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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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What people are saying about these trips

Dirk Batschke


June, 2022

All-Inclusive Mount Tetnuldi Climb in Georgia

Had a great time with Beka on Tetnuldi. He's a very competent and credentialed guide. He genuinely wanted to make sure that I had a great experience. In addition to the climb, he provided a lot of extra knowledge and history about the local region, and introduced me to some great Georgian cuisine. I will be using him again for future climbs in beautiful Georgia.

Alexandre Hudavert


August, 2019

Climbing Tetnuldi (4,858m) in the Caucasus Mountains, 7-day Mountaineering expedition in Svaneti, Georgia

Hello Explore Share, Thanks for giving me the opportunity to rate your service. Here is a brief feedback : - Misha (our guide) was truly extraordinary : sincerely, he is a really top guide, not only technically, but also regarding his human qualities. If I could I would give him 6 out 5 stars ! - the trip was great : we had problems because of an accident that happened to another team the day before our ascent, but this is "mountain life", this can happen. - your service : I would rate it 2.5/5. It is not that it is not a good service - you link people like me with guides around the world, and the girl I had on the phone before the trip was really nice and perfectly answered my questions - but in our case we find it extremely expensive : we paid it 2900 euros in total, for a 2-day trip, which is more expensive than two guides and food and accomodation in the Alps for a trip this long. We were in Georgia, and life is way cheaper than in western Europe. If I do the calculus : - accomodation : two rooms for 2 nights (we were 4) : around 500 GEL ~ 160 euros - food : I don't know exactly, but knowing the prices there it was max 50 euros for 6 people (us 4 + 2 guides) for 2 nights - guides : there were 2 people, but 1 was not exactly a guide, in total for 2 days this would make maximum around 1200 euros => this makes a total of 1410 euros, which is half what we paid. I understand there is Explore Share's commission to pay the service, but I can't imagine it represents half the total price. Once again, globally the trip was good, but I think the price is really too high. Regarding what we had which was a 2-day trip, I would really expect a goodwill gesture from you, because without it I don't think I would recommend Explore Share to my friends. Best regards, Alexandre


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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