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Climbing Mount Ushba, Svaneti, Caucasus

Are you up for a challenge? Then climbing Mt Ushba, in Georgia, is the trip for you! Denis, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, will lead you on this 12-day adventure

Mountain RangeCaucasus
Duration12 days
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Discover one of the legends of the Caucasus

  • Contemplate the fantastic views around Mount Ushba.


Mount Ushba is one of the greatest mountains in the world, one of the legends of the Caucasus. Located in northwestern Georgia, it was the first mountain outside the Alps to be compared with the Matterhorn.

Climbing Mount Ushba is not easy. At 4,710 m (15,450 ft) it is high, but also, it has a very steep profile and the weather is unpredictable. Therefore, it is reserved for experienced and well-prepared climbers. A certified mountain guide is a must for this climb.

Of course, the rewards of climbing Mount Ushba are many. The view from the top is outstanding. Additionally, you will get a unique sense of accomplishment from climbing this challenging mountain, and discover the unique landscapes and people of the Caucasus.

This program has a 12-day duration. You can find an outline below, although we can adapt it to suit your preferences and needs. I look forward to guiding you on an unforgettable climb!

Please contact me if you are interested in trying the ascent of Mount Ushba. Let’s plan a great adventure together!

I also lead a program to the top of Mount Elbrus. Check it out!



We will stay in hotels and guest houses while we are in cities, camping during the ascent.

Meeting point

We meet in Tbilisi Airport.




Day 1: Arrival in Tbilisi (Georgia). Night in a hotel.

Day 2: Transfer to Mestia village by car. Night in a guest house.

Day 3: Preparation day, then hiking around Mestia. Night in a guest house.

Day 4: Transfer to Becho village. Then approach to the base camp.

Day 5: Acclimatisation day. Exploring the Ushba glacier.

Day 6: Approach of Ushba Plateau.

Day 7: Mt Ushba ascent. Then descent to Ushba Plateau.

Day 8: Reserve day in case of bad weather.

Day 9: Hike back to base camp. Night in base camp.

Day 10: Descent to Mestia. Night in a guest house.

Day 11: Transfer to Tbilisi. Night in a hotel.

Day 12: Transfer to the airport. Flight back home.

About the guide

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I am IFMGA-certified and have been working as a mountain guide since 2007 in different mountain regions all over the world. I did several expeditions in remote regions such as Karakoram in Pakistan, Himalaya in India and Nepal, Patagonia etc.
I guide my clients on trips that range from easy mountaineering and hiking to technical climbing, high altitude alpinism and ice and rock climbing.
Please get in touch with me if you want to discover Russia, Georgia or any other parts of the world, walking, mountaineering, climbing or skiing. It will be my pleasure to guide you and assist you in the mountaineering objective you want to reach.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 5877 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

Price details

Not included in the price: flight to Tbilisi, food in restaurant, excursions and any change in the program.

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