Atsunta pass trekking
The route from Shatili to Omalo
Trekking without heavy backpacks - all stuff are carrying by horses. Two overnights in a camping.
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ABOUT THIS 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 hiking light without a heavy backpack, because all stuff carrying on horseback.


IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Travel style: Active
7-days trip with 4 days of trekking
Accommodation: Guest houses & camping
Guest houses (4 nights), camping (2 nights).
Physical Grading: 4 - Demanding
Tough activity in the first two days of the trail, but accessible to most healthy people.
Group size: Small group
Max 12, avg 8
Age requirement: 10+
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Start/Finish City: Tbilisi
Tbilisi to Tbilisi
PHOTOS FROM PAST TOURS
Day 0: Briefing at office
At 7PM we will get together at our office and discuss all issues related to the tour. This day, you can pay the rest of the payment for the tour. We will provide each participant with a waterproof duffel bag for horseback carrying a stuff.
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.
Meals included: Picnic l Dinner
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.
Meals included: Breakfast l Picnic l Dinner
Day 3: Hike to Camp#2 through Atsunta pass
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.
Meals included: Breakfast l Lunch pack l Dinner
Day 4: Hike to Girevi 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.
Meals included: Breakfast l Lunch pack l Dinner
Day 5: Hike to 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.
Meals included: Breakfast l Lunch l Dinner
Day 6: Transfer Dartlo – Omalo and horse 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.
Meals included: Breakfast l Lunch l Dinner
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.
Meals included: Breakfast l Lunch
PARTICIPATION FEE – $490/person
What is Included:
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Full board (meals & drinks)
  • Accommodation (6 nights)
  • All transport
  • Horses for stuff carrying
  • Personal waterproof duffel bag
  • Expedition T-shirt (as a gift)
  • Branded water flask (as a gift)
  • Route map (as a gift)
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