Khorisar Backountry Camp – backcountry camp in the area around Khorisar volcano (Main Caucasus Range, Georgia).

Dates: 29.03.2020–04.04.2020

Program: 2 days of skitour/freeride at the resort + 5 days of full-time ski-tour and riding at one of the best spots around Gudauri

Pricing: €750

What’s included in the price:

  • 7 days of certified RMGA guide service;
  • Accompaniment by organizers from the start of deployment to the camp to the end of camp;
  • Сonsultations on any administrative and other issues, information support;
  • Сamp stuff (meal, gas, “kitchen” tent) is transported by organizers;
  • General camp equipment (Common expedition tent for eating and heating, prepared places for tents);
  • Three times per day meal during camp (Breakfast, supper and snacks during the day);
  • Gas for cooking;
  • Transfer Gudauri – Khorisar – Gudauri;
  • 4 days of accommodation in Gudauri;
  • Common medical kit and equipment repair kit;
  • Celebration party on the last day.

Khorisar-2019: every day is a powder day
Photo + Video about III Backcountry Camp (2018)

Backcountry Camp Khorisar-2017 (PHOTOS)
You can read a report about Khorisar-2016 here.

Requirements for participants

  • Confident level of off-piste riding;
  • Skitour experience;
  • Good physical fit;
  • Good skills in an avalanche gear;
  • Special extreme medical insurance for the camp period 29.03.20 – 04.04.20


Location and weather

A huge lava cone of the Small Khorisar peak created a unique location near Gudauri. This snow plateau is located at the altitude of 2700 m and surrounded by such peaks as Khorisar (3736 m), Dedaena (3450 m) and Khyrguma (3291 m). Steep rocky couloirs of the Dedaena – Khyrguma ridge, snow fields of Small Khorisar with a huge number of snow pillows and steep walls of Khorisar volcano create a perfect and versatile freeride terrain. Northen aspect of slopes and big altitude hold the snow structure for a long time and keep it in a good condition for the riding. That’s the reason, why freeride in April in this area is so popular among experienced riders.

Daily temperatures: -2°C..+2°C.

Temperatures at night: decline to around -10 °C.

Program description

  • Dates: 29 March – 4 April, 2020
  • Base camp altitude: 2630 m above sea level
  • Time to base camp: 3-4 hours
  • Altitude to gain to reach base camp: 600 m
  • Acccomodation:
    March 28–31:
     Hotel in Gudauri
    March 31 – April 4:
    April 4-5: Hotel in Gudauri.
  • Food: cooking with gas stoves, eating in hostel;
  • Difficulty level: middle (active riding during 5 days with regular climbs on skitour/splitboard).


Required equipment for riding

  • Skitour/splitboard gear
  • Avalanche safety gear (beacon, shovel, probe)
  • Trekking poles (for splitboarders)
  • Helmet

Required equipment for camp

  • Sleeping bag (comfort -10 °C)
  • Sleeping pad
  • Tent (for 2-4 people)
  • Gas stove (for 2-4 people)
  • Cooking pot (for 2-4 people)

Required personal equipment

  • Backpack 45–55 l
  • Membrane jacket
  • Membrane pants
  • Base layer (Thermal underwear)
  • Thermal socks – 2-3 pairs
  • Mittens / gloves
  • Mask
  • Sunglasses
  • Boots (snowboard / ski)
  • Down / Synthetic insulation jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Down / Fleece / Synthetic insulated pants
  • Head Flashlight + spare set of batteries
  • Sunburn cream
  • A bowl, a cup, a spoon
  • Thermos (optional)
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Spare parts


Preparing for the camp

March 29 During the day we ski the slopes and ski off-piste at Gudauri ski resort.   An avalanche training with beacons. In the evening: general meeting in WildGuru hostel.

March 30 Second warm-up day, ski-tour to one of the locations. In the afternoon packing and preparing for moving out.

Detailed camp program

March 31

  • 8.00–9.00 Transfer to the start point
  • 9.00–12.00 Ski-tour to the base camp
  • 12.00–14.00 Setting up the camp
  • 14.00–18.00 Ski-tour or rest

April 1–3

  • Ski-tour in Khorisar area

April 4

  • 6.00–14.00 Ski-tour
  • 14.00–15.00 Packing up the base camp
  • 15.00–16.00 Returning to civilization
  • 16.00–17.00 Transfer to Gudauri
  • 19.00 Good-bye party in Gudauri

Additional services


  • Transfer Tbilisi – Gudauri: 80-100$ (4-7 people);;


  • Avalanche equipment (beacon, shovel, probe): €12/day;
  • Ski-tour / Splitboard kit: €20/day.

More information about rent here.


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