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Trekking in Tusheti 6 Days

Tusheti, Georgia
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Duration

6 days 5 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

13 people

Languages

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Overview

Trekking Tour in Tusheti 6 Days – Overnights in guesthouses. During the tour, you will see Alaverdi Cathedral, Three of Tushetian valleys: Chagma, Pirikiti, and Chanchakhovani. Also, Lake Oreti.

Brief information about Tusheti

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

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

  • Tsova
  • Gometsari 
  • Pirikiti 
  • Chaghma

Tusheti is an area that preserved the spirit of the past. Here time seems to stand still. Therefore, the vast majority of inhabitants are shepherds. However, these people are friendship-minded, willing to talk to strangers. Moreover, they like to absorb the news of the world, sharing local culture.

Trekking in Tusheti

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

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Alaverdi Cathedral
  • Three of Tushetian valleys: Chagma, Pirikiti, and Chanchakhovani.
  • Lake Oreti.

Itinerary

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. In 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: Trekking in Pirikiti Gorge: Kvavlo - Dano - Chesho - Parsma - Dartlo
After breakfast trek 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 trekking to Kvavlo, and with the mountain, the path will come down to Dartlo. Lunch in nature.

Overnight at a guesthouse in Dartlo. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Trekking distance 16 Km; Minimal altitude: 1700 m; Maximal Altitude: 2250m
Day 3: Trekking on Unagira mountain (3050m)
After Breakfast, 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 Mirgvela. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Trekking distance 16 km; Minimal altitude: 1900 m; Maximal altitude: 3050m
Day 4: Trekking to Upper Omalo-Keselo towers
After breakfast, we will start our tour. It will be a short trek to recover energy for the next day. We will walk through the beautiful forest, with views and visit the Keselo towers in Upper Omalo. Lunch in nature.

Overnight at a guesthouse in Upper Omalo (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Minimal altitude: 200m Maximal Altitude: 2960m. Trekking distance 6 km.
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 (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Hiking distance 15 km. Minimal altitude: 1700 m. Maximal altitude: 2850 m.
Day 6: Transfer to Tbilisi
After breakfast drive back to Tbilisi. (Breakfast/Lunch)

Driving distance: 250 km. Time: 8 hours. Minimal altitude: 280 m. Maximal altitude: 2867 m.

Included/Excluded

  • Meals included in the itinerary
  • Transportation with English or Russian speaking guide
  • Hiking guide
  • Luggage transportation: Chesho-Dartlo, Dartlo-Mirgvela, Mirgvela-Omalo.
  • Gift: One bottle of Georgian wine
  • Price for souvenirs
  • All other additional costs

Tour's Location

Tusheti, Georgia

FAQs

When is the best time for trekking?
From the beginning of July until mid of September
What is difficulty level of this trekking?
It is medium. So it doesn't need too much experience.
What about luggage?
The driver will take extra luggage from one guesthouse to another.
What about meals?
During trekking, full board meals are included. First and last day you will have breakfast and lunch only.
Is it possible to ride instead of hike some part of the way?
Yes. For an extra fee. You have to tell about this in advance
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 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 needs a special drug, then he has to buy in Tbilisi 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.

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