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6-day trekking from Tusheti to Pankisi in Georgia

Tusheti hiking
Tusheti hiking
Tusheti hiking
Tusheti hiking

Join local, certified guide, Tinatin, on an unforgettable 6-day trekking adventure in Georgia and explore remote and whimsical spots from Tusheti to Pankisi Valley. Discover the local cultures, awe-inspiring landscapes, and the vibrant flora and fauna of the magical mountains in the northeast of the country.

Group

Caucasus

6 Days

Aug

Fit

Advanced


Highlights

* Enjoy a multi-day trek in a remote and pristine setting away from the crowds.

* Let a local guide show you the top spots in Tusheti, Georgia.

* Discover the culture of the local Tushetians and Kists.

* Marvel at the unique ecosystems and endemic flora and fauna.

Description

Would you like to discover remote and pristine Georgian landscapes and its unique local culture? Then come with me on this 6-day trekking adventure from Tusheti to Pankisi Valley!

Tusheti is a beautiful region ticked in the mountains of northeastern Georgia and a hotspot for trekking. Many undiscovered valleys are still waiting to be explored, and on this 6-day trek, I will take you to some of my favorite hidden spots in the region. Fairytale views of alpine valleys, pastures, and rivers, contact with the local people, villages, monasteries, and even a wine tasting will be some of the perks of our trek. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

Keep in mind that although this is not a highly technical trek, you will however need a good fitness level. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you, as well as to take care of logistics. Furthermore, if you have any special requirements, I will be happy to help you plan an adventure that is adequate for you.

So, are you ready for an exciting multi-day trekking adventure in Georgia? Then contact me now and let’s start planning an unforgettable trip from Tusheti to Pankisi Valley. I look forward to being your guide!

Or, if you prefer, you can join me on this horseback riding program in the Vashlovani National Park!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Mules and horses

- Mountain guide expenses

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details

Not included: Alcoholic beverages during the trip (only wine tasting fee is included), Sleeping bags, inflatable sleeping mats.

Note: inclusions refer after starting from Tbilisi (nothing in Tbilisi)


Itinerary

Day 1: Tbilisi – Omalo

Early morning start to Kakheti region, visit the bazaar in Telavi.
On the way to the Abano pass (2860 m), we’ll have picnic lunch at the panoramic site.
Overnight in Omalo at the guest house.

Day 2: Omalo – Jvarboseli

From Omalo we’ll start by car towards Ghele pass (2100m – 20 mins drive) through the pine forests and alpine meadows with the views on both sides of the ridge on Pirikiti and Gometsari Alazani valleys and villages. After the pass, we’ll continue walking on the ridge of Gogorata towards Nakaicho pass, where we start the descent to the village of Jvarboseli. Overnight in Jvarboseli
• Lowest elevation: 1835m
• Highest elevation: 2920m
• Total walking distance: 17km
• Difficulty: Medium

Day 3: Jvarboseli – Alaznistavi camp

Alaznistavi is another the most scenic historical and geographical location, where Tush shepherds have grazed sheep from time immemorial. We will see how opens the valley and how widens the river bottom; already in the upper part, while the Borbalo Mount’s slopes are reached, the most picturesque, sunk in green, an open valley with breath-taking panoramic views open for us.
Overnight in tents or shelter
• Lowest elevation: 1875m
• Highest elevation: 2380m
• Total walking distance: 17km
• Difficulty: Medium

Day 4: Alaznistavi – Tsiplovana camp – Masara

We start by another ascent to Sakorno Pass (2850m) and descend down to Tsiplovana valley via the alpine green grassland full of the colorful alpine flowers (especially in the first half of July).
Overnight at Massara camp at the altitude of 2700 m.
• Lowest elevation: 1965m
• Highest elevation: 2770m
• Total walking distance: 16km
• Difficulty: difficult

Day 5: Masara – Tbatana -Jokolo

In the morning after breakfast, we continue towards Rkinis Mta (Iron mountain) on the rocky footpath. After Rkinis Mta we descend to Tbatana and Pankisi valley.
Overnight in village Jokolo at the local guest house.
• Lowest elevation: 1900m
• Highest elevation: 2980m
• Total walking distance: 17km
• Difficulty: Difficult

Day 6: Pankisi – Tbilisi

After late breakfast, we’ll visit Alaverdi monastery and a small family winery for wine tasting. Later we’ll depart to Tbilisi.

 

FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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Blackthorne Resort East Durham United States
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About the guide

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Tinatin

5.00

(8)

Hiking Guide

Hiking and horseback riding guide.

I'm Georgian, native Tushetian. As a girl, I lived in the main wine region of Georgia – Kakheti, spent every summer in Tusheti – outstanding and authentic mountain region for its location, ethno-culture and nature. In 2014 I became certified sightseeing guide and started guiding all over Georgia. The more I travelled and learnt about Georgia’s rich cultural landscape, the more I grew to love my home country.

In 2017 I got certifications in trekking and in 2019 in horseback riding guiding. My main purpose is to use my experience in adventure tourism and offer unpopular, least crowded and still least popular activities such as agro tours, equestrian trekking and many others. My passion is to share the many undiscovered and unspoiled regions that make Georgia so special, adventurous and worth to discover.

Languages

Georgian | English

Certificates

GMGA

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What people are saying about this trip

Harry

5.00

We had a great experience: well organized and combined trekking, gastro and wine activities - learned quite a lot in just 7 days. Tina was an exceptional guide.


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