Svaneti Trekking

Embark On A Trek Through Georgia's Most Scenic Trails
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Overview

Difficulty
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Destinations
Tour type
July — September
Period
9 days
Duration
4-8
Group
14+
Age
GT005
Program code
  • Discover the best trails in the Caucasus
  • Marvel at stunning mountain views, waterfalls, glaciers, lakes and historic towers
  • Visit Mestia & Ushguli, UNESCO sites, and meet the locals. Immerse in their culture
  • Enjoy a hassle-free experience with no need to carry personal belongings

Embark on a journey to the stunning region of Svaneti in Georgia, starting from the bustling city of Kutaisi. Svaneti, surrounded by 5000 m majestic peaks, boasts breathtaking landscapes and natural beauty. Visit glaciers, waterfalls, lakes, historic churches, museums, and UNESCO-listed Ushguli & Mestia villages, surrounded by ancient Svanetian communities.

Stay in cozy family-run hotels and guesthouses, relish in delicious local cuisine, and enjoy a worry-free experience with lunch and snacks provided for your day trips. Let us take care of your luggage while you immerse in the beauty of Svaneti.

Leave rejuvenated, with a refreshed body, mind, and soul. Book your tour now for an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Caucasus, surrounded by awe-inspiring peaks!

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Itinerary

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Day 1 photo: Welcome to Georgia

Welcome to Georgia

After gathering at the airport, we will embark on an excursion to the stunning high mountain region of Svaneti in Georgia. During our journey, you will be treated to breathtaking views of alpine meadows and dense forests. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to see one of the largest dams in Europe. After a satisfying meal surrounded by glaciers and towering mountains, we will make our way to the village of Mazeri, which sits at an elevation of 1660 meters above sea level. We will spend the night in Mazeri.

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Day 2 photo: Svanetian Lake Meziri

Svanetian Lake Meziri

On our second day, we will visit the picturesque Meziri Lake, situated 1660 meters above sea level. You will be able to admire the stunning view of Mount Ushba and the entire Great Caucasus mountain range. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the rich history and tradition associated with this lake. After that, we will take a leisurely walk through the mountains of Svaneti before returning to Mazeri. We will spend another night in Mazeri.

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Day 3 photo: Discovering the Beauty of Shdgura Waterfall

Discovering the Beauty of Shdgura Waterfall

On our third day, we will embark on a hike to the Shdgura waterfall, one of the most impressive and abundant waterfalls in Georgia. We will start our journey from the village of Mazeri and make the initial part of the trip by 4x4 vehicles. Afterward, we will continue on a trek, crossing a forest, until we reach the waterfall. At the end of the day, we will return to Mestia using the same 4x4 vehicles. We will spend the night in Mestia.

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Day 4 photo: Majestic Koruldi Lakes at the Foot of Mount Ushba

Majestic Koruldi Lakes at the Foot of Mount Ushba

Today, we will embark on an exploration of the renowned Koruldi Lakes, which are located at the base of Mount Ushba and are comprised of stunning alpine lakes. We will depart from Mestia and hike along the slopes of the iconic mountain. Upon reaching the lakes, you will be treated to a magnificent panoramic view at an altitude of 2850 meters above sea level. The peaks of the surrounding mountains, reflected in the mirror-like surface of the lakes, will leave a lasting and unforgettable impression. As we descend the mountain, the pull of gravity will take over, making you feel as though you are running down. We will have dinner in Mestia and spend the night there.

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Day 5 photo: Discovering the Chalaadi Glacier

Discovering the Chalaadi Glacier

On this day, let's hike to the renowned Chalaadi glacier located in the Svanetian mountains. During this, brief trek, we will traverse picturesque valleys and dense forests until we reach the magnificent viewpoint near the towering mountain. You will be treated to a truly unforgettable vista that will be forever etched in your memory. After this enchanting experience, we will make our way down to Mestia, where you will have the opportunity to gain insight into the rich cultural heritage of the Svanetian people by visiting the town's ethnographic museum. We will spend the night in Mestia.

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Day 6 photo: Adishi Village: Exploring Svanetian Old Towers

Adishi Village: Exploring Svanetian Old Towers

Our journey takes us to the village of Adishi, where only a few families remain, residing together amongst the ancient Svanetian towers. The first portion of the trip will be completed by 4x4 vehicles to reach the Ughviri Pass, located at an altitude of 2480 meters. Afterwards, we will cross expansive valleys with stunning views of the Svanetian mountains. We will spend the evening at a local family's home, observing their daily way of life. Overnight stay will be in Adishi.

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Day 7 photo: Historic Villages of Khalde and Iprari

Historic Villages of Khalde and Iprari

Today is an important day as we head towards the historic village of Khalde. The initial part of the journey will be relatively easy. After that, we will reach the Chkhutnieri Pass and the Adishi Glacier, a significant landmark and an awe-inspiring sight. It is crucial to cross the Adyshistskali River as early as possible when the water level is low. In case the water level rises, we will utilize horses to cross the river. We will be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of Ushba, Tetnuldi, Shkhara, and the Adishi Glacier. Our journey will then lead us to the oldest village of Iprari, home to a 11th-century church. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Iprari.

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Day 8 photo: Explore Ushguli: Europe's highest village & UNESCO heritage

Explore Ushguli: Europe's highest village & UNESCO heritage

Today our journey begins in the village of Iprari and leads us to Ushguli. We will pass through the village of Davberi and take a short walk through a beautiful forest to reach Ushguli, a mountain community known as the highest inhabited village in Europe, at an altitude of 2200 meters above sea level. The unique beauty of Ushguli has earned it protection by UNESCO. After visiting Ushguli, we will take a leisurely walk to explore the Svan towers in the village of Zhibiani, the temple of Lamaria (Virgin Mary), the Church of St. George, and the Church of the Savior. Overnight stay will be in Ushguli.

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Day 9 photo: The end of the tour

The end of the tour

Our journey in the magnificent Svanetian Mountains has come to an end, and it's time to say goodbye to this stunning region. Although we will depart from this breathtaking landscape, the essence of Svaneti will always remain within us. On our way to the Kutaisi airport, we will hold onto the charm and wonder of this incredible place. Our tour has come to a close.

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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.

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