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Perfect for those looking to experience the most ethnographically preserved and mystical part of Caucasus, this adventure includes a 5-day trek along the Caucasus mountains. On this action-filled adventure, you will experience two different parts of the Caucasus mountains. We start hiking in the Kazbegi area, a well-known place for hiking destination. But then we continue to our adventure into Arkhoti valley, a hidden gem that few visitors get to see, the landscape is a nonstop photo op, with alpine tundra, expansive meadows, deep forests, jagged peaks, roaring rivers, and permanent snowfields. Our knowledgeable guides take care of everything, while you relax, have fun, and enjoy a vacation to remember.

 

  • Explore the most celebrated sites of the Caucasus Mountains – Kazbegi area on this 5-day alpine adventure

  • Enjoy three days of moderately paced scenic hikes on- and off-trail with expert guides

  • Stay in one of the few family-owned guesthouses inside the deep of the mountains, feasting on delicious Georgian meals. 

  • Enjoy a sunrise stroll at Tanie Lake, and watch the sun illuminate the peaks and cirques of Caucasus mountains

 

Itinerary: 

 

 

Day 1: Tbilisi –Ananuri–Gergeti Trinity Church – Juta

 

Driving Distance 200 km, Dur. 4 hours, Walking Distance 8 km, Dur. 4 hours

 

 

  • Kick off the adventure in Tbilisi with a brief orientation before heading north into the Caucasus mountains. First, we travel to Anunuri Castle Complex – a medieval architectural complex unites two churches, several towers, and defense walls. Beautiful frescos, facades, and views over the Jinvali reservoir make a beginning a journey as a fairy-tale. Then depart for Kazbegi area and visit famous Gergeti Trinity church. In the evening, we will travel to Juta village.

  • Overnight at huts (multi-bed rooms) in Zeta Camping

 

 

Day 2: Juta- Arkhotistavi Pass-Akhieli

 

Walking Distance 21 km, Duration 8 hours, min elevation 2000m, max, elevation 3287

 

  • After breakfast, depart for a scenic hike to Arkhotistavi pass (3287 m). Starting is easier, but near the top of the pass, the trail becomes challenging, but for a reason. You will climb to 3287 m from where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful valleys in the region, Afterwards, we start to descend into the Arkhoti valley. Arkhoti is mostly abandoned gorge, only a few families are living there nowadays. We are going to visit one of them for overnight. 

  • Overnight at a guesthouse in Akhieli with shared facilities.

 

Day 3: Akhieli-Assa River Camping 

 

Walking Distance 9 km, Duration 4 Hours, min. elevation 1468, max. elevation 1820

 

  • This day we explore Arkhoti valley where only three villages remained active. The main activities of the local population are to keep cattle to produce dairy products for selling in the lowlands. For this reason, you can in July and August, a small hey hills across the mountainous passes, peaks, and slopes. After we explore these villages, we continue our hiking, cross Asa river and camp on the side of Tanie lake.

  • Overnight in tents.

 

Day 4: Assa River Camping- Tanie Lake

 

Walking Distance 8 km, Duration 4 hours, min. elevation 1820m, max. elevation 2240 m.

 

  • After breakfast, depart for a scenic hike along roaring Asa river to Tanie Lake. We hike into the wilderness, there is no well-marked path or any building/settlement in these part of the Caucasus.  After a couple of hours hiking, we reach Tanie Lake where we overnight in tents. Be sure to bring a good camera as the stars will shine on your tent and the surrounding area.

  • Overnight in tents.

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Day 5: Tanie lake – Atabe village – Tbilisi

 

Walk Dist. 12 km, Dur. 7 h, min. elevation 1860m, max. 3037 m.

 

  • After breakfast, hit the trails at Tanie Pass. Ascend gradually alongside alpine meadows and flowers, and stop for astonishing panoramic views of Tanie Lake and the surrounding peaks of the Caucasus.  After crossing Tanie pass, we descend into another part of Khevsureti, and reach the small village of Atabe, where our cars will wait for us. Make the final drive for a drop-off at the host hotel or at Tbilisi International Airport.

 

 

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

  • Arrival and departure day group airport transfers

  • Transportation from Tbilisi to Kazbegi, and Juta

  • Transportation from Atabe to Tbilisi

  • Fuel surcharge

  • 1 overnight at Zeta Camping Huts (multi-bed rooms with shared bathroom).

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

  • Breakfast for 4 days

  • Dinner for 4 days

  • Lunch for 5 days

  • Snacks for 5 days

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

  • Camping equipment (Tents, Sleeping bags, Sleeping mats, Cooking gear)

 

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

Arkhoti

Tour Type

Trekking

Category

Hard

Duration

5 Day

Season

June-September

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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