FIND THE HIKING BUDDY


People sometimes write me that they are coming to Georgia alone and would like to hike. And if they could join my group or "my tour". That's understandable. Hiking alone is not for everybody as it's more dangerous and ... well... lonely. But I don't do any tours, 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 advertisement here.

Other visitors will then be able to contact you directly through the contact form - they will not see yours e-mail address 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


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.


Dan


Dan

Who am I: I'm a 30-year-old American journalist based in New York, looking for someone to join me on a short one- or two-day trek from Juta to Roshka through the Chaukhi pass during the second week of October. (Or through the Sadzele pass if Chaukhi is closed because of snow.) I'm a moderately experienced hiker who has done a lot of backpacking in the Northeast U.S. and a couple of national parks out west. Very interested in food, travel, books, and other cultures. Open to other itineraries too, but particularly interested in Khevsureti!

When do I visit: October 8 to October 17

Who am I looking for: Any gender, age, or nationality — just someone who is open-minded and excited to spend time outdoors!


Muneer


Muneer

Who am I: Hello! I just discovered your blog! Very interesting information. Last year I went on my first Trek in Nepal up to 3200M above sea level. the trek was a gruesome 5 days but I loved it & have fond memories.

When do I visit: I will be in Georgia on 23rd September 2017

Who am I looking for: I am looking for someone to Trek with & who has a idea about the trails & routes. I am okay with anyone as long as they are friendly.


Manuel


Manuel

Who am I: Hey there. I'm Manuel. I am from Venezuela but I live in Dublin. I will be in Georgia for 2 weeks from the 29th of September. I am looking for hiking mates who want to take it easy and enjoy the nature. No rush,.problems or fanciness. If you want to cross paths in Tbilisi and plan a trip.to the mauntains let me.know!

When do I visit: 29 of September till 16 of October

Who am I looking for: Hiking mates, male or female. Who want to share good vibes and enjoy the nature


Hazel


Hazel

Who am I: Me and my sister are traveling around together 3rd-13th of October and then I will stay on few weeks longer. We grew up in NYC but we have a lot of hiking and camping experience. We prefer to travel light so we will probably choose to leave camping supplies at home and spend nights in villages. However we may change our minds if we get a great recommendation for camping. Languages: English, inglés y אנגלית :)

When do I visit: October 2017

Who am I looking for: Looking for other travelers in October, probably Mestia to Ushguli start around October 6th. I may stay in Georgia until mid November. Chill, fun, open and adventurous people who can handle some rain and love nature are welcome to join.


JohnG


JohnG

Who am I: I'm a 30-year-old American currently living in Austin, Texas, USA. I speak English, Spanish and some Mandarin. I spend Spring and Fall in Texas hiking and camping in the low-laying mountains, but have trekked along a large portion of the John Muir Trail/Yosemite while growing up in California. I'm traveling alone to Georgia for two weeks and making my itinerary right now. Looking to make new friends while traveling!

When do I visit: October 7 -21, 2017

Who am I looking for: Looking for someone to hike Mestia to Ushguli for four days anytime during my visit to Georgia. Would like to trek and use guesthouses instead of camping/tents along the trail given the time of year.


Bernadette


Bernadette

Who am I: Hi! I´m Bernadette - a 34 year old girl from Austria, finally going to Georgia in a few days. I like travelling a lot - enjoying and curious about landscapes, history, cultures and life in other places than home. All this I enjoy most while hiking and that´s what I also want to do in Georgia. I´m usually travelling alone and so I did in several countries, but some activities I definitely prefer to share :-) I´m very easy going - for Standards, Food (beside being a vegetarian) and also for new ideas. My idea was to do either Omalo - Shatili or Mestia - Ushguli since there are historical sites on the way, but I´m also open for other ideas

When do I visit: Sept. 16th - 30th

Who am I looking for: no matter what gender, no matter if old or young. Someone easy going - neither too ambitious nor too relaxed, someone open for cultures, impressions and with good atmosphere. German, english, italian and - if you´re patient - also spanish is fine for me....


