Highlander travel offers unforgettable travel to Svaneti for five days . During the tour tourists will visit the most important places on the way – ancient capital of Georgia – Mtskheta, which is listed by UNESCO in Svaneti and learn unique cultural heritage of this misterious highland land and see it’s wild nature. Tour includes visiting museums and historical districts of Mestia, where are saved ancient Svan towers and houses, Latali village with it’s unique churches, and remote village Ushguli – also belonges to UNESCO heritage sites. Beside this tourists will hike to Chalaadi glacier, and in Becho, hike in Shikhra valley, at the bottom of mountain Ushba, to Shdgra waterfalls and to the Ushba glacier.
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. Hiking to Koruldi lake, to highland alpine meadows. Enjoy picturesque views to mountains Tetnuldi, Ushba, and other peaks of the Great Caucasus range. By request can be done horse tour. Return to Mestia. Dinner. In case of easy trek can be chosen Chalaadi glacier.
Day 6. Departure from Svaneti.
Tour package includes
- Guesthouse in Mestia and Becho, HB meals
- Lunch in Latali
- Guide service
- Museum entrance fees
- Transportation according to the program.
- Transport to Mestia and from Mestia isn’t included.
Tour can be merged with other tours if tourists are arriving to Svaneti by car. It is also available flight from Tbilisi to Mestia.