Trekking: 12.7 km, 4 hours. Elevation: ↑ 560 m/ ↓ 640 m.
After breakfast we begin our adventure and start trekking north toward village Dartlo. At the begging of the trail, we’ll have a quick stop at Keselo - small 13th c. fortress located just above the village of upper Omalo. Locals used the fortress to protect themselves from the invading Mongols and later raids by Daghestani tribes.
In about 2 hours, we are going to reach Ghele viewpoint, situated on top of the main ridge divining Tusheti national park. In the past, it was the place where the elders of local communities would meet to discuss important issues. From here the road starts descending down to the valley of Pirikita Alazani river until reaching village Dartlo. Situated about 1800 meters above sea level – Dartlo is perhaps one of the most picturesque villages in Tusheti, protected by UNESCO.
Overnight at Guesthouse in Dartlo