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8 reviews
Mestia, Georgia
About Svanalp
Svanalp is a one-person guiding service (est.2013). It offers multi-day trips and manageable climbs (great option for beginners) in undiscovered places in the mountains of Svaneti. Away from crowds and popular trails. You can be sure that you are joining trips that are safe, enjoyable and incredibly beautiful. Reasonable price list, equipment rent and easy booking (without deposit) are another reasons to choose this top-notch guide. Svanalp brings the local landscape to life - traditions, history and geography and all introduced in excellent English. Your trip will be immensely enriched and will leave memories for years to come. Visit my website for details.
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Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

We did a few day hikes around Mestia with SvanAlp. It was a beautiful and rewarding trip completely off the beaten path. Misha knows all the small and less visited trails in Svaneti and easily communicates with locals. He also gave us a glimpse into...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Toje M
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

I can consider Misha - thanks to his experience on the mountain, cultural and historical knowledge, and unerring commitment to making my trip run smoothly - a true friend after our Mt Laila ascent in Svaneti. I could not recommend taking the opportunity to have...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

Misha guided us on Mount Laila in Svaneti in August 2018, a truly unforgettable experience. While we had done a lot of trekking and hiking before, we had limited mountaineering experience. The ascent of Mount Laila was a perfect way to practice glacier crossings and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DJschulte
svanalp, Owner at Svanalp, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

I so much value the fact that you found time to write this review. MANY thanks!

Reviewed November 29, 2018

Misha devised walks for us for two days, adapting to our changing needs brilliantly (illness in one of our group, and slightly tired legs on the second day). He kept in regular contact in the lead up to the days we had booked, adapting plans...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank J A
svanalp, Owner at Svanalp, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2018

I value your finding time to write this review. It was pleasure to spend those two days with your family. Cheers!

Reviewed November 27, 2018

Having solicited Misha's services two summers in a row, both times we remained absolutely satisfied. He knows the mountains, their history and local lore profoundly and freely shares his knowledge, which he does always in an interesting and unobtrusive way, not forcing himself upon you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank holist
svanalp, Owner at Svanalp, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2018

Many thanks for this review which encourages me a lot. Moreover, I have to thank you for your loyalty and hope to see you in the mountains as planed next Autumn. Danke!

Reviewed November 25, 2018

I have been on many trekking experiences and I would say with all sincerity, Misha is an exceptional guide with a brilliant perspective that made my trip truly worthwhile. I was the slowest in my group and this trip was very challenging for me, but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Louis N
svanalp, Owner at Svanalp, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Louis, many thanks to you for writing this review. I truly enjoyed spending those 4 days with you, guys! And your persistence was something I haven't seen before. Well done!

Reviewed November 9, 2018

Misha was an outstanding mountain guide during a climb of Laila Peak. He provided great advice and allowed us to make the most a limited time frame with some unfortunate weather. In addition to supplying us with good equipment, Misha was a technically excellent guide...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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svanalp, Owner at Svanalp, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

Max, thank you for this high rating of my service. I totally enjoyed spending time with both you and Jacob. Your intelligence and determination made me feel in my element. Guys, you are great!

Reviewed October 11, 2018

Went multiple times to mountains in Svaneti with Svanalp. Great person who truly loves Svaneti and Caucasus. Knows a lot about culture and local traditions. Natively speaks English and Russian. I personally climbed with him North Laila (3991m), Banguariani, (3838), did number of multi-day trekking...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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svanalp, Owner at Svanalp, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2018

Thank you for this review and also for loyalty.

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