Trekking tour Tusheti

Trekking tour Tusheti

Full of adventures trekking tour Tusheti duration is one week. Best time from July to September. Overnights in guesthouses and camps. Hiking distance – 80 km. Tusheti is located on the north slopes of Grate Caucasus range – one of the wildest and most remote part of Georgia, Kakheti region.

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.

Within the Trekking tour Tusheti you will see: Abano Pass – Lake Ortskali – Lake Samkhirne – Village Vestmo – Village Vestomta – Village Gogrulta – Village Dochu (or village Bukhurta – Village Ilurta or Saalmis Gori – Village Vakisdziri) – Village Jvarboseli – Tsovata – Village Jvarboseli – Nakhaicho Pass -Mount Gonta – Village Kvemo Omalo.

Duration: 6 days

Number of tourists: up to 6

Driving distance: 500 km

Walking distance: 51 km

Tusheti trekking tour – duration six days including the road. Overnights in guesthouses. Within the tour you will be able to see: Alaverdi Cathedral, three of Tushetian valleys: Chagma, Pirikiti and Chanchakhovani; Lake Oreti.

Trekking in Tusheti is very popular tourism attraction in the area. On your demand, you can also have a horse-riding or Jeep tour around this amazing part of Georgia.

Day 1: Tbilisi – Alaverdi – Lower Omalo – Dartlo

  • At 7 am the departure from Tbilisi to the direction of Alaverdi Cathedral through the Gombori pass.
  • After visiting Alaverdi Cathedral we’ll drive to the direction of Tusheti. On the way, we’ll have a lunch in nature. Even the road takes 5 hours, you will not feel tiredness. All the time of driving you will have unbelievable views of Caucasus mountains covered with a lot of springs and some glaciers.
  • Around 14:00 pm we’ll be in Kvemo Omalo. It’s an administrative center of Tusheti. We will need 1.5 hour to reach village Dartlo.
  • Excursion around the village.
  • Dinner and overnight at a guesthouse in Dartlo

Driving time 9 hours; Minimal altitude: 400m Maximal Altitude: 2960m

Day 2: Tracking tour in Pirikiti Gorge: Kvavlo – Dano – Chesho – Parsma – Dartlo

  • At 9 am we’ll have breakfast.
  • After breakfast, we’ll start trekking to village Kvavlo. This beautiful village with towers is standing up to Dartlo. From here are perfect views on Pirikiti gorge.  We will continue our trekking to Dano and with the mountain path till Chesho. Lunch in nature. Then we will come down on a car road and trek till Parsma.
  • After visiting Parsma cars well take us back to Dartlo
  • Dinner and overnight at a guesthouse in Dartlo.

Trekking distance 16 km. Minimal altitude: 1700 m; Maximal Altitude: 2250m

Day 3: Trekking on Unagira mountain (3050m)

  • At 9 am we’ll have breakfast.
  • After breakfast, we’ll drive by car till Mirgvela and continue trekking in Tusheti and go to Unagira mountain. (3050m) From here you will have picturesque views on both: Pirikiti and Gometsari valley. From the top of the range, you will see villages: Bochorna, Dartlo, Kvavlo and Chesho. This trekking route is the most beautiful from the middle of June until the middle of July, with flowering Rhododendron and a small lake on the top of the range. After this period flowering is over and lake disappears but the views are still impressive. Lunch in nature.
  • Dinner and overnight at a guesthouse in Mirgvela.

Trekking distance 16 km. Minimal altitude in case of trekking: 2000 m; Maximal Altitude in case of trekking: 3050m; Minimal altitude in case of horse riding: 1700 m; Maximal Altitude in case of horse riding: 3050m;

Day 4: Trekking to Upper Omalo-Keselo towers

  • At 9 am we’ll have breakfast.
  • This will be the short trek to recover an energy for next day. We will walk through the beautiful forest. Will see the picturesque views and visit Keselo towers in Upper Omalo. Lunch in nature
  • Dinner and overnight at a guesthouse in Upper Omalo.

Trekking distance 5 km.  Minimal altitude in case of trekking: 1650 m; Maximal Altitudein case of trekking: 2000m. Minimal altitude in case of horse riding: 1500 m; Maximal Altitude in case of horse riding: 2000m

Day 5: Trekking to Oreti Lake

  • At 9 am we’ll have breakfast.
  • Driving to Kumelaurta and trekking to Oreti lake. This lake is located on 2600 m high. During the walk, we will meet the shepherds and see their real life in mountains. From this mountain, you will see all Tushetian gorges with its beauty. In the evening you will come down to the village Kumelaurta full with unforgettable memories. The car will take us back to Omalo guesthouse.
  • Dinner and overnight at a guesthouse in Upper Omalo.

Trekking distance 15 km. Horse riding distance: 23 km. Minimal altitude in case of both options: 1700 m; Maximal Altitude in case of both options: 2850m.

Day 6: Transfer to Tbilisi

  • At 9 am we’ll have breakfast.
  • Driving back to Tbilisi.

On your demand This tour can be continued around Kakheti.

PAX 2 4 6
Price in USD  890$  535$  415$

PRICE INCLUDES: Transfers From/to Tbilisi with English and Russian speaking guide; Hiking guide; Guesthouse in Omalo with 2 meals and one lunch per day (2 nights); Guesthouse in Mirgvela 2 meals and one lunch (1 night); Guesthouse in Omalo with 2 meals and one lunch per day (2 nights) Extra lunch for first day; Transportation Parsma-Dartlo; Transportation Omalo-Kumelaurta-Omalo; Luggage transportation Mirgvela-Omalo

PRICE DOESN’T INCLUDE: Price for souvenirs; In addition price for horse ride and horse-guide.

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