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


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.


Nadege


Nadege

Who am I: Hi. I'm French, and working in USA since one year. I'm visiting Georgia with a friend. It's our first trip in this amazing country, but we have accumulated travelling experiences around the world. We want discover the culture, meet people, try new food and experience new challenge. We are planning to explore Svanetie, Kazbegi and Tusheti areas, there is no date set for it. So, we can easily adapt if you already plan your trip.

When do I visit: Now, until 8 august

Who am I looking for: We are looking for new buddy or buddies to share good times and conversations. We are open mind and friendly. We are in Tbilissi now.


Mamuka


Mamuka

Who am I: hello everyone, i am going to go next saturday in juta khevsureti so if someone want come with me write me

When do I visit: 22-24 july

Who am I looking for:


Matthias


Matthias

Who am I: Grown up in the Black-Forest, I live in Berlin now. (still 39year old :-)While I am travelling I am always looking for hiking-experiences.So I was trekking/hiking in most different sourroundings all over theworld and I am very experienced.In Georgia I did Omalo-Shatili and Roshka-Juta last year on my own, as well as climbing Mt. Kazbek with 3 crazy Ukrainians who I found at the clacier in 2 days (totally).Usually I always find my way with a detailed map and a little compass.Unfortunaty I never used GPS an even don't know how to use it.This is probably something I have to learn for more ambitious hiking-experiences in the future :-)

When do I visit: 09.07.-06.08. 2017

Who am I looking for: Read about trek Number 8 mentioned here and somehow like to go for this challenge.But would not go alone, since I have no (detailed) map about the area and no clue about GPS.Would be nice if someone have both of it and like to do this trek within the next 2 weeks :-)...the reports about the trek seeming to me that it is no good idea to the trek alone anyway... ...would even buy poles for this trek... ...which I am usually don't use :-) Except of that I like to go to Mt. Laila next days (joining any group). Today I'll try to find out... how to get the gear, which is needed. Since I will leave to Mazeri-Becho-Iskari-Laila tomorrow I am not sure about when having Internet again. But would be happy for any information... ...especially about Svaneti-Racha-Trek :-) Madloba!!!


Erl


Erl

Who am I: Hello! I'm 30 years old, coming from the Basque Country, and after visiting this site, I'm planning to do the Mestia-Ushguli hike, possibly in 3 days, so that I have time to do day hikes around Ushguli as well. I don't have a tent and was thinking of staying in guesthouses. Then I hope to take a car or bus back to Mestia. I will be coming from Tbilisi and will explore other areas of Georgia too. I like adventures, being in nature, and challenges, and I also enjoy, cooking, reading and learning new things.

When do I visit: July 16-20 in higher Svaneti area (not too much flexibility :/ )

Who am I looking for: I'm looking for hiking buddies/group for the Mestia-Ushguli hike, or to do day hikes in the area. I think having some partners can make the whole trip better and easier (from getting transportation to not getting lost in the trails!), so if you're around these days and are looking for someone to go with, write me!


Georgia


Georgia

Who am I: Hey! So Myself and my friend (in photo) are two students travelling to find some great hiking in Georgia- possibly climbing as well. We are very active and fun loving people, and not too fussy about what our plan is until we get to Georgia. We are looking to explore the hikes in the north of Georgia, looking for some multiple day hikes and potentially to climb Mt Kazbek if possible. If there are any other like-minded people wanting to trek (without a tour) in Georgia message me, we always love new company :)

When do I visit: 15 - 31st July

Who am I looking for: People who are competent in the mountains without a tour guide, and who come with all their own kit (tent/ stove etc...), someone who is laid back and like us just wants to enjoy time in the great outdoors and see some beautiful places. Also people that like to share their experiences and beer... particularly whilst camping, with BBQ! :D


Paul


Paul

Who am I: I'm a 37-year old American who has been living in Japan since 2003. Traveling, mountains and photography are my passions, which is why I am so excited to be traveling through Georgia this summer. I had planned on traveling with a friend for the entire time, but he just injured his shoulder so now I am looking to see if I can connect with someone for part or all of my time. My plan is primarily trekking in the mountains, and I hope to do as many of the multi-day hikes listed on this site as possible. I would love to make new friends, share the experience (and transport costs, etc...) with another person, as well as have the added safety of not hiking alone. I am very experienced and comfortable in the mountains, but for certain things, like river crossings, it's just a good idea to have a buddy.

When do I visit: July 26th to August 19th

Who am I looking for: Someone with good gear and decent fitness, and someone who is friendly and wants to have an amazing time exploring and photographing Georgia


Meryl


Meryl

Who am I: I like hiking, not a climber, as well as general travel.

When do I visit: August 7 - 17th - somewhat flexible

Who am I looking for: I'm looking for someone to do the Mestia - Ushguli hike with, possibly a couple of day hikes before or after too. I'll be looking at staying in villages ( won't have a tent) along the way.


