Rock Climbing in Georgia
Main sport climbing crags
Ethnographic
hiking adventure

Travel style: Guided group trekking

Activity level: Moderate (Quite challenging hike on the first two days, but accessible to all healthy people).

Group size: Small group; Max 12, average 8

Ages requirement: 16+

Accommodation: Guesthouses (4 nights); camping (2 nights)

Meal included: 6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners

Start/End: Tbilisi


OVERVIEW

Khevsureti and Tusheti

These are remote mountain areas where the small groups of villagers keeps their traditions and way of life for many centuries. Both regions can only be reached with one single road, and these roads opens only during summertime. In winter, these regions become completely cut off from civilization and people prudently leave their homes and go down to neighbor region, closer to a cities with transport accessibility. In most part of Khevsureti and Tusheti there is no power supply and GSM coverage. This are truly wildness allow you to merge with the nature, feel the history of these places, and perfect serenity. The route allows you to hike light, without a heavy backpack, because all stuff will carrying on horseback.
THE ROUTE MAP
ITINERARY


Day 1. Transfer Tbilisi – Shatili
Our minivan will be ready to pick up everyone at our office at 9AM. The journey takes 5 hours. Total distance – 150 km. On the way, we will stop in picturesque places, including Bear Cross pass (2,676m), where we will have a picnic. In Shatili, after we get our rooms in the guest house, we will have enough time to walk around the medieval city, carefully explore it and take some great photos. In the evening, a traditional dinner awaits us. It will be prepared by owners of the guest house.


Day 2. Drive to Ardoti and hike to Camp#1
After breakfast we jump in a jeeps and drive to Ardoti, the place where the road ends. On the way we will make a stop in Anatori, and medieval abandoned city of Mutso. There we will need to present our passports to border guards of Georgia. Formalities will take about 20 minutes. After picnic we will start our trekking route. Hiking will take about 4 hours. Arriving at the Camp, we will put up tents, and we will rest waiting for a dinner.


Day 3. Camp#1 – Atsunta pass – Camp#2
Difficult day. The trail passes through one of the highest pass in the country – Atsunta pass (3431 m), which divides two regions - Khevsureti and Tusheti.


Day 4. Camp#2 – Gerive village
The trail slowly goes down along Pirikiti Alazani river. The route is simple, but quite long – about 20 km. Along the way there is several shepherd's houses and one more abandoned stone city - Chontio. This day we will get to civilization – Girevi village, where people live, and where is some guest houses, in one of which we will stay.


Day 5. Girevi village – Dartlo village
Easy day – only four hours along jeep road. By lunch time, we will come in Dartlo village. This beautiful and unique place claims to be included in the World Heritage List. After lunch we have time to hike uphill to Kvavlo village. This night we will spend in a stone house built according to local traditions.


Day 6. Dartlo – Omalo and horseback riding
First, we drive to Omalo – the largest village of Tusheti. We leave our stuff in a guest house and go for a horse riding. We will visit the village of Shenako and the village of Diklo and for dinner we will return to Omalo.


Day 7. Transfer Omalo – Tbilisi
In the city of Alvani, we will change our jeeps for a comfortable bus and go to one of the wineries in Kakheti. There we will have a festive lunch. This day we are leaving Tusheti. 60km of unpaved road. Long journey through the highest automobile pass in Europe – Abano Pass. In the city of Alvani, we will change our jeeps for a comfortable bus and go to one of the wineries in Kakheti, where we will have a lunch. We will arrive in Tbilisi around 5PM.


GUIDE

Your guide in this tour is Stanislav Piirainen. He is available for your questions. Feel free to text him.
Stanislav Piirainen
Mountain guide
WhatsApp/Telegram: +44 750 977 83 89
Email: stas.piirainen@gmail.com
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58-km trekking route In Upper Svaneti
7-day tour with five days of trekking.
ABOUT THE ROUTE

The most famous trekking route in Svaneti. It starts right in the biggest city – Mestia. The trail passes through the alpine meadows of several valleys. Stunning views accompany this trekking route everyday. Snow-capped peaks of the Greater Caucasus, an Impressive glaciers, powerful rivers, medieval towers and tiny villages. The route is excellent for mountain lovers, who prefer moderate hiking. This tour allows to hike light, without a heavy backpack. Our jeep driver will transfer all your stuff from one guesthouse to next one.

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Travel style: Guided group trekking
Activity level: Moderate
Group size: Small group experience. Max 12, avg 8.
Age requirement: 12+ (all travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult).
Accommodation: Hotels in Mestia and Ushguli, rustic guesthouses on the route.
Meals included: 6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
Start/end: Tbilisi/Batumi (We can also provide you with a start from Batumi, as well as an ending in Tbilisi. Inform us in advance).

PRICE $760 per person

What is Included:
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Full board (meals & drinks)
  • Accommodation (6 nights)
  • All transfers (Train, bus, jeep)
  • Jeep for personal belongings
  • Assistance for your further travel in Georgia, including Batumi. For example, we can book a train ticket or airline ticket for you.
  • Gift set (Expedition T-shirt, water flask, route map)
  • Lifetime membership in ExpedBuro Community
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50-km trekking route from Shatili (Khevsureti) to Omalo (Tusheti).
7-day tour with four days of hiking and one day of horse riding.
ABOUT ROUTE

Khevsureti and Tusheti, these are remote mountain areas where the small groups of villagers keeps their traditions and way of life for many centuries. Both regions can only be reached with one single road, and these roads opens only during summertime. In winter, these regions become completely cut off from civilization and people prudently leave their homes and go down to neighbor region, closer to cities with transport accessibility. In most part of Khevsureti and Tusheti there is no power supply and GSM coverage. This are truly wildness allow you to merge with the nature, feel the history of these places, and fully relax. The route allows you to hike light, without a heavy backpack, because all stuff will carrying on horseback.

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Travel style: Guided group trekking
Activity level: Moderate (Quite challenging hike in the first two days of the trail, but accessible to most healthy people).
Group size: Small group experience; Max 12, avg 8
Age requirement: 16+ (All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult).
Accommodation: Guesthouses (4 nights), camping (2 nights).
Meals included: 6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
Start/end: Tbilisi

PRICE $650 per person

What is Included:
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Full board (meals & drinks)
  • Accommodation (6 nights)
  • All transfers
  • Horses for stuff carrying
  • Personal waterproof duffel bag
  • Assistance for your further travel in Georgia. For example, we can book a train ticket or airline ticket for you.
  • Gift set (Expedition T-shirt, water flask, route map)
  • Lifetime membership in ExpedBuro Community