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Jeep tour in Tusheti covers three of four valleys of Tusheti: Chagma, Pirikiti, and Gometsari with their picturesque views.
General information about Tusheti
Located on the northern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains, Tusheti national park 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.
Tusheti roads are just perfect for jeep touring, and this is one of the things to do in Tusheti besides hiking and horse riding.
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.
Experience the best of Tusheti’s history and culture with a 3-day Jeep Tour to Tusheti, including overnight stays in local guesthouses. The tour includes visits to the Alaverdi Cathedral, as well as two of Tusheti’s most beautiful valleys – Chagma and Pirikiti.
Tusheti is a remarkable historic region located in the Kakheti region of Georgia, and it is renowned for its pristine high-mountain environment.
With elevations ranging between 900-4800m above sea level, this area is part of the Akhmeta municipality and is also a Tusheti Protected Area, covering 1137 sq km and under environmental protection.
The largest village in Tusheti is Omalo, and historically, it consisted of four mountain communities – Tsova, Gometsari, Pirikiti, and Chaghma.
Tusheti is an area that has preserved its past, with time seemingly standing still. Most of its inhabitants are shepherds who are sociable and love conversing with visitors while sharing the local culture and keeping up-to-date with world news.
The Jeep Tour in Tusheti is a popular tourist activity, and visitors can also opt for hiking, horse riding, or trekking to explore the area.
What do you need to know before traveling to Tusheti
The road to Tusheti, particularly Pshaveli – Omalo road is 72 km long and considered one of the most dangerous. The road functions only from mid of June until mid of October.
In Tusheti, you can enjoy real khinkali with mutton and sheep cheese made by local shepherds.
Please note that all that is made from pork is strictly prohibited in Tusheti!
Also, during the jeep tour in Tusheti, have in mind that the mobile connection here is very poor. Outside Omalo, in the remote gorges, there is no connection.
The optimal group size is 4-5 persons. We have English and Russian speaker guides for jeep tour in Tusheti.
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