Irina


Irina

Who am I: Hello, I'm Irina, currently in Tbilisi and in Georgia till the end of November 2017. Looking for hiking buddies for short and long hiking tours. I would like to visit Kazbegi area, Tusheti (may be), Svaneti and I am open to other suggestions. I enjoy long walks but never hiked before.

When do I visit: Till end of November 2017

Who am I looking for: I am looking for smb who likes hiking.


Chamil


Chamil

Who am I: Hi, Im Chamil, 28 Years. Sri Lankan living and working in Abu Dhabi. Have been to Georgia twice already and visited tourist sights. Id like to do some hikes there. I have experience in Hiking in Sri Lanka, UAE & Oman for past 05 years from moderate to difficult. still in good shape. speak English. Anyone suggest trekking or hiking during winter months in Caucasus ?, may be in January. I have some gears including tent and handheld gps etc.. Anyone interested in planing a hike, please write to me.

When do I visit: Winter

Who am I looking for: Male, anyone who enjoy the nature and adventure, food and walks, guest houses and home stays, back packing and traveling.


Andreas


Andreas

Who am I: Hello, from 10th-24th in Georgia. Would like to hike, perhaps Mestia-Ushguli (first week of my stay) and maybe Lagodekhi protected area (second week). But I am open to changes and this is not a strict plan. If it fits we also can share a room for saving money, guide, car,etc... Maybe you have tent? I am 29 years old, from Austria, doing a PhD in Economics.

When do I visit: 10th-24th in Georgia

Who am I looking for: Travelmate, hikingmate; male or female, 2535 years; being a well-equipped and experienced hiker is an advantage


Rishi


Rishi

Who am I: Namaskar From Mumbai (India). Irregular Personality, Amid Traveller , Full of Life, fun Loving & a company you will not regret .I Will be in Georgia from 15 - 30th October 2017 , Looking forward for some awesome Trekking in the Svaneti. Any peeps around spending time during the the same period write into me

When do I visit: 19-24th October 2017

Who am I looking for: Not a professional Hiker but someone who loves to enjoy the nature and Surrounding and can become infinity in required on a single beautiful spot for hours :)


Michael


Michael

Who am I: A well-travelled Euro-Canadian in his 30s, with lots of mountain/backcountry experience from several continents. Used to be in excellent shape, but can still keep a good pace. :-) Very comfortable with high-elevation trekking, non-technical scrambles, nights under the stars. But also happy with less demanding treks, especially off the beaten track. I'm not much of a planner until right before my trips, so feel free to give me suggestions on where you'd like to go! :-) My 1st time in Georgia, and only have 2 weeks... but I will visit an outdoorsy expat friend in Tbilisi, so I may be able to find some local connections for my/our travels. I can understand a bit of Russian, and also speak Italian, among other languages.

When do I visit: September 16 - September 30

Who am I looking for: Most importantly you should have an adventurous spirit and appreciation for nature, mountain culture, history, food, spontaneity of travel. Someone in decent shape and with mountain experience is preferred, BUT this is not a requirement as I am also happy to do some less demanding routes and sightseeing.


Daniel


Daniel

Who am I: Hi! I'm a 26 year old from Holland and will be visiting Georgia from 11-30 september. Want to do the Mestia-Ushguli 4-day trek (staying in guesthouses), starting around the 14th. Although the photo might suggest otherwise, I'm not that of an experienced hiker but in decent shape. Feel free to send a message!

When do I visit: September

Who am I looking for: Some good company to hike along the road and share stories, laughs etc.:)


Gabriel


Gabriel

Who am I: Hi.I am a 23 years old student from Athens Greece.I want to visit Georgia in late September - early October for about 10 days .I am interested in a 4-5 day trek especially in remote areas.I also want to go for some easy mountaineering if the conditions allows.I am in a quite good physical condition . i have some experience in trekking and mountaineering.By the way i am open to proposals.

