FIND THE HIKING BUDDY


People sometimes ask me if they could join my group or "tour". That's understandable. Hiking alone is not for everybody, it's more dangerous and ... well... lonely. But I am happy if I make it to Georgia for a few weeks in summer and always already have a group. So, let's try something. If you are looking for a trekking partner, please fill in the form below and I will post yours ad here.

Other visitors will then be able to contact you through the contact form - they won´t see your e-mail so it will be up to you if you reply or not. At least that's my idea. Not sure if I already have critical mass of visitors to make it work, but it may be worth a try :P


Andrew


Andrew

Who am I: I'm a 41 year old British traveller who is off to the Caucasus for the first time in July. I'm well travelled and have been to Nepal/Pakistan trekking several times.

When do I visit: 1st - 15th July (maybe extend flight until 18th July)

Who am I looking for: I'm hoping to do the Mestia - Ushguli trek in 3 or 5 days if anyone is up for that. I might do the 2 day Roshka-Juta trek as well. I want to visit Kazbegi and also the Shatili fortresses by jeep or marshutka for a day or two. Hoping to join forces with a few other people to make the treks more enjoyable.


Germain


Germain

Who am I: Hello, my name is Germain, I am from France (Strasbourg) and i am 33 years old. I love to discover a country by his nature and Mountains. I am highly motivated to discover Georgia by larges treks. I have camping Equipment so i just wait on you :)

When do I visit: From 15 July to 4 August

Who am I looking for: Looking for someone who want to trek a few days with me. I am in Georgia for 3 weeks so... Tobavarchkhili lake, Trek in Svaneti, Kazbegi and Tusheti. Whay not climb the Kazbek? Don't hesitate to contact me :)


Luiza


Luiza

Who am I: I am an Uzbek girl backpacking around Georgia for a few weeks. I consider myself an experienced hiker and have done off-trail remote treks as well. I am hoping to do some harder long-distance treks in Georgia and would love to have a buddy to hike together with :) I have all the camping equipment and would prefer to camp.

When do I visit: Mid June - mid July 2018

Who am I looking for: Looking for someone who is willing to go on a harder day or multi-day treks with camping (something like Tobavarchkhili lake, Tskhenistskali valley, Ushba Glacier and similar). I'm flexible with dates and can either join your plan or we can plan a hike together.


Tova


Tova

Who am I: I'm from New York originally but moved about 10 years to Israel. I love languages, new cultures and hiking and am excited to come to beautiful Georgia!

When do I visit: October

Who am I looking for: Hi guys. I'm organizing a trip with a guide to Mt. Kazbek in early October. Looking for people to join the group!! (Note: I'm not the tour guide or making money off the trip - just looking for a group of interesting people to go with.) Message me if you're interested! (Also planning on going to Ararat and Mt Olympus sometime soon. Anyone interested?)


Cristina


Cristina

Who am I: I'm Irish, currently reside in Wales, live for hiking the wilds & keen to find a buddy to hike hut to hut in Georgia.

When do I visit: July-Sept

Who am I looking for: Someone who's easygoing, loves hiking too& up for trekking mad mountains of Georgia any time July - Sept


Ondrej


Ondrej

Who am I: Hello, I am searching for a nice person, couple or a group who would trek with me from Omalo to Shatili and from Roshka to Juta.

When do I visit: 1.7-8.7.2018

Who am I looking for: Going through all the posts on this website, I assured myself that only people who admire the nature and love hiking will eventually end up reading this post. Therefore I do not need to describe exactly the type of person that I am looking for. In fact we are very much same in cuz we love nature! :D . After years of hiking , I am 100% sure that we all have a lot in common. So join me! See ya soon


Kate


Kate

Who am I: My name is Kate and I am 30 yrs old living in New Orleans, Louisiana. I am a bread baker by trade and just opened a pizzeria in New Orleans. I love to travel & hike and am heading to Georgia this August! I am hoping to hike Mestia-Ushguli starting sometime around August 13. Would love some company!

When do I visit: August 10-23

Who am I looking for: A hiking buddy/buddies!


Viktor


Viktor

Who am I: Hi, I am a 21 year old student from Belgium who is looking to visit Georgia for his first time. Since I am not used to hiking outside of the alps or pyrenees i am looking for someone to travel together with. I do not have plans yet and can adapt to pretty much anyone.

