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10-day Svaneti Hiking Adventure in Georgia


Join a certified local guide on an unforgettable 10-day Svaneti hiking adventure and discover some of Georgia's most amazing spots. Explore the wild nature of the Caucasus and the unique Georgian culture.



10 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct




  • Enjoy an amazing hiking adventure in the stunning region of Svaneti.
  • Explore local mountain villages and discover a unique culture.
  • Discover some of Georgia's most amazing places with a local guide.


Join an amazing 10-day Svaneti Hiking Adventure and discover some of the most stunning spots in Georgia! 

On this unforgettable trek, we will cover around 100km on foot. The path will take us through the historical villages of Svaneti, where we will meet the locals and hear their stories. We will also enjoy traversing through some of the stunning landscapes of the Caucasus mountains and catch sight of waterfalls and glaciers.  In the evenings, we will have the chance to taste original Georgian food and listen to local folk music.

To start our adventure, we will pick you up at the airport and spend one night in the city before heading to the start of our hike at Etseri Village. Over the course of ten days, we will hike to different villages in Svaneti and explore some of the amazing mountainscapes as well. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

Every day we will hike around 10 to 20km. Therefore, you will need a good fitness level to join this Svaneti hiking adventure. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you on the way!

So, are you ready to explore the gorgeous Caucasus mountains of Georgia? Then contacts me today and let’s start planning this amazing hiking tour.

Or, if you prefer, you can join me on a more challenging mountaineering adventure to the top of Ushba or Tetnuldi, the King and Queen of the Caucasus!


Day 1: Meeting day

Meeting in airport, transfer to the city and spend a night there, (Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi)

Day 2: Etseri Village

Transfer to village Etseri, this village is the first location where our hiking begins. Overnight in Etseri.

Day 3: Mazeri

From Etseri we will start trekking to  Mazeri village, 14 km, 6-7 hours, elevation +/- 700m, highest point +/- 2400m.
Overnight in Mazeri.

Day 4: Shdugra Waterfall /Ushba glacier

Shdugra waterfall and Glacier is located to the north-west side of Mazeri, on the foot of mount Ushba, 18 km,
7-8 hours, elevation +/- 600m, highest point +/- 2400m. Overnight in Mazeri.

Day 5: Mestia

On the fifth day, we will move to Mestia over Gulli Pass, Gulli is an old village which is ruined almost a century ago. 19km, 9-
10 hours, elevation +/- 1300m, highest point +/- 3000m. Spend a night in Mestia.

Day 6: Zhabeshi

On this day we will move to Zhabeshi Village over Kakhri pass from Mestia, 12km, 5-6 hours, elevation +/- 500m, highest point +/- 2000m. Spend a night in Zhabeshi.

Day 7: Hadishi

Hadishi is the village where you can really feel the old Svanetian lifestyle, architecture, and culture. 14km, 6-7 hours,
elevation +/- 700m, highest point +/- 2400m. Overnight in Hadishi.

Day 8: Hadishi - Iprali

This day is one of the most interesting for every visitor, after 5 km of walking in the valley towards Hadishi glacier, we have to cross the Hadishchala river on horseback.

8-9 hours, elevation +/- 750m, highest point +/- 2800m. Spend a night in Iprali.

Day 9: Ushguli

Last day of the hike, we will move to the highest inhabited village in the EU, Ushguli, aka “The Roof of Europe”.

10km, 4-5 hours, elevation +/- 250m, highest point 2200m. Transfer to Mestia and huge Georgian dinner together. Overnight
in Mestia.

Day 10: Farewell

Transfer to Airport.




Family Hotel

Meeting point

Etseri Village


Equipment you will need to bring




Watter bottle

About the guide

A Svaneti native, Nick Phaliani grew up with a strong passion for skiing, climbing and playing in the mountains. Looking to incorporate this passion into a profession he climbed several 4000-5000m peaks multiple times and attended mountain guide courses. He is fully certified mountain guide. (GMGA)

Currently, he is operating Svaneti Travel Guide, a local company providing mountaineering/backcountry guide services and one of the few huts in the Svaneti region (Cloudbase Hut), which serves as a start point for different routes.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 3866 Each

Group of 4

EUR 1495 Each

Group of 7

EUR 1289 Each

Group of 8

EUR 1083 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details


Food – B/L/D

Transportation - Airport Transfers, Luggage transportation, Local transfers.

Guide Service - Certified English speaker mountain guide during the trip.

Horses for crossing the river on Day 8.


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