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5 Day Trekking In Racha

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Landscape in Racha
Udziro Lake, Racha

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Discover Racha, one of the most beautiful, yet not as touristic mountain regions of Georgia. Visit Buba glacier, trek and camp near the picturesque alpine lake Udziro (Georgian “Bottomless”, 2800 m.), that is situated at the slope of Mount Katitsvera (3300m) and offers breathtaking views of Caucasus range and surrounding area.

Itinerary


Day to day

8:30 AM - pickup from Tbilisi. Drive towards mountain village Shovi (1650 m. above sea level) in Racha, approx... 5.5 hours. If weather is good (good visibility) on the way we make a small detour (approx.. 2 km hike) towards the Tskhrajvari viewpoint (Georgian – “Nine Crosses” ), situated on the Western slope of Nakerala range, at about 1350 m above sea level, it offers breathtaking panoramic views.  Our end point resort Shovi is famous for its mineral water springs, some of which are naturally sparkling and untouched pine forests surrounding the whole area.
Overnight in hotel in Shovi.

Hiking distance: 13 km (there and back), 7 hours.
Difficulty level: medium.

Strat at 8:30 AM. Scenic day hike that starts from Shovi resort and follows up Buba’s Tskali gorge towards the glacier. Not very demanding trail, with some great panoramic views and number of mineral springs.

Hiking distance: 11 km, 9-10 hours
Difficulty level: hard

Start at 8:00 AM. Start walking up through the pine forest from Shovi, towards the alpine valley and Geske pass at 3070 m. Crossing the pass is the most physically demanding part of the trail, as you gain quite a bit of elevation (1500m in vertical) although it doesn’t require any special equipment or mountaineering skills. The last part of the climb is considerably steep. After finally reaching the pass, we slowly descend towards the lake where we camp for overnight.

Hiking distance: 8 km, 5-6 hours
Difficulty level: medium

Wake up at 8:00 AM, after having a breakfast and enjoying the beautiful views of Caucasus (if weather is good, we can even see peaks of Svaneti such as Shkhara, Ushba and Tetnuldi), start tracking towards the Glola village, which lies just 4 km from Shovi, where we started trekking. While this day is relatively easier, there is still a lot of elevation to loose, that puts more strain to the knees, so keep in mind it’s still a demanding hike, not suitable for everyone. Pick-up from village Glola – drive back to Hotel in Shovi. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Start at 9:00 AM. On our last trekking day we are going to drive by and visit some of the most beautiful mountain villages in upper Racha, including Chiora, Ghebi – which has become a basecamp for many interesting off-the beaten hikes and beautiful village Gona, often called as ‘Georgian Switzerland’ known for its close-up views of Caucasus summits. Head back to the capital after lunch.

Inclusions


Included

Transportation:

  • a/c comfortable car – days 1-5;

Staff:

  • Professional trekking-guide service – all days
  • Professional driver service – days 1,2 & 4,5
  • Additional guide (from 6 people group and up)

Catering:

  • 4 x breakfasts (days 2-5);
  • 5 x lunches (days 1-5);
  • 4 x dinners (day 1-4);
  • 3 bottles of mineral water per person per day;

Overnights:

  • 3 x overnights in Sunset Shovi Hotel (Day 1,2,4).
  • 1 x overnight in Tent (day 3).

Other:

  • Souvenir Map of Georgia
  • Trekking equipment: tents, sleeping pads

Excluded

  • Airplane tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Single room accommodation
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Other personal expenses
  • Trekking gear such as*:  sleeping bags, trekking poles, backpacks, personal water storage.

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DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Medium/Hard
Route crosses 3070m pass, with big and sudden elevation gain and may not be suitable for people with low fitness level or various medical conditions.

Cancellation is free of charge prior 31 days of the starting day.
- The booking deposit 30 Euro (or a special sum for group tours and half day tours) 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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