Trekking in Mestia, Svaneti Georgia

Enjoy sightseeing and Georgian hospitality! See 40 million years old unique exhibits in Georgia National Museum. Go to Mtskheta to see the former capital of Eastern Georgia kingdom. Travel to Kartli region to visit museum of Stalin in the city of Gori and Uplistsikhe – rock-cut ancient village (I millennium BC). Take pictures of most beautiful and highest mountains in Caucasus, prepare to be immersed in local culture of mountain population known as Svans retaining their culture and heritage for centuries.

per adult from

$1,999

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Duration

6 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • Entry/Admission - Georgian National Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Funicular
    • Entry/Admission - Stalin Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Uplistsiche Cave Town
    • Entry/Admission - Dadiani Palaces Historical and Architectural Museum
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: ARRIVA to TBILISI, TBILISI HISTORICAL DISTRICT TOUR

      Stop At: Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, Elia Hill, Tbilisi Georgia
      Arrival.
      Transfer from airport to hotel. Hotel check in.
      After some rest enjoy tour of Tbilisi historical district. Visit Holy Trinity Cathedral (Sameba) built in 21st c which presents a mixture of traditional Georgian church architecture.
      Duration: 40 minutes

      Stop At: Georgian National Museum, 3, Rustaveli Ave, Tbilisi 0105 Georgia
      Afterwards visit Golden Treasury of Georgian National Museum on Rustaveli Avenue. The Museum houses various archeological collections. Some of artifacts are dating back to 40 million years.
      Duration: 1 hour

      Pass By: Metekhi Cathedral, Metekhi St, Tbilisi Georgia
      Continue the tour from Meteckhi plateau and visit Metekhi Church of 13th c. overlooking Mktvari river. Nearby the church stands the monument of king Vakhtang I Gorgosali (Vakhtang the Wolf Head) who established the city of Tbilisi – the capital of Easter Georgia.

      Stop At: Funicular, Daniel Chonqadze Street Across from Vilnius Square, Tbilisi Georgia
      Continue to Narikala fortress by cable car and enjoy views of the city from the top. The fortress was built first built in 4th c. AD.
      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Narikala Fortress, Tbilisi Georgia
      Continue to Narikala fortress by cable car and enjoy views of the city from the top. The fortress was built first built in 4th c. AD.
      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Dzveli Tbilisi Sulphur Waterfall, Botanikuri st 1 Old Town, Tbilisi 0105 Georgia
      Stroll down to the old city and visit Tbilisi Mosque, Legutakhevi (Fig ravine) waterfall and take a walk towards Sulfur bathehouse district – one of the oldest districts in Tbilisi.
      Duration: 15 minutes

      Pass By: Shardeni Street, Tbilisi Georgia
      Walk on Maidan square. Sharden and Erekle II streets. Lots of cafes and pubs, souvenir shops and art galleries are located here.

      Pass By: Sioni Cathedral Church, 3, Sioni Street Old Town, Tbilisi Georgia
      Sioni Cathedral the former seat of patriarch, also stands here. The Cathedral was built in 6th – 7th cc.

      Stop At: Anchiskhati Basilica, Loane Shavteli, Tbilisi Georgia
      Continue to Anchiskhati basilica, which is the oldest church in Tbilisi dating from 7th c.
      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Rezo Gabriadze Marionette Theater, Shavteli St., 26, Tbilisi 0105 Georgia
      See Rezo Gabriadze Tower by the marionette theater.
      Duration: 10 minutes

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight in Tbilisi hotel

      Day 2: TBILISI – MTSKHETA – JVARI – GORI – UPLISYSIKHE - TSKALTUBO

      Stop At: Jvari Church, Mtskheta Georgia
      After breakfast drive in direction to Mtskheta and visit Jvari Monastery of 6th c., UNESCO Heritage Site
      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Mtskheta, Mtskheta, Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region
      Mtskheta, one of the oldest Georgian cities, which was a capital of Eastern Georgia up to the 5th c. then the court was moved to Tbilisi. Archeologists discovered remains of the city dating back to 1000 year BC.
      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Arsukidze, Mtskheta 3300 Georgia
      Mtskheta is a popular tourist destination as it contains two of the UNESCO World Heritage sites – Svetitskhoveli Cathedral of 12th c. and Jvari monastery of 6th c. Both of the sites represent true masterpiece of different styles of Georgian church architecture.
      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Stalin Museum, 32 Stalin Avenue Stalin Park, Gori 1400 Georgia
      Visit the museum and house of Joseph Stalin, located in Gori town, where Stalin was born. The museum presents items related to Soviet leader’s life.
      Duration: 40 minutes

