11-day hiking tour in Upper Svaneti region

Join John, a certified mountain leader, on this great hiking tour in the Upper Svaneti region. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy the views the Caucasus has to offer.




Trip Duration

11 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified



    Upper Svaneti is a beautiful medieval-type region in the Caucasus Mountains that preserves its mountain scenery. This trip is an exceptional opportunity to visit an iconic place in Georgia with outstanding universal value.

    During this private hiking trip, you will get to know the small villages situated on the mountain slopes. You will also see the towers that add a medieval tone to the architecture style in the region, and try the Georgian traditional cuisine.

    This trip is the perfect excuse to relax and connect with nature during 11 days. You will see spectacular views of Ushba peak and Shdugra waterfall that you will never forget. Besides, you will see the impressive Koruldi lakes and the picturesque Zuruldi Mountain.

    In this opportunity, private groups may be formed by up to 8 people. The best time for hiking in Upper Svaneti region is between June and October.

    Join me on this adventure in Upper Svaneti region in the Caucasus Mountains. I’ll be glad to show you the most beautiful views of this well-preserved Georgian region. Request to book this trip!

    In case you want to hike in other marvelous regions in Georgia, you may check out this 11-day hiking trip on he Racha-Lechkhumi region.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    2300 EUR

    Group of 2
    1400 EUR

    Group of 3
    1050 EUR

    Group of 4
    890 EUR

    Group of 5
    790 EUR

    Group of 6
    690 EUR

    Group of 7
    670 EUR

    Group of 8
    650 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Luggage transfer during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     Price includes: Horses for crossing river Price excludes: Flying tickets


    • Day 1Tbilisi

      Arrival to Tbilisi and transfer from the airport. Cultural tour in Tbilisi. Overnight in a hotel.

    • Day 2Upper Svaneti

      On this day we will be picked up and transferred to upper Svaneti. We will overnight in the village Mazeri.

    • Day 3Hiking tour starts

      After breakfast, we will start hiking and will see marvelous views of Ushba peak and Shdugra waterfall. In the evening we will get back to the village Mazeri, where we will be able to relax and taste delicious Georgian dishes. We will overnight in the village Mazeri.

      Tour details:
      Trekking – 12 km (3-4 hour)
      Altitude difference – 1600 m-2000 m-1600 m
      Overnight – guesthouse

    • Day 4Guli Pass

      After  breakfast we will go to Guli Pass, which is 2950 m above sea level. We can see breathtaking views of Ushba Peak (4700 m), Svaneti ridge and Tetnuldi Peak (4852 m) from this place. Return to village Mazeri.

      Trekking – 14 km (7-8 hour)
      Altitude difference – 1600 m – 2950 m – 1600 m
      Overnight – guesthouse

    • Day 5Mestia

      After breakfast,we will travel to Mestia. We will visit Mestia museum and Chalaadi glacier. In the evening, we will have dinner with traditional Svanetian dishes. Overnight in guesthouse in Mestia.

      Tour details:
      By minivan – 40 km (1 hour)
      Trekking – 7 km (2-3 hours)
      Altitude difference – 1500 m-2020 m-1500m
      Overnight – guesthouse

    • Day 6Zuruldi Mountain

      On this day we will see wonderful Koruldi lakes and picturesque Zuruldi Mountain. We will get to the mountain by ropeway, from where we will have an astonishing panoramic view of Svanetian Caucasus. We will dine and relax in the evening. Overnight in Mestia.

      Tour details:
      Trekking – 13 km (5-6 hours)
      By minivan – 25 km (1-1.30 hour)
      Altitude difference – 2100 m-2745 m
      Overnight – guesthouse

    • Day 7Mulakhi community

      After breakfast, we will begin the path from the town of Mestia towards Mulakhi community and visit its beautiful villages. In the evening we will dine and relax. We will overnight in the village of Zhabeshi.

      Tour details:
      Trekking – 14 km (6-7 hours)
      Altitude difference – 1700 m-2050 m-1600 m
      Overnight – guesthouse

    • Day 8Ughviri pass

      After breakfast we will drive by minivan to Ughviri pass from where spectacular panoramic views are displayed. Later we will descend via foot-path to the village Adishi, where we will have dinner and rest. We will overnight in Adishi.
      Tour details:
      By minivan – 10 km (30 minutes)
      Trekking – 7 km (3-4 hours)
      Altitude difference – 2480 m-2030 m
      Overnight – guesthouse

    • Day 9Village Iprali

      After breakfast we will go along the path towards village Iprali. We have to cross the river and use horses for that. On the way, we will see and enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of Adishi glacier and surroundings. We will meet a minivan in the village Iprali, which will transfer us to the Ushguli community. We will dine; rest and overnight in Ushguli.

      Tour details:
      Trekking – 16 km (7-8 hours)
      By minivan – 10 km (30 minutes)
      Altitude difference – 2030 m-2722 m-1800 m
      Overnight – guesthouse

    • Day 10Kutaisi

      After Ushguli we will return to Kutaisi, have dinner and rest. Overnight in Kutaisi.

      Tour details:
      By minivan – 300 km (5-6 hours)
      Overnight – guesthouse

    • Day 11Tbilisi

      We will return in Tbilisi, will have a cultural tour, after tour free time and transfer to the airport.


    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    Tbilisi International Airport.


    Hotel, Guesthouse.

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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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