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

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.

Mountain RangeCaucasus
Duration11 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • 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.


Meeting point

Tbilisi, Georgia.




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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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".

What people are saying about Ivan Moshnikov

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 5877 each

Group of 2

EUR 2939 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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