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Tusheti Trekking 6 Days

Tusheti, Georgia
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Duration

6 days 5 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

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Overview

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.

Brief information about Tusheti

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:

  • 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 world news and share local culture.

Trekking in Tusheti 6 Days

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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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 Dartlo.

Overnight at the guesthouse in Dartlo (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 the village Kvavlo. From here are perfect views of Pirikiti Gorge. This beautiful village with towers is standing up to Dartlo. We will continue our trekking to Dano, and with the mountain, the path will come down to Chesho. Lunch in nature. Visiting Parsma and final destination - Girevi.

Overnight at a guesthouse in Girevi. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Trekking distance 20 Km; Minimal altitude: 1700 m; Maximal Altitude: 2250m
Day 3: Trekking on Unagira mountain (3050m)
After Breakfast, we will start trekking on the Nokhaicho pass to Unagira Mountain. (3050m) Here you will have picturesque views of both: Pirikiti and Gometsari Valley. You will see villages from the top of the range: Bochorna, Dartlo, Kvavlo, and Chesho. This trekking route is the most beautiful from the middle of June until the middle of July, with flowering Rhododendrons and a small lake on the top of the range.

Overnight at a guesthouse in Mirgvela. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Trekking distance 20 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 an English or Russian-speaking guide
  • Hiking guide
  • Luggage transportation: Dartlo-Girevi, Girevi-Mirgvela, Mirgvela-Omalo.
  • 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?
Meals in Tusheti are typically homemade and feature locally sourced ingredients, such as meat, dairy products, and vegetables. Traditional Tushetian cuisine is known for its hearty and flavorful dishes, which often incorporate local herbs and spices.

Most guesthouses in Tusheti offer homemade meals for their guests, which are usually included in the room rate. Breakfast typically consists of bread, cheese, eggs, and sometimes homemade jams or honey. Lunch and dinner often feature meat dishes such as lamb or beef stews, grilled meat, or khinkali (dumplings filled with meat or cheese). Vegetarian options are also available, usually including dishes made with beans, vegetables, and dairy products.

It's worth noting that due to Tusheti's remote location, there are limited dining options outside of guesthouses. It's recommended that you arrange meals with your guesthouse in advance to ensure that you have adequate food during your stay. Additionally, if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, it's important to inform us ahead of time so that we can accommodate your needs.

Overall, dining in Tusheti is a unique and authentic experience that provides a taste of traditional Tushetian cuisine and hospitality.
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?
When trekking in Tusheti, it's important to dress appropriately for the rugged mountain terrain and varying weather conditions. Here are some clothing items to consider bringing on your trekking trip to Tusheti:

Trekking Boots: Sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support and traction are essential for navigating rugged mountain terrain.

Layers: Tusheti's weather can be unpredictable, so it's important to dress in layers to stay comfortable. A moisture-wicking base layer, insulating mid-layer, and waterproof outer layer are recommended.

Waterproof Jacket: A waterproof and windproof jacket is essential for protection against rain, wind, and cooler temperatures.

Hat and Gloves: A warm hat and gloves are essential for staying warm during cooler temperatures.

Sunglasses: The sun can be strong in Tusheti, so it's important to bring sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV rays and glare.

Backpack: A comfortable and durable backpack is essential for carrying water, snacks, and any extra clothing or gear you may need.

Sunscreen: Even on cooler days, the sun can still be strong at higher altitudes, so it's important to bring sunscreen to protect your skin.

Overall, it's important to come prepared with appropriate clothing and gear to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience in Tusheti. Be sure to check the weather forecast ahead of time and pack accordingly to ensure that you're prepared for any weather conditions you may encounter.
Is there any pharmacy in Tusheti?
There are a few small shops in the villages of Tusheti that sell basic medications such as painkillers, antihistamines, and gastrointestinal medicines. However, it's important to note that these shops may not have a pharmacist on staff, and the medications may not be up to Western standards.

If you have a specific medical condition or require prescription medication, it's recommended that you bring an adequate supply with you. Additionally, if you plan to hike or travel in remote areas, it's important to carry a basic first aid kit with items such as bandages, antiseptic, and insect repellent.

In case of a medical emergency, it's recommended that you contact the emergency services in Georgia by dialing 112. They can assist with medical emergencies and transport you to the nearest medical facility if necessary.
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 payment?
An invoice will be sent to you after the tour is confirmed. You pay a 10% commission upfront to our PayPal account. The fee is refunded only if the tour is canceled for our reasons or due to natural disasters. Otherwise, the commission is not refundable.
You pay the remaining 90% at the start of the tour.

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