One especially beautiful example of Svaneti’s unique charm is the 3,838 meter-tall Banguriani Mountain, located just twenty kilometers from Mestia, on the southern slope of the Caucasus Mountains.
Banguriani is composed of Jurassic shale and sandstone, with limestone here and there. It is characterized by contemporary glaciation and glacial landforms. Alpine and subalpine meadows, crystal-clear air, and mystical views of Svaneti – all this exceptional beauty is what you will see if you visit Banguriani.
To climb Banguriani Mountain you will need an off-road vehicle, special preparation, appropriate mountain-climbing equipment and the assistance of an experienced, certified guide. In all, the route covers ten kilometers.
Once you’ve completed your climb, you can stay in Mestia, where you’ll find many comfortable hotels. While you’re in the area, you should also try the delicious Svan food while enjoying the beautiful view of Banguriani Mountain from your hotel balcony.