Discover top 7 highest mountains of Georgia
16 December, 2015
Discover top 7 highest mountains of Georgia
One of the most precious features that Georgia can boast are its unique landscape and stunning mountains. Georgia is considered as quite a mountainous country. The Likhi Range divides the country into eastern and western halves. Centuries ago the western part of Georgia was known as Colchis while the eastern plateau was called Iberia. The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range forms the northern border of Georgia while the southern portion of the country is bordered by the Lesser Caucasus Mountains.

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we present to you the highest mountains and peaks of Georgia that are distinguished for their beauty and magnificence:

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Mount Shkhara
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Photo by Giorgi Nikolava
The first place in the list belongs to Mount Shkhara. At 5,068 meters it is the highest point in Georgia. This nine-peak mountain Shkhara is located on the central range of the Caucasus , in Svaneti, the highland region in the North -Western part of the country. Shkhara is also the third highest peak in the Caucasus. It is built of granite and crystalline shale. With the mountain-climbing point of view peaks of Shkhara are among the most unmanageable in Europe. The peak was first conquered in 1888 via the North East Ridge route, by the British/Swiss team of U. Almer, J. Cockin and C. Roth.

Mount Janga
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Mount Janga (Janga-Tau) located at 5,059 meters above sea level is the second highest mountain in Georgia. The slopes of the mountain are heavily glaciated. They are most famous for the dormant volcanoes that are hidden under the ice caps. It lies on the border of Svaneti (Georgia) and Kabardino-Balkaria (Russia).

Kazbegi
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Kazbegi also known as Mkinvartsveri that reaches 5047meters comes third in the list. Glorious Mount Kazbegi is an inactive stratovolcano and one of the major mountains of the Caucasus located in the Kazbegi District of Georgia. In Georgian Mkinvartsveri translates to ‘Glacier Peak’. The mountain is compared to an old man’s face with a white beard since Kazbegi is covered in snow all year around.

Shota Rustaveli Peak
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Shota Rustaveli is a mountain in the central part of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range, spanning the border of Svaneti and Kabardino-Balkaria. The height of the mountain is 4,860 meters. Shota Rustaveli is considered to be the 9th highest peak of the Caucasus. The mountain is called after 12th-century outstanding Georgian writer and the author of The Knight in the Panther’s skin, Shota Rustaveli.

Tetnuldi
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Photo by Giorgi Nikolava
Tetnuldi is the 5th highest and famous peak in the central part of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range, located in the Svaneti region of Georgia. Tetnuldi reaches 4,858 meters and is thought to be 10th highest peak of the Caucasus.

Mount Ushba
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Photo by Giorgi Nikolava
Mount Ushba is yet another precious of Georgia’s landscape. Ushba is known for its picturesque, spire-shaped double summit. In addition, it is considered the most difficult ascent in the Caucasus by many climbers.The south summit of Ushba is 4700 meters high, 10 meters higher than its north counterpart.

Ailama
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Ailama is a peak in the central part of the Svaneti section of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range, the elevation of which is 4,547 meters. Located in the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region of Georgia, at the source of the river Koruldashi. The lower slopes are covered with alpine and sub alpine meadows, while the upper slopes has glacial landscapes.

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