Rustaveli Ave. 36, Tbilisi, Georgia 

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Plan your summer adventure now on Tusheti hiking tour for 6-days. Each day is defined by ascending historic and formidable mountain passes, stone villages and unique historical watchtowers. You will walk in stunning alpine meadows, hike to medieval villages, walk near the ruins of fortresses, snowy peaks and enjoy an unspoiled Caucasus mountains. Tusheti is situated on the northern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains.

6-day trekking tour offers you to explore a hidden, the most remote part of Georgia. You will hike in wild nature, explore medieval times stone villages, and live with local people. You will have a chance to taste local food, and even participate in making Georgian cheese. One more advantage of this tour is that we will hike from villages to villages and overnight at local guesthouses in Tusheti.

 

Itinerary:

 

Day 1: Tbilisi – Alaverdi-Omalo

 

Driving Distance 206 km, Duration 6 hours, Walking Distance 2 km

 

  • We start your Tusheti adventure at 8 o clock at your guesthouse. On the way, we stop at Alaverdi Monastery. Built in the 11th century, Alaverdi Cathedral is the second highest church in Georgia and represents a beautiful 11th-century Georgian architecture.

  • Afterward, we continue our adventure and soon you will feel your first adrenaline. We are going to cross Abano Pass, one of the most dangerous roads in the World. After 4 hours of off-roading, we will reach Omalo.

  • After check-in at the guesthouse, we will visit Keselo towers complex which was built in the 13th century. These towers were built for the purpose of defense. Keselo was constructed during the Mongol invasion of Georgia in 1230s. It originally had 13 towers. The inhabitants of old Omalo used the towers to protect themselves from the invading Mongols and later raids by Daghestani tribes.

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

 

The road to Omalo: Your First Adventure in Tusheti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2: Omalo-Bochorna-Dochu-Verkhovani

 

Walking Distance 20km, Duration 6 hours

 

  • In the morning, we will start hiking. This day is easy, our way follows dirty off-road. No significant elevation change, however, we will walk up to 20 km on this day. We will visit Bochorna village, the highest settlement in Georgia and Europe. Afterward, we will hike to Dochu village which is one of the most preserved villages in Tusheti. Afterward, we continue our journey into Gometsari gorge.

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

 

 

Day 3: Verkhovani-Nakaicho Pass-Parsma-Chesho

 

Walking Distance 18 km, Duration 8 hours, Starting elevation 1925, maximum elevation 2900, ending elevation 1940.

 

  • This day is the hardest one. We have to cross Pirikiti mountain range and descend into another gorge. We will hike up to 2900 m and cross Nakaicho pass, from where magnificent views over Tusheti gorges are presented. After taking a small brake on the top of the pass, we descend into another gorge, cross Alazani river and reach Parsma, a ruined village with small towers and houses. After this our hiking becomes easy, we follow car road and reach our guesthouse in Checho village.

  • Overnight at a guesthouse with shared facilities.

 

Day 4: Checho-Dartlo-Chigo-Diklo

 

Walking Distance 22 km, Duration 8 Hours, Starting elevation 1920m, maximum elevation 2472.

 

  • In the morning, we will follow a car road until the village of Dartlo. Dartlo is one of the biggest and most beautiful villages of Tusheti. There is a XIX century church in the hamlet while beside it is a site of worship of Yakhsari Icon which is an altar-type structure of the mixed heathen-Christian character. According to the tradition popular in the mountains, women were not admitted either to temple ruins or to the site of worship. For them, there are special women's pathways. Local court proceedings (sabcheo) used to be held in Dartlo. Even today one can see 12 stones placed in the semi-circle where law assessors sat and ‘created' law. In the middle of a circle, there is one stone for a defendant.

  • After Dartlo, we will hike to Chigo village, which until 2017 was connected to the outer world via a small hiking trail. Now, the small off-road car reaches the village, but almost no one lives in this village today. After Chigo, we continue our journey and start rough hiking in the narrow gorges. After several hours of hiking, we reach old Diklo fortresses. This fortress is believed to be the last stronghold of local villages against Shamili (North Caucasian leader) army. After old Diklo fortress, we reach Diklo village and overnight there.

  • Overnight at Guesthouse with shared facilities in Diklo.

 

Day 5: Diklo-Shenaqo-Omalo

 

Walking Distance 14 km, Duration 6 hours, 650 m Up & 400m Down

 

  • This day is one of the easiest days, We hike on the trail with no significant elevation changes. We will explore Shenaqo village and its beautiful 19th century Church. Afterward, we will hike to Omalo, cross pine forest, mountainous river and reach Omalo.

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

 

Day 6: Omalo-Nafareuli-Tbilisi

 

Driving Distance 206 km, Duration 6 hours.

 

  • Leaving Omalo behind us, your last chance to enjoy with picturesque views over Greater Caucasus mountains.  We will cross Abano pass and descend into valleys of Kakheti. Before reaching Tbilisi, we will stop at local family-owned winery in this winemaking region where we will have a traditional lunch and wine tasting – the first thing that you should try after hiking in the mountains – delicious food with brilliant Georgian wines.

 

 

 

Please note:

  • On the trekking trail, we may encounter shepherd dogs. They sometimes bark and scare hikers. If you have any problems regarding this issue, please avoid choosing this trek.

  • 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:

  • 6-Day Expert Leadership from experienced adventure guides

  • Arrival and departure day group airport transfers

  • Transportation from Tbilisi to Omalo

  • Transportation from Omalo to Tbilisi

  • Fuel surcharge

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

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

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

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

  • Breakfast for 5 days

  • Dinner for 5 days

  • Packed Lunch Boxes for 6 days

  • Snacks for 6 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

Season

June-October

Duration

6 Day

Category

Moderate

Tour Type

Trekking

Destination

Tusheti

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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