9 days trekking tour in Upper Svaneti
Upper Svaneti is one of the most beautiful high mountainous regions of Georgia, distinguished by unique nature, architecture and local traditions. Here, we see snowcapped Caucasus peaks, erected one by one, like Tetnuldi, Shkhara, Ushba, etc. Ushguli community is exceptionally beautiful settlement, located at 2100 meters above the sea level. Cultural and geographical sights of the region include Svaneti ethnographical museum, displaying ancient exhibits, Shdugra waterfall, Koruldi lakes, chalaadi glacier, Lamaria church, etc. Tourist season starts June 15 and lasts until the end of September. The length of route amounts 82 kilometers.
Travel and discover the best place on earth with us!
Day 1 – Arrival: meeting at Kutaisi international airport; departure to upper Svaneti - village Mazeri; accommodation in a hotel
- Total way by minivan – 200km (3.30 hours)
Note: We can meet with you and start tour also from Tbilisi and Batumi international Airport
Day 2 – Arrival – meeting at Kutaisi international airport and accommodation in a hotel
After the breakfast , group of tourists will meet the guide and his/her assistant. After the examination of hiking equipments, the group will start hiking and will see marvelous views of Ushba peak and Shdugra waterfall. In the evening you will get back to the village Mazeri, where you will be able to relax and taste delicious Georgian dishes. You will overnight in the village Mazeri.
- Trekking – 12km (1 hour)
- Total altitude difference – 1600-2000m
Day 3 – Breakfast (08:00-09:00)
After Breakfast we will travel to Mestia, we will visit temples of Latali and Lenjeri, museum of Mestia, Chalaadi glacier. In the evening, during supper, we will be able to taste traditional Svanetian dishes. Overnight in Mestia in Guest house .
- The way by minivan – 40km (1 hour)
- Trekking – 7km (2-3 hours)
- Total altitude difference – 1600m-2020m
Day 4 - Breakfast (07:00-08:00)
This day you will see wonderful Koruldi lakes and picturesque Zuruldi Mountain. You will get to the mountain by the cable car, from where you will have an astonishing panoramic view of Svanetian Caucasus. Supper and relaxation in the evening. Overnight in Mestia.
- Trekking – 13km (5-6 hours)
- The way by minivan – 25km (1-1.30 hour)
- Total altitude difference – 2100m-2745m
Day 5 - Breakfast (07:00-08:00)
After the breakfast, you will begin the path from the town of Mestia towards Mulakhi community and visit its beautiful villages. In the evening you will eat supper and relax. Overnight in the village of Zhabeshi.
- Trekking – 14km (6-7 hours)
- Total altitude difference – 1700m-2050m-1600m
Day 6 – Breakfast (08:00-09:00)
After the breakfast you will drive by minivan to Ughviri pass from where spectacular panoramic views are displayed. Later you will descend via foot-path to the village Adishi, where you will supper and relax. The overnight in Adishi.
- The way by minivan – 10km (30 minutes)
- Trekking – 7km (3-4 hours)
- Total altitude difference – 2480m-2030m
Day 7 - Breakfast (07:00-08:00)
After the breakfast you will go along the path towards village Iprali. On the way, you will see and enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of Adishi glacier and surroundings. You will meet a minivan in the village Iprali, which will transfer you to the Ushguli community. You will eat supper, rest and overnight in Ushguli.
- Trekking – 16km (6-7 hours)
- The way by minivan – 10km (30 minutes)
- Total altitude difference – 2030m-2722m-1800m
Day 8 - Breakfast (09:00-10:00)
After the breakfast you will visit Ushguli community. Village Chazhashi (which belongs to Ushguli community) is UNESCO world heritage site. In case of desire, you can visit the glacier of Georgia’s highest mountain Shkhara (5200m). In the evening we will celebrate the successful completion of the tour, where you will be able to taste traditional Svanetian dishes as well. Spending a night in Ushguli.
- Trekking – 12km (5-6 hours)
- Total altitude difference – 2100m-2505m-2100m
Day 9 - Breakfast (07:00-08:00)
After the breakfast, through Zagaro pass and Lower Svaneti, we will drive to Kutaisi city. On the way, you will visit marvelous Prometheus cave. After the dinner, tourists’ group will be driven to the Kutaisi airport.
- The way by minivan – 165km (3-4 hours)
Note: We can do transfer also to Tbilisi and Batumi international Airport
| Tour participants should have the following:
• Personal medicines
• Water proof shoes
• Sandals or trainers
• Warm jacket and raincoat
• Warm hat
|• Sun hat
• Personal hygiene items
• Meeting and transfer to the airport
• Travelling by minivan
• Baggage carrying by horse during the whole tour
• Guide service
• Eight overnights in tents or in the hotel (in case of tents, all necessary equipments will be provided)
• Eight breakfasts
• Eight dinners
• Nine suppers
• Two suppers at a restaurant
• First-aid medicines
• Prometheus cave entry fees