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Climbing Tetnuldi (4,858m) in the Caucasus Mountains, 7-day Mountaineering expedition in Svaneti, Georgia

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Join certified guide Ilia Berulava to climb the spectacular peak of Tetnuldi(4,858m) in the Caucasus Mountains in Svaneti, Georgia!

Private

Caucasus

7 Days

Jun - Sep

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Climb on steep, icy ridge.

* Easy approach to base camp on the glacier.

* Safe ascent to the peak.

Description

I will take you to the gorgeous summit of Tetnuldi(4,858m) in the remote region of Upper Svaneti, Georgia for an unforgettable mountain experience!

Located in the central part of the Caucasus Mountains, Tetnuldi(4,858m) is a prominent peak in Georgia. The climb is extraordinary as the slopes of the mountain are generally glaciated above 3,000 meters.

The mount to the summit involves braving the crevassed glacier, ascending on a steep icy ridge. As we’ll reach the top, you’ll be stunned by the spectacular views of the surrounding peaks including Ushba, Elbrus, and the Bezengi Wall. And, you don’t even have to be a climbing expert to enjoy this climb, as long as you are fit!

We’ll embark on this remarkable journey from Mestia, a small town nestled in the beautiful valleys of the Caucasus. To avoid mountain sickness, I have planned the trip in a way that there is ample time for acclimatization.

We’ll be using crampons on our strenuous climb to the glacier(3700m), where our base camp is located. The approach is easy and I’ll ensure your safe ascent to the peak as one full day is dedicated to training and acclimatization. Typically, this climb is an adventure in itself, but for us, it is just the beginning!

Scaling on an icy ridge, we might witness sudden weather changes as we ascend towards the summit. The experience of reaching the top is both humbling and exalting!

The view is breathtaking, with the vision traveling far beyond the Caucasus into open skies and surrounding peaks. Later, we’ll descend to Mestia taking with us a bag full of unforgettable memories.

Join me on this adventurous week-long climb to the majestic peak of Mount Tetnuldi. I assure you, it is worth it! Request to book now.

Read all about one climber’s experience reaching the top of this amazing mountain!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

Price details

Price includes accommodation, all meals and airport transfers.


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Mestia

Arrive in Mestia, the beautiful capital town of Svaneti.

Day 2: Drive to hike start point and ascend to the base camp (3700m)

Drive to our hike starting point at 3000m and embark on the journey to the base camp on the glacier(3700m).

Day 3: Acclimatization and training day

To avoid mountain sickness, we’ll take this day to acclimatise. I’ll train you on the correct use of crampons and other equipment for summit attempt.

Day 4: Reserve day

We’ll reserve this day, just in case of bad weather.

Day 5: Climbing Summit and back to base camp

Ascend on a steep icy ridge to reach the summit and enjoy breathtaking views. Afterwards, descend to the base camp.

Day 6: Descend to Mestia

Head back to Mestia traversing the slant decline.

Day 7: Departure day

Depart from Mestia after a remarkable trip.

 

Details

More info

Maximum 2 people can join me. Skill level: begginer but with some mountain experience (not tecnical or climbing experience needed).

Meeting point


FAQs

Do I need to be an experienced climber to participate?

The climb is suitable for those who are fit with some prior mountain experience (no technical or climbing skills required).

Where will we meet at the start of the trip?

Our journey will begin from Mestia, a charming town nestled in the valleys of the Caucasus.

What equipment will be used during the climb?

We will be using crampons for the climb to the glacier, where our base camp is located.

What's included in the price?

The price covers:

*Accommodation

*Guiding fee

*Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

*Transportation to and from the starting point

*Transport during the trip

*Luggage transfer

What is the guide-to-client ratio to climb this mountain?

Our group size is limited to 2 people.

What is the best time of the year to climb Tetnuldi?

The best time to climb Tetnuldi is during the months of June through September.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Brigitte Sighnaghi Georgia
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Hotel Kabadoni Sighnaghi Georgia
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Boutique Hotel iLori Sighnaghi Georgia
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About the guide

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Ilia

4.00

(60)

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.

Languages

Russian | Georgian | English

Certificates

GMGA | IFMGA

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What people are saying about this trip

Angelos

5.00

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.

Alexandre

4.00

Hello Explore Share, Thanks for giving me the opportunity to rate your service. Here is a brief feedback : - Misha (our guide) was truly extraordinary : sincerely, he is a really top guide, not only technically, but also regarding his human qualities. If I could I would give him 6 out 5 stars ! - the trip was great : we had problems because of an accident that happened to another team the day before our ascent, but this is "mountain life", this can happen. - your service : I would rate it 2.5/5. It is not that it is not a good service - you link people like me with guides around the world, and the girl I had on the phone before the trip was really nice and perfectly answered my questions - but in our case we find it extremely expensive : we paid it 2900 euros in total, for a 2-day trip, which is more expensive than two guides and food and accomodation in the Alps for a trip this long. We were in Georgia, and life is way cheaper than in western Europe. If I do the calculus : - accomodation : two rooms for 2 nights (we were 4) : around 500 GEL ~ 160 euros - food : I don't know exactly, but knowing the prices there it was max 50 euros for 6 people (us 4 + 2 guides) for 2 nights - guides : there were 2 people, but 1 was not exactly a guide, in total for 2 days this would make maximum around 1200 euros => this makes a total of 1410 euros, which is half what we paid. I understand there is Explore Share's commission to pay the service, but I can't imagine it represents half the total price. Once again, globally the trip was good, but I think the price is really too high. Regarding what we had which was a 2-day trip, I would really expect a goodwill gesture from you, because without it I don't think I would recommend Explore Share to my friends. Best regards, Alexandre


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