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7 Day Tusheti Trekking

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Road to Tusheti

Dartlo

Dartlo

Village of Shenako

Village of Shenako

Steep Slope on a way to Chigho

Steep Slope on a way to Chigho

Hike towards Parsma

Hike towards Parsma

Looking down at Dartlo

Looking down at Dartlo

On the way to Makratela Summit

On the way to Makratela Summit

Tour detauiled info

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VILLAGE TO VILLAGE TREKKING IN TUSHETI

7 days / 6 nights

Pick-up from: Tbilisi/Telavi/Alvani

Season: July-September

Difficulty: Medium

Explore one of the most isolated and picturesque mountain regions of Georgia on foot. Get submerged into local lifestyle, learn about local customs and traditions and get a full taste of Tushetian cuisine. This village to village trekking trip is suitable for all people in good fitness level willing to escape urban life and discover their inner highlander. 

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

Sights to Visit

Itinerary


Day to day

Pickup from Tbilisi at 6:00 AM. Driving distance: 190 km, appx. 6 hours.

Early morning we’ll start driving East heading to Kakheti, wine region of Georgia. While most people would find Gombori pass to be quite amusing, our main adventure and thrilling ride will be still on the way. After passing Alaverdi cathedral and village Pshaveli, we will start a long and bumpy off-road ride, crossing the main Caucasus range at 2926 m Abano pass – following the road which one might intuitively think - shouldn’t be there at all. After a lunch break right at the pass, we will descend into the valley lying at the other side of the ridge and finally arrive to village Omalo, the largest settlement of the area. 

Explore the area around upper and lower Omalo, with beautiful views of Chagma valley. Visit the Keselo fortress and ethnographic museum of Tusheti.

 

Overnight at Guesthouse in Omalo

Trekking time: 11 km, 5 hours;

Elevation: ↑649 m / ↓400 m

After breakfast in guesthouse we will pick up our day packs (our driver will take your main luggage to next village) and start exploring surrounding villages of Tusheti. The first village on our way is Shenako - one of the few still populated villages of Tusheti, overlooked by Mount Diklo, with Georgian traditional dwellings and medieval Trinity church. Next comes tiny village Diklo and ruins of the old Diklo fortress

Overnight at Guesthouse in Diklo

Trekking: 8.6 km, 4 hours. 

Elevation: ↑691m / ↓719 m

Today is going to be relatively short, but quite demanding hike with steep descend and abrupt elevation gain. On the way you will be crossing Tutareki pass at the elevation 1911 m. Views from the top of the pass are quite impressive. You can see almost all gorge of Pirikiti Alazani and nearby villages. Arrive to village Chigho, ancient settlement of Pirikiti valley with traditional wooden houses. 

Overnight at Guesthouse in Chigho

Trekking: 16.4 km, 6 hours.  

Elevation: 1002 m / ↓1152 m

Today you will have a chance to explore village Dartlo and enjoy by the views of the Pirikiti valley. Situated about 1800 meters above sea level – Dartlo is perhaps one of the most picturesque villages in Tusheti, protected by UNESCO.  Hike up to village Kvavlo and Dano located up above Dartlo and continue our way along the ridge to small village Cheso for overnight.

Overnight at Guesthouse in Chesho

 

Trekking: 18.4 km, 8 hours, 

Elevation: ↑970 m / ↓1070 m

 

From Chesho we will follow a road that goes along the right bank of Pirikita Alazani until arriving to village Parsma. Cross the river Alazani by shaky metal bridge and start hiking up to Nakaecho pass – the most demanding and picturesque part of our journey. Once on a pass take a short detour to climb nearby summit of Mt. Makratela (3092 m asl.) offering one of the most beautiful views of Tusheti valleys. From here the trail descends into the Gometsari valley. Along the way you pass through the villages Dadikurta and Verkhovani. 

 

Overnight at Guesthouse in Jvarboseli

Trekking: 16.7 km , 6 hours

Elevation:  ↑915 m / ↓709 m

After breakfast, we will slowly descend to the river bank, cross the bridge and follow the main road downstream. After about one hour the road crosses a river again and climbs up to Beghela village, where to road foes uphill and enters into the forest. After another hour of walking, we’ll get views of beautiful village Dochu right below on a slope.  Finally we will arrive to Bochorna village – located at 2,345 m  asl. which with a permanent resident population of only one man – is by some considered as the “highest settlement in Europe”.  Here we will be picked up and driven back to Omalo for well deserved rest and farewell dinner. 

Overnight at Guesthouse in Omalo

After late breakfast and some free time in Omalo, we will start driving back to Tbilisi. About Halfway on a road we can make an optional stop near Torgva Baths a tiny managed bathhouse, where it is possible to relax and enjoy warm pool with mineral water. 

Once in Telavi, we will make a stop in one of the local restaurants for a lunch and you’ll have some time to stroll around local farmer’s market as well, before heading back to Tbilisi. 

 

Drop off in Tbilisi.

Inclusions


Included

Transportation:

  • • Transfers with 4x4 Car with professional driver days 1, 6 and 7.
  • • Transfer of luggage between villages Omalo/Diklo/Chigho/Chescho/Jvarboseli by car.

Staff:

  • • English-speaking professional trekking guide service days 1-7.

Accommodation: 

  • • 2 x overnights – Omalo guesthouse.
  • • 1 x overnight – Diklo guesthouse.
  • • 1 x overnight– Chigho guesthouse.
  • • 1 x overnight– Chesho guesthouse.
  • • 1 x overnight– Jvarboseli guesthouse.

 

Catering:

  • • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners during the itinerary per table above. 

 


Excluded

  • • Airplane tickets
  • • Travel insurance
  • • Visa fees
  • • Single room accommodation
  • • Alcoholic beverages
  • • Other personal expenses
  • • Trekking gear such as*:  trekking poles, backpacks, personal water storage.
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  • • *Additional trekking is available for rent upon special request. 

Prices


Prices

Group size Price per adult
Solo € 1,399
2 people € 1,157
3 people € 841
4 people € 683
5 people  € 667
6 people € 650
7 people  € 587
8 people € 540
Online booking deposit*: € 110

 

The above prices (except for solo) are based on two people sharing twin/double room accommodation. Additional charge for single room ("Single Supplement") is: € 70. 

*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: 

How to know which “Operator” to select?

You only need to select Operator name if you have previously communicated with one of our sales agents via phone or email, otherwise please leave it at default.

 

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More Info

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

Cancellation is free of charge prior 31 days of the starting day.
-    The booking deposit 110 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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