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


Romain


Romain

Who am I: I like trekking all around the world. This year it's Georgia.

When do I visit: Trek Mesta->Ushguli->Zeskho->Ghebi between 4-9 june 2017

Who am I looking for: Hey, we are 3 friends going to Georgia in early june. We are looking to to Mestia -> Ghebi (thourgh Zeskho) the goal is to accomplish the trail in 6 days. We are looking for some people to join us :)


Tanya


Tanya

Who am I: From Australia, keen to explore Georgia in the small amount of time I have. Would like to go on the Mestia to Ushguli hike and looking for anyone who is also keen to do this walk.

When do I visit: Between 5-14 June 2017

Who am I looking for: Looking for anyone who is interested in hiking together. I like to take photos and enjoy the scenery, just looking for a some nice company.


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^^


Yuval


Yuval

Who am I: Hi, I'm Yuval, 30, and I'm a digital nomad :) Currently in Georgia until June 9th (based in Tbilisi)

When do I visit: May 18th - June 9th

Who am I looking for: I'm looking for someone to do the Mestia - Ushguli hike. Or if you're just in Tbilisi and want to hangout/go on day trips - hit me up :)


Karina


Karina

Who am I: Hi all, I have had a great experience already with this platform! Thanks Tal. I will stay here for a longer time and my first aim is to go hiking. My 2nd aim is, to learn much more about several days hikes because Im not very experienced with this. I love very much to do several day hikes but at the moment I don't have a tent (this can be changed ;)!)

When do I visit: 14. May - end May or longer. ;)

Who am I looking for: Travel buddies for several day tours. Prederred with some experiences because my is limited! :) Looking forward hearing from you!


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


Tal


Tal

Who am I: Greetings! My name is Tal and I'm from Israel. I'm a 25 year old guy. I'm finishing my 6 month India trip and coming to Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan for May-June (I land in Tbilisi on 1'st May).

When do I visit: May-June 2017

Who am I looking for: I'm looking for anyone who's up for adventure and fresh mountain air :)


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.


Agnieszka


Agnieszka

Who am I: I am Polish but I am currently living and working in Georgia. I use my free time to travel around Caucasus and always looking for travelmates) I do like to hike, but also hitchhike and sightsee with less hiking and more driving. Some of my plans are: Abkhazia (just to visit, hiking - if it is possible/reasonable), Khulo village (small hike probably, going mostly for famous cable car between the villages), Algeti National Park (Manglisi) - 1 day hike, Borjomi NP (2-3 days hike, May or June probably), Kvareli + Nekresi monastery + Gremi monastery (mostly sightseeing, small hike maybe), Vashlovani - there is honestly more driving than hiking, but beautiful, Martvili canyon (easy level rafting mostly), Truso valley, when the flowers will start to bloom (easy but long hiking), many others, just ask)

When do I visit: April - July 15th 2017

Who am I looking for: I enjoy hiking very much, but I am not very fast and I do not treat hiking as sport, more like activity. So I am looking for someone with similar approach)


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.


Thomas


Thomas

Who am I: I'm a nature-loving German and have been living in Tbilisi since August, 2016. I lived here previously (1999-2003) when travelling and hiking possibilities were much more limited, mostly due to security issues and grave deficiencies in infrastructure, and therefore am glad to have another opportunity to explore the Southern Caucasus, particularly Georgia. Currently, I am planning to go to Pankisi valley during the Easter holidays (already booked a lodging in Jokolo village) and continue for Lagodekhi. Starting from Tbilisi April 13 in the evening, returning from Kakheti April 21. Maybe somebody would be interested in coming along. I'll go by my own 4x4. P.S.: I'm 48 years old, married and besides English fluent in Russian.

When do I visit: 2017-2020

Who am I looking for: Hiking and camping buddies


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. septembre 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:


Marion


Marion

Who am I: Hi ! I'm a 34 years old french girl, living in Tbilisi and eager to spend week ends outside, climbing, hiking, mountain biking, camping, mountainering, ski touring, ice climbing or any idea you might have. Whatever the season, whatever the weather, I'd rather be out. I have equipment for mountain adventures.

When do I visit: Until july 2018

Who am I looking for: Anyone who wants to spend time outside, preferably in the mountains. I'm especially looking for people doing skitouring, Georgia seems to be an amazing place for that.


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