Trekking in Tusheti

Plan your summer adventure now on Tusheti hiking tour for 6-days. Each day is defined by ascending historic and formidable mountain passes, stone villages and unique historical watchtowers. You will walk in stunning alpine meadows, hike to medieval villages, walk near the ruins of fortresses, snowy peaks and enjoy an unspoiled Caucasus mountains. Tusheti is situated on the northern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains.

6-day trekking tour offers you to explore a hidden, the most remote part of Georgia. You will hike in wild nature, explore medieval times stone villages, and live with local people. You will have a chance to taste local food, and even participate in making Georgian cheese. One more advantage of this tour is that we will hike from villages to villages and overnight at local guesthouses in Tusheti.

per adult from

$1,628

NZD

Duration

6 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • 6-Day Expert Leadership from experienced adventure guides
    • Arrival and departure day group airport transfers
    • Transportation from Tbilisi to Omalo
    • Transportation from Omalo to Tbilisi
    • Fuel surcharge
    • 2 overnight at a guesthouse with private facilities in Omalo (Twins/Double Room)
    • 1 overnight at a guesthouse with shared facilities in Verkhovani (Twins/Triple Room)
    • 1 overnight at a guesthouse with shared facilities in Chesho (Twins/Triple Room)
    • 1 overnight at a guesthouse with shared facilities in Diklo (Twins/Triple Room)
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Luggage transportation from a guesthouse to next guesthouse
    What's excluded :
    • Trekking Gear (Trekking Poles, Backpacks) – can be rented.
    • Gratuities
    • Travel insurance
    • Overnight in Tbilisi for the last night

  • Day 1: Tbilisi – Alaverdi-Shenako-Diklo

    Stop At: Tusheti National Park, Tusheti National Park, Kakheti Region
    Driving Distance 206 km, Duration 6 hours, Walking Distance 4 km

    We start your Tusheti adventure at 8 o clock at your guesthouse. On the way, we stop at Alaverdi Monastery. Built-in the 11th century, Alaverdi Cathedral is the second highest church in Georgia and represents a beautiful 11th-century Georgian architecture.

    Afterward, we continue our adventure and soon you will feel your first adrenaline. We are going to cross Abano Pass, one of the most dangerous roads in the World. After 4 hours of off-roading, we will reach Shenako & Diklo village. Here first we explore Shenako village and then visit old Diklo fortresses. This fortress is believed to be the last stronghold of local villages against Shamili (North Caucasian leader) army. After the old Diklo fortress, we reach Diklo village and overnight there.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a guesthouse in Diklo.

    Day 2: Diklo-Chigo-Dartlo

    Stop At: Dartlo, Dartlo, Kakheti Region
    Walking Distance 18 km, Duration 8 Hours, Starting elevation 1920m, maximum elevation 2472.

    In the morning, we start our real hiking. We will hike to Chigo village, which until 2017 was connected to the outer world via a small hiking trail. Now, the small off-road car reaches the village, but almost no one lives in this village today. After Chigo, we continue our journey and start an easy hiking and visit Dartlo. The village is one of the biggest and most beautiful villages of Tusheti. There is a XIX century church in the hamlet while beside it is a site of worship of Yakhsari Icon which is an altar-type structure of the mixed heathen-Christian character. According to the tradition popular in the mountains, women were not admitted either to temple ruins or to the site of worship. For them, there are special women's pathways. Local court proceedings (sabcheo) used to be held in Dartlo. Even today one can see 12 stones placed in the semi-circle where law assessors sat and ‘created' law. In the middle of a circle, there is one stone for a defendant.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Guesthouse with shared facilities in Dartlo.

    Day 3: Dartlo-Kvavlo-Chesho-Parsma

    Stop At: Parsma, Georgia
    In the morning, we will visit other small Tusheti villages by horseback riding. We will take a small detour to see the ruins of the village Kvavlo, Parsma, and Baso. We follow the Pirikiti Alazani river gorge and reach to village Parsma by the afternoon. Here we rest and preparing for the next hard day.


    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the guesthouse


    Day 4: Parsma-Nakaicho Pass-Verkhovani

    Stop At: Verkhovani, Georgia
    Walking Distance 18 km, Duration 8 hours, Starting elevation 1925, maximum elevation 2900, ending elevation 1940.

    This day is the hardest one. We have to cross Pirikiti mountain range and descend into another gorge. We will hike up to 2900 m and cross Nakaicho pass, from where magnificent views over Tusheti gorges are presented. After taking a small brake on the top of the pass, we descend into another gorge and visit Jvarboseli and Verkhovani villages.


    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a guesthouse with shared facilities.

    Day 5: Verkhovani – Dochu-Bochorna-Omalo

    Stop At: Omalo, Omalo, Kakheti Region
    Walking Distance 20km, Duration 6 hours

    In the morning, we will start hiking. This day is easy, our way follows dirty off-road. No significant elevation change, however, we will walk up to 20 km on this day. We will visit Bochorna village, the highest settlement in Georgia and Europe. Afterward, we will hike to Dochu village which is one of the most preserved villages in Tusheti. Afterward, we continue our journey and reach Omalo. After check-in at the guesthouse, we will visit Keselo towers complex which was built in the 13th century. These towers were built for the purpose of defense. Keselo was constructed during the Mongol invasion of Georgia in 1230s. It originally had 13 towers. The inhabitants of old Omalo used the towers to protect themselves from the invading Mongols and later raids by Daghestani tribes.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at guesthouse in Omalo (Twin/Double Room with private bathroom)



    Day 6: Omalo-Nafareuli-Tbilisi

    Stop At: Tbilisi, Tbilisi
    Driving Distance 206 km, Duration 6 hours.

    Leaving Omalo behind us, your last chance to enjoy with picturesque views over Greater Caucasus mountains. We will cross Abano pass and descend into valleys of Kakheti. Before reaching Tbilisi, we will stop at local family-owned winery in this winemaking region where we will have a traditional lunch and wine tasting – the first thing that you should try after hiking in the mountains – delicious food with brilliant Georgian wines.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport, Tbilisi Georgia
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • On the trekking trail, we may encounter shepherd dogs. They sometimes bark and scare hikers. If you have any problems regarding this issue, please avoid choosing this trek.
    • This holiday involves a considerable amount of walking and may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties.
    • We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice due to weather and road conditions.
    • Once you have booked your tour, a comprehensive dossier will be sent to you with a more detailed day-by-day itinerary, flight details, visa requirements and helpful information on what to pack.
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by TrekGeorgia

Activity ID: V-64558P25

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