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Tusheti Trekking + Kakheti Wine Tour 8 days



8 days 7 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

15 people




Trekking in Tusheti + wine tour in Kakheti for 8 days – Overnights in guesthouses. During the tour, you will see Alaverdi Cathedral, Three Tushetian valleys: Chagma, Pirikiti, and Chanchakhovani, as well as Lake Oreti. You will also have a 2-day tour around Kakheti.

Brief information about Tusheti

Tusheti is a historic region in Georgia. 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), and is under environmental protection as part of the Tusheti Protected Areas (1137 sq. km). Above all, region is on the tentative UNESCO World Heritage list.

Administratively, Tusheti is a part of the municipality of Akhmeta. The largest village in Tusheti is Omalo. Tusheti is comprised 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 news of the world and share local culture.

During this trekking and wine tour, you will visit the most beautiful sights of Tusheti and Kakheti.

Trekking in Tusheti

Trekking in Tusheti is a popular tourist attraction in the area. At your request, you can also have hiking, horse riding, or a jeep tour around this part of Georgia. 

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  • Fortresses & Castles: Ujarma Fortress, Keselo castles.
  • Cities: Telavi, Kvareli, Sighnaghi
  • Monasteries: Alaverdi, Gremi
  • Villages: Omalo, Dartlo, Chesho, Parsma, Verkhobani, Dochu, Bochorna, Tsokalta
  • Wineries: Tkupebi in Napareuli, Kindmarauli in Kvareli and winery in Tsinandali museum.
  • Sights: Abano Pass, Nokaicho pass, Viewpoint in Tusheti, Oreti lake


Day 1: Tbilisi – Alaverdi – Lower Omalo – Dartlo
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. In the middle of the road, we will have lunch. Around 5:00 pm, you will be in the village of Dartlo.

Overnight in the guesthouse in Dartlo (Lunch/Dinner)
Driving time 9 hours; Minimal altitude: 200m Maximal Altitude: 2960m;
Day 2: Trekking in Pirikiti Gorge: Kvavlo - Dano - Chesho
After breakfast trek to village Kvavlo. This beautiful village with towers is standing up to Dartlo. From here are perfect views of Pirikiti gorge. We will continue our trekking to Dano, the path will come down to Chesho. Lunch in nature.

Overnight at a guesthouse in Chesho. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Trekking distance 16 Km; Minimal altitude: 1700 m; Maximal Altitude: 2250m
Day 3: Trekking to Parsma-Nokhaicho Pass - Verkhovani
After breakfast trek to village Parsma. We will continue our trekking tour to Nokhaicho Pass, the path will come down to the village of Verkhovani. Lunch in nature.

Overnight at a guesthouse in Verkhovani. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Trekking distance 19 Km; Minimal altitude: 1700 m; Maximal Altitude: 3050m
Day 4: Driving to Dochu and trekking to Unagira mountain to Upper Omalo
After breakfast Drive to Village Dochu. Later, we will start trekking 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 trekking 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. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Trekking distance 19 Km; Minimal altitude: 1700 m; Maximal Altitude: 3050m
Day 5: Hiking to Oreti Lake
After Breakfast drive to Kumelaurta and hike to Oreti lake. This lake is located 2600 m high. During this hiking 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 down to the village Kumelaurta full of unforgettable memories. The car will take us back to Omalo guesthouse.

Return to the guesthouse in Upper Omalo (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Hiking distance 15 km. Minimal altitude: 1700 m. Maximal altitude: 2850 m.
Day 6: Tour in Kakheti
After Breakfast Visit the visitors center in Lower Omalo. Here is a great viewpoint on the Chanchakhovani gorge and a small museum. Later driving to Telavi. On the way, we will visit the wine cellar "Tkhupebi" in the village Napareuli and also the Tsinandali museum. Later we will visit Telavi "Bazar" and have a tour around the city.

Overnight at the guesthouse in Telavi (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Drivin distance 140 km. Minimal altitude: 1700 m. Maximal altitude: 2850 m.
Day 7: Kakheti Tour
Breakfast. The next destination is the Gremi complex. Also, there is a museum here. Gremi used to be the capital of Kakheti in the XV-XVII centuries. Later we will visit Ilia Lake, Smalltown Kvareli, where we will have a wine tasting. The last destination will be the cozy late medieval town of Signagi. The city was founded in the XVII century as a center of the south Kakheti region. It is a popular tourist destination, because of its original architecture and beautiful views of Alazani valley and the great Caucasus range.

Overnight at a guesthouse in Sighnaghi (Breakfast/Dinner)
Driving distance: 100 km
Day 8: Transfer to Tbilisi
After breakfast visit Bodbe and drive to Tbilisi.

Driving distance: 170 km


  • Transfers as the schedule describe it.
  • English or Russian speaking guide.
  • Accommodations with meals as the schedule describe it.
  • Lunch on the road to Tusheti.
  • Wine tasting fee and museum costs
  • Luggage moving from one village to another. (200 GEL per day)
  • Restaurant fees in Kakheti.
  • Price for souvenirs.
  • All other additional costs.

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