Wild Georgia

Suggested Itinerary

Overview

Located on the northern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains, Tusheti is a remote part of the country accessed only by one dirt track. The area is now recognised as a protected landscape and is managed by the 

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Suggested Itinerary

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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Day 1 ARRIVE TBILISI

Day 1 ARRIVE TBILISI

On arrival into Tbilisi you will be greeted by your Wild Frontiers representative and transferred directly to your hotel for check in.

Sharden Hotel

Day 2 TBILISI - ANANURI - STEPANTSMINDA

Day 2 TBILISI - ANANURI - STEPANTSMINDA

This morning you will drive up the famous Georgian Military Highway to Stepantsminda in the Kazbegi region. Stop on the way at the Ananuri architectural complex. Built in the 17th century, the two churches and the fortress overlook the Zhinvali water reservoir. Arrive in Stepantsminda where this afternoon you will set off on foot to probably one of Georgia’s most famous settings, the Gergeti Trinity Church, set against the backdrop of Mount Kazbegi. The walk takes you up through beautiful woodland valleys and on to the famous 14th century church where you can enjoy some stunning views, before returning to the valley for the evening.

Diana Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 STEPANTSMINDA - JUTA - MOUNT CHAUKHEBI

Day 3 STEPANTSMINDA - JUTA - MOUNT CHAUKHEBI

Setting off through the spectacular Sno Valley this morning, we’ll travel by road to the remote village of Juta (2165m). En route we can spot the famous Giant Stone Head Sculptures, created by local artist Merab Piranishvili to help immortalise Georgia's great poets. Cut off for six months of the year and surrounded by glorious mountain scenery, Juta provides an unforgettable glimpse into traditions and times long past. It is also the starting point for a pleasant walk to the foot of Mount Chaukhebi where you will camp tonight. The route in itself is not considered to be particularly challenging but does climb to around 2550 metres and provides some magical vistas along the way. 
Walking time: Approx. 3hrs
Ascent/descent: 560m/130m

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 MOUNT CHAUKHEBI - ABUDELAURI PASS - ROSHKA

Day 4 MOUNT CHAUKHEBI - ABUDELAURI PASS - ROSHKA

Setting off today you will climb Abudelauri Pass and be rewarded with an amazing panorama of the Caucasus. Then descend to the colourful Abudelauri Lakes; one green, one blue and one white. The glacial lakes are crystal clear and the surrounding Chaukhi Mountains make it the ideal destination for a picnic. From the lakes, walk to the village of Roshka, one of the highest villages in Europe, for your overnight camp.
Walking time: Approx. 7-8hrs
Ascent/descent: 800m/1200m

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 ROSHKA - SHATILI - MUTSO – ARDOTI

Day 5 ROSHKA - SHATILI - MUTSO – ARDOTI

Today will be spent exploring some of the villages of this fascinating region by 4WD, including Shatili, located in one of the most remote corners of the Caucasus. Not accessible in winter, but still inhabited by a dozen families, this historic highland village with its fortress-like flat-roofed buildings is located close to the Chechen border, on the northern rise of the mountains, guarding the north-east corner of the country with its 60 towers. Continuing on you will explore Mutso, located on a rocky mountain on the right bank of the Andakistskali River and home to approximately 30 medieval fortified dwelling units, now abandoned, whereas Ardoti village, located above the Andaki River, is home to the Ardoti fortress, which was one of the strongest fortifications to confront attacks in the area. Dinner and overnight at a camp near Ardoti.
Walking time: Approx. 3hrs
Ascent/descent: 100m/0m

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 ARDOTI - ATSUNTA PASS

Day 6 ARDOTI - ATSUNTA PASS

Another full day of hiking. Following breakfast, your hike will take you through alpine forest and along a river to the foot of the Atsunta Pass.
Walking time: Approx. 6hrs
Ascent/descent: 120m/0m

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 ATSUNTA PASS - KHAKHIDA

Day 7 ATSUNTA PASS - KHAKHIDA

Hike along a zig-zag route through the Atsunta Pass, an impressive mountain pass speckled with colourful wild flowers and river bridges. The difficult climb will ascend around 600 metres to reach the pass, but it will be well worth it. Here you will have a picnic lunch before descending into the Tusheti National Park. After a long day of hiking, arrange your tent for the night beside the village of Khakhida.
Walking time: Approx. 6-7hrs
Ascent/descent: 600m/95m

