Mna Valley, a valley of Mnistskhali River, is a part of Terek (Tergi) River Basin. Mnistskhali River itself is the biggest left tributary of Terek on the territory of Georgia. Mna Fang (Georgian: მნის ეშვი, Mnis Eshvi), a high rocky pillar is located on the range dividing Mna and Suatisi Valleys, at about 3600 m (11811 ft) above sea level.
Mna Fang can be seen from the beginning of Truso Valley as well. For the most of a year it's bottom is covered with snow.
Mna Valley and Mna Fang
Mna Fang is one of the rare "mission-impossibles" of Bisna, as ascending on it we missed some of the views because of a heavy mist.
Hiking route begins from the confluence of Terek and Mnistskhali. We'll pass almost the whole valley with huge rocks, old fortified village of Mna, Mna Church and Mna Waterfall. After the waterfall a steep ascent begins towards the fang. From the ascent breathtaking views spread on the valley, Mt. Kazbek and surrounding glaciers.
After the end of alpine zone, rocky and lifeless landscape begins, where just the trace of presence of mountain goats can be detected.
At the elevation of 3600 m (11811 ft) we'll reach the bottom of Mna Fang, a huge rocky pillar erected on the edge of the range. Climbing equipment is needed to climb on the top of the fang, but you can enjoy the greatness of Mna Fang and the surrounding views from the fang's bottom too.