Rainy day in the first week of July (above)
Each month has it's advantages and drawbacks so fixed rules won't apply.
Moreover EVERY year is unique.
Season of 2017 will be remembered for hot days and very few rains. Season of 2018 turned hot very early (last week of June) with occasional thunderstorms later in season. October greeted off-season travelers with two weeks of splendid weather.
If planning to revisit consider coming in different month. You might not even recognize you favourite spots! Fall has it's beauty very much different from summer's.
High season is in full swing
Photos (below) show snow conditions on the same day but in different years.
North Layla (3991m) in the middle of August
Dry and cool time to enjoy the mountains
Quiet period full of wonders
2017 in Twelve Pictures
Final steps on approach to Dadiashi saddle (3050m). Icy barrier of Shkhara and Dzhangi blocks the horizon. These peaks are among the highest in the Caucasus.
Snow ridge above Nurmish Pass (3600m) offers an unequaled views of Gestola (left) and Tetnuld (right).
Meadows in full bloom below Mt.Latraldash (3370m). That slightly overcast day was perfect for taking pictures of flowers. Note also the white thread of mountain stream.
Summit ridge of Mt.Latraldash. It was the first guided climb of the season therefore the most difficult. Some care should be taken while negotiating this section. Overall this is an easy scrambling route.
On the day hike around Mestia.
Seri glacier above Herazh plateau. In September most glaciers look this way so crampons are absolute necessity.
The base camp of peak Komsomol at 2600m. Another 1100m should be climbed to reach it's top with splendid views of Svaneti mountains. Ushba is as always present!
In the forgotten corner of Svaneti. Peaks, glaciers and meadows.
White expanse of Dolra glacier which is among the largest in Svaneti. Cloudless day with great views of Ushba and surrounding peaks.
Beautiful late afternoon in September after climbing Mt.Kvamp (3560m)
Approaching Chizhdi Pass (3100m) on the way to Mt.Layla
West Layla glacier and the base camp (2700m) of Mt.Layla
Hot Day on Latraldash