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 KHAKHIDA – GIREVI

Day 8 KHAKHIDA – GIREVI

Awaken to the beautiful and undisturbed mountain scenery. The trek today brings you through more stunning scenery whilst crossing several tiny rivers and bridges to Girevi, part of the Pirikiti community and the last inhabited village in the gorge. The route will be dotted with beautiful scenery and centuries old towers. You will encounter shepherds with their sheep en route, who may offer you cheese and bread. Upon arrival in Girevi set up camp to rest before your next hike.
Walking time: Approx. 6hrs
Ascent/descent: 250m/650m

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 GIREVI - PARSMA – DARTLO

Day 9 GIREVI - PARSMA – DARTLO

This morning hike to the picturesque village of Parsma, along passing Chesho, Dano and Kvavlo. Built in the middle ages, the stone towers still stand today and in Parsma the tower was built in a peaceful time by a Kist father-son from Bauli, like many of the towers in the region. Continue to the heritage village of Dartlo, where you will check into your guesthouse accommodation.
Walking time: Approx. 6hrs
Ascent/descent: 600m/850m

Dartlo Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 DARTLO – DIKLO

Day 10 DARTLO – DIKLO

Dartlo is often described as a “village-museum” due to the traditional houses and buildings crafted with stone walls and slate roofs. The village includes beautiful medieval towers, wooden carved balconies and offers marvellous landscapes of the surrounding area. After spending the morning exploring the village, walk to your guesthouse in Diklo. Climb up to the Old Diklo fortress for a fantastic view of the surrounding mountains.
Walking time: Approx. 6.5hrs
Ascent/descent: 640m/300m

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 DIKLO - OMALO - KONDOLI - TELAVI

Day 11 DIKLO - OMALO - KONDOLI - TELAVI

This morning you will be driven to Omalo, considered the main hub of the Tusehti region, before saying goodbye to the Greater Caucasus and setting off towards Telavi, snaking along the mountain roads, crossing over the Albano Pass, the highest drivable mountain pass in the Caucasus. Enjoy a picnic lunch en route, and eventually reach the valleys of Kakheti. Here you can visit a local wine producer and can observe the traditions and culture of the region as well as taste the wines, before ending our day in Telavi with a delicious local dinner.

Rusiko's Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 TELAVI - TBILISI

Day 12 TELAVI - TBILISI

Drive back to the capital this morning and enjoy a full day exploring old Tbilisi, a charming town built along the twisting valley of the Mtkvari river. Walk through narrow streets past colourful houses and patterned balconies, ancient domed sulphur baths and bustling daily markets. Take in some of the city’s most beautiful sites, before delving into the historical museum to discover why Georgia is known as the land of the Golden Fleece. Enjoy a final evening of delicious Georgian food and wine. 

Sharden Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 DEPART TBILISI

Day 13 DEPART TBILISI

Today you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport in time to catch your onward flight.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT'S INCLUDED

13 days from £4,230

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

WILD MILES

This tour will earn you 4406 Wild Miles

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Wild Miles Club

When you book a trip with Wild Frontiers you are awarded points, which are based on the return distance from London to the arrival city of your trip. Points are awarded for all our holidays, including both our escorted group tours and tailor-made trips. When you accrue points, you will qualify for the following discounts on all future bookings:

Blue More than 10,000 points 2.5% discount
Bronze More than 30,000 points 5% discount
Silver More than 45,000 points 7.5% discount
Gold More than 60,000 points 10% discount

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is per person, based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

Positive Impact of this Trip

Tree
Ten trees are planted per passenger on this trip
Community
Supports Wild Frontiers Foundation community projects
Wind Turbine
A contribution to renewable energy projects

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WHY WILD FRONTIERS?

Meet the expert, Natalie

Natalie is our Causcaus expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

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Georgia has so many highlights and captivates all that visit, but the food and wine must be top of the list! You’ll feast plenty but be sure to try your hand at making some traditional dishes too.

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