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4 Day Svaneti Highlands

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Svaneti Highlands

Starts from: TBILISI every second Sunday
Type: SMALL GROUP tour
Best Time: May-September
Distance:  1082 km
Duration: 4 DAYS

 

Guaranteed group tour takes you to Svaneti – one of the most remote and mountainous regions of Georgia.

On this trip, participants can explore the mixture of local medieval cultural heritage of Svaneti and Samegrelo regions, and the landscapes of the Greater Caucasus mountains. Main highlights of the 4-day tour include Dadiani Palace in Zugdidi, different museums of Mestia, main historical and architectural monuments of Svaneti, one of the highest inhabited villages in entire Europe and trekking in Chalaadi glacier.

The group is “Guaranteed to Run” after two people book the tour.

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Sights to Visit

Itinerary


Day to day

Georgian Holidays will organize a pick up from Tbilisi. From there, tour departs to Svaneti.

On our way we will make couple of stops at the Rikoti Pass, at Nokalakevi to visit archaeological museum-reserve, and near Enguri Dam.

In the evening we arrive to Mestia, where we will stay at the local guesthouse and enjoy homemade dinner.

Dinner and overnight in Mestia.

Trek grade: Easy to Moderate, distance 6 km, duration 5-6 h, elevation - 1920 m, trail trek, sleigh track

On day 2 our tour departs from the center of Mestia.

Chalaadi trail begins after crossing a small hanging bridge on the river of Mestiachala. After we reach the ruins of an old hut, the trail continues through various types of landscapes – the birch forest and rocky valley covered with stones of different shapes. Mount Chatini is clearly visible from this valley, while on its south face the Chalaadi glacier takes shape.

We continue towards the Chatini mountain and finally at 1920m above the sea level we reach Chalaadi glacier. In a few words, the trail is quite an easy walk with many views of the high mountains and snowy peaks of the Greater Caucasus range.  

From Chalaadi we walk back to Mestia. 

Dinner and overnight in Mestia.

 

Optional* Jeep tour: Mestia – Ushguli – Mestia

Driving distance: 93.7 km

If you would like to have an off-road adventure instead of trekking, we could explore Upper Svaneti and drive to Ushguli. Ushguli village is 45 km away from Mestia and consists of medieval settlements with authentic local community. In addition, Ushguli is one of the highest continually inhabited places in Europe. For the above-listed historical, cultural and geographical reasons, Ushguli has been included in the World Heritage Sites list by the UNESCO. After visiting Lamaria church in Ushguli, we can take a walk towards the foothills of Shkhara glacier (5068 m) – the highest summit in Georgia.

In the evening we drive back to Mestia.

NOTE: this route is doable from May to October.

After breakfast at the guesthouse we will start Mestia and its surrounding tour.

We will head to the tower-museum of Margiani (12th c.) to see how the locals were living in medieval times.

We will also pay a visit to mineral sparkling spring, Seti square, and the Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography of Mestia. The museum’s collection includes ethnographic and archaeological materials, old Georgian manuscripts, Georgian Orthodox icons painted in the Svan style etc.

Mestia is an administrative center of Svaneti region, located on the elevation of 1500m, and surrounded by the three major summits: Ushba North Summit (4690 m), Ushba South Summit (4710 m) & Tetnuldi (4858 m). Villages around Mestia – Latali, Lenjeri and Mulakhi, keep traditional lifestyle. There are 78 medieval churches and defensive towers decorated with medieval frescos in Mestia and its surrounding villages. 

Dinner and overnight in Mestia.

After breakfast at the guesthouse we will drive back to Tbilisi.

On our way we will stop at Zugdidi – administrative center of Samegrelo region – to see Dadiani Palace and its Historical and Architectural Museum, building that once served as the residence of Mingrelian Kings and Queens.

We can also pay a visit to Zugdidi farmer’s market, where local fruit, vegetables, homemade cheese (Sulguni) and sweets are sold.  

Evening arrival in Tbilisi.

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Inclusions


Included

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Transportation
  • Professional guide service
  • 3 overnights in Mestia Ushba guesthouse or similar
  • Catering: 3 breakfast, 3 dinners
  • 1 bottle mineral water per person per day
  • Entrance fees
  • Excursions and Entrance fees
  • Map of Georgia
  • All Local Taxes

Excluded

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Optional tour: Mestia – Ushguli- Mestia. Price per 4x4WD vehicle (max. capacity 6 people) – 100 EUR. 

Price Table


Start Date End Date Seats Left Price From Availability Reserve
2021-05-02 2021-05-05 15 € 485
2021-05-16 2021-05-19 15 € 485
2021-05-30 2021-06-02 15 € 485
2021-06-13 2021-06-16 15 € 485
2021-06-27 2021-06-30 15 € 485
2021-07-11 2021-07-14 15 € 485
2021-07-25 2021-07-28 15 € 485
2021-08-08 2021-08-11 15 € 485
2021-08-22 2021-08-25 15 € 485
2021-09-05 2021-09-08 15 € 485
2021-09-19 2021-09-22 15 € 485

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Additional cost for Single room accommodation is 35 €

Optional tour: Mestia – Ushguli- Mestia. Price per 4x4WD vehicle (max. capacity 5 people) – 100 €.

Additional cost for the airport private pick up transfer: 25 €

Additional cost for the airport private drop off transfer: 20 €

Discounted individual transfer rate for double way: 40 €

To arrange airport transfers and additional hotel overnights, contact us trips [at] georgianholidays.com

 

CHILD POLICY:

0-1 years - Free

2-6 years – 243 €

7 years and over - Adult price

Cancellation is free of charge prior 31 days of the starting day.

  • The booking deposit 200 Euro is non-refundable in case of cancellation of the tour after booking has been confirmed. The fee is kept as a deposit on the Tourist’s account for future booking(s).

If Tourist cancels the booked tour for some reasons not depending on Tour Operator, the following sums are kept back as a fine:

  • 10% of total cost of tourist product in case of cancellation 30 days prior to the tour;
  • 50% of total cost of tourist product in case of tour cancellation 15-7 days prior to the tour;
  • 90% of total cost of tourist product in case of tour cancellation 7 and fewer days prior to the tour;
  • 99% of total cost of tourist product due to the Tourist's failure to appear at the airport no more than 2 hours prior to departure or non-admission on the flight owing to circumstances beyond the Tour Operator's controls.

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