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.

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

Check out the photos:

Mount Shkhara
geotv.ge
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
geotv.ge
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
geotv.ge
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
geotv.ge
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
geotv.ge
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
geotv.ge
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
geotv.ge
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.

Related stories:


Golden Svaneti in all its autumn glory


Impressive bridges of Georgia that have endured centuries

Print
Other Stories
The Daily Telegraph writes about Georgia
The national British daily broadsheet newspaper “The Daily Telegraph” has recently published an article about Georgia entitled “Is Georgia the new Puglia? With new direct flights, get there before the masses do.”
Places to chill out in Tbilisi
Tbilisi is not a huge city, but there are lots of places to chill out there. But which one to choose?
10 things to do in Tbilisi - recommendations from a blogger
www.lifeinexcess.com published an article about Georgia. The webpage belongs to a traveller and “a lifestyle blogger” kirsty.
Culinary Tourism – Discover the Imeretian Cuisine
It is not surprising that one of Georgia’s biggest attractions is its cuisine. Colourful Georgian dishes prepared with rich, aromatic spices and herbs attract all food lovers.
Discover Samegrelo – beautiful part of Georgia in the country’s west
Samegrelo is in the western part of Georgia. Its unique nature, cuisine and language must be experienced whilst visiting Georgia.
Discover must see places in Kakheti
Kakheti is located in the eastern part of Georgia. There are a variety of places for visitors to go in Kakheti:
Discover protected areas and national parks in Georgia - Part 4
Georgia will surprise visitors by the variety of its landscapes and nature. This small country has everything for all kinds of visitors.
Shaitan Bazaar and cuisine in old Tbilisi
Georgian cuisine has always been a part of the Georgian identity. It has been influenced by both Europe and Asia.
Discover protected areas and national parks in Georgia- Part 3
There are numerous places to rest, organize picnic or have adventures in Georgia. Here are some of the venues to check out:
Alternative tourism in Georgia
Alternative tourism is the opposite of mass organized tourism. Georgia is a perfect destination for the alternative tourism
Discover protected areas and national parks in Georgia- Part 2
Georgia preserves unique nature and here are some of its examples:
The Washington Post writes about a Georgian dish - Ajapsandali
Georgian cuisine is becoming more and more popular in other countries, be it in neighbouring ones or further afield.
Explore festivals and holidays in Georgia - Part 2
To truly experience Georgian culture and its many traditions, you must attend a few of the festivals held both in the capital and throughout the country.
Discover protected areas and national parks in Georgia- Part 1
Georgia is a small country with a variety of flora. There are twenty protected areas and national parks in Georgia.
Discover places in the vicinity of Tbilisi
Tbilisi is surrounded by interesting and attractive places to visit.
Explore festivals and holidays in Georgia - Part 1
Lots of tourists are attracted by Georgian nature and cuisine. However, to truly experience Georgian culture and its many traditions, you must attend a few of the festivals held both in the capital and throughout the country.
Discover Batumi
Batumi is the second-largest city of Georgia, located on the coast of the Black Sea in the country'ssouthwest.
Discover Samtskhe-Javakheti
The administrative centre of Samtskhe-Javakheti (Georgia’s southwestern region) is Akhaltsikhe.
Summer Dream in Beshumi
“If you drink local milk for 25 days, even if you are a blind, you will see the stars in the sky at midday”.
Swords discovered at Lado Gudiashvili Square in Tbilisi
The renovation of Lado Gudiashvili Square (in the old part of Tbilisi) is presently in progress. The process is under archeological monitoring.
The oldest citizen of Tbilisi tells how people lived decades ago
Tbilisi has always been a city with a specific culture and life style. Today this is not as evident as it was at the beginning of the 20th century.
Fresh snow in Kazbegi in mid-August
Ever wondered whether does it snows in the Georgian mountains in summer or not?
Discover Kutaisi
Kutaisi is one of the most interesting and beautiful cities in Georgia.
Discover Borjomi
Borjomi is a district of Georgia, in the region of Samtskhe-Javakheti. Borjomi is one of the most popular resorts, famous for its mineral waters, health, unique nature and abundance of historical monuments.
Bakuriani – a place to visit in summer and in winter
What Georgia can really boast about is its mountains – literally in every part of the country there are mountains, some covered with snow throughout the year.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Exchange Rates
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
24.09.2018
25.09.2018
USD
1
USD
2.6216
2.6216
EUR
1
EUR
3.0854
3.0854
GBP
1
GBP
3.4584
3.4584
RUB
100
RUB
3.9340
3.9340