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11-day hiking tour in Upper Svaneti region

11-day hiking tour in Upper Svaneti region | Georgia

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


11 Days

Jun - Oct




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 this adventure in Upper Svaneti region in the Caucasus Mountains. You'll get to see 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.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

Price details

Price includes: Horses for crossing river

Price excludes: Flying tickets


Day 1: Tbilisi

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

Day 2: Upper Svaneti

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

Day 3: Hiking 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 4: Guli 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 5: Mestia

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 6: Zuruldi 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 7: Mulakhi 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 8: Ughviri 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 9: Village 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 10: Kutaisi

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 11: Tbilisi

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



More info

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

Meeting point

Tbilisi International Airport.

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