When do I visit: Somewhere around 1-11 July

Who am I looking for: A hiking partner for any kind of trip in early July. I am quite fond of high elevations and camping but i'm open to anything.


Daniel


Daniel

Who am I: Hi, I am 27 and from England, I have just finished University and heading for some time away before starting a new job. I enjoy the outdoors, mainly running, cycling and trekking, and also enjoy a drink!

When do I visit: 15th July until 26th August 2018

Who am I looking for: I do not have any experience of multi-day trekking with a backpack and tent, only day packs, so I am currently trying to incorporate that into some daily exercises so that it isn't a shock! I am looking to do a number of day treks, but I would love to try the Tobavarchkhili trek. Open to a number of places to see and hike, also looking to briefly visit Lake Sevan, Yerevan and Mt Aragats in Armenia. If you're looking to visit a few places, have a beer or go on some longer treks, feel free to contact me :-)


Luke


Luke

Who am I: Hey! I'm a 33 year old environmental consultant living in the north of England. I've a solo trip to Georgia coming up, and I'm looking for folks to go trekking with. Day trips and longer treks. I've got no plans yet! Give me a shout if you want to do fun stuff in nature.

When do I visit: 12th August - 27th August 2018

Who am I looking for: Anyone with a story to tell, or some knowledge to share. I'm pretty easy going and don't mind introverts or extroverts. We'll find something in common, I'm sure!


Daniel


Daniel

Who am I: Hi my name is Daniel and I am a 21 years old Psychology student from Germany. I love doing sports and travelling. I would describe me as a relaxed, open-minded guy.

When do I visit: 18.6-06.07

Who am I looking for: I am looking for a Hikingbuddy (male or female) for long and short trekks. Pretty much open for any kind of hike in any region. I am travelling alone so I would be happy to find company for a hike or at least for a beer in a city. Take care guys!


Lily


Lily

Who am I: Hi there! I live in Tbilisi and have a fulltime job. While I have an office job during the week, I like to spend my weekend outdoors.

When do I visit: I live in Tbilisi

Who am I looking for: I am looking for someone who would like to explore the many national parks and treks of Georgia on weekends. Let me know if you’re interested!


Deniz


Deniz

Who am I: My name is Deniz and im 36 years old from Sweden. I am pretty easy induvidual to get along with and talk to. I want to have some fun together and share the experience along the trail. Having some good chat and share some memory for that places. So dont feel shy for me. Im pretty easy to understand and interact with!

When do I visit: 4/7-11/7

Who am I looking for: Fun people. Female/male doesnt matter. Just want you to bring some smile and having good sense of humor. I come to Georgia 4/7 in the morning. Planning to take the flight at same day to Mestia - Uschguli (via Tsvirmi) at the same day or the next day (5/7). I leave Georgia (Tblisi) at 11/7 in the morning so my time is somewhat limited. So if you can make it for the plane 4/7 then we do the Mestia - Ushguli by Tsvirmi then im yours in 4 days :)


Ofir


Ofir

Who am I: Hi, i'm ofir from israel. I will be hiking the mestia - ushguli trek and add a fay hike from ushguli to mami (22km).

When do I visit: 26 of June till 6 of July

Who am I looking for: I'm looking for a partner to hike the trail with. For safety and company


Peter


Peter

Who am I: Hi, I am Peter (35) from Hungary, currently living in the Netherlands. I've traveled many countries and hiked quite a few times. I am planning to do several few days hikes in Georgia. I am flexible, so happy do adopt to other plans. People say I am fun, open minded and easygoing.

When do I visit: From 2nd week of August till late August

Who am I looking for: Anyone who is interested in spending some time with me. Either a person or a group of people.


Michal


Michal

Who am I: Hi, my name is Michal, I am from Central Europe, semi-experienced hiker (Grossglockner, Monte Rosa), speak English, German and Russian (last two only a little bit) and would like to treck from Mestia to Ushguli (+ maybe to Chvelpi via Latpari pass). I would be glad if you join me to discover and enjoy the beauties of Caucasus.

