8-Day Trekking in Svaneti

Duration: 8 days
Trails: T2 trails
Distance: 15 - 20 km per day
Ascent per day: 250 - 500 m ascent per day

> Visit Dadiani palace
> Get to see the Adishi Glacier
> Delve into local life and customs

Trekking in Svaneti is the most popular and beautiful trekking tour in Georgia. During this hiking adventure, you will trek day after day through flower-strewn alpine meadows, over alpine passes and you will be surrounded by some of the highest mountains in the Caucasus – Shkhara (5152 m), Janga (5059, Tetnuldi (4858m), Ushba (4710). On your way, you will enjoy some of the most picturesque scenery in the Caucasus. This 6-day, exceptional trekking trail offers overnights at local guesthouses in remote villages of Svaneti. The villages in this region have a unique architectural style and are part of the UNESCO world heritage sites. With soaring mountains, gorgeous trails, and well preserved, centuries-old towers and houses, this Svaneti trek lives up to the highest-class reputation. TrekGeorgia offers you a real adventure while trekking in wonderland Svaneti.

Note: all treks in Georgia are only available from May to November for climatic reasons.

Itinerary

Day
1

Tbilisi- Enguri Dam -Mazeri

In the morning we travel to Svaneti. On the way, we stop in Zugdidi and visit Dadiani palace which was a place of local lord governing the significant part of Western Georgia. Afterward, we depart for the Enguri dam which is one of the highest arch dams in the world(a height of 271.5 meters). Then we drive to the region of Upper Svaneti which is an outstanding example of an exceptional mountain landscape composed of highly preserved villages with unique defensive tower houses, examples of ecclesiastical architecture and arts of medieval origin. We drive to Mazeri village and overnight there.

Mazeri

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Mazeri
Day
2

Mazeri-Ushba Waterfalls-Mazeri

Duration: 05:00 h
Distance: 14 km
In the morning, we will start our hiking from the village Mazeri. We will follow upstream to Dolra river. The path passes mineral water springs, a small church with a picturesque location, beautiful meadows, then ascends slowly in the path of beautiful pine forests until it reaches the border post from where the last ascent starts. Afterward, we will return to Mazeri village.

Mazeri

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Mazeri
Day
3

Mazeri-Guli Pass – Koruldi Lakes – Mestia

Duration: 08:00 h
Distance: 16 km
?In the morning, we will start another marvelous hike. We hike to Koruldi lakes through Guli Pass. Guli pass is at the elevation of 2960m and needs good physical effort to ascend. After Guli pass, we descend into another valley and reach easily to Koruldi Lakes. Koruldi lake is a small alpine lake but is surrounded by great impressive mountainous peaks including Ushba. Overnight at a guesthouse in Mestia.

Mestia

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Mestia
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Included

  • Transfers

    All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, private transport, etc.) as described in the itinerary are included.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Meals

    This trek includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Professional guide

    During your trek, you will at all times be accompanied by an English speaking guide.

  • Luggage transport (optional)

    Luggage transport can be booked upon request. Ask our Trekking Experts about the possibilities.

Excluded

  • Traveling to and from

    This trip does not include costs for transportation (flights, bus travel, etc.) to your destination.

  • Tipping

    Gratuities for the guide are not covered by the trek's price. The amount to tip is at your discretion, yet if you've received excellent service from your guide, considering a generous tip is appreciated.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Accommodation before and after the trek

    Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are your own responsibility.

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