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Svaneti Trekking 6 Days

Mestia, Georgia
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Duration

6 days 5 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

18 people

Languages

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Overview

Svaneti is a mountainous region located in the northwest of Georgia, and it is home to some of the highest peaks in the Caucasus Mountains, including Mount Shkhara, which stands at 5,193 meters (17,040 feet). The region is known for its rugged and remote terrain, as well as its rich history and cultural heritage.

Trekking in Svaneti is a breathtaking experience that takes you through the majestic Caucasus Mountains, past ancient villages and towering glaciers. It offers stunning views of snow-capped peaks, pristine alpine lakes, and lush valleys, as well as the chance to immerse yourself in the unique culture and traditions of the Svan people. There are many challenging treks in this region, but it also offers easier routes for beginners. Overall, it’s a must-visit destination for any outdoor enthusiast or nature lover.

One of the most popular treks in Svaneti is the Mestia to Ushguli trek, which takes you through several ancient villages, including Ushguli, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the way, you’ll encounter towering glaciers, alpine lakes, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

While trekking in Svaneti, it’s important to prepare for changing weather conditions, as the region can experience sudden changes in temperature and precipitation. It’s also important to respect cultural traditions and be mindful of the impact that tourism can have on the environment and the local communities.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Villages: Mestia, Iprali, Khalde, Ushguli, Adishi.
  • Chkhutnieri pass
  • Shkhara glacier

Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer or flight Tbilisi-Mestia
Arrival in Mestia by car or by plane from Tbilisi. After check in guesthouse travelers will enjoy walking around Mestia to get familiarized with Svaneti. Tour will include visit Margiani’s ancient living complex and history museum of Svaneti. Finalize trek preparations with guide and enjoy dinner in the guesthouse.

Driving distance: 500 km
Day 2: Trekking Mestia-Jabeshi
Trekking from Mestia to Jabeshi. Sleep in Jabeshi guesthouse or camp there.

Walking Distance: 12 km. Walking time: 6-7 hours. Starting altitude: 1500 m. Maximal altitude 1900 m. Ending point: 1650 m.
Day 3: Trekking Jabeshi-Adishi
Trekking from Jabeshi to Adishi. Sleep in guest house or camping. Trail leads from the valley Mulakhura to Adishischala. If you wish we can continue this trekking for 10 more kilometers and reach the view point on 3200 m altitude.

Walking 12 km. Walking time around 7 hours. Starting altitude: 1600 m. Maximal altitude: 2400 m and Ending point: 2000m.
Day 4: Trekking Adishi-Iprali
Trekking from Adishi to Iprali village in Kala community. Sleep in guesthouse or camping.

Walking 17 km. Walking time around 7-8 hours. Starting altitude: 2100. Maximal Altitude at Ckhutnieri path: 2700 m. Ending point 1900 m.
Day 5: Driving Iprali-Ushguli-Mestia
Drive from Iprali to Ushguli. Walk in Ushguli hike to Shkhara glacier. Return to Mestia by car. check in guesthouse.

Driving distance: 60 km. Trekking distance 7 km. Walking time around 3 hour. Starting altitude: 2100. Maximal Altitude: 2750 m. Ending point 1600 m.
Day 6: Transfer or flight to Tbilisi
Flight or drive to Tbilisi.

Driving distance: 500 km

Included/Excluded

  • Transfers or flight tickets Tbilisi Mestia-Tbilisi
  • English or Russian speaking guide
  • Guesthouses as it is described in a tour (FB)
  • Transportation Iprali-Ushguli-Mestia
  • Khergiani museum Tickets
  • Any personal expenses
  • Luggage transportation from village to village (Main luggage can be left in Mestia guesthouse and travelers can go in trek with small backpack only)

Tour's Location

Mestia, Georgia

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