ONE DAY TOURS IN SVANETI

One day tours in Svaneti – best option for people who already are in Mestia and want to have a different kind of activity there. TUSHETILAND Travel offers you  one day Jeep, horse riding and hiking budget tours in Svaneti. One day hiking or horse riding tour to Chalaadi glacier, One day hiking or horse riding tour to Koruldi lake, One day Jeep, hiking or horse riding tour to Shkhara Glacier, One day Jeep and hiking tour to Guri mount, One day Jeep, hiking or horse riding tour to Shdugra waterfall

Tour name: One day hiking or horse riding tour to Chalaadi glacier
Available: June-October
Activity: Hiking. Horse riding
Duration: 1 day
Level of difficulty: Easy
Number of tourists: 1-10
Age accessibility: 16-70

Tour description: River Chalaadi is influx of Mestiachala river, which flows through Mestia. Estuary of the river is from Chalaadi glacier, which is located 12 km away from Mestia center. Trek level is easy, so it is good for everyone. Tour starts from your guesthouse or hotel by jeep till the bridge checkpoint, where Chalaadi river merges with Mestiachala. From here until glacier is just 2.5 kilometers easy hike.Trail first goes through young pine forest. After forest starts stony gorge which earlier was also occupied by glacier. Trail finishes before approaching Chalaadi glacier. Going too close to the glacier is not safe, as stone falls are frequent there. Trek normally takes 3 hours and is perfect for half day activity.As an option road until young forest can be covered by horses instead of using jeep.

Sightseeng:  Chalaadi glacier
Starting point: Mestia
Type of transport: 4WD car
Walking distance: 6 km
Driving distance: 24 km
Price:
Price includes: Transportation with 4WD car; Guide service; Horse rental fee

DEPOSIT: We will need some deposit to be able to book your tour. The price is 20 USD 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.

Tour name: One day hiking or horse riding tour to Koruldi lake
Available: June-October
Activity: Hiking. Horse riding
Duration: 1 day
Level of difficulty: hard
Number of tourists: 1-12
Age accessibility: 16-70
Tour description: Koruldi lakes are located near Mestia on the way leading to Ushba plateau. This is one of the most challenging hiking trails starting and ending in Mestia. Trek starts in Mestia neighborhood Lagami, if you live in other place guide will pick you up from your guesthouse. It is recommended to take lunchboxes from your guesthouse for that trek to enjoy picnic in nature. For Kuruldi lakes horse ride tour is also available.
Trail starts at altitude 1400 meters above the sea level, from Mestia itself. First part of trek is until viewpoint which is located on mount Tshkhakezagari at altitude 2239 meters. This is heaviest part of hike. At viewpoint travelers will have time to rest and continue to Koruldi lakes, located on altitude 2740 meters. From this point trail continues through alpine valley and is lighter. From lakes travelers will see wonderful views to the famous Ushba and Tetnuldi mountains.
Sightseeng:  Koruldi lakes; Views on Ushba and Tetnuldi mountains
Starting point: Mestia
Walking distance: 21 km
Price:
Price includes: Guide service; Horse rental fee

Deposit: We will need some deposit to be able to book your tour. The price is 20 USD 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.

As option it is possible to get until viewpoint by jeep. Price for jeep is 40$ and one jeep can take up to 6 passengers.

Tour name: One day Jeep, hiking or horse riding tour to Shkhara Glacier
Available: June-October
Activity: Jeep tour; Hiking tour; Horse riding tour
Duration: 1 day
Level of difficulty: Easy
Number of tourists: 1-12
Age accessibility: 16-70
Tour description: Shkhara glacier trek starts and ends in Ushguli village. Major river of Svaneti – Enguri starts from Shkhara glacier. Mt. Shkhara is the highest mountain in Georgia, located in the very east of Svaneti, near village Ushguli. Trail is 7 km long one way, but not very difficult and starts at Lamaria church in Ushguli. Shkhara glacier trek is also perfect destination for horse ridding from Ushguli. Village Ushguli included in the World heritage list by UNESCO because of it’s medieval architecture, is recognized as highest permanently inhabitant village in Europe. Drive from Mestia to Ushguli normally takes 2 hours one way. Trek can be shortened if jeep will take tourists half way deep in Enguri valley, the last point where car road ends. Along trekking or horse ridding visitors will have opportunity to walk in Ushguli village, see ancient houses, visit local museums. There are several cafes in the village. Trek starts at altitude 2200 meters above the sea level. Maximal altitude is just 2500m, so there is no climbing, just walking in the valley toward glacier. Getting too close to the glacier is not recommended because of falling rocks. Total timing is around 6 hours both ways. for horses less.
Sightseeng:  Ushguli, Shkhara Glacier
Starting point: Mestia
Walking distance: 14 km
Driving distance: 88 km
Price:
Price includes: Transportation with 4WD car; Guide service; Horse rental fee

