Climbing Marjanishvili Peak - the classic route

An experienced mountaineer can climb to the top of Marjanishvili Peak independently. An inexperienced person should climb it only with a certified guide.
Racha-Lechkhumi & Kvemo Svaneti

Peak characterization

Marjanishvili Peak, 3,555 meters above sea level, is located in the municipality of Lentekhi, on the right tributary of the Tskhenistskali River, on the main ridge of the Svanetian part of the Greater Caucasus. 

Day 1

The route starts from Zeskho hut at 1,800 meters above sea level. Follow the valley of the Zeskho river, then, through the forest, begin to climb the ridge. The first campsite is at 2,200 meters, on the meadow covered by grass. The vertical climb is 400 meters, and it takes around 3-4 hours. 

Day 2

From the first campsite, we pass through the ridge to the second campsite, which is located on a green cover at an altitude of 2700 meters. 

The vertical climb is 500 meters, the required time is 3-4 hours.

Day 3

From the second campsite, head to the peak. On the way, you'll pass through the terrain of rocky ridges and stones, possibly encountering snow. There are no particularly difficult parts on the way. After a 5-10 minute rest on the top, return by the same route.

It is possible to return to the first camp on the same day and if you’re feeling energetic, go back to Zeskho’s hut.

The vertical ascent is 855 meters and takes around 6-7 hours. From the top of Marjanishvili Peak, enjoy beautiful views of Racha

Additional Information

The beginning of July to the end of August is the best time to climb Marjanishvili Peak.

Rent any off-road vehicle in Mestia to travel the 55 kilometers from the center of Lentekhi to the starting point.

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