When do I visit: Late September till late October

Who am I looking for: I am looking for a hiking buddy (ies) who doesnt get his/her self too seriously wants to spent time in the outdoors , and have an adventure


Matthias_K


Matthias_K

Who am I: Hey, I'm 25 years old, a student from Germany. Hiked through north Scotland couple of years ago. Staying with a friend in Georgia and thinking about prolonging my stay for a nice hike

When do I visit: 15 Sept - 24 Sept

Who am I looking for: A hiking buddy. Some experience might be good because I wouldn't call my self an expert. Got some equipment I was thinking about TREK TO TOBAVARCHKHILI LAKE or something else in the area of Kutaissi (since I'm departing from there). Date is flexible


Pooyan


Pooyan

Who am I: Hi! I'm 35 year old, photographer and filmmaker from Iran, I want to hiking two road 1-Omalo to shatili 2-Ushguli to Mestia I normally don't through the whole route non-stop, I would prefer to camp sometimes in middle of route

When do I visit: August - September 2017

Who am I looking for: Anyone who has some experience in hiking and camping in nature


Greta


Greta

Who am I: Hi! I've never been in Georgia but it was on my list. Now I've given some time for myself to do so. KHEVSURETI is what I am thinking of (but I am open for the suggestions) I love nature and adventure! I was born in last century. People say it happened back in 1983 but I am still fit for the challenge. Promise.

When do I visit: September 2017

Who am I looking for: I am looking for a good companion who never complains whatever the weather.


Ianmai


Ianmai

Who am I: I am planning two months trip through Georgia in September and I was hoping to get your advice on how save it is for a female to travel through this region alone. This is the my first trip going it alone. Perhaps some one knows more about it than I do? May be someone also knows where I can get in touch with people who are planning to be there at the same time and who would appreciate the company to feel safer? Any advice on volunteer work and traveling alone. I'm Vietnamese. Thank you in advance, al the tips are welcome

When do I visit: September

Who am I looking for: Nice people


George


George

Who am I: Hi, my name is George. I am looking for hiking or cross country bike adventures in Georgia. Planning to travel a lot this spring and summer.

When do I visit: Spring and Summer

Who am I looking for: I am looking for a nice people to join me and and share my interests. I speak Russian, English and Georgian.


Simon


Simon

Who am I: Hi I`m Simon, a 30 year old hiker from Germany. I really like to spend time in nature, especially in the mountains. I do have some experience in the Alps and so on and for this year I am really looking forward in hiking the Caucasus region:) I think I`m easy-going but also I do have some sporting ambitions. However the most important part of a hike for me is always to enjoy the nature and the culture of the people. I speak English and German fluently.

When do I visit: 15. - 27. september 2017

Who am I looking for: Since my time is limited, I already planned two routes, which I am going to hike. For sure, I can`t estimate the exact duration of the hikes, but I planned it approximately due to my fitness level and experiences on other hikes. 15. - 19. septembre: Hike in Kazbegi region - truso, kelitsadi lake and suatisi treks. 21. - 27. septembre: Hike in Svaneti from Etseri to Ushguli. and after that maybe going on further, depending on date and transportation possibilities. If you are an experienced hiker and like my plans feel free to contact me


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 ;)


Vahur


Vahur

Who am I: I am Vahur, Estonian, living in Tbilisi since October 2016. 45 years. Have already been in Svaneti, Racha, Algeti, few other places. Summer plans (not really specified yet - remember in Georgia things are not planned, they just happen) involve Omalo-Shatili, something in Svaneti, possibly some easy mountaineering/climbing. I am always interested in finding new trekking companions, belaying buddies (for winter visitors - they have pretty decent climbing gym in Tbilisi) or beer brothers. Weekend trek or some longer hiking, gimme a holler and we think of something.

When do I visit: Gonna stay at least until the Autumn 2017

Who am I looking for:


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