"From Chegem to Mestia 1982" Mestia by Kuznetsov_Sergey

Mestia Travel Guide: 26 reviews and 87 photos

Mestia is a settlement of city type (with 1968) in Georgia, on a southern slope of the Big Caucasus; It is the center of Svanetia. There is a museum and a bust of the climber M. Hergiany (native Mestia).

In 1982 I went down to Mestia through the pass of Tviber from Kabardino-Balkariya.

  • Last visit to Mestia: Aug 1982
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    Sergey, lovely little page about Mestia here. I haven't been to that part of Georgia yet, but it is on my list for one of my next trips to the region. Great to see that you even got a pioneer badge for your page here.

    • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
      Mar 5, 2016 at 11:04 PM

      Thank you, Holger! Your visit on this my old page is just a present for the 10th anniversary since I've made it in 2006! Hope you will be able to see this wonderful area in the Caucasus with your own eyes!

  • ainsleigh's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Your page is great inspiration for my trip to Georgia next year. Your photo of the sunrise in the travelogue is especially beautiful!

    • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
      Sep 6, 2013 at 8:35 AM

      Thank you Ainsleigh! I think it's rather difficult to reach Svanetia and Mestia in ordinary trip. One should make special efforts to go to this area of Georgia. I wish you a safe trip there.

  • picek's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    I always imagined Caucasian mountains a place of great beauty, so the photos of your hike seem timeless! Lucky people who have visited. Nice pictures of place that I would love to visit if/when sometimes in future will be possible. greetings, vesna

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2008 at 9:24 AM

    Hello, Sergey! Great memories of your hike!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2007 at 11:48 AM

    breathtaking mountain-scenery ! Thanks for sharing, Sergey !

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2007 at 11:59 AM

    Simply beautiful! Thanks!

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2006 at 3:48 PM

    I love places with beautiful mountain scenery, and Mestia sure has some nice mountains. Mount Ushba is especially spectacular.

  • rjaparidze's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2006 at 3:05 AM

    The only thing that I complain on disintegration of Soviet Union is that I will not be able to visit routes that you did from Kabardo to Svaneti... Wished to be bron 4-5 years earlier. Good Job!!!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2006 at 5:56 PM

    Rugged yet beautiful area this Mestia. Thanks for the information.

  • Mar 14, 2006 at 8:38 AM

    Sergey, a good presentation of this area with some beautiful photos.


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