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Tusheti Horse Riding Tour 5 days

Tusheti, Georgia


5 days 4 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people




Riding in Tusheti for 5 days — overnights in guesthouses. During the tour, you will see Alaverdi Cathedral and three Tushetian valleys: Chagma, Pirikiti, and Chanchakhovani, as well as Lake Oreti.

Brief information about Tusheti

Tusheti is a historical region in Georgia. Moreover, it is the most fascinating and pristine high-mountain region. This part of Georgia is located in the Kakheti region, Akhmeta municipality (900-4800m above sea level). This area is under environmental protection as part of the Tusheti Protected Areas (1137 sq km). This region is on the tentative  UNESCO World Heritage list.

Administratively, Tusheti is a part of the municipality of Akhmeta, and the largest village in Tusheti is Omalo. Historically, Tusheti is comprised of four mountain communities:

  • Tsova
  • Gometsari 
  • Pirikiti 
  • Chaghma

Tusheti is an area that preserves the spirit of the past. Here, time seems to stand still. The vast majority of inhabitants are shepherds. However, these people are friendship-minded and willing to talk to strangers; they like to absorb the world’s news and share local culture.

Riding in  Tusheti 5 days

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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Day 1: Tbilisi – Alaverdi – Lower Omalo – Dartlo - Chesho
Departure at 7 p.m. On the way, we will visit Alaverdi Monastery. It will take about 8-9 hours to travel to Tusheti. The road is so beautiful that you will not get bored. At the middle of the road we will have lunch. Around 4:00 pm, you will be in village Chesho. After a short rest, we will drive to see village Parsma.
Return to the guesthouse in Chesho (Lunch/Dinner)

Driving time 9 hours; Minimal altitude: 200m Maximal Altitude: 2960m; Walking 2 Km
Day 2: Horse riding tour in Pirikiti Gorge: Dano - Kvavlo - Dartlo
After breakfast riding to village Dano. This beautiful village with towers is standing up to Dartlo. From here are perfect views of Pirikiti gorge. We will continue our riding to Kvavlo, and with the mountain-path will come down to Dartlo. Lunch in nature.
Overnight at a guesthouse in Dartlo. (FB)

Horse riding distance 16 Km; Minimal altitude: 1700 m; Maximal Altitude: 2250m
Day 3: Horse riding on Unagira mountain (3050m)
After Breakfast we will start riding and go to Unagira mountain. (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 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.
Overnight at a guesthouse in Upper Omalo. (FB)

Horse-riding distance 16 km; Minimal altitude: 1900 m; Maximal altitude: 3050m
Day 4: Horse riding tour to Oreti Lake
After Breakfast we will start horse riding tour to Oreti lake. This lake is located 2600 m high. During this horse-riding tour, you will visit the shepherd’s house. From the top of this mountain, you will see all the Tushetian gorges. In the evening, you will come back to the village Omalo full of unforgettable memories.
Return to the guesthouse (FB)

Horse riding distance: 23 km. Minimal altitude: 1700 m. Maximal altitude: 2850 m.
Day 5: Transfer to Tbilisi
9 am, you’ll have breakfast. 

Driving back to Tbilisi. (Breakfast/Lunch)


  • Guesthouses with meals described in the itinerary.
  • Transportation with an English or Russian-speaking guide.
  • Price for horses and horse guide.
  • Price for souvenirs.

Tour's Location

Tusheti, Georgia


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 is treated with a special drug, then he has to buy in Tbilisi before starting the tour or must have it with him.
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 about meal?
Georgian cuisine is diverse and very tasty. Meat, dairy, and vegetables are the most common ingredient of Tushetian cuisine. If you are vegetarian or vegan, please inform us before starting the tour, and the guesthouse will prepare meals to your taste.


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