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6 Day Trekking In Racha

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Landscape in Racha
Udziro Lake, Racha
Shaori Lake
Tskhrajvari
Trail near shovi
Racha mountains
Buba Glacier
Village Ghebi

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TREKKING IN RACHA

6 days / 5 Nights

Pick-up from: Tbilisi/Kutaisi*

Season: July-September

Difficulty:  Moderate

Discover Racha, one of the most beautiful, yet not as touristic mountain regions of Georgia. Hike to Buba glacier, trek and camp near the 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.

*Please indicate your preferred pick-up and drop-off locations in the comment at check-out.

Itinerary


Day to day

Tskhrajvari Viewpoint

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.

Buba Glacier

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.

Udziro Lake

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.

Trail to Glola

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.

Ghebi

Hiking: 13 km, apprx. 6 hours. 

 

Start at 9:00 AM. On our last trekking day, we are going to 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. From village Patara Ghebi, we'll take a hike to Lagora Huts, at the base of Shoda-Kedela mountains.

In the evening, we'll drive to lower Racha and overnight in family guesthouse in Ambrolauri.

Transfer back to pick-up point. 

Inclusions


Included

Transportation: 

  • Comfortable 4x4 Vehicle – days 1-6;

Staff: 

  • Professional trekking-guide service – all days
  • Professional driver service – all days (except day 4).
  • Additional guide (from 6 people group and up).

Meals:

  • All meals and lunch boxes - except for lunch breaks on day 1 and 6. 
  • Participants are expected to participate in cooking while camping. 

Accomodation: 

  • 3 x overnights in Gola guesthouse.
  • 1 x overnigh in Ambrolauri guesthouse. 
  • 1 x overnight in Tent (day 3).

Other: 

  • Camping equipment: tents, sleeping pads and cooking set.

Excluded

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

Prices


Prices

Group size Price per adult
Solo € 1,480
2 people € 885
3 people € 660
4 people € 537
5 people  € 463
Online booking deposit*:  € 90

 

The above prices (except for solo) are based on two people sharing twin/double room accommodation. Additional charge for single room ("Single Supplement") is: € 164. 

*This deposit will be deducted from the total tour price. As for the remaining sum, you can pay it with one of the following methods:

  • Bank transfer - in foreign currency (Euro/USD), two weeks before the tour starts;
  • VISA/Mastercard - via POS terminal in local currency (GEL), at the begginign of the tour directly with your guide  (additional card service fee + 2%).
  • Cash - directly to the nearest TBC Bank office at the begging of the tour. 

For larger group, or custom itinerary please contact us at adventure [at ] georgianholidays.com

Tips for booking procedure: 

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How do I know which “Transport” to select?

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More Info


More Info

Please note, this itinerary is quite demanding and requires good physical level.

Some overnights will be in tents and participants are expected to help with setting up the campsites and cooking.

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

- The booking deposit 90 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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