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1+ day ice climbing in Gveleti Waterfall, Georgia


Join Giorgi, a GMGA-certified mountain guide, for this fun and exciting 1-day ice climbing ascent of the Gveleti Waterfall. Nestled into the Caucasus Range of Eastern Georgia, enjoy plenty of great scenery while climbing the country's premier ice climbing destination.



1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Open to everyone



  • Climb the only frozen waterfall in all of Georgia.
  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Caucasus Mountains.
  • Regardless of your aptitude, find the perfect ice fall to climb.


Situated in the stunning Dariali Gorge, at the heart of the Caucasus Mountains, Gveleti Waterfall is Georgia’s premier – in fact it’s only – ice climbing destination.

Just seven kilometers away from the idyllic mountain village of Stepantsminda,  the 60-meter tall waterfall boasts several incredible climbing spots. During the winter, Gveleti is quite popular for all sorts of trad climbing.

After meeting up either in Tbilsi or Stepantsminda we’ll drive to the trailhead and make the 20 to 40 minute hiking approach through the gorgeous mountain scenery.

Once we arrive at the falls, we’ll have a few options in front of us. For novice ice climbers, we can head up two easier routes just next to the waterfall. These are perfect for getting the hang of ice climbing.

For more intermediate ice climbers, we’ll conquer the waterfall itself. The climbing is thrilling and just challenging enough to keep you occupied for the day before getting the great views from the top.

After we’ve had our fill of climbing, we’ll hike back down to the trailhead and drive back to Tbilsi. Or, if you want to head back and climb again the next day, we can arrange to extend the trip. It’s up to you!

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this incredible 1+ day ice climbing experience up the majestic Gveleti Waterfall in Georgia’s stunning Caucasus Range.



We can organise hotel or guesthouse.

Meeting point

Tbilisi or Stepantsminda, Georgie


Equipment you will need to bring




Ice axe





Belay device

Watter bottle

Ski equipment

About the guide

My name is Georgi. I am an GMGA-certified Mountain Guide, based in Stepantsminda, Georgia. I am a member of the Georgian Mountain Federation and the Georgian Climbing Club. I have been working as a guide for over 10 years.

I organise mountaineering and climbing tours in Georgia and in the Kazbegi Region. I guide my clientes in the Kazbek and Chaukhi Mountains. I was in the Kazbekh Mountains more than 50 times with different groups. I speak English, Georgian and Russian.

Just contact me and join me for a great mountaineering or climbing tour!

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Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

EUR 258 Each

Group of 2

EUR 155 Each

Group of 3

EUR 155 Each

Group of 4

EUR 104 Each

Group of 5

EUR 104 Each

Group of 6

EUR 104 Each

Group of 7

EUR 104 Each

Group of 8

EUR 104 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee


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