Noam


Noam

Who am I: I'm 43 years old Israel-American. I'm planning to go hiking, I was thinking Kazbegi area day hikes, and then maybe Mestia-Ushguli trek with homestays. I am open to other treks though if you have interesting ideas. I'm well traveled, looking to absorb the country, the nature, the mountains. In the picture is me, sweaty at the top of a mountain in Laos :-)

When do I visit: July 27th - August 14th

Who am I looking for: Anyone who wants to share the trip or parts of it. Ideally I'd find someone to trek with around Mestia because from what I read the trails are not well marked so it's better to travel in groups.


Emil


Emil

Who am I: Exploring Svaneti has been on my mind for years. Finally, got some time during this August to make a first short term visit to the region. I am beginner hiker with some moderate experience. I have hiked several areas in Azerbaijan and the US.

When do I visit: August 17 -21, 2017

Who am I looking for: I am looking for a hiking buddy (-ies)with whom I can spend some amazing hiking time in Svaneti for 3-4 days.


Praveen


Praveen

Who am I: Hi, this is Praveen from Seattle. I am a travel photographer and this will be my first time to Georgia. Have been hiking regularly, can do long distances, but I prefer staying in villages, meeting the locals, and also enjoying breathtaking landscapes. More at www.instagram.com/travel_and_art

When do I visit: July 21st - Aug 2

Who am I looking for: I am looking to meet a fellow hiking buddy, ideally fairly spontaneous as I am not good at planning! I will be arriving in Tbilsi on the 21st of July, and will be making my way to Ushguli for either day hikes or 3-4 day hikes, staying in villages along the way. Let me know if any of you are around then, and enjoy photography!


Muhamed


Muhamed

Who am I: I and my friend planning to visit Georgia the 2nd half if July . planning to hike in Kazbegi and Svaneti areas.

When do I visit: 20 July to 27 July

Who am I looking for: I like meeting new people and cultures and would love to meet and hike together with open, positive people who enjoy nature and adventures.


Alex


Alex

Who am I: Hi, I am living in Azerbaijan. I am planning to drive to Georgia, visit Kazbegi region, probably come up to summit of Kazbegi and from there drive to Svaneti region for hiking around Tetnuldi mountain.

When do I visit: End of July, probably between 17th - 30 July

Who am I looking for: People who loves to hike and keep up funny conversations


Isabella


Isabella

Who am I: I'd like to hike in Georgia from around 15th July until about 20th August. I want to take it easy, not stress, not hike to fast, and cover a lot of ground. Would be lovely to have a buddy. Am open to sleeping in tents or in mountain huts - maybe the huts would be more fun? Bit more comfort and better for meeting people? On the photo, I'm in the middle! (-:

When do I visit: 15th July - 20th August

Who am I looking for: A nice person or group of people who wants to hike with me, especially the first part!


Amalia


Amalia

Who am I: I am Amalia, a Romanian explorer living in Barcelona. I will be visiting Georgia the first 2 weeks of July. I love outdoor sports and nature, mountain views and fresh air. I will not have camping and survival equipment with me (just a sleeping bag), so I plan to go on day hikes (around Mestia, Mazeri, Svaneti, Tusheti, Borjom Kharagauli) visit cave cities: Uplistsikhe and Vardzia. I would also like to find some rafting or canyoning activities, if possible. I love slackline and highline and it would be amazing to find someone who is practising this in Georgia. If there's time, I want to visit Armenia for a day.

When do I visit: 30 June -> 13 July

Who am I looking for: I like meeting new people and cultures and would love to meet and hike together with open, positive people who enjoy nature and adventures.


Carly


Carly

Who am I: I'll be in Tbilisi from July 17th until the 21st, and from there I'd like to head out into nature for lots of day hikes (or two-day hikes between guesthouses... I don't want to carry a pack or sleep in a tent!). I'm not interested in climbing high or covering huge distances, but I like taking lots of pictures, stopping to talk to locals and petting baby goats. I'm also interested in going to Abkhazia and Chiatura.

When do I visit: July 20 - August 5

Who am I looking for: I'm from Canada and would love to explore Georgia with other foreign visitors!


Oren


Oren

Who am I: Greetings, my name is Oren. I am currently (22) years and have at least (5) months of traveling to complete before I take up my studies in 2018. I am extrordinarily interested in visiting and experiencing different cultures. Thus the multiethnic blend of the Caucus region greatly interests my learning. Overall I have moderate experience with trekking and basic wilderness survival skills. But let's not underestimate 'Old Man Mountain' ;)

When do I visit: June 9th-Late July

Who am I looking for: I am looking for a serious fellow trekker or trekkers who are interested in heading off the beaten path. Noteworthy someone with experience in Georgia or who speaks Georgian. On the personal level I respect other people reguardless of their nationality and political views. Back to the original concept... so far trekks in (Svaneti, Tusheti, Kazbeki, Chaukhi, and Black Rock lake) are of great interest. However; I am open to change of plans. :) nothing is written in stone.


