Climbing Laila (Lahili) - Classic Route

Mountaineers with intermediate experience can climb Mount Laila independently, however, inexperienced climbers should only go with a certified guide. The difficulty of the route: 2A
Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti

Characteristics of Laila

Mount Laila is located in Mestia Municipality, at the headwaters of Lailachali, at 4,010 meters above sea level. The peak is covered with snow and ice and is the highest point of Svaneti Ridge. Glacier Lahil is formed on the slope of the peak. Laila is an ideal mountain for beginner alpinists.

Day One

The route starts in Tskhumari village, at 1,300 meters above sea level. It passes through the forest, follows the ridge and finally arrives at the campsite, located 2,800 meters above sea level.

The vertical climb is 1,500 meters and takes around 5-6 hours.

Day Two

Start the climb to the summit at dawn. The trail is covered with snow, though it is easy to pass. To traverse the route, everyone has to be tied on a rope team. After spending about 5–10 minutes on the top, return to the campsite by the same route.

The vertical climb is 1,200 meters and takes around 6-7 hours. 

Day Three

From the camp, return to Tskhumari village via the same route. In case of bad weather or acclimatization complications, 2 reserve days are added to the trip. 

Additional Information

Climb Mt Laila from mid-July to the end of September for the best weather.

Rent an off-road vehicle from Mestia bus station to drive the 20 kilometers to the starting point.

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