Hike to Kelitsadi lake offers a unique experience in Caucasus mountains. You will walk into the Truso valley characterized with travertines, hot mineral waters, abandoned villages and towers, then hike to the alpine meadows and finally reach Keli Volcanic area. It is a barren, rocky place without any sign of life. Here is located several lakes including Kelitsadi lake. From up there you will a very nice view over high Mountains including Sherkhota mountain, Mount Kazbegi. This hiking trail is crossing several high passes above 3000 meters and it is possible only from mid-June till October. if you want to experience wilderness, mystic abandoned villages, and real challenging adventure, this trail is for you. Trek to Kelistadi lake is one of the best trekking tours in Georgia Caucasus.
Day 1 Tbilisi-Ananuri-Truso valley -Keli Plateau ( Hard, 6 hours walking)
In the morning, we will meet you at your hotel and drive to the north-eastern region of Georgia- towards Kazbegi. On our way, we stop at Anunuri Castel Complex which is a medieval architectural complex unites two churches, several towers, and defense walls. Then we drive across the military highway and arrive in Truso valley. We get off our transport and start hiking near village Okrokana. At first, we follow a car road but in one hour we hike on a steep slope and reach a plateau of green alpine fields. We set up our first camp here. Overnight in Tents.
Day 2 Keli Plateau- Kelitsadi lake (Very hard, 7 hours walking)
At the dawn, we start our hiking. The pathway follows an unmarked trail between two volcanoes of Greater Khorisari and Lesser Khorisari. We cross our first pass here at the elevation of 3210 m. We continue our hiking in a rough terrain of rocks, stones, and steep slopes. After a hard climb up, we reach Khorisari Pass at the elevation of 3425m. Here we take short breaks and then descend to the Kelitsadi lake. Overnight in Tents on the bank of Kelitsadi lake.
Day 3 Kelitsadi Lake-Ketrisi-Okrokana (Hard, 8 hours walking)
In the morning, we hike up to the High Eli Pass at the elevation of 3420 m and then descend to the Esi river valley. Here we follow downstream of the river into the canyon and reach the village Ketrisi in Truso valley. Here we relax, take snacks and have a lunch. Afterward, we walk on the car road back to Okrokana village. The road follows Tergi river gorge and bypass some abandoned villages and towers. Near Okrokana, our transport will wait for us to take to Tbilisi.
This hiking 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. Please, take into consideration that the tour is subject to weather conditions and might be changed.
Tour price includes:
Transportation by comfortable vehicle from Tbilisi to Okrokana and way back.
Experienced Guide service for 3 days;
All food (basic) – 3 meals per day + sneaks;
Camping equipment (Tents, sleeping bags, mattress, camping stoves);
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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.
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