When do I visit: 28.8 - 4.9

Who am I looking for: Easy rider(s)


Chris


Chris

Who am I: Hey everybody! This July I am going to visit Svaneti for hiking. I am a 30 years old Film editor from Hamburg. On 21.07 my flight goes to Tblisi. I have a tourplan for hiking, but if you want to join me we can share and find the best tour for us. My plan would be to take a train to Zugdidi and start with Tobavarchkhili, than Nakra to Etseri, Mazeri to Mestia, Mestia to Ushguli. This should take about 2 weeks, maybe a bit more. I am a quite experienced hiker with tent and food in the backpack. It would be so nice to find a buddy, as I don't want to hike there alone in the mountains. Please contact me if you are interestet ;)

When do I visit: 21.07-11.08

Who am I looking for: Hiking buddy with tent and good feet ;)


Suyanti


Suyanti

Who am I: I consider myself as un-experienced hikker. But i'm keen on walking, and not afraid to walk for long hour. I'm interested in MESTIA-USGHULI route for 4-5 days. It seems pretty moderate for non expert, yet give us lots of Georgian experience. I'm not confident enough to do the hikking independently! That's why i'm looking for hikking buddy/buddies to share the cost. I would be traveling solo. I'm laid back personality, socialy awkward sometimes :) But i do my best to be a bearable human being.

When do I visit: 18.9 - 23.9 (a bit flexible)

Who am I looking for: travel companian, male/female. I´m willing to join a group, if you already in a group. I am Female in mid 30s. The biggest concer is, i'm un-experienced hikker. When it is come to hikking, really important to stick with people in the same pace. So, i hope i won't end up in Everest climber group!! Please message me if you are interested in Mestia-Usghuli rouse on late September


Layla


Layla

Who am I: Hi! I'm a 31 year old American teacher working internationally. This summer I am moving to Dubai to work for the next two years, at least. I've lived in Thailand and Egypt these past 6 years, although I am originally from Atlanta, GA. I love hiking and have been looking at different hikes in the Caucasus region. I would love to meet like minded people who are interested in hiking with me!

When do I visit: mid-August

Who am I looking for: I am looking for kind, adventurous, and fun people who are as interested in the scenery, people, and culture of Georgia, as much as they are in the actual hike. I am pretty open and flexible, willing to meet and get to know everyone :)


Maryla


Maryla

Who am I: My name is Maryla 37, I am Polish living in NY for the past 14 years. I am planning to do some trekking in Georgia - Swanetti in July, definitely trek from Mestia to Ushguli, then some day hikes i Mazeri with possibility of going from Mestia to Mazeri over Guli pass-22km. Traveling light -no tents, sleeping in guesthouses.

When do I visit: July, anything beetween July 6th and August 10th

Who am I looking for: Travel companion.


Tom


Tom

Who am I: Hi ! I'm Tom from Italy ! I will be in Georgia for 2 weeks ! I love hiking ! I hiked in many place in the world! Now i'd Luke walk in Svaneti area or maybe i'm Tusheti area! Anyone want to join me? Plan is work in progress , i accept suggestions or ideas! of sure one of my weeks i will visit Tbilisi (Davit Gareja) ,Kutaisi and Kasbebi ( Gergeti monastery) ! Will i have enough time?

When do I visit: 22 august/4 september

Who am I looking for: I'm looking for buddy hikers ! I'm enough trained to hike! I speak English, Spanish and Italian !


Christian


Christian

Who am I: Hello, I’m Christian. 39 year old guy from Norway, but have lived my adult life in the UK. I’m going to Svaneti soon and would like to do the 4 day hike to Ushguli. The plan is to start from Mestia Friday 1 June, reach Ushguli Monday 4 June, and return to Mestia Tuesday 5 June. My dates are sadly fixed.

When do I visit: 1 June to 5 June

Who am I looking for: Fairly independent but if there is anyone else, solo hikers or groups, that want to team up to read maps, share the cost of transport and help fight off guard dogs, then please get in touch.


Kit


Kit

Who am I: Hey, I'm a female looking for some thoughtful time up in mountains, don't mind working hard for reaching that blissful moment

When do I visit: 9th - 18th July

Who am I looking for: A female company.


