From Gergeti Trinity Church, you can choose to follow the trail on top of the ridge or lower in the valley, depending on the snow. The ridge receives more sunlight so the valley option will have better cover in spring. At the first small pass around 3000m, there is a little shrine and a nice place to stop for a break. From here, stay high and left to avoid unnecessary descent as you go around Alti Hut. The ascent continues steadily with the Meteo Station in view in the distance. It is possible to cross the glacier and spend the night in the Meteo Station (40 GEL, bring a very warm sleeping bag because it’s not heated), or turn around when you reach the glacier and descend alongside your skin track.