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Conquer the famed ‘Matterhorn’ of the Caucasus Mountains – one of the most impressive peaks in the range!

Explore the remote wilderness in the Svanetti province of Georgia when you ascend Ushba. Enjoy impeccable scenery and great climbing as you head up the country’s tenth highest peak! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Mountain Climbing trips in Mount Ushba. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Georgia

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Georgia?

Located in Georgia’s Svaneti region, just south of the Russian border, Mount Ushba rises to 4.720 meters above sea level.

While it is only the tenth highest peak in Georgia and thirteenth in the Caucasus Range, Ushba is widely considered the most challenging one to ascend.

The peak is affectionately known as the Matterhorn of the Caucuses due to its spire-shaped double summit. This feature is also what makes climbing Ushba so difficult.

The mountain has two summits, a south and north summit. The south one is slightly shorter than the northern one, reaching 4.690 meters of elevation. However, the northern summit makes for a slightly easier climb, but does require crossing over the Russian border.

Regardless of which peak you choose, expect to spend at least 12 days, including the approach and trip from Tbilisi. Some climbers spend a bit longer in order to get up and down both peaks.

Most guides recommend this trip for advanced mountaineers with high levels of physical fitness due to the high level of technical competence and large amounts of endurance required.

Why should I choose Georgia for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

Stunning scenery

Mount Ushba is home to some of Georgia’s most gorgeous mountain scenery. Any ascent to the top requires traveling through picturesque villages, thick evergreen forests, over rugged plateaus and up along the peak’s spire-shaped summits. Views from the top are simply astounding as well.

Get off the beaten path

Due to its remote location and challenging terrain, Mount Ushba is not as frequently visited as other major peaks in the Caucasus Range. This means, you’ll likely have the peak to yourself on your mountain climbing expedition and get to enjoy its stunning natural beauty without having to wait in a line to make it to the summit!

Challenge yourself

Summiting Mount Ushba is considered the toughest climb in the Caucasus Range. Due to both its steep and unstable terrain along with volatile weather conditions, numerous challenges await intrepid mountaineers. Getting to the top is not only a testament of a climber’s will power but also their ability to overcome a wide range of challenges.

What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Georgia?

During the summer, average daily temperatures at the base of Mt Ushba range from 5 ºC to 12ºC. These drop to below freezing the higher up in elevation that you go. Summer is also one of the drier times of year, with an average of about 100 millimeters of rainfall per month.

How can I get to Georgia?

Any trip to Ushba begins with a flight into the Tbilisi International Airport (TBS). Most guides will opt to meet you in the Georgian capital and arrange transport to the start of the trip.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Georgia region?

Georgian, Russian

What's the country code for the Georgia region?

+995

What currency is accepted around Georgia?

Georgian lari (GEL)

Best time to climb

July to September

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