Meeting with a guide and a driver in the hotel and start travel to Khevsureti. First 70 km of road tourists will drive toward Georgian military road – historical main road, which connected central Georgia with north Caucasus. Then road to Khevsureti goes via historical province Pshavi. Stop at Jinvali water reserve – built in the late 70-ties, supplies Tbilisi with water, here are merging Mtiuleti Aragvi and Pshavi Aragvi rivers. After photo stop continue road to the north. Village Korsha. Stop to see Khevsureti ethnographic museum. This museum was made by local people, who gathered all old things from their houses. Stop on the Datvijvari pass, at the altitude 2676 meters above the sea level. This is the highest point of the tour. From here, from the very same point tourists will see Argun and Aragvi gorges together. On the very top of great Caucasus range. Abandoned village Lebaiskari. On elevation 2100 meters above the sea level tourists will visit first abandoned village of Argun gorge. Village is notable because its tower, built in middle ages. Such towers are typical to north-east Caucasus – Khevsureti, Tusheti, Ingusheti, Chechnia and Dagestan. Next stop in abandoned village Kistani. On the top of the mountain there are two old fortresses, where tourists will hike. Fortress was protecting hidden in narrow gorge village. From fortresses tourists will hike down and for the first time see village of Argun gorge Khevsureti – 3 floor stone houses, standing beside each other, so that one can walk around the village only stepping on roofs. Return to the car. Arriving to village Shatili. First of all making camp, gathering water and wood for fire. Lunch and walk around Shatili. This is the biggest village in Argun gorge of Khevsureti. Tourists have time to walk around it and explore till darkness. Check in in a guesthouse and dinner.
Breakfast. Driving to the border zone – merge of rivers Argun and Andaki. Here was village Anatori – but all population died because of typhoid. Here are two tombs – where according to old tradition people used to go there when they were found out that they were ill and used to wait there for death… Stop at Mutso – another medieval village, fully abandoned at the beginning of XX century, however in middle ages it was a powerful village. Hike to Mutso – which is located on the rock and surrounded by towers. Tourists will approach last village where is possible to get by car – Ardoti. This village is also built on the rock. Hike to the village and tourists will approach the only old church in the Argun gorge. Return to the car. Lunch in the yard of a local family near Mutso, tasting local cheese and traditional food – fried cottage cheese. Taking part in preparation of food with local housekeeper. Leaving Khevsureti. Driving back to Tbilisi.
Two days tour to Khevsureti
PRICE INCLUDES: Transportation with English or Russian speaking guide; Museum entrance fees to sights as per itinerary; guesthouse with double rooms, HB meals; Mineral water (0,5 l per person).
PRICE DOESN’T INCLUDE: Price for souvenirs; Price for other additional costs
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