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Tusheti Horse Riding Tour 3 days

Tusheti, Georgia


3 days 2 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people




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

Brief information about Tusheti

Tusheti is a historic region in Georgia. 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 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.

Horse Riding Tour in Tusheti

Horse riding in Tusheti is a fantastic way to explore the rugged and remote landscapes of this stunning region of Georgia. Tusheti is known for its mountainous terrain, deep river gorges, alpine meadows, and traditional villages, and horseback riding offers an immersive and exciting way to experience it all.

When planning a horse riding trip in Tusheti, it’s important to ensure that you have appropriate gear and clothing, including sturdy boots, comfortable pants, and warm layers, as the weather in Tusheti can be unpredictable.

Overall, horse riding in Tusheti is an unforgettable experience that offers a unique and immersive way to explore one of Georgia’s most beautiful and remote regions.

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  • Alaverdi Cathedral
  • Tushetian valleys: Chagma and Pirikiti.
  • Sakheo range


Day 1: Tbilisi – Alaverdi – Lower Omalo – Shenako – Diklo – Pichekhi Castles
Departure at 7 p.m. 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: Horse riding on Sakheo range (3050m)
After Breakfast, we will start riding on the Sakheo range. (3050m) Here you will have picturesque views on both: Pirikiti and Gometsari valley. From the top of the range, you will see villages: Bochorna, Dartlo, Kvavlo, and Chesho. This horse riding route is the most beautiful from the middle of June until the middle of July, with flowering Rhododendron and a small lake on the top of the range.
Return to the guesthouse (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Horse-riding 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 our 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.


  • Guesthouses
  • Meals included in the itinerary
  • Transportation with Local driver-Guide
  • Local horse riding guide and horses
  • Price for souvenirs
  • All other additional costs

Tour's Location

Tusheti, Georgia


When is the best time for Horse riding tour?
Generally, the road to Tusheti opens at the end of May and the season lasts until the end of October. But due to weather conditions, the best time is from the middle of June till the middle of September.
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?
When planning for a horse riding tour in Tusheti, it is important to wear appropriate clothing that will protect you and keep you comfortable during the ride. Here are some suggestions:

Comfortable pants: It is recommended to wear comfortable, flexible pants that allow for a wide range of motion. Jeans are not recommended, as they can be restrictive and uncomfortable.

Long-sleeved shirt: A long-sleeved shirt will help protect your arms from the sun and any brush you may encounter on the trail.

Layers: Tusheti weather can be unpredictable, and temperatures can vary significantly throughout the day. It is recommended to wear layers, so you can add or remove clothing as needed.

Sturdy boots: It is important to wear sturdy, closed-toe boots with a low heel that will protect your feet and keep them secure in the stirrups. Avoid wearing sneakers or sandals.

Sun protection: Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat are important to protect your skin and eyes from the sun.

Rain gear: Tusheti weather can be rainy, so it is recommended to bring rain gear, including a rain jacket and rain pants.

Gloves: Gloves will protect your hands and prevent blisters from forming on the reins.

It is also recommended to bring a small backpack with water, snacks, and any other necessary items, such as a camera or binoculars. Your tour provider may have additional recommendations, so it's a good idea to check with them before your trip.
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 trekking, 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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