Mestia Ushguli Trekking Tour

Mestia Ushguli Trek in Svaneti is the most popular and beautiful trekking tours in Georgia country.  This 6-day Mestia Ushguli trek is also exceptional, it offers overnights at local guesthouses in remote villages of Svaneti. The villages in this region have a unique architectural style and are included in the UNESCO world heritage sites. With soaring mountains, gorgeous trails, and the most preserved centuries-old towers, and houses, Mestia Ushguli Trek is an exhilarating trek that lives up to the highest-class reputation. TrekGeorgia offers you a real adventure through trekking in wonderland Svaneti. 


Day 1: Tbilisi- Enguri Dam -Mestia

Easy, Driving Distance 460 km, 9 Hours

  • In the morning we travel to Svaneti. On the way, we stop in Zugdidi and visit Dadiani palace which was a place of local lord governing the significant part of Western Georgia. Afterward, we depart for the 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.

  • Overnight at a guesthouse with private facilities in Mestia 

Hiking in Svaneti
Mulakhi Community in Upper Svaneti

Day 2: Mestia – Zhabeshi

Moderate, Walking distance 16 km, 6 hours

  • In the morning, we will start the actual trekking. We will hike to the Mulakhi community of Zhabeshi village. The route is easy, follows an off-road car and well-marked trail.

  • Overnight at a guesthouse in Zhabeshi with shared facilities. 

Day 3: Zhabeshi – Adishi

Moderate, Walking distance 10 km, 6 Hours

  • After breakfast, we start our journey into the wilderness. We hike up to the slopes of Tetnuldi mountain, pass ski resort and descend into the forests of birch trees and rhododendron bushes. After passing a mountainous small river, the alpine meadows will be in front of us. Here is located Adishi village which 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 a local guesthouse with shared facilities.

Trekking in Svaneti
Adishi village

Day 4 – Adishi – Iprali

Hard, Walking Distance 17km, 8 Hours

  • In the early morning, we will start our Svaneti Adventure. Here we follow upstream to the river. After one hour of pleasant walking across the river, we need to cross the roaring Adishi river. For our safety, we will get on horseback and cross the river. Afterward, we will climb up to the Chkhunderi pass (2655m). From here you can enjoy majestic panoramic views of the picturesque Adishi Glacier. After having lunch on the top of the ridge and enjoying with views, we will descend into the valley of the Khaldechala river. After two hours of easy walk, we reach Khalde village which was destroyed in the 19th century by the Russian soldiers. From here our pass will follow an off-road to Iprali village. Overnight at a local guesthouse with shared facilities in Iprali.

Day 5– Iprali -Ushguli-Mestia

Moderate, Walking Distance 10 km, 5 Hours

  • In the morning, we trek through traditional Svani villages. After passing by Kala and Davberi villages, we are trekking through forest and reach Ushguli from above. Ushguli 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 the mountainous landscapes 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).  

  • Overnight at a guesthouse with private facilities in Mestia 

Hiking in Svaneti

Day 6 – Mestia-Tbilisi

Easy, Walking Distance 5 km, 2 Hours, Driving 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.

Tour Price Includes:

✅ 6-Day Expert Leadership from experienced adventure guides

✅ Transportation by comfortable vehicle

✅ Fuel Surcharge

✅ Luggage transportation by a car for each day

✅ 2 overnight at a guesthouse with private facilities in Mestia

✅ 1 overnight at a guesthouse with shared facilities in Zhabeshi

✅ 1 overnight at a guesthouse with shared facilities in Adishi

✅ 1 overnight at a guesthouse with shared facilities in Iprali

✅ Breakfast, Lunch boxes and Dinner for 4 Days

 Price Does Not Include : 

✘ Travel Insurance

✘ Trekking gear 

✘ Overnight in Tbilisi for the last night

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