      Stop At: Uplistsiche Cave Town, Kvakhvreli 15 km Eastwards to Town Gori, Gori 1423 Georgia
      Continue to Uplistsikhe, an ancient village, located near Gori. Uplistsikhe is a rock-cut town approximately covering 8 ha., can be divided into 3 parts, the middle one is the largest and connected to the other two with passes and tunnels. The complex contains structures dating back to Early Iron Age.
      Drive to Tskaltubo. Dinner. Night in the hotel in Tskaltubo.
      Duration: 50 minutes

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight in Tskaltubo Hotel

      Day 3: TSKALTUBO – ZIGDIDI - MESTIA

      Stop At: Dadiani Palaces Historical and Architectural Museum, Zviad Gamsakhurdia St., 2, Zugdidi 2100 Georgia
      Breakfast in the hotel. Hotel check out. Drive to Mestia, on the way drop to Zugdidi – municipal center of Samegrelo region in the past it was the capital of Mingrelian principality. Visit Dadiani palace – former Mingrelian royal family estate, nowadays it is museum. Many of the museum exhibits are of a grate cultural and historical value.Overnight in Mestia guest-house.
      Lunch and Dinner.
      Duration: 40 minutes

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight in Mestia guesthouse

      Day 4: TRECK TO CHALAADI GLACIER

      Stop At: Chalaadi Glacier, Georgia
      Following a local style breakfast at 9.00 am we begin our trek from Lavladashi to Chalaadi Glacier. We follow beautiful valleys and trek through lush forests before we get a glimpse of the glacier. Then we trek up to an altitude of 2070m. We can enjoy the 360 views of the Caucasus mountains stopping on route for a picnic lunch. Following lunch we trek down to a foot bridge over Mestiachala, from where we take our transport back to Mestia.
      Overnight in Mestia
      Walking distance 12 km
      ↑↓500m (walking time 5 hours)
      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
      Duration: 5 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight in Mestia guesthouse

      Day 5: TRECK FROM BECHO TO USHBA WATERFALLS

      Stop At: Mountain Ushba, Mestia Georgia
      We set off at 8 am from our guesthouse for 30 minutes vehicle transfer to Becho a small village situated in the shadow of Mount Ushba. We start our trek from Becho through woods to the foot of Mt. Ushba standing at (4700m). A beautiful trek will bring us to the waterfalls and we can enjoy the spectacular view of Becho whilst stopping on route for a picnic lunch. The first 2 hours is comparatively easy, but the next 3 hours gets a bit harder. On our way back we meet our local transport near a bridge and return to our guesthouse.
      Military Base ↑↓ 400m,(walking time 4 hours) 12 km.
      1st Waterfall ↑↓650 m (walking time 5 hours) 16 km.
      Duration: 5 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight in Becho guesthouse

      Day 6: VISIT TO THE ENGURI DAM – TRANSFER TO KUTAISI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

      Stop At: River Enguri, Zugdidi Georgia
      Setting off after breakfast at 9 am we head out of the mountains stopping to marvel at the Enguri Dam (The second highest Arch dam in the world). We have a 4 hour drive to Kutaisi international airport through beautiful countryside arriving at 14.00 for check in and your return flight at 16.00. End of service.
      Duration: 7 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      we will pick you from the airport on arrival if you give us your flight details or from your hotel. Airports
      • Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport, Tbilisi Georgia
      Departure Time :
      12:30 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by Flamingo Tour Georgia

    Activity ID: V-242115P5

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