Mountain Climbing in Mestia

Mestia is a vital hub of Eastern European mountain climbing, located high up in the Georgian Caucasus Mountains and surrounded by demanding, rewarding mountains. Mountain climbing here is a true test of ones ability.

Mestia is a small town in Northern Georgia that acts as a gateway to the splendid, magnificent and majestic mountains of the Caucases Mountain Range, with its high altitude and cool climate resulting in excellent mountain climbing conditions. Mountain climbing in the mountains around Mestia can be challenging, but the rewards are great, as the relative isolation provides some of the best views one can ever encounter, all in an underrated part of the world. Take a pick from our selection of mountain climbing trips in Mestia, and you won’t regret it one bit!

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There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Mestia

The North of Georgia is not known as a popular tourist destination, but this works in Mestia's favour, as its quaint, rustique and old-fashioned look and feel is a hidden gem, not to mention the sublime Georgian countryside and scenery that surrounds it. It is the perfect place to unwind, disconnect and forget the stresses of the modern world, all in a beautifully peaceful place.


Good to know:

Country Code





Georgian Lari

Best time to visit

May-September, when the weather is warmest and conditions less extreme

How to get there

Fly to Tbilisi, the countries capital city, and then flights to Mestia 4 times a week. Alternatively it is a 6.5 hour drive from Tbilisi to Mestia


Cold for most of the year, with temperatures in Summer averaging approximately 10-15 degrees celsius and Winter often dropping below freezing. Significant rainfall all year round

More info about Mountain Climbing in Mestia:

Some of the mountain climbing in Mestia can be very demanding and challenging, so it is recommended you have a high level of fitness and significant mountain climbing experience before undertaking some of these climbs. Mestia is the regional capital of Svaneti, and contains a number of UNSECO World Heritage Site’s such as churches and forts. The people of Mestia maintain their own traditions and customs, and is a fascinating and interesting culture to explore, as much of it is distinct and separate from overall Georgian culture

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