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Conquer the wild beauty of Svaneti in the southern Caucasus Mountains

Climb in the Caucasus Mountains that stand at the wilder crossroads between Europe and Asia. Stretching across the northern border is the province of Svaneti, which lies along the southern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains. High peaks dominate the region, culminating in the 5,201-meter summit of Mount Shkhara, the highest in the country. Visit during the warmer months between July and September for ideal climbing conditions.

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Svaneti

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Svaneti?

The ancient region of Svaneti lies in the northeast of Georgia, and is home to the Svans ethnic group. The region sites at the southern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains and is guarded by high rise mountain summits, between 3,000 and 5,000 meters. In fact, four of the highest ten peaks in the Caucasus are home to this region, which is the perfect place for high mountain climbing.

Why should I choose Svaneti for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

The heights of Georgia

The rolling forested hills of the Svaneti region are home to some of the highest mountains not only in Georgia but also the entire continent. The landscape is unique, wild and breathtaking. Mountain climbing gives you unrivalled opportunity to explore these isolated landscapes, which are open to those of intermediate climbing skills.

Pristine climbing

Unlike other popular European mountainside destinations, you’ll barely see or hear other climbers getting to grips with the rocks of the Caucasus. The country is much lesser known, but this is slowly changing. Avoid the more crowded resorts in the foothills and head out into the wilderness for an immersive climbing experience.

Resilient Caucasian culture

Georgia’s traditions and customs have been cultivated throughout history with a mixture of diverse influences. After a brief period of unification, the territory of Georgia split up and passed through the hands of various regional powers, which included the Mongols and the Ottoman Empire, as well as the states of Iran and Russia.

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

Svaneti receives a humid climate with relatively warm winters and summers, with higher altitudes receives short and cool summers, and long and cold winters.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Svaneti region?

Georgian, as well as Svan.

What currency is accepted around Svaneti?

Georgian lari.

What's the country code for the Svaneti region?


When is the best time to travel to Svaneti for Mountain Climbing?

Visit during the warmer months between July and September for ideal climbing conditions.

What people are saying about Mountain Climbing | Svaneti



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

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