Svaneti tour – crown of Caucasus – the most mysterious and magnificent part of Georgia. As it is told – if you haven’t seen Svaneti – then you haven’t seen Georgia. It is not enough only to see Svaneti, one has to feel it, and if tourist feel it, then never will forget. Our goal is to show the best and most important places of Svaneti in short period, to make tourists feel it and love it as we do. This is only tour in Svaneti, during which you will explore local rich culture, hike to enjoy wild nature and learn local folklore and cuisine.
Day 1 Arrival to Mestia. Check in guesthouse. Walk around historical districts of Mestia – Lanchvali, Lekhtagi and Lagami, visit ancient Svan house of Margiani, museum of famous mountain climber- Mikheil Khergiani and museum of history and ethnography. Dinner in guesthouse.
Day 2 Breakfast. Tour to village Becho. Hiking to Shdugra waterfalls in Shikhra valley (optionally horses could be used), from where is amazing view to mountain Ushba. if group is well fitted, then hike till Ushba glacier. Return to village Becho, where you can taste local apple vodka, learn about village life and have real Svan dinner (Supra). You also can participate in preparing Svan dishes. Stay in guesthouse in Becho.
Day 3 Breakfast. Drive to village Latali. Try old methods of gold washing in river Enguri. After hard job – lunch and after lunch visit unique church of Savior and hike to another unique church Tangil. Both churches have unique Svan wall paintings. From Tangil enjoy perfect view to mountain Ushba. Dinner and sleep in Mestia guesthouse.
Day 4. Drive to highest village in Europe – Ushguli, in bottom of mountain Shkhara – 5068 meters above the sea level. Whole village is listed by UNESCO as world heritage site. Visit ancient Svan house, church Lamaria, museum of icons. Return to Mestia. Dinner.
Day 5. Return to Tbilisi.
Tour package includes:
- Transportation from/to Tbilisi (might be changed by request) and all transportation in Svaneti according tour
- Accommodation in guesthouses in Kutaisi, Mestia, Ushguli and Lentekhi, HB meals
- Museum entrances
- Guide service.
Tour package doesn’t include:
- Accommodation in Tbilisi.