You can visit Georgia year-round. Winters are mild and summers sunny and nice.
There are flight to Tbilisi (capital) from many western European capitals. Direct flights to the Svaneti regions are also available from London.
The country has 2 official languages: Georgian and Abkhaz.
Visit during June, July and August if it’s hiking or mountaineering you are after. The ski season goes from December to April.
(1) We are all very happy with the experience. Everyone got a real feeling to at least some of the mountaineering life aspect. (2) Guides were all great and we had a great time + learned quite a bit in a very short time. (3) We got as far as each of us could this time. One of us reached the summit – others had to stop at different stages – but that is all part of the adventure. Overall very happy and definitely see a value in a service like Explore-Share.
Poor weather but nice guide
Very great and save Skitouringdays in due consideration to snow- and weather conditions. Many thanks to your guide Giorgi!!
Febuary 2018: We had a great time skiing the pist and offpist in and around Gudauri ski resort. We had a bit of change of plans and the guide (Lasha) was really flexible and accommodating to our wishes and needs. Lasha our guide from explore-share was highly competent ski guide and great companion.
My goal was to go powder snowboarding. Due to weather we could not move up to higher ground and therefor main part of the time was spent in the actual pist. I guess that was a very expensive way of experience the normal pists (since mountain guide was the most expensive part on location). This is how it can be and no blame on your organisation. I did however, experienced a couple of really nice off pist/powder rides without the guide later that week so I am satisfied with the total experience.
Ilia was a wonderful mountaineering guide 🙂
I can’t wait to climb again with him next year ! JL
Ilia is a great guide at every level you would expect from a guide when you are traveling abroad. He is very cautious, He takes time to explain and emphasis what are the safety requirements. He is young but knows already deeply the Caucasus mountains. He is friendly and fluent in English but most of all he consistently tries to find the best for his customers and to make them enjoy their stay. Long story short, I deeply recommend him to anyone expecting an unforgettable trip.
With a constant eye for safety, he made us enjoy the purest snow of the domain thanks to his knowledge of the mountains. His communication skills are very good and his sense of humour only gets better with a glass of chacha. I highly recommend Ilia for any group of people wanting to combine great ski and safety.
Ilia is a great guide! He took into account our expectations and managed to fulfil them completely. He speaks English fluently. At the beginning of our trip, he gave us a nice training on how to react in case of avalanches. I had a few similar training before, but this one was much better and practical
Ilia is a great guide both on a professional and on a personal level. He knows the Caucasus region like no one else. Very safe and committed to find great virgin slopes at the same time. He is friendly, dynamic and attentive to his clients wishes/desires. I warmly recommend him to anyone looking for a safe and groundbreaking adventure.
Dear Ilia, we had a great time with you and although the snow conditions were far from perfect, you planned some great trips, took us for some sight seeing and made sure we had a good time. We had a good laugh together and were surprised by our delicious cave-dinner the last evening. Thanks so much, we’ll be back! Vera, David, Marlous and Gilbert
This January we were a group of 12 people coming to Gudauri for some touring and skiing and Ilia made sure we had the BEST OF TIMES! He was very flexible and listened to our every concern, and when he unfortunately had to deal with some other work stuff two of the days we were there, he set us up with two of his other guiding friends that also took wonderful care of us – Tato and Gio. The ski touring was great, the guides really took safety into concern and were both service-minded and had a lot of humour. In just the short time of a week we got invited into their culture and had an amazing time in Georgia, thanks to Ilia and his guides. I can not recommend them enough. Book now!!!
We had a marvellous journey with Ilia. He managed everything from airport to airport. As part of being a wonderful guide with a lot of knowledge about his country and his nature he is also a very kind person to deal with. The Kazbek ascend is a beautiful trip, I recommend to every mountain lover. The region, the mountain, the food and the kindness of the people makes it perfect.
We had the chance to climb Mount Kazbek in Georgia last July under a wonderful weather. It was a real pleasure to make this tour with Ilia, who was extremely professional, efficient and safety-driven all along the journey. It was also very pleasant to discuss with him to discover more about Georgia and the surroundings
… Although we didn’t achieve what we intended to (due to limited time we had in Georgia and bad weather), we were happy. It was one of the most amazing experiences we had so far and without a shadow of a doubt, we will come back to complete our mission. We will climb the giant of dreams. If you are looking for an incredible, experienced guide, contact Explore Share and ask for Ilia. He studied mount climbing at university and he certainly knows his stuff.