Trekking in the Mysterious Caucasus

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  • Tour Duration 8 days
  • Georgia
  • Min number of people 7
  • Max number of people 14
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This itinerary is designed for people who want to experience adventure, active holidays, trekking, climbing the Caucasus mountains, ancient history and culture. Region Svaneti – the Land of Glaciers and Majestic Mountains! Impossibly beautiful, wild and mysterious, one of the most ancient historical provinces of Georgia, is located on the southern slopes of the Caucasus mountain range. Snow-covered peaks rising over 4000m above flower-strewn alpine meadows offer marvellous walking opportunities!

Locations you will visit

  • Kutaisi
  • Racha
  • Svaneti

Included

  • TWIN/DBL room accommodation in hotel and local houses
  • Full board (lunch boxes on trekking days)
  • All excursions mentioned in the program
  • Accompanying English-speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets to the sites, listed in the program
  • Transport (sedan) and driver services

Not included

  • International air tickets
  • Minibar in the hotels
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals
  • Transport service and guide service during free time
  • Insurances
  • Tips & gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays

Your Itinerary – in Brief:

Day 1: Arrival in Kutaisi Airport and transfer to Hotel Kutaisi (25 km),
Day 2: Trekking: Kutaisi – Martvili – Becho (220 km)
Day 3: Trekking: Becho – Mestia (16.5 km)
Day 4: Trekking: Mestia – Adishi (10.7 km)
Day 5: Trekking: Adishi – Khalde (16 km)
Day 6: Jeeps: Khalde – Ushguli (14.5 km)
Day 7: Jeeps: Ushguli – Racha – Kutaisi (150 km)
Day 8: Transfer to the airport Kutaisi and departure (25 km)

Day 1Arrival in Kutaisi Airport and transfer to Hotel Kutaisi (25 km)

Welcome to Georgia. Meet the local representatives and transfer to the hotel for check in.

Overnight in Kutaisi.

Day 2Trekking: Kutaisi – Martvili - Becho (220 km)

Breakfast at the hotel. Our first stop in this beautiful area, will be Martvili Canyon. e Martvili Canyon is a natural wonder. It used to be a bath place for Georgian Nobles, Dadiani family. Now it represents a touristic site. People visit it to enjoy the scenery, its waterfalls and take a boat trip in the river with deep green color. Visitors can enjoy 300-meter boat tour on river Abasha and beautiful views of mountain river canyon.

Lunch break at restaurant Diaroni in Zugidi;

Becho – this amazing place once was in possession of Georgian Dukes of Svaneti with the surname of Dadeshkeliani. From Becho you can see the pointed peak of one of the famous Caucasus mountains – Ushba, the top is covered with the glacier of the same name. We will accomodate in one of the local guest houses.

20:00 – dinner at the guest house

Overnight at the Becho local house.

Day 3Trekking: Becho - Mestia (16.5 km)

Breakfast.

First day of the trek – today we get to Mestia, which is 1500 meters above sea level. Ou trip will be done partly by car and partly by foot. On the way we will have a break. Svaneti  is one of the most mysterious and as well as one of the most beautiful places in Georgia. The views, colors of nature are enchanting. In this village is located historical-ethnographic museum, where are preserved unique icons and manuscripts, house-museum and sculpture of a famous Georgian mountain- climber and native of Mestia Michael Khergiani. We will accomodate in one of the local guest houses, where our guests will have a possibility to inyroduce to local cuisine with delicious and plentiful dinner.

Overnight at the Mestia guest house.

Day 4Trekking: Mestia - Adishi (10.7 km)

Before noon, let’s continue our way towards the Tetnuldi resort. Walking through the alpine pastures our way will lead us to the Adishi village, hidden at the bottom of Adischala valley. In the small town of Adishi there are four churches: These are the two St. George churches and the Archangel Church, which all date from the 12th century, as well as the Liberator Church, which was built in the 10th and 11th centuries. Adishi has a handful of simple guesthouses. During your stay in the complete silence, we will hear the sounds of crawling stones from the weakened towers, sounds whispering the history of their past

Dinner and overnight at the Adishi local house.

Day 5Trekking: Adishi - Khalde (16 km)

Our next day of Trek will get more and more exciting and our journey will lead us to the magnificent Adishi glacier. We will continue the journey crossing the river of Adischala riding the horses to the Chkhunderi pass (2600m), which offers outstanding view of Tetnuldi mountain and Adishi glacier. The last point of the day will be Khaldechala valley. Relaxing evening after the tensed and exciting day trip

Dinner and overnight at the Khalde local house.

Day 6Jeeps: Khalde - Ushguli (14.5 km)

After a short backtracking, cross Khaldechala river by the old,ruined bridge and climb to the Southern Karetta pass which provides great views of Mt. Shkhara, the highest Georgian mountain. Shkara looking down at you with such a serious glance.  From there, descend to the Enguri valley and reach Ushguli – Way up in the Caucasus Mountains around 2,200 meters above sea level, this small village is Europe’s highest continuously inhabited settlement.

Dinner and overnight at the Ushguli local house.

Day 7Jeeps: Ushguli - Racha – Kutaisi (150 km)

In the morning, drive to the direction of Shaori lake, to another high Caucasus region Racha, have lunch on the way and make one stop for the photo shooting near the Shaori lake, one of the most beautiful water reservoirs in Georgia. It locates in Racha region on 1100 miters altitude. Nature and water are just excellent with the stunning landscape around. After conquering high picks, it’s time to relax. Before checking in the hotel in Kutaisi, last stop at Motsametsa Monastery. Taking the pictures there.

Dinner at the restaurant.

Overnight in Kutaisi.

Day 8Transfer to the airport Kutaisi and departure (25 km)

End of the tour leads us to the airport of Kutaisi. The magical soul of Caucasus will take place in your hearts forever, searching for some more space to get to know more of Georgia, the country of adventures.

Georgia known until 1995 as the Republic of Georgia, is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The capital and largest city is Tbilisi. Georgia covers a territory of 69,700 square kilometres (26,911 sq mi), and its 2017 population is about 3.718 million. Georgia is a unitary parliamentary republic, with the government elected through a representative democracy. Like most native Caucasian peoples, the Georgians do not fit into any of the main ethnic categories of Europe or Asia. The Georgian language, the most pervasive of the Kartvelian languages, is not Indo-European, Turkic, or Semitic. The present day Georgian or Kartvelian nation is thought to have resulted from the fusion of aboriginal, autochthonous inhabitants with immigrants who moved into South Caucasus from the direction of Anatolia in remote antiquity. Ethnic Georgians form about 86.8 percent of Georgia's current population of 3,713,804 (2014 census). Other ethnic groups include Abkhazians, Armenians, Assyrians, Azerbaijanis, Greeks, Jews, Kists, Ossetians, Russians, Ukrainians, Yezidis and others. The Georgian Jews are one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world. Once Georgia was also home to significant ethnic German communities, but most Germans were deported during World War II. The most widespread language group is the Kartvelian family, which includes Georgian, Svan, Mingrelian and Laz. The official languages of Georgia are Georgian, with Abkhaz having official status within the autonomous region of Abkhazia. Georgian is the primary language of 87.7 % of the population, followed by 6.2 % speaking Azerbaijani, 3.9 % Armenian, 1.2 % Russian, and 1 % other languages. In the 2010, the United States federal government began the Teach and Learn English with Georgia program of promoting English literacy in elementary school. The goal was to import English speakers from across the world to ensure that all children in Georgia spoke English in four years and replace Russian as a second language.
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