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12-day Mount Ushba Ascent in Georgia

Join Ilia, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for this 12 day privately guided trip to the summit of Mt. Ushba, an impressive peak of the Caucasus!






12 Days


Jul - Sep






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  • Climb an iconic mountain of the Caucasus
  • Difficult objective perfect for advanced mountaineers looking for a challenge
  • Climb with a local guide who knows the area well


Climb Mt. Ushba, one of the most impressive peaks of the Caucasus, during this privately guided 12 day journey!

Considered a classic of the Caucasus, the double spire peak of Mt. Ushba is instantly recognizable as having a similar profile to the Alp’s famous Matterhorn. Located in the northern Georgian region of Svaneti near the border with Russia, Mt. Ushba rises to an impressive 4,710 m/15,450 ft, making it even taller than the Matterhorn! In fact, it is frequently said to be most challenging climb in all of the Caucasus due to the steep angle of its slopes and fickle weather conditions.

During this 12 day expedition, I will guide you to the summit of this impressive objective. We typically start in the small picturesque village of Mestia before we head to Becho Village, where the approach to base camp begins. We spend a day  acclimatizing on the mountain and exploring Usbha Glacier before we head to Ushba Plateau. From the plateau, we launch our summit attack. Once we celebrate our summit, we head back to our camp on Ushba Plateau for the night, before returning to Mestia. The itinerary also builds in several extra days in case we get delayed due to bad weather.

This is a challenging climb meant for those with advanced mountaineering skills and plenty of experience. It will also require a great fitness level to climb at high altitudes carrying heavy packs.

Book now and it will be a tough, yet rewarding, ascent of an impressive mountaineering objective – Mt. Ushba, one of the most beautiful peaks of the Caucasus!

If I’m not available to guide you, one of my 3 teammates, all of them GMGA mountain guides, will be happy to do so.

Check out a few of my other programs in the Caucasus, including Climbing Mount Kazbek in Caucasus, Svaneti, Georgia, Guided 11 Day Splitboard Tour, or Bakhmaro 7-day Catskiing tour!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking

About the guide: Ilia

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Mountain Guide

I'm a fully certified IFMGA / UIAGM mountain guide from Tbilisi, Georgia. I have the GMGA (Georgian Mountain Guides Association) certificate and I'm a member of the Austrian Mountain Guide Association.

I'm a professional mountaineer, national team member of Georgian Mountain Federation. I am actively climbing in the Caucasus mountain range.

The programs I guide more often are:
- Mountaineering = Mt. Kazbek, Mt. Tetnuldi, Mt. Ushba, Chaukhi region.
- Ski Touring = Gudauri, Svaneti, Kazbegi regions.
I also manage large expeditions and base camps for Caucasus Mountains.

Please get in touch with me if you plan to come to Georgia. It will be my great pleasure to help you and to guide you in our awesome mountains.

I am leading a Guide Office in Georgia, and work together with my colleagues George, Lasha and Leri (National certified Mountain Guides). In case I'm not available, one of them will be your guide.


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What people are saying about Ilia



We had a great week in Gudauri! We did have a replacement for Ilia (Vano), but Vano was really great. Skied some awesome slopes and made it back safe every time. The hotel and food were great as well. We also liked that we didn't just ski but also met some of the locals on the way, for example the caretaker of an old church on top of the mountain we walked up. So we can recommend this one!



Both explore share and Ilia have been super helpful into making this trip. Explore share team has been super friendly and helpful and Ilia team has been very supportive and skilled. Highly recommended.



Due to the weather we had to break off our trip half way. Too bad. The response time of Explore-Share could be improved. Apart from that, good service. Ilia couldn't come last minute, but send Bekar as replacement guide. He was an excellent guide and very pleasant person to be with.



Snow conditions were challenging and our guide did an excellent job finding the local powder! I would recommend this trip to anyone and I would highly recommend a LOCAL guide. They know the lay of the land and I think our trip was very successful due to their local knowledge compared to some of the other groups we saw with non-local guides.



Ilia together with his colleague Giorgi were the best guides we could have wished for. Not only showing us great skiing and ski touring spots but also introducing us to the Georgian life.

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