Located high up in the Caucasus Mountains is the alpine townlet of Mestia, resting at 1,500 meters above sea level. It is part of the Svaneti region of Georgia and has a population of approximately 14,000 people, most of whom are Svans, a subgroup of Georgians that mostly inhabit Svaneti. Although small in size, the townlet has been part of core Georgian culture for centuries.
The region is home in the Caucasus Mountains, receiving an alpine climate with year-round snow.
Visit during the winter months between December and March for ideal backcountry skiing conditions.
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