6 days 5 nights
Trekking Tour in Tusheti 6 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.
Tusheti is a historic 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). Plus, this 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 of four mountain communities:
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 world news and share local culture.
A trekking tour in Tusheti is a fantastic way to experience the region’s stunning natural beauty, traditional lifestyle, and unique Tushetian architecture. The region is known for its mountainous landscapes, pristine rivers, and lush green valleys, making it an ideal destination for hiking enthusiasts.
Trekking routes take hikers through remote villages, traditional stone towers, and ancient churches, offering a glimpse into the region’s rich cultural heritage.
You 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 trekking 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 trekking tour in Tusheti, as the routes can be challenging, and the weather can be unpredictable. Hikers should ensure they have the appropriate gear, including sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, and a reliable backpack. We recommended traveling 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 trekking group.
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