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


Orian


Orian

Who am I: 33 yrs, experience hiker. I'm up for a 6-7 days hike sometime around August (Sep' also can be possible). As for now I didn't planed my hike and I'm pretty open minded for almost everything. If looking at the big picture, I would happy to do an hike that includes outdoor camping although i have no problem sleeping a night or two in local villages. I'm seeking for challenge my self fiscally, reaching high picks, and discover beautiful and non that tourist landscape.

When do I visit: August

Who am I looking for: Looking for anyone who is interested in hiking together, discover beautiful picks and views.


Adriana


Adriana

Who am I: Hey there! I am a PhD student living in Barcelona. I am outgoing, speak several languages (Norwegian, Spanish, English, Catalan, Portuguese and a bit of french). I am outdoors sports lover. I have some summer mountain experience and also do sky touring in the winter.

When do I visit: August 2017

Who am I looking for: I am looking into traveling to Georgia to explore the mountains in August 2017, but would like to plan some hikes with other people. I have wild camping equipment, so would be up for several day treks. Please get in touch if you are looking for people to do some hiking in August 2017 in Georgia :)


Seonghee


Seonghee

Who am I: Hi! I am seonghee, quite experienced Korean hiker. I am so glad to find and join this site! I have climbed many other countries mountains. many times Japan mountains and experienced Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, India, china mountains as well. I am so excited that have a good chance for this time.

When do I visit: 25th June to 20th July (have to back to Baku until 22th July, for flight to Korea

Who am I looking for: I just want to see beautiful scenery and love to keep walking. And I carry my tent and other equipments for my hiking. If it is good weather I will sleep in my tent with stars. I'm looking for buddies several days^^. Also if someone really professional and knows well about caucuses mountains then want to climb. Kazbek and Elbrus together^^


Taki


Taki

Who am I: Hi! I'll travel to Georgia on my own in August for 18 days. I love the mountains, so I'd like to spend most of my time in the national parks on the north.

When do I visit: From the 7th of August to the 26th

Who am I looking for: I'm looking for hiking buddies and also locals who can show me some nice places. I will sleep in tent or homestay in the villages. We can share the expenses, the costs of a jeep or a local driver if you're alone too. If you are interested, don't hesitate to send me a message. Thanks!


Bruno


Bruno

Who am I: Hi :) I am from Belgium, 34 years old. Speaking french and english. I was one year ago in Kyrgyzstan for summer and i would like to hike the beautiful sceneries in Georgia. I would like to stay most of the time in the mountains. I have my own equipment so i can share a place in my tent.

When do I visit: 6th July -> 7th August

Who am I looking for: Somebody enough strong to hike for hours and hours with a mind of an explorator ;) A buddy ready to share her/his travel experiences


Tomas


Tomas

Who am I: Hi, my name is Tomas and I live in Sweden. I like hiking and especially in mountainous areas. Staying in tent or huts/other accommodation are equally fine for me. Been hiking mostly in Scandinavia, Alps, Spain and East Europe. I was ski touring around Gudauri this January and very excited to go back for hiking early September. I’m planning 2 weeks of total stay in Georgia and about 10 days of hiking. Looking at Omalo to Shatili with extensions. Also looking at Svaneti area. So I’m up for different options. Looking for great sceneries. I speak Swedish, English and Hungarian.

When do I visit: first 2 weeks in Sep 2017

Who am I looking for: Would be great to team up with one or two other hikers for part or whole of my time hiking. Sharing transport expenses to and from start/finish. Open for suggestions regarding trip route.


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 ;)


Zsolt


Zsolt

Who am I: I'm an hungarian experienced hiker. I visited Georgia last year, and now, I visit the Caucasus again. In this summer I go with my friends to the Lesser Caucasus in Armenia and Racha in Georgia. We are going to rent 4x4 cars in Tbilisi then go to the mountains for two weeks. Places to visit: One week in Georgia: Racha and its surroundings (trekking with tents), Borjomi, Vardzia, Martvili or Okatse canyon. One week in Armenia: Sevan, Garni and Geghard monastery, Garni canyon, Yerevan, Aragats peak, Tatev canyon and monastery, devil's bridge, Khistup (3201 m) peak

When do I visit: July-August 2017

Who am I looking for: Experienced hikers.


Mindaugas


Mindaugas

Who am I: Hello. I and my girlfriend planing visit Georgia in 2017 summer. We want to hike from Mestia to Ushguli so we looking more experienced hikers to cooperate. Sorry for bad English :)

When do I visit: 2017-07

Who am I looking for: Hiking/trekking companions


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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