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Wild Georgia

Tailor Made Itinerary

13 Days From £2,495

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

  • Explore more remote parts of Kazbegi National Park and visit one of the highest villages in Europe
  • Enjoy wild camping in some of the region’s most spectacular scenery
  • Trek the beautiful Tusheti National Park, home to remote villages and medieval fortified dwellings
  • Marvel at the different coloured Abudelauri Lakes - one green, one blue and one white
  • Meet with local rural communities and sample delicious homemade cuisine
  • Visit the 6th century David Gareja, with its painted caves and dramatic views across to Azerbaijan

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 - STEPANTSMINDA - JUTA

DAY 2: TBILISI - STEPANTSMINDA - JUTA

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 for your first and short walk up to the 14th century Gergeti Trinity Church. Take in your surroundings as the walk back to the village of Juta, where you will camp nearby.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: JUTA - SADZELE PASS - ROSHKA

DAY 3: JUTA - SADZELE PASS - ROSHKA

Leave Juta village, 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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: ROSHKA - SHATILI - MUTSO - ARDOTI

DAY 4: ROSHKA - SHATILI - MUTSO - ARDOTI

Today will be spent exploring some of the villages of this fascinating region, including Mutso and Ardoti. Mutso is located on a rocky mountain on the right bank of the Andakistskali River and it is 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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: ARDOTI - ATSUNTA PASS

DAY 5: 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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: ATSUNTA PASS - KHAKHIDA

DAY 6: 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 900 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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: KHAKHIDA - GIREVI

DAY 7: 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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: GIREVI - PARSMA - DARTLO

DAY 8: GIREVI - PARSMA - DARTLO

This morning hike to the picturesque village of Parsma. Built in the middle ages, the stone tower of Parsma still stands today and 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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: DARTLO - DIKLO

DAY 9: 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.  

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10: DIKLO - OMALO

DAY 10: DIKLO - OMALO

Today you will follow the Pirikita Alazni River to the village of Omalo, the centre of the Tusheti Region. You will stay in a guesthouse tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11: OMALO - TELAVI

DAY 11: OMALO - TELAVI

Begin today on four-wheels as you snake through the mountain roads leaving Tusheti region behind, crossing over the Albano Pass, the highest drivable mountain pass in the Caucasus. Enjoy lunch in a restaurant on the way before arriving in Telavi. Meet your host family and get to know them over a delicious dinner. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12: TELAVI - DAVID GAREJA - TBILISI

DAY 12: TELAVI - DAVID GAREJA - TBILISI

In the morning you travel to David Gareja cave complex (6th century) located in a stark, semi-desert landscape. After seeing Lavra Monastery, you will walk up to Udabno Monastery to enjoy its wonderful painted caves and dramatic views across to Azerbaijan. You will have a picnic lunch before driving to Tbilisi for your final night in Georgia. Have a lovely final dinner in a Georgian style restaurant.

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

Superior

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

WILD GEORGIA (13 DAYS) £2,495

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.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
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

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is 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.

START PLANNING YOUR TRIP

Our team of experts have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you plan your adventure of a lifetime.

WHEN TO GO

WHY WILD FRONTIERS?

Meet the expert, Natalie

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

Speak to Natalie by calling
+44 (0)20 3944 6258

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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