12-day hiking trip in Tusheti, Khevsureti and Kazbegi, Georgia

Join John, a certified mountain leader, on this hiking tour in Northeastern Georgia. Get to know some of the most well-preserved and beautiful towns: Tusheti, Khevsureti and Kazbegi.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

12 days

Mountain Range

Caucasus

People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    This 12-day hiking trip in Northeastern Georgia is a great combination of spectacular mountain landscapes, medieval history and vibrant culture.

    Tusheti is a remote mountainous region in the Caucasus Mountains. It is a natural sanctuary, one of the most ecologically virgin regions in Georgia.  In this opportunity, you will get to know how the natives live in the village, without electricity or telephone and using the horse as the main means of transport.

    Khevsureti is known for being a village with different customs and traditions and for its medieval ballads. It still preserves its defensive architecture with forts and watchtowers.

    Kazbegi, also known as Stepantsminda, is a beautiful town, very well-known by trekkers in Georgia.

    During this private trip, you will be able to visit well-preserved places which are historically and culturally important. You will also have the chance to admire impressive views of the mountains that surround the region.

    In addition, groups may be formed by up to 5 people. High season starts in June and lasts until the end of September.

    Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore the eastern region in Georgia. I’ll be glad to show you Tusheti, Khevsureti and Kazbegi. Request to book this trip!

    In case you would like to hike in another region in Georgia, you may check out the 9-day trekking tour in the Tobavarchkhili Lakes.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    2200 EUR

    Group of 2
    1300 EUR

    Group of 3
    1100 EUR

    Group of 4
    920 EUR

    Group of 5
    820 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Luggage transfer during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Tbilisi

      Arrival, meeting at the airport and transfer
      Overnight –hotel.

    • Day 2Village Omalo

      After breakfast, we will depart for the village Omalo (by minivan). On the way, we’ll visit Alaverdi Monastery, then via Abano pass – the highest motorway pass in Europe, which is located at 2950 meters above sea level, we will descend to the village Omalo. We will spend the night at a hotel in Keselo village, where you will be able to relax and taste famous and extremely delicious Georgian cuisine.

      Tour details:
      By minivan – 225 km (6-7 hours)
      Altitude difference – 400 m – 2950 m – 1900 m
      Overnight – guesthouse

    • Day 3Villages Diklo and Shenako

      After breakfast we’lll visit stunning villages Diklo and Shenako. We will have light trekking and picnic this day in in forest of the village Shenako. We will return to the village Keselo in the evening. Overnight in guesthouse.

      Tour details:
      By minivan – 25 km (1 hours)
      Trekking – 6 km (2 hours)
      Altitude difference – 2140 m – 1900 m
      Overnight – guesthouse

    • Day 4Village Dartlo of Alazani

      On this day we will visit village Dartlo of Alazani, which is very well-preserved. We’ll also visit villages Parsma, Kvavlo. The overnight will be in the village of Girevi, where you can relax and during dinner, taste traditional Tushetian dishes.

      Tour details:
      By minivan – 40 km (2-3 hours)
      Trekking – 8 km ( 3-4 hours)
      Overnight – guest house
      Altitude difference – 1900 m – 2300 m – 2130 m

    • Day 5Atsunta pass

      After  breakfast, we will go along the path from the village Girevi to Atsunta pass. On the way we’ll visit the stunning village of Chontio. The path goes along beautiful Alazani gorge. We will have a lunch on the way and overnight near Atsunta pass (camping place Kvakhidi), where we will have dinner and have a rest.

      Tour details:
      Trekking – 13 km (5-6 hours)
      Overnight – tent
      Altitude difference – 2130 m – 2545 m

    • Day 6Atsunta pass

      After breakfast we will cross the Atsunta pass (altitude 3431m) from where you can observe the spectacular panoramic views. We will have lunch on the way. Later we will camp to the west of the pass, near Atsunta pass, in Khevsureti, where we will have dinner and time to rest.

      Tour details:
      Trekking – 14 km (6-7 hours)
      Overnight – tent
      Altitude difference – 2545 m – 3431 m – 2880 m

    • Day 7Mutso fortress

      After breakfast, along with the marvelous path we’ll descend to Mutso fortress, which is constructed without cement mixture. It leaves undying impression on every visitor. From Mutso fortress, we will drive to Shatili (Shatili fortress is included in the UNESCO world heritage tentative list) by minivan. On the way we will see Anatori tombs. We will overnight in Shatili guesthouse, where we will be able to relax and have dinner in the traditional Georgian environment.

      Tour details:
      Trekking – 12 km (4-5 hours)
      Overnight – guest house
      Altitude difference – 2680 m – 1430 m

    • Day 8Village Roshka

      After breakfast we will travel to the village Roshka and overnight near Abudelauri Lakes.

      Tour details:
      By minivan – 60 km (2-3 hours)
      Trekking – 5 km (3 hours)
      Overnight – tent
      Altitude difference – 2000m -2650 m

    • Day 9Village Juta

      After breakfast, we will travel to the village Juta by the Chaukhvi Pass. From Juta we will go to Stepantsminda by minivan. Overnight in guesthouse.

      Tour details:
      By minivan – 30 km (1-2 hours)
      Trekking – 15 km (6-7 hours)
      Overnight – tent
      Altitude difference – 2650 m – 3330 m-2200m

    • Day 10Stepantsminda

      We will visit Dariali gorge and Gveleti and Arsha waterfalls. Overnight in Stepantsminda.

      Tour details:
      By minivan – 40 km (1 hours)
      Trekking – 8 km (4 hours)
      Overnight – guest house

    • Day 11Kazbegi Glacier

      We will visit Gergeti Trinity Church by minivan. After Gergeti Church we will hike to Gergeti glacier from where you can see breathtaking panoramic view to Kazbegi Glacier (5047m). We will return to Stepantsminda and to Tbilisi later.

      Tour details:
      By minivan – 170 km (3 hours)
      Trekking – 14 km (5-6 hours)
      Overnight – hotel

      Altitude difference – 2200 m -3000 m -2200 m

    • Day 12Tbilisi

      Tbilisi walking tour – Farewell dinner – Transfer to the airport;

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Tbilisi International Airport.

    Accommodation

    Hotel; Guesthouse; Tent

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    Tour participants should bring:

    • Personal medicines

    • Personal hygiene items

    • Waterproof boots

    • Sandals or trainers

    • Warm jacket

    • Trekking pants

    • Breathable thermal shirt

    • Replacement clothing

    • Windbreaker/raincoat

    • Warm hat

    • Sun hat

    • Sunglasses

    • Sunscreen

    • Backpack

    • Sleeping bag

    • Flashlight

    • trekking poles

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I am John Kapanadze, master of adventure tourism, Adventure Tourism School hiking and trekking guide with diploma and certified alpine guide. Member of Georgian Mountain Guides Association (GMGA) and Georgian Association of Guides (GAG). Certified Guide of Cultural and Wine Tours. Expert of marking mountain hiking trails and co-author of the standard on marking trails in Georgia.

    I research, make projects and mark hiking trails. I try to develop this industry in my country.
    Since 2008 I guide hiking and trekking tours to Caucasus Mountains, cultural and wine tours in all regions of Georgia.

    I will be your host and guide in my country with great pleasure, which is located in South Caucasus on the crossroad of Europe and Asia and is reach with snowy mountains, alpine meadows and unique forests and also is known with 8000 years tradition of wine-making

     
     

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