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This 7-days trek- Trekking from Omalo to Shatili- is probably the most stunning trail you can imagine. We are trekking in Tusheti and Khevsureti - two remote historical provinces of Georgia. These regions are hardly accessible and because of this reason, they keep local traditions and special architectural styles such as stone towers and houses. Our journey takes us through Greater Caucasus mountains, characterized by alpine meadows, snow-covered peaks, pine trees, and medieval villages. our first adventure starts on the first day when we cross Abano pass at the elevation of almost 3000m by car. This road to Omalo is one of the most dangerous roads in the world. We follow a car road in Tusheti and visit the stone villages of Dartlo, Kvavlo, Parsma and Girevi. Afterward, we will take a shepherd trail into the Caucasus mountains and hike into the wilderness for 3 days. There is no hut, no humans except hikers. We will cross the Atsunta pass at 3400m, and descend into another region- Khevsureti. Here the pathway becomes easier and in several kilometers follows the car road. We visit spectacular villages of Mutso and Shatili with stone towers and houses. Both defensive medieval complexes were built on the Rocky Mountains and offer picturesque views of the narrow gorges. Here we end our trekking tour and return to Tbilisi by a comfortable transport.  

     

Itinerary:

 

Day 1 Tbilisi - Alvani – Omalo

 

  • Your Tusheti adventure begins at your hotel. After breakfast, we drive to Kakheti region. We visit one of the most beautiful and stunning church Alaverdi cathedral built in the 11th century. Then we follow one the most dangerous and adventurous mountainous pass and cross it at an elevation of 2850m. After 6 hours driving, we arrive and explore Omalo which is an administrative and most populated area(up to several families) in Tusheti. Upon arrival, we make check-in at our guesthouse and then walk in/around Omalo and visit the Keselo Towers. Overnight in Omalo.

 

Day 2 – Omalo-Dartlo-Kvavlo (Moderate, Walking distance 18 km, Duration 6 hours )

 

  • Tusheti is roughly divided into two parts: Pirikiti’s Alazani river ravine and Gometsari Alazani river. In the morning, we hike to village Dartlo in Pirikiti Tusheti valley. It has been recently renovated and is a typical village of Tusheti with medieval stone houses and defensive buildings. From Dartlo, we are hiking to village Kvavlo, a village of mostly ruined towers and houses overlooking Alazani river and surrounding mountains are worthy to visit. One way hiking requires to cover 3.2 km, ascending is 400 (from 1 833 to 2 182) and one way takes around 2 hours to finish. Overnight in Dartlo. 

 

Day 3 – Kvavlo-Chesho – Parsma-Girevi, Moderate (Moderate, Walking Distance 14 km, duration 6 hours)

 

  • In the morning, we continue our journey in Tusheti. We follow upstream the Pirikiti Alazani river and its narrow gorge. At first, we visit villages of Chesho and Parsma with beautiful houses and stone towers. Afterward, we are taking a narrow walking path and reach the village Girevi. Overnight in Girevi.

 

Day 4 – Girevi-Kvakhidi (Hard, Walking Distance - 13 km, Hours – 7)

 

  • After breakfast, we start the most difficult part of our trekking tour. We follow the narrow gorge above the Girevi, cross small mountainous rivers, ruined village Chontio and stop near Kvakhidi. This place is in open green fields, alpine meadows, and rock stones. Here we set up tents and have a dinner.  Overnights in Tents.

 

Day 5 Kvakhidi- Khidotani ridge (Very Hard, Walking Distance 10 km, Hours 7)

 

  • In the early morning, we start hiking up to the highest point of our trip. We reach Atsunta Pass at the elevation of 3431 meters above the sea level. Here we stop for snacks and enjoy panoramic views of surrounding alpine meadows and mountains. Then, we descend into the Khidotani ridge and stop in the open alpine meadow for camping. Overnight in tents

 

Day 6 Khidotani ridge to Mutso (Moderate, Walking distance 14 Km, Hours – 7)

 

  • After breakfast in the stunning nature, we hike down to the narrow gorge and reach the first inhabitant place in Khevsureti. After passing village Khone, we walk to the Mutso village, which is now largely abandoned but still amazes visitors with its beautiful surrounding scenery, towers, and architectural type. Recently, Mutso fortress complex has been renovated. We take a detour and hike for 2 km to Mutso fortress. Near Mutso, our transport with our driver will wait for us. From here, we drive to the village Shatili. Overnight at guesthouses in Shatili.

 

Day 7 Shatili -Tbilisi

 

  • In the morning, we take a walking tour around Shatili which is a unique medieval-type complex. It unites defensive towers with fortified dwellings. All complex was built as a single village with small and narrow streets and common defense walls. All buildings were built by only using stone and mortar. Shatili was the guardian of the northeastern outskirts of Georgia. Afterward. We drive to Tbilisi. On our way, we visit Lebaiskari tower, cross Datvijvari Pass ( 2900m) and arrive in Tbilisi. Here our trekking adventure ends.

 

Please note:

  • This trekking tour is very demanding, so good physical conditions of hikers are essential and required. We camp in nature and overnight in the tents, so for nights it will be chilly for you. Local guesthouses in Tusheti and Khevsureti are basic with sharing facilities. Please, take into consideration that the tour is subject to weather conditions and might be changed.

 

In price included:

  • 7-Day Expert Leadership from experienced adventure guides

  • 4WD transfer from Tbilisi to Alavani, and then to Omalo

  • Transportation by comfortable vehicle from Mutso to Shatili, then to Tbilisi

  • Fuel surcharge

  • 1 overnight at a guesthouse with private facilities in Omalo

  • 1 overnight at a guesthouse with shared facilities in Dartlo
  • 1 overnight at a guesthouse with shared facilities in Girevi

  • 1 overnight at a guesthouse with shared facilities in Shatili

  • Breakfast for 6 days

  • Dinner for 6 days

  • Packed Lunch Boxes for 6 days

  • Snacks for 5 days

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

  • Camping basic Equipment (tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, cooking gear)

 

 

Not included:

  • Travel insurance

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Luggage Transportation by horses 

  • Tips

  • Any other personal expenses

 

 

Destination

Tusheti-Khevsureti

Tour Type

Trekking

Category

Hard

Duration

7 Day

Season

June-October

The Next Step: Ready to go? Writing us is easy

Just write an email to trekgeorgia@gmail.com, leave a message or call us at +995597769516 and reserve your adventure with us.

 

Our Guides: a knowledgeable, local, English-speaking guide leads all walks and treks. You will have two local guides in case the number of travelers will exceed 10.

 

Accommodation: We stay at basic guesthouses in the mountains. Please take into consideration that our treks lead you into the remote areas, and thus accommodation for some treks may not be so comfortable as in Tbilisi or elsewhere. Individual travelers are, in good consultation, classified with other single travelers of the same sex. You can book a single room at the applicable supplement.

 

Payment: If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of 20 % of the whole fee will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

 

Questions?: Feel free to call us at +995599939279 or write as to our email trekgeorgia@gmail.com if you still have any questions or concerns.

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