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Tusheti Hiking Tour 3 days

Tusheti, Georgia
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Duration

3 days 2 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

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Overview

Hiking Tour in Tusheti – Duration: three days, including time on the road. Overnights in guesthouses. On the tour, you will see Alaverdi Cathedral. You will also visit two Tushetian valleys: Chagma and Pirikiti.

Brief information about Tusheti

Tusheti is a historic region of Georgia. Administratively, Tusheti is located in Kakheti. Therefore, it is under environmental protection as one of the Tusheti Protected Areas. Most importantly, it is on the tentative UNESCO World Heritage list.

The largest village in Tusheti is Omalo. There are 4 main communities in Tusheti:

  • Tsova
  • Gometsari 
  • Pirikiti 
  • Chaghma

Tusheti is a place that has kept the spirit of the past. Here time seems to stand still. The vast majority of inhabitants are shepherds. However, these people are friendship-minded; they love to talk with strangers. Moreover, they like to absorb the news of the world and share local culture.

Hiking Tour in Tusheti

A hiking tour in Tusheti is a fantastic way to experience the region’s stunning natural beauty, traditional lifestyle, and unique architecture. The region is known for its mountainous landscapes, pristine rivers, and lush green valleys, making it an ideal destination for hiking enthusiasts.

Hiking routes take hikers through remote villages. The traditional style of  Tushetian architecture, stone towers, and ancient churches offer a glimpse into the region’s rich cultural heritage.

Hikers can also experience the region’s unique flora and fauna, with opportunities to spot rare species such as the Caucasian lynx, the bearded vulture, and the Caucasian tur. The hiking routes also offer breathtaking views of the Caucasus Mountains, with panoramic vistas of snow-capped peaks, alpine meadows, and rugged valleys.

It’s essential to plan and prepare for a hiking tour in Tusheti, as the routes can be challenging, and the weather can be unpredictable. Hikers should ensure that they have the appropriate gear, including sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, and a reliable backpack. It’s also recommended to travel with a local guide who can provide valuable insights into the region’s history, culture, and geography, as well as ensure the safety of the hiking group.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Castls & Towers: Pichekhi castle, Keselo towers
  • Villages: Khiso, Omalo, Shenako, Diklo, Kumelaurta
  • Sightseeing: Sakheo range, Oreti lake

Itinerary

Day 1: Tbilisi – Alaverdi – Lower Omalo – Shenako – Diklo – Pichekhi Castles
Departure from Tbilisi. On the way, we will visit Alaverdi Monastery. It will take about 6-7 hours to travel to Tusheti. The road is so beautiful that you will not get bored. In the middle of the road, we will have lunch. After a short break, we’ll leave to visit villages Shenako and Diklo. In Diklo we’ll walk to Pichekhi Castles, the main fortress on the border of Dagestan, which left one of the saddest histories.
Return to the guesthouse (Lunch/Dinner)

Driving distance: 230 km. Time: 8 hours. Walking distance: 2 km. Time: 2 hours. Minimal altitude: 280 m. Maximal altitude: 2867 m.
Day 2: Hiking on Sakheo range (3050m)
After Breakfast, we will start hiking and go to the Sakheo range. (3050m) Here you will have picturesque views of both: Pirikiti and Gometsari Valley. From the top of the range, you will see villages: Bochorna, Dartlo, Kvavlo, and Chesho. This hiking route is the most beautiful from the middle of June until the middle of July, with flowering Rhododendrons and a small lake on the top of the range.
Return to the guesthouse (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Hiking distance 16 km; Minimal altitude: 1900 m; Maximal altitude: 3050m
Day 3: Keselo castles - Museum in Lower Omalo - Tbilisi
9 am breakfast.
Next, you will visit Keselo Castels and the museum in Lower Omalo.
After all, we’ll arrive back in Tbilisi. Here hiking tour in Tusheti finishes. (Breakfast/Lunch)

Driving distance: 250 km. Time: 8 hours. Walking distance: 2 km. Time: 1 hour. Minimal altitude: 280 m. Maximal altitude: 2867 m.

Included/Excluded

  • Guesthouses
  • Meals included in the itinerary
  • Transportation with Local driver-Guide
  • Local hiking guide
  • Note: Professional English or Russian speaking guide is an Extra option
  • Price for souvenirs
  • Price for horse riding upon your request
  • All other additional costs

Tour's Location

Tusheti, Georgia

FAQs

When is the best time for Hiking tour
Generally, the road to Tusheti opens at the end of May and the season lasts until the end of October.
What kind of Guesthouses are there in Tusheti?
In Tusheti, guesthouses are clean and cozy places with simple facilities. Most of them have private bathrooms.
What kind of clothes do we need?
Raincoat, pants for trekking, worm sweater, trekking boots, cap, sun protection cream, shorts, t-shirt.
Is there any pharmacy in Tusheti?
In Tusheti there is no pharmacy. So if someone has a specific disease and needs a special drug, then he has to buy in Tbilisi or must have it with him.
What if I have special diet?
A vegetarian option is available. If you have any kind of allergy or intolerance, let us know in advance.
What about meals?
During the hiking tour, full board meals are included. First and last day you will have breakfast and lunch only.
What about payment?
An invoice will be sent to you after the tour is confirmed. You pay a 10% commission upfront to our PayPal account. The fee is refunded only if the tour is canceled for our reasons or due to natural disasters. Otherwise, the commission is not refundable.
You pay the remaining 90% at the start of the tour.

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Extras
  • Professional English or Russian speaking guide from Tbilisi(₾550)

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Roman Burduladze

Member Since 2022

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Information Contact

Email

info@tushetiland.ge

Website

www.tushetiland.ge

Phone

+995557488911

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