This 7-days trek- Trekking from Omalo to Shatili- is probably the most stunning trail you can imagine. We are trekking in Tusheti and Khevsureti – two remote historical provinces of Georgia. These regions are hardly accessible and because of this reason, they keep local traditions and special architectural styles such as stone towers and houses. Our journey takes us through Greater Caucasus mountains, characterized by alpine meadows, snow-covered peaks, pine trees, and medieval villages.
our first adventure starts on the first day when we cross Abano pass at the elevation of almost 3000m by car. This road to Omalo is one of the most dangerous roads in the world. We follow a car road in Tusheti and visit the stone villages of Dartlo, Kvavlo, Parsma and Girevi. Afterward, we will take a shepherd trail into the Caucasus mountains and hike into the wilderness for 3 days. There is no hut, no humans except hikers. We will cross the Atsunta pass at 3400m, and descend into another region- Khevsureti. Here the pathway becomes easier and in several kilometers follows the car road. We visit spectacular villages of Mutso and Shatili with stone towers and houses. Both defensive medieval complexes were built on the Rocky Mountains and offer picturesque views of the narrow gorges. Here we end our trekking tour and return to Tbilisi by a comfortable transport.
Tusheti is roughly divided into two parts: Pirikiti’s Alazani river ravine and Gometsari Alazani river. In the morning, we hike to village Dartlo in Pirikiti Tusheti valley. It has been recently renovated and is a typical village of Tusheti with medieval stone houses and defensive buildings. We hike from Omalo to Dartlo, and follow off-road. The distance is 16 km, but easy.
From Dartlo, we are hiking to village Kvavlo, a village of mostly ruined towers and houses overlooking Alazani river and surrounding mountains are worthy to visit. One way hiking requires to cover 3.2 km, ascending is 400 (from 1833 to 2182) and one way takes around 2 hours to finish. Overnight at Guesthouse with shared facilities in Dartlo.
All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, private transport, etc.) as described in the itinerary are included.
During the trek, you will spend your nights in local guesthouses. *Prices are calculated on triple or quadruples room occupancy. The Triple/Quadruple room occupancy means you might share the room with other travelers.
This trek includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
During your trek, you will at all times be accompanied by an English speaking guide.
A muleteer will be there to assist with transporting all the necessary equipment, luggage, food, etc.
Luggage transport can be booked upon request. Ask our Trekking Experts about the possibilities.
This trip does not include costs for transportation (flights, bus travel, etc.) to your destination.
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.
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.
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.
Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are your own responsibility.