Shdugra Waterfall Trek

Experience The Thrill Of A Private Hike To Shdugra Waterfall With Expert Guides
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June — October
7 hours
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  • Private tour with personalized pace
  • Expert guides leading the way
  • Scenic hike through forest and glacier
  • Convenient private pick-up and drop-off
  • Picnic lunch with a scenic mountain view

Discover the awe-inspiring Shdugra Waterfall on a private day tour that promises a blend of adventure, natural beauty, and personalized experience. As you hike with the majestic Ushba mountain in the distance, you'll traverse diverse terrains — from lush forests to rocky trails, culminating in a challenging but rewarding glacier ascent. Shdugra Waterfall, cascading from a height of 7200 feet (2200 meters), is one of the hidden gems of Georgia, offering a breathtaking view and a serene atmosphere. This tour embodies the spirit of Georgia travel, offering you the freedom to explore at your own pace with the expertise of the best guides. From the convenience of a private pick-up at your accommodation in Mestia to the thrill of reaching the waterfall, every moment of this trip is designed to captivate your senses and enrich your travel experience.



Your day begins with a private pick-up from your accommodation in Mestia, followed by a scenic one-hour drive to the quaint village of Mazeri in the Becho community. Nestled at the foot of the magnificent Ushba mountain, Becho lies in the serene Dolra River valley. Ushba, often shrouded in legend, is said to be home to the goddess of hunting, Dali, who lived among its rugged slopes. The trek kicks off at the traveler’s café in Shikhra valley, situated at 1600 meters (5249 feet) above sea level. The initial part of the hike is an easy stroll through a dense forest, leading up to a border police post near a bridge over the Dolra River. This section can also be traversed on horseback for an added touch of adventure. Beyond the police post, the trail becomes suitable only for hiking, and from here, it's a 1.5 km (0.93 miles) journey to the stunning Shdugra Waterfall, reaching a maximum altitude of approximately 2200 meters (7200 feet). After soaking in the beauty of the waterfall, enjoy a picnic lunch with a scenic mountain view, a perfect spot to relax and refuel. For those seeking further adventure, the trail continues towards the Ushba glacier. This part of the trek is notably more challenging, with an elevation gain of over 500 meters (1640 feet) on a steep, rocky path, offering spectacular vistas of Ushba, Shkhelda, Mazeri, and the Svaneti range. This section is recommended only in good weather due to safety concerns. The entire trek to the waterfall and back is around 10 km (6.2 miles), but if you include the glacier, the distance extends to approximately 18 km (11.2 miles) with a significant elevation gain. The best time for this day tour is from May to October, ensuring you experience the natural beauty of Georgia at its finest. After a day filled with unforgettable sights and adventures, you will be driven back to Mestia, concluding your private tour with a convenient drop-off at your accommodation.

Brief Summary of Shdugra Waterfall Trek:

— Difficulty: Easy to moderate (Shdugra), difficult (glacier)
— Distance: 10 km (6.2 miles) (Shdugra), 18 km (11.2 miles) (including glacier)
— Minimum altitude: 1600 meters (5249 feet)
— Maximum altitude for waterfall: ~2200 meters (7200 feet)
— Maximum altitude for glacier: ~2700 meters (8858 feet)

Embark on this private day tour and immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of Georgia's landscapes, guided by the best and tailored to your pace. This is more than just a hike; it's a journey into the heart of Svaneti's natural splendor.


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Our tour program's list of attractions is a guide, not exhaustive. Unlisted sites may be visited, and listed ones might be viewed from a distance. Conditions like operating hours, weather, or local rules may affect access. Thank you for your understanding.


  This experience has open departure and can be organized based on your preferred dates. Remember, prices vary based on the exact group size.

From Jun. 1 to Oct. 31, 2024 Available every day of the week USD 103 Starting at
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