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Join an extraordinary adventure to the Svaneti – a hikers’ paradise. Perfect for first-time Georgia travelers, this trek showcases high mountain villages, ancient Georgian monasteries and towers, and the warm hospitality of the local people. Lodge-to-lodge travel allows for extra comfort and nourishing meals at the end of a long day's hike. 

Mestia-Ushguli trek is the most popular trek in Georgia, but with many tourist crowds going on a classical route, this alternative Mestia-Ushguli trek via Tsvirmi and Kareta Pass offers you to explore Svaneti from off-beaten-path perspective. 

 

 

  • Trek among the Caucasus's iconic giants and amidst Georgia's culture with expert guides

  • Hike the remote and rugged highland trails of Svaneti, away from tourist crowds

  • Explore the villages of Ushguli, Mestia, and Adishi – UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • Tackle a challenge of Kareta Path – an off-beaten-path – the most difficult trek in Svaneti with absolutely spectacular views

  • Overnight at local family’s houses, in charming, high mountain villages

 

 

Day 1: Tbilisi – Mestia

 

Driving Distance 460 km, Duration 8 Hours HB: Lunch & Dinner 

 

  • Pick-up in Tbilisi/Kutaisi or Batumi to make our way to Svaneti. We stop off at Enguri Dam reservoir, one of the highest arch dam in the world. After a long drive, we arrive in Mestia. After check in at our guesthouse, we visit museums, small souvenir shops, and cafes before start a wild trekking in Svaneti mountains.

  • Overnight at guesthouse in Mestia (Twin/Double Rooms with private bathroom)

 

Day 2: Mestia – Tsvirmi

Walking Distance 20.km, Duration 7 hours, 1484m Up and 1020m Down, FB: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

 

  • Today we spend an entire day hiking one of the most stunning alpine settings in the Caucasus Mountains. We begin our day with a gondola ride up to Zuruldi mountains where we will enjoy incredible panoramic views over Caucasus mountains – in front of you will be one of the highest peaks in the Caucasus – Ushba and Tetnuldi peaks. As this trek is an alternative version of a classic Mestia-Ushguli trek, we will be mostly alone during the scenic hike. In the evening, we reach a small village – Tsvirmi where we overnight at local guesthouse.

  • Overnight at guesthouse in Mestia (Twin/Triple Rooms with shared bathroom)

 

 

Day 3: Tsvirmi-Adishi

Walking Distance 17km, Duration 7 hours, 1270m Up and 1020m Down, FB: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

  • This morning head North and cross Tetnuldi Ski resort, and follow a trail which leads to the famous and most remote village in Svaneti – Adishi village. Adishi village consists of stone towers and houses built several centuries ago. Its beautiful location, just below Tetnuldi mountain, on the right bank of the roaring mountainous river and between the high mountains with local architecture makes this village so special and picturesque.

  • Overnight at the guesthouse (Twin/Triple Room with shared facilities)

 

Day 4: Adishi-Khalde

Walking Distance 14 km, Duration 7 Hours, 860m Up and 840m Down FB: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

  • This day we are back on the classic trail of Mestia-Ushguli. We first cross the mountainous river on horseback, and then climb up to Chkhutnieri Pass (2700m) from where you can enjoy the best views over the Caucasus Mountains – in front of you the majestic and giant peaks of Caucasus over 5000 meters, glaciers, and alpine meadows will be opened for you.

  • Overnight at guesthouse in Khlade. 

P.S. The closest village to Kareta path is Khalde village, as we want to overnight at the guesthouse, we have to cover the same 5 km for this day, and the next day. 

Alternatively, if you prefer camping, we can overnight in tents just under the peaks of the Caucasus Mountains – Highly recommended.

 

Day 5: Khalde-Ushguli

Walking Distance 18 km, Duration 9 Hours, 1002m Up & 920m Down, FB: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

  • Rise and shine! Right after breakfast, continue the journey into the high Caucasus Mountains. This is a day why we created this alternative trekking route. Today we cross Khaldechala river and start trekking in absolutely wild nature – No path, no trek, no hikers: Just snow-capped mountainous peaks, alpine meadows, rocks, and the US. Today we summit Kareta path (3026m), where the absolutely incredible views will be opened for you 5 out of 10 highest Caucasus peaks will be in front of you. Descent from the mountainous and reach on foot UNESCO World Heritage Site – Ushguli.

  • Overnight at guesthouse in Ushguli (Twin/Double Rooms with private bathroom)

 

Day 6: Ushguli– Mestia

Driving Distance 46 km, Duration 2,5 hours, FB: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

 

  • Ushguli is one of the highest permanent settlement in Europe (2200 m) with the outstanding mixture of mountainous landscape and the medieval-type towers and churches will astonish visitors. Here you will visit the Ushguli Ethnographic museum located in the 12th-century old Svanetian tower-house. We also visit a medieval Lamaria church ( of the assumption of the Mother of God). In the afternoon, we travel back to Mestia by comfortable 4X4 Car.

  • Overnight at guesthouse in Mestia (Twin/Double Room with private bathroom)

 

Day 7: Mestia-Tbilisi

Walking Distance 5 km, Duration 2 Hours, Driving Dist. 480 km, Duration 8 Hours

  • After breakfast, we will depart to Tbilisi. On our way, we will visit Chalaadi glacier. We will follow upstream of Mestiachala river and after 1,5 km, we reach our finish, a place where the river is born. Afterward, we travel to Tbilisi.

Please note:

  • During the trekking, We will have to crosses mountainous rivers, there are no bridges. 

  • 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.

 

 

In price included:

  • 7-Day Expert Leadership from experienced adventure guides

  • Arrival and departure day group airport transfers

  • Transportation from Tbilisi to Mestia

  • Transportation from Tbilisi to Ushguli to Mestia

  • Transportation from Mestia to Tbilisi.

  • Fuel surcharge

  • 2 overnight at a guesthouse with private facilities in Mestia (Twins/Double Room)

  • 1 overnight at a guesthouse with shared facilities in Tsvirmi (Twins/Double Room)

  • 1 overnight at a guesthouse with shared facilities in Adishi (Twins/Triple Room)

  • 1 overnight at a guesthouse with shared facilities in Khalde (Twins/Triple Room)

  • 1 overnight at a guesthouse with private facilities in Ushguli (Twins/Triple Room)

  • Breakfast for 6 days

  • Dinner for 6 days

  • Packed Lunch Boxes for 7 days

  • Snacks for 7 days

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

 

What’s Not Included:

  • Trekking Gear (Trekking Poles, Backpacks) – can be rented.

  • Gratuities (recommended)

  • Travel insurance

  • Luggage transportation

  • Overnight in Tbilisi for the last night

Destination

Svaneti

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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