Eastern Europe: Hiking in the Caucasus Mountains, Georgia Enquire Now
Svaneti is situated on the southern slopes of the Central Caucasus Mountains and surrounded by 3000–5000 meter peaks, and is the highest inhabited area in the Caucasus. Four of the 10 highest peaks of the Caucasus are located in the region, including the highest mountain in Georgia, Mount Shkhara at 5,201 meters (17,059 feet). Mestia, despite its small size, for centuries was a major cultural centre for Georgia and the many medieval churches and forts here are included in a list of UNESCO.
31 August - 8 September 2018
Hiking in the Svaneti region of Georgia, Eastern Europe
Day 1 Transfer from airport to our guest house in the old part of Tbilisi. Tour of old Tbilisi, in the evening we drive to the old capital city, Mtskheta and visit the Jvary Monastery. Dinner and wine at a Georgian traditional restaurant in Mtskheta with Georgian music and dancing. Overnight in Old Tbilisi.
Day 2 In the morning we take the train to Zugdidi, visit Dadiani Museum, and then drive in Svaneti village Becho. We hike up to the Ushba water fall. This is a 10km hike. Overnight and dinner in the village of Becho. Local guest house.accommodation
Day 3 In the morning after breakfast we drive from Becho to Mestia, and hike in the Hatsvaly mountains. The total distance is 34km. We visit the Mestia museum. Overnight in Mestia in local guest house. In the evening we have possibility to seat local restaurant and listen Georgian folk music in Mestia.
Day 4 Drive 7km from Mestia and start the 3km hike up to the spectacular Shkhara glacier. On returning to Mestia, we hike to the Koruldi lakes in the Ushba Mountains, ascending for 9 km up and then an 11 km back down. Overnight in Mestia guest house. We can add horse riding today it’s up to request of customers, the horse riding extra coast 15-30 USD.
Day 5 We drive towards Tetnuldi Mountain and then start a very beautiful hike which totally surrounded by amazing mountains range, the distance is 20 km till village Adishi. Elevation 550 meter up. Then we are going to drive car in village Ushguli and overnight there in local traditional guest house.
Day 6 In the morning going for hiking to Shkhara glacier, hiking distance is 12 km front and 12 km back, then we are going to hiking queen Tamar summer castle 2.5km up and 2.5 km down. We can add horse riding it’s up to customers. The horse riding coast extra 15-25 USD. Overnight in Ushguli guest house.
Day 7 Hike the 7km Zagaro pass 700 meter elevation up and then 10 km down, then we are going to drive in Lentekhi on growl offroad 55km. Walk around Lentekhi and overnight there in local traditional guest house.
Day 8 Drive from Lentekhi to Tbilisi, on the way we are going to visit in Kutaisi Promethe caves, on the way back we are going to visit Stalin museum. Overnight in Old Tbilisi guest house. Visit restaurant and watch Georgian dancing and folk songs.
Day 9 Fly outTransfer in the morning in Tbilisi Airport