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




Trip Duration

12 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip



  • 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 mount outside the Alps to be compared with the Matterhorn. Indeed, some said… “The Caucasian Matterhorn is found”!

It is the most beautiful and difficult mountain in the Caucasus. Therefore, it is reserved for experienced and well-prepared climbers. A certified mountain guide is a must for this climb.

The view from the top is just incredible…

Please find below the program I usually propose. Of course, I can adapt it based on your time here, what you wish to do and your fitness level.

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

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

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Price per person

Group of 1
5700 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
 Not included in the price: flight to Tbilisi, food in restaurant, excursions and any change in the program.


  • Day 1Arrival in Tbilisi (Georgia). Night in a hotel.
  • Day 2Transfer to Mestia village by car. Night in a guest house.
  • Day 3Preparation day, then hiking around Mestia. Night in a guest house.
  • Day 4Transfer to Becho village. Then approach to the base camp.
  • Day 5Acclimatisation day. Exploring the Ushba glacier.
  • Day 6Approach of Ushba Plateau.
  • Day 7Mt Ushba ascent. Then descent to Ushba Plateau.
  • Day 8Reserve day in case of bad weather.
  • Day 9Hike back to base camp. Night in base camp.
  • Day 10Descent to Mestia. Night in a guest house.
  • Day 11Transfer to Tbilisi. Night in a hotel.
  • Day 12Transfer to the airport. Flight back home.

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

We meet in Tbilisi Airport.


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


About the Guide


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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What People are Saying about Denis Savelyev


We loved our experience at Mt Elbrus with our Guide Denis. He was an awesome Guide very knowledgable and skilled. We would use him again. We were greatful for his translation as English was not spoken by many! Mt Elbrus was an amazing place. All lift passes and accommodation excellent. Food was really good. Training days on the mountain was a wonderful experience and my partner made it to the summit with Denis. Sadly I did not but will plan another trip to attempt it myself. I would recommend Denis to anyone wanting to climb Mt Elbrus. Great guy and Guide! Thank you for putting us in touch with him and helping arrange a well organised trip. Very happy customer experience all round!
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Me and Denis had rock-climbing trip at Sinai mountains on April 2015 We climbed 3 routes PD_AD grade from 5 to 12 pitches each. Everything was good-weather,routes and guide, who did his job perfectly
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