Nir


Nir

Who am I: Hey :) My name is Nir from Israel, 34 yrs old and am planning to travel from early September, looking for a backpacking experience in Georgia and would be great to do that with some cool and fun partners! Email me if you are interested :)

When do I visit: Early September

Who am I looking for:


Kate


Kate

Who am I: I'm Irish and will spend one week in Georgia in June 2018. I hope to spend 4-5 days trekking with a day in Tbilisi at either end of the trip. I'm looking at doing the Mestia to Ushguli but I'm open to suggestions.

When do I visit: 15th to 23rd June 2018

Who am I looking for: Trekking buddy.


Max


Max

Who am I: Hello guys me along with my GF and other girl are planning to hike in a Caucasus mountain at the beginning of AUGUST and it's always fun to have a company ;)

When do I visit: August 2018

Who am I looking for: Trekking buddies to share and enjoy the trek together :) a bit flexible about the dates and the trek itself. We are moving from Saint Petersburg, we are planning 5-6 hike in nature/ mountains and maybe around 2-3 camping by the seaside) and we will do sightseeing in Tbilisi 2-3days


Jacek


Jacek

Who am I: I moved in march to dubai for work, but my employer cheated my on terms and... yeah, fuck him, I decided to walk it through here in Georgia, in the middle distance between my home and UAE. I want to walk and walk, from Mestia to Ushguli but if you could recommend something different just write to me. Cheers!

When do I visit: June 2018

Who am I looking for: Anyone who is willing to walk


Andrew


Andrew

Who am I: Hi Everyone. By way of introduction my name is Andrew. I'm Vietnamese however born in Australia. I'll be 26yrs old by this time next year. I'm studying aviation and work at mountaineering/trekking travel company in Australia. I'm looking to form a small group to trek and explore Georgia independently. I'm pretty laid back and chilled. I love good company, nature and being surrounded by mountains. I'm quite experienced in the outdoors and have travelled extensively just to trek from the Himalayas, Rockies, Alps & etc. If you are interested feel free to contact me.

When do I visit: August 2019-September 2019

Who am I looking for: Relax and like-minded travellers that can crack a few jokes and don't take everything so seriously. Preferably speak English - otherwise it's google translate. :D


Toraj


Toraj

Who am I: Hello, I am 62 years old Swedish and have been to Tblisi as a tourist, but know that you can go hiking, so I'm looking for nails / clubs that I can join.i can Swedish , Persian , Turkish .have whats up , viber app. this is my tel. Nr. 0046764540890

When do I visit: Summer, autumn 2018

Who am I looking for:


Max


Max

Who am I: Hello guys me along two of my friends are planning to hike in a Caucasus mountain at the beginning of AUGUST and it's always fun to have a company ;)

When do I visit: August 2018

Who am I looking for: Trekking buddies to share and enjoy the trek together :) a bit flexible about the dates and the trek itself


Amelie


Amelie

Who am I: We are Canadian-Mexican couple living in Montreal, Canada (35 and 41 years old) who loves hiking and trekking!

When do I visit: From June 20th to July 7th 2018

Who am I looking for: We would be interested in finding other people to share the cost of transportation from Alvani to Omalo on June 30th or July 1st or from Omalo to Alvani on July 4th or 5th!


Noro


Noro

Who am I: We are a couple (43 and 42) mountain lovers from Slovakia and we are loving mountains. We love especially hiking and trekking,no extremes!

When do I visit: From 1st June to 9th June 2018

Who am I looking for: We are looking for anybody for some trekks,like Ushba glacier from Mazeri, Koruldi lakes, Shkhara glacier from Ushguli etc. We are living for one weekin center of Mestia.We will go from Kutaisi. Locals welcome 😊


Glauco


Glauco

Who am I: I am Glauco, 34 years old. I am italian... i do love nature, mountains and wild life... I am planning in August, a hike in svaneti from Chuberi to Ushguli... it’s about 140, no matters how many days could take, anyway I suppose about 5/7 days... a friend of mine could come with me but I would like to share this kind of esperience with anyone else who could appreciate this trip. The last year I was hiking among lofoten in Norway and was breathtaking...

