Hiking in Tusheti

Hiking in Tusheti

Short hiking in Tusheti – tour duration three days including the road. Overnights in guesthouses. Within the tour will see: Alaverdi Cathedral, two of Tushetian valleys: Chagma and Pirikiti.

Located on the northern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains, Tusheti is bordered by the Russian republics of Chechnya and Dagestan to the north and east, respectively; and by the Georgian historic provinces Kakheti and Pshav-Khevsureti to the south and west, respectively. The population of the area is mainly ethnic Georgians called Tushs or Tushetians.

Historically, Tusheti comprised four mountain communities: the Tsova (living in the Tsova Gorge), the Gometsari (living along the banks of the Tushetis Alazani River), the Pirikiti (living along the banks of the Pirikitis Alazani River) and the Chaghma, living close to the confluence of the two rivers). Administratively speaking, Tusheti is now part of the municipality of Akhmeta, itself part of Georgia’s eastern region of Kakheti. The largest village in Tusheti is Omalo. Hiking in Tusheti is very popular tourism attraction in the area.

I Day: Tbilisi – Alaverdi – Kvemo Omalo – Shenako – Diklo – Pichekhi Castles

  • At 7 am departure from Tbilisi to the direction of Alaverdi Cathedral through the Gombori pass.
  • After visiting Alaverdi Cathedral we’ll arrive to the direction of Tusheti. On the way we’ll have a lunch in nature.
  • Around 14:00 pm we’ll be in Kvemo Omalo.
  • After a short rest we’ll start hiking in Tusheti and visit Shenako and Diklo. In Diklo we’ll walk to Pichekhi Castles.
  • After an interesting day we will arrive back to Shenako guest house, where we’ll have a supper and free time to relax.

II Day: Chigho – Dartlo – Dano – Kvavlo

  • At 9 am we’ll have breakfast.
  • After breakfast we’ll continue hiking in Tusheti and go to Pirikiti valley to see the villages: Chigo, Dartlo, Dano, Kvavlo. On the way we will have dinner in nature. At the evening we’ll visit the guest-house in Dartlo where we’ll have supper and free time to relax.

III Day: Chesho – Parsma – Zemo Omalo

  • At 9 am we’ll have breakfast.
  • After breakfast we’ll hike to the villages: Chesho, Parsma, Girevi, Zemo Omalo. In Zemo Omalo we’ll visit the Keselo Castels. Here hiking in Tusheti is finished.  Then we’ll arrive back to Tbilisi. On the way we’ll have a lunch in nature.

Price of tour:

PAX 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Price in USD  570  340 260 220 200 190 175

Price includes: Transportation, English and Russian speaking driver-guide, Overnight in Tusheti guesthouse with 3 meals per day, Lunch in nature, Hiking Guide.

Price doesn’t include: At desire, meal at the restaurant (15-20 GEL per person).

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