Altihut, rest and lunch Trek back to Gergeti village together with the Guide. (7 hours and 500m up/1200m down)


  • English Speaking Mountain Guide
  • 3 course meal
  • Overnight stay in Altihut
  • All amenities of Altihut (AltiLibrary, board games, music, etc)
  • Music and incredible views and guaranteed memories to fuel Peace of Mind

Points of interest:

  • Mkinvartsveri Pick (Mountain Kazbegi) – 5,054 MASL
  • Gergeti Glacier – 3,200 – 4,100 MASL
  • Kuro Gorge – 4,200 MASL
  • Ortsveri Pick – 4,222 MASL
  • Panoramic view on Chaukhi Massives – 3,870 MASL
  • River Chkheri
  • Arsha gorge: village Arsha, abandoned villages Toti, Gyboten (Alternative tracking route from Altihut)

Required kit list

  • Day pack 35 litre
  • Down/ Fleece jacket
  • Hiking pants
  • Waterproof shell jacket
  • Base layers (top and bottom)
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal toiletries (for mountain huts)
  • Backpack rain cover
  • Trekking poles
  • Energy/protein bars
  • Waterproof bags for your passport and other valuables