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5-days hiking tour to Svaneti is a good combination of outdoor activities with cultural sightseeing. We visit all major destinations in Svaneti and take small hiking trips into the wild nature.  A unique blend of mountains scenery and local traditional architecture and traditions creates a majestic fairy-tale for visitors.  Svaneti region is probably the most beautiful places in Georgia, and a hike in Svaneti is the vacation of a lifetime. Crowning Georgia’s northern border, Svaneti is a truly majestic place where vivid green alpine meadows nestle against vast forest areas and snow-covered mountains. Here is located one of the highest peaks of Caucasus mountains (Shkhara 5,201 m; Janga 5,059m), medieval-type villages and tower-houses.  This tour is for visitors wanting to relax in the wild nature but also not to take long and difficult outdoor activities.

Itinerary: 

 

Day 1: Tbilisi- Enguri Dam -Mestia

 

Driving Distance 460 km, Duration 8 hours 

 

  • Tbilisi-Enguri Dam: We will meet at your hotel and drive to Svaneti. After 4 hours driving, we stop at Enguri dam which is one of the highest arch dams in the world(a height of 271.5 meters). Then we drive to the region of Upper Svaneti which is an outstanding example of an exceptional mountain landscape composed of highly preserved villages with unique defensive tower houses, examples of ecclesiastical architecture and arts of medieval origin. Visit the Museum of History and ethnography and Svanetian Architectural Museum in Mestia and explore the small town by walking into the narrow streets, visiting small cafes and local souvenirs shops. 

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

Day 2: Mestia-Ushguli -Mestia

 

Driving Distance 92 km, Dur. 5 hours, Walking Dist. 16 km, Dur. 5 hours 

 

  • After a hearty breakfast at our local guesthouse, we will depart to the Ushguli which is located at the foot of mount Shkara and at the confluence of the rivers Enguri and Kvishiri. 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. Wee also visit a medieval Lamaria church ( of the assumption of the Mother of God). Afterward, you can take an optional hike to Shkhara glacier. The way is long (8 km one way) but easy. We just follow upstream of the river Enguri towards Shkhara peak.  

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

 

Day 3: Mestia-Koruldi Lakes-Mestia

 

Walking Distance 18 km, Starting elevation 1,695 m, ending elevation 1460, maximum elevation 2500 m

 

  • We start hiking in the early morning. We hike up towards mount Ushba and reach alpine lakes of Koruldi. Koruldi Lake is a small alpine lake but is surrounded by great impressive mountainous peaks including Ushba.  For this day, we can hike to the Koruldi lakes, but if some members from the group have some walking difficulties, we will offer a 4X4 drive to the lakes. Afterward, we hike back to Mestia.

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

 

Day 4: Mestia- Mazeri – Ushba Waterfalls-Mazeri-Mestia

 

Walking Distance 14 km, 7 hours, Starting elevation 1,648 m, Maximum elevation 2113m, 506 Up, 506 m Down

 

  • In the morning, we will drive to Mazeri village from Mestia (40 minutes), and start our hiking from Grand Hotel Ushba, crossing the bridge over the river Dolra left from the hotel. The path passes mineral water springs, a small church with the picturesque location, beautiful meadows, and then ascends slowly in the path of beautiful pine forests until it reaches the border post from where the last ascent starts. The trip is 7km long and takes around 3-4 hours one way. Afterward, we travel back to Mestia.

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

 

Day 5: Mestia- Chalaadi Glacier –Tbilisi

 

Driving Distance 480 km, 8 hours, Walking Dist. 5 km, duration 3 hours 

 

  • After an energizing breakfast and morning beverages, we travel to the 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.​

Additional Information:

  • Best period for a hike in Georgia is the period of May-October. Svaneti has plenty of hiking routes and it is possible to extend the tour into a long hiking trip. On your wish, you also can try a horse-riding with an experienced guide. 

 

Please note:

  • 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:

  • 5-Day Expert Leadership from experienced adventure guides

  • Transportation from Tbilisi to Mestia

  • Transportation within Svaneti

  • Transportation from Mestia to Tbilisi.

  • Fuel surcharge

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

  • Breakfast for 4 days

  • Dinner for 4 days

  • Packed Lunch Boxes for 5 days

  • Snacks for 5 days

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

 

What’s Not Included:

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

  • Gratuities (recommended)

  • Travel insurance

  • Overnight in Tbilisi for the last night

 

Destination

Svaneti

Tour Type

Hiking

Category

Easy

Duration

5 Day

Season

Whole Year

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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