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Climbing Mount Ushba (4690m) in the Caucasus Mountains, 11 days

Climbing Mount Ushba (4690m) in the Caucasus Mountains, 11 days | undefined

Get to the summit of the iconic Mount Ushba on this 11-day mountaineering adventure in Svaneti, Georgia, led by KMGA certified mountain guide Ivan.



11 Days

Jul, Aug




* Reach the summit of one of the most iconic peaks in the Caucasus Mountains.

* Take part of a challenging ascent and achieve a new mountaineering goal.

* Contemplate breathtaking views of the Caucasus from the top of Mount Ushba.


Located in the Svaneti region of Georgia, Mount Ushba is one of the iconic peaks in the Caucasus Mountains. With its two stunning summits and an altitude of 4,690 meters on the north peak, it’s considered to be the most difficult ascent in the Caucasus.

If you’re an experienced climber and would like to add this mountain to your list of achievements, don’t miss this incredible opportunity and come with me to this 11-day program.

The starting point of this trip will be in the capital city of Georgia, Tbilisi. From there, we’ll start an exciting and challenging adventure to the top of Mount Ushba. Once at the summit, we’ll have the pleasure to catch breathtaking panoramic views. I’m sure it will be unforgettable! At the bottom of the page, you can take a look at a detailed description of each day’s itinerary.

As I mentioned, this is ascent is challenging. Therefore, take into account that this program is for experienced climbers with plenty of mountaineering experience and an excellent physical condition. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you on the way. 

So, ould you like to reach the top of the unique Mount Ushba? Then get in touch with me by sending your request and we’ll start making all the necessary arrangements to make it happen.

Additionally, I also lead a mountaineering program to Mount Kazbek, one of the tallest mountains in Georgia. Check it out!

I work together with a group of guides, so if I’m not available, one of my colleagues will guide you.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters


Day 1: Arrival in Tbilisi, Georgia. Night in a hotel.

Day 2: Transfer to Mestia village. Night in a private or guest house.

Day 3: Transfer to Becho village. Ascent to Base Camp (2,800 meters) on the moraine of Ushbinsky glacier.

Day 4: Move to Camp at 4,100 meters in Ushba Plateau.

Day 5: Mount Ushba ascent through south-eastern ridge. Descent to the camp.

Day 6 to 7: Extra days in case of bad weather.

Day 8: Return to Base Camp at 2,800 meters.

Day 9: Return to Mestia. Night in a guest house.

Day 10: Transfer to Tbilisi. Night in a hotel.

Day 11: Transfer to the airport. Flight back home.


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I'm an IFMGA-certified guide and have been guiding for the past 15 years.

I got the chance to do beautiful ascents like the Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Mont Cook, McKinley, 7000m Peaks in ex-USSR, technical climbing In the Caucasus, new climbing routes in the USA, ski-touring in Alps, Russia etc.

I'm an expert in the Elbrus region. I know every corner of it and will be happy to guide you to the summit, at 5.642m high, skiing or walking.
Please get in touch with me and let's leave together for a wonderful adventure in the incredible Caucasus mountain range!

I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available, one of my colleagues will guide you!

My favorite saying: "We will either find a way, or make one".


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What people are saying about Ivan



No info from travel agent essential information about imigration cards, That mens no info that taht cards important ( No Info dont loose them). About transfer from airport was very good. Food excelent. No additional guide for ascenting Elbruss. I had different habit for ascenting. The Guide doesnt like. TIn the Summit ascenting he said that i should keep same style climbing as them. And put all responsibility on me if i wpould refuse contnues ascent to summit. So i this result bad sleep. And did not feel well to make summit ascent. I refuses to go. So that day i am ski touring myself due to arriving Caucasus. Rest was ok. Please return 250 euros . So incomplete mission


I had the pleasure of having Ivan as a guide on Elbrus this year and he is first class. I would highly recommend using him on any mountain



This was my second trip together with Ivan Moshnikov. It's safe to say that everbody in our group absolutely loved it. We had a great time in Russia and it was an absolut blast. Even though we were not able to experience "true Mamay snorking powder" we still skied perfect snow for 7 days in a row. I threw my mobile in a corner in the first day and did not pick it up until 8 wonderfull days filled with skiing, amazing food, going to sauna and enyoing wonderfull company. However, if you a looking for a super lonely place, Mamay is probably not the right choice. The valley gets visited frequently by locals and other tourists. Still, there is enough place for everybody I think. 10/10 I will definitly come again. Many thanks to Yulia, Roma and Stepan!


It was a once in a lifetime experience! The organisation of the trip was very good and the team excellent - funny, smiling, very welcoming and as well we enjoyed good Russian traditional food. The snow was outstanding – every line, every day - crazy powder snow! The guiding was totally competent, experienced - knowing the area like their own pocket, we felt their passion. I hope the lonely lovely Mamay valley, where you can admire thousands of stars at night (while going to the toilet or cooling off from the sauna :-), will keep its charm and gentle tourism for a long time. The trip was an amazing unforgettable experience.


The guide was actually not Ivan Mishnikov but Denis who was a Junior guide with CetNeva. Overall the guide company is really good. Cook and the barrels where I stayed were excellent. Lisa, manager of CetNeva, were attentive and always present to help out. Guide was excellent in skills, just a little shy. Would recommend 100%. Thanks!

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