Mestia, nestled in Georgia's upper Svaneti region, is a historic mountain town at 1500 meters above sea level, adorned with Svan defensive towers and surrounded by the Great Caucasus Mountains. Known for its rich heritage and stunning landscapes, Mestia boasts nearly 200 glaciers, including Shkhara, Georgia's highest peak at 5201 meters.
Ushguli, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, sits within Mestia's district, offering the breathtaking Lamaria church, dating back to the 10th century, with a remarkable view of Shkara glacier.
With the opening of Queen Tamar Airport in 2010, Mestia has become a popular destination. Besides well-known ski resorts like Gudauri and Bakuriani, Hatsvali and Tetnuldi provide enchanting skiing experiences in Svaneti, even offering post-season views from the cable car.
Adventure seekers can explore the Chalaadi Glacier through a 12-kilometer trek from Mestia. Museums like the Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, Margiani House Museum, and Mikheil Khegiani House Museum offer insights into the town's culture.
Explore our itineraries or contact us to book private tours here.
4-day private Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Rural Tour
7-day Mestia - Ushguli trekking
8-day Charm of Western Georgia
9-day Ancient Georgia