JEEP TOUR IN TUSHETI 4 DAYS

Jeep tour in Tusheti 4 days

Region: Kakheti Region, Tusheti

Duration: 4 days

Number of tourists: Unlimited

Driving distance: 600 km

Walking distance: 8 km

Available: June – October

Attention: It is strongly prohibited to take to Tusheti any food made from pork, anything made from pig’s skin!!! It is tradition.

Jeep tour in Tusheti 4 days  – Overnights in guesthouses. Within the tour you will be able to see: Alaverdi Cathedral, Three of Tushetian valleys: Chagma, Pirikiti and Gometsari.

Located on the northern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains, Tusheti is bordered by the Russian republics of Chechnya and Dagestan to the north and east, respectively; and by the Georgian historic provinces Kakheti and Pshav-Khevsureti to the south and west, respectively. The population of the area is mainly ethnic Georgians called Tushs or Tushetians.

Historically, Tusheti comprised four mountain communities: the Tsova (living in the Tsova Gorge), the Gometsari (living along the banks of the Pirikitis Alazani River), the Pirikiti (living along the banks of the Pirikitis Alazani River) and the Chaghma, living close to the confluence of the two rivers). Administratively, Tusheti is now part of the municipality of Akhmeta, itself part of Georgia’s eastern region of Kakheti. The largest village in Tusheti is Omalo.

Tusheti is an area in which preserved the spirit of the past, and time seems to stand still. This can be seen even through the inhabitants. The vast majority of these are shepherds who spend their days tending their herds with herding dogs. However, there are friendships minded and willing to talk to strangers, not only absorbing the news of the world, but also sharing local culture. The great attraction of this region are the stone towers that may be encountered in every village. There will also be an opportunity to taste the specialties of the local cuisine, simple but aromatic and hearty. So we advise you to see this magnificent land and have unforgettable memories about real life from the past.

Jeep tour in Tusheti 4 days is very popular tourism attraction in the area. On your demand you can also have a trekking or horse-riding  tours around this amazing part of Georgia.

I Day: Tbilisi–Alaverdi–Omalo–Keselo Castles–Shenako

    • At 7 am departure from Tbilisi to the direction of Alaverdi Cathedral through the Gombori pass.
    • After visiting Alaverdi Cathedral we’ll drive to the direction of Tusheti. On the way we’ll have a lunch in nature.Even the road takes 7 hours from Tbilisi, you will not feel tiredness. All the time of driving you will have unbelievable views on Caucasus mountains covered with a lot of springs and some glaciers.
    • Around 15:00 pm we’ll reach the guest house in Upper Omalo. Here you will have a short coffee break and later we will drive to visit amazing village Shenako.
    • After an interesting day we will arrive to Upper Omalo to stay in a guest house, where we’ll have dinner, with chacha and wine tasting and free time to relax. (L/D/B)

Driving distance: 235 km; Time: 8 hours. Walking distance: 2 km; time: 1 hour. 

Minimal altitude: 280 m; Maximal altitude: 2867 m

II Day: Pirikiti gorge–Dartlo–Dano–Kvavlo-Chesho–Parsma

    • At 9 am we’ll have breakfast;
    • After breakfast we’ll arrive to Pirikiti valley to see the villages: Dartlo, Dano, Kvavlo, Chesho and Parsma We’ll have lunch in nature;
    • At about 7 pm we’ll arrive back to the guest house, where we will have dinner and free time to relax;(L/D/B)

Driving distance: 70 km; Time: 4 hours. Walking distance: 4 km; time: 3 hours. 

Minimal altitude: 1700 m; Maximal altitude: 2100 m

III Day: Gometsari gorge

    • At 9 am we’ll have breakfast;
    • After breakfast We will drive to see highest settlement of Europe – Bochorna. (2345-2400 m).
    • Later we will have a great views on Village Dochu, Begela and Iliurta. From Jvarboseli we will have a 1 hour trek to Koklata.
    • At about 7 pm we’ll arrive back to the guest house, where we will have dinner and free time to relax;(L/D/B)

Driving distance: 70 km; Time: 4 hours. Walking distance: 4 km; time: 1 hour. 

Minimal altitude: 1700 m; Maximal altitude: 2345 m

IV Day: Kvemo Omalo–Museum in lower Omalo– Shaloshvili’s winery in Kakheti- Tbilisi

    • At 9 am we’ll have breakfast;
    • After breakfast you will visit museum in lower Omalo and then drive to Kakheti where you will have wine tasting in Shaloshvili winery. lunch in nature.
    • After all we’ll arrive back to Tbilisi. So Jeep tour in Tusheti is finished.(B/L)

Driving distance: 260 km; Time: 8 hours. Walking distance: 1 km; time: 0.5 hour. 

Minimal altitude: 280 m; Maximal altitude: 2867 m

 

Price-list for Jeep tour in Tusheti 4 days

PRICE INCLUDES: Transportation with English or Russian speaking guide; Guesthouse in Omalo with 2 meals and one lunch per day (3 nights); Lunch on the road at first day; Wine tasting fee.

PRICE DOESN’T INCLUDE: Price for souvenirs; Price for horse riding upon your request

DEPOSIT: We will need some deposit to be able to book your tour. The price is 10 % and money can be sent through PayPal. The deposit is fully refundable if you cancel your booking, more than 30 days before, but if you cancel later, the deposit is not refunded. 

Estimated guesthouses in Tusheti