Svanetian Adventure

Preserved by its long isolation and inaccessibility, the Svaneti region is an exceptional combination of breathtaking mountain scenery with beautiful medieval-type villages and tower-houses. The entire area is a part of UNESCO Cultural Heritage. Hiking is an amazing way to discovering this region, with its unforgettable landscapes, magical waterfalls and snow-topped mountain peaks and ethnographic wonders. Join this 8-days adventure for throughout exploration of Svanetian culture and nature.

Tour Plan
Day 1: Adventure Begins Pick up from Tbilisi or Kutaisi airport, walking tour and city exploration, free time.
Day 2 Arrival to Mestia, the principal town of Svaneti region, sightseeing, visiting ethnographic museum. Cable car trip to Hatsvali mountain. Walking back to Mestia, accommodation and dinner in the local guesthouse.
Day 3: Exploring Svanetian villages I Hiking to Zhabeshi village famous for the number of medieval towers (16km). Sleeping in tents.
Day 4: Exploring Svanetian villages II Hiking to Adishi village, a highland village in 2040 m with breathtaking views, passing by the Adishi Glacier (11km). Accommodation at the local guesthouse.
Day 5: Exploring Svanetian villages III Hiking to Iprali village. Crossing the river. Visiting the small Church of Kala. Sleeping in tents.
Day 6: Highest settlement in Europe After early breakfast in the camp, hiking to Ushguli, the highest populated settlement in Europe and part of UNESCO heritage (2200m, 12km hike). Visiting Lamaria monastery complex from 9th century. Hike to Shkhara glacier (2,5km). Dinner and accommodation at the local guesthouse.
Day 7: Okatse Canyon, Tskaltubo relaxation Saying goodbye to Svaneti and transportation to Okatse Canyon, a unique natural monument with pedestrian route passes through Dadiani historical forest and 780 m long hanging trail. Possibility to swim in natural river pool. Transportation to Tskaltubo, once the elite soviet spa resort. Visiting thermal spas. Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 8: Back to Tbilisi Departure to Tbilisi (about 5 hours). Visiting the Flea market, free time. Optional visit of sulphur baths in Chreli Abano in the historical district of the city. Traditional Georgian Supra with Georgian dance performances and folk music.

Duration

8 days

Type

Adventure

Included

Accommodation in 4 seasons tents, Accommodation in the guesthouses (Mestia, Adishi, Ushguli) Accommodation in hotel in Kutaisi or Tbilisi, Tskaltubo, Meals 3x day, Transportation by jeeps, Horseback riding tour, Museum entrance

Not ncluded

Personal Insurance, Entrance to the sulphur baths in Tbilisi (optional, 15-20 GEL/person), Entrance to the Tskaltubo Spa

Dress Code

Outdoor clothing, sleeping bags

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