Deposit: We will need some deposit to be able to book your tour. The price is 20 USD 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.

Transfer until end of car road will cost 20$ more per jeep

Tour name: One day Jeep and hiking tour to Guri mount
Available: June-October
Activity: Jeep tour; Hiking tour.
Duration: 1 day
Level of difficulty: Moderate
Number of tourists: 1-12
Age accessibility: 16-70
Tour description: Guri hike from Ushguli is one of the nicest hiking trail from Ushguli village. Guri summit is only 2960 m above the sea level, and is located on the right side from Ushguli village, is you are facing famous summit Shkhara. Guri is located just between Shkhara and Zagaro roads. From it’s summit marvelous view to Ushguli and Shkhara is opening. Trek starts at altitude 2100 m above the sea level. route length is just 3 km, so it is pretty steep. Nature lovers can enjoy alpine flowers during hiking.Tour will start in the morning, guide will pick you up from your hotel/guesthouse in Mestia and you will have impressive driving for 1.5 hours to village Ushguli. After arrival to Ushguli hike will start. Hiking time is 4 – 5 hours. So after returning to Ushguli, you will have free time to eat lunch in local cafe, or enjoy lunchbox if you have one. Afterwards with guide you will explore Ushguli village, with its medieval houses and towers. Optionally tourists can visit ethnographic museum in Ushguli, or museum of icons. In the evening return to Mestia. Drop off at hotel/guesthouse or in the center.
Sightseeng:  Ushguli, Shkhara Glacier
Starting point: Mestia
Walking distance: 7 km
Driving distance: 88 km
Price:
Price includes: Transportation with 4WD car; Guide service;

Deposit: We will need some deposit to be able to book your tour. The price is 20 USD 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.

Tour name: One day Jeep, hiking or horse riding tour to Shdugra waterfall
Available: June-October
Activity: Jeep tour; Hiking tour; Horse riding tour
Duration: 1 day
Level of difficulty: Only to Shugra – easy to moderate. Glacier – hard.
Number of tourists: 1-12
Age accessibility: 16-70

Tour description: Shdugra waterfall is located in the end of Shikhra valley in Becho community – 20 km west from Mestia. Actual trail starts in Shikhra valley from travelers cafe, on altitude 1600 meters above the sea level. Until bridge on the Dolra, where is border police post trail goes through forest and hike is easy. It is also possible to approach border police by horses. After police trail is good only for hiking. From that point until waterfalls is only 1.5 km hike. Maximal altitude here is approximately 2200 meters. One way distance here is 6-7 km.From waterfalls trail continues to Ushba glacier but this part is not easy hike anymore. Ushba glacier trek is one of the hardest in Mestia region. more than 500 meters elevation gain on very steep rocky trail and amazing views to mountains Ushba, Shkhelda, Mazeri and Svaneti range. This trail should be done ONLY in very good weather, otherwise it is not safe.Including glacier total distance is up to 18 km and elevation gain ~ 1000 meters.

Sightseeng:  Shdugra waterfall, Shkhara Glacier
Starting point: Mestia
Walking distance: 10 km only Shdugra. 14 km with glacier.
Driving distance: 30 km
Price:
Price includes: Price includes guide service, horse rental and transportation from Mestia to starting Mazeri and back to Mestia.

Deposit: We will need some deposit to be able to book your tour. The price is 20 USD 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.

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