Shkhara Glacier
Shkhara Glacier
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travellerX49
Warrnambool, Australia393 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
We didn’t actually get as far as the glacier itself but we walked along the valley towards it. We were lucky it was a perfect day warm with clear blue sky but the mountains and the glacier were spectacular and majestic. It is a scary drive from Mestia up narrow mountain roads with sheer drops to the river but hold your nerve both the journey and the destination are worth it!
Written September 24, 2019
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Bri
20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This glacier is melting. I prefer my glaciers to be either staying the same or getting larger. It's hard to find those these days. Also, since the glacier is melting, there is a nice stream coming from it, but the water is not quite as cold as I would like. I mean, the water is very cold, but I was hoping for instant frostbite. The rocks around are decent, but not smooth though made of various minerals so most Geo-Enthusiasts should find something to like. There are a few dogs to whom you should pay entrance in bread or preferably dried meats. The glacier is their domain. I was hoping also to see a RolliBock but none made themselves known from the cave. There were some rockfalls but nothing I would call a rock slide. Overall, I think 4* based on the size.
Written August 13, 2019
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Departure811861
Germany974 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
Shkhara Glacier can be seen from Ushguli, but it is often hidden by clouds. Mountains like Mount Shkhara (about 5000 m) show us how small Man is in Nature in the 21st century.
Written April 26, 2019
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Сорокин Евгений
Veliky Novgorod, Russia5,677 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
From the hill on which the monastery and Lamaria Church are located, and from the hill nearby, a very beautiful view of Mount Shkhara opens. Actually, a beautiful view opens from many places in Ushguli, but nothing gets in the way from here.
Shkhara in Georgian means "striped". It is located in the central part of the main Caucasian (watershed) ridge. This is the highest mountain in Georgia. The height of the main peak is 5193 meters. In addition to the main peak, there is a western peak with a height of 5069 meters and an eastern peak with a height of 4866 meters. The mountain is located on the border of Russia and Georgia and is part of a unique 13-kilometer mountain range known as the Bezengi Wall. In Russia it is the third highest (apparently, both Russia and Georgia consider it theirs, since it stands on the border). The Enguri River originates partly from a glacier located on the southern slope of the mountain.
On a hill near Lamaria is a very good place to take a photo with Shkhara in the background.
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Written August 23, 2023
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SANTARELLI E
Jesi, Italy2,123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Starting from the village of Mestia with a 4x4 in two hours you reach the village of Ushguli and from here a trek up to the glacier. Beautiful landscapes will fascinate you, the route is quite rough and trekking shoes are necessary. The route is approximately 6 km.
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Written June 12, 2024
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