When do I visit: 18.8. - 1.9.2018

Who am I looking for: Someone to share a wild experience enjoying nature


Hanna


Hanna

Who am I: Hello, we are Paula and Hanna, two 20-year old students from Germany. September this year we are travelling to Georgia and so we look for some travel buddies to join us for a hike to Tobavarchkhili Lake in Svaneti Region.

When do I visit: Beginning of September 2018

Who am I looking for:


Taymour


Taymour

Who am I: Hello, my name is Taymour Bouran. I am a Circassian living in Amman, Jordan who is deeply in love with backcountry hiking. I am a History teacher who looks to do some hiking adventures during summer holidays.

When do I visit: I will be visiting Georgia from July 1st, 2018- July 21st, 2018 (although I could extend that to July 29th)

Who am I looking for: I am very open-minded about hiking buddies, but you have to be fond of history if you are going to be able stand me. I am interested in hikers who would like to do 3-5 day stretches and camping by tents. I am also aiming to do tough hikes, with high elevation and long distance. However, I am of course open to day hikes and smaller overnights but in the 3 weeks I am there I would like to do some longer stretches. Obviously some 1-2 night breaks in the city are going be much welcomed; I would just like to hike enough to earn a night on the bed. Please email me if you are interesting in figuring out some backcountry adventures together, with nothing but our heavy backpacks and the Caucasus mountains.


Leigh


Leigh

Who am I: I'm an Australian who arrives in Tbilisi on 28-7-18, I leave Georgia on 3-8-18. I would like to spend 4 days trekking. I am fit, friendly and adventurous.

When do I visit: 28.7.18 - 3.8.18

Who am I looking for: Trek buddy, guide


Walter


Walter

Who am I: I am Austrian and presently working in Germany. I love to hike /trek whenever I do find time. My advantage is the closeness to the Austrian/Italian Alps where I hang out in summer and winter.

When do I visit: Possibly in August

Who am I looking for: am looking for buddies to share the good times and enjoying the Encounter of new regions and sites. Once we find common interests, I suggest to meet and discuss the common plans.


Vahur


Vahur

Who am I: 46, resident hiker/trekker/climber. I have been Tbilisi-based since Autumn 2016 and much of it was well-spent somewhere outside. So I have fairly good idea what's out there and pretty long and growing bucket list. And I plan to stick around for foreseeable future. If phrase 'Hey, it looks like it could be a trail! Wonder where it goes?' sounds like a start of something exciting, I am your man. Off-trail or moderately technical stuff is ok :) If I cannot come with you I will still gladly have a bottle of wine with you and can give bunch of good advice.

When do I visit: Permanently here

Who am I looking for: Good company for some of my longer projects in Svaneti and Tusheti/Khevsureti would be perfect. But I am always happy to go for some weekend/prolonged weekend trek either by my own plan or yours. And if all else fails I will pretty much always find the free evening for a pub crawl in Tbilisi ;)


Piera


Piera

Who am I: I'm from California and recently moved to Tbilisi to teach university writing. I love the outdoors--particularly hiking--and am eager to get out of the city and take in all the beauty Georgia has to offer. I am an experienced hiker, having explored all over the U.S. on both day hikes and multi-day treks. That being said, I'm open to just taking it easy and enjoying nature, but I'm also open to getting out and going on some seriously grueling adventures!

When do I visit: September 2017 - June 2018

Who am I looking for: I don't have any particular treks in mind. My goal is to do as many hikes throughout Georgia as possible while I'm here, so I'm looking for someone who will either let me jump in on their itinerary or help plan one together.


Nick


Nick

Who am I: Hello ! my name is Nick , I'm a 24 year old woodsman from Georgia , I practice bushcraft and love hiking. I like making youtube videos as a hobby , I haven't visited much places and wish to find hiking buddies to plan a few hiking trips in the mountains and enjoy the great outdoors. I would love to show you around in Tbilisi , I can take you on a day hike next to the city and we can plan a few day trips together. I can speak English and Russian fluently

When do I visit: forever

Who am I looking for: I'm looking for hiking buddies , no matter male or female , young or old as long as you're good on the inside :) If you are interested in bushcraft that will be super! Depends on time you visit I may be able to take you to my wildcamps in the forests of Borjom-Kharagauli. Feel free to contact me , I'm a friendly guy ;)


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