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Trekking in Svaneti: Mestia-Ushguli Trek

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Tbilisi, Georgia

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking

  • Price
    From: $540 USD per person
  • Duration

    6 Days

  • Avg Distance

    58 km Trekking

  • Starting Location

    Tbilisi, Georgia

  • Price Includes

    All Transportation. Trekking guide Camping Equipment. Accommodation at Guesthouses

  • Notes

    The best period for this trekking tour is from June till October. The duration can be extended by adding hiking and other activities in Svaneti. This tour can be combined with other tours in Georgia.

Highlights

  • Upper Svaneti is an outstanding example of an exceptional mountain landscape composed of highly preserved villages with unique defensive tower houses.
  • Ushguli is the highest permanent settlement in Europe (2200 m) with the outstanding mixture of mountainous landscape and the medieval-type towers.
  • Chkhunderi pass (2655m) offers majestic panorama views of the picturesque Adishi Glacier
  • Shkhara glacier is located near Ushguli. You can hike or ride a horse. (8 km one way) We follow upstream of the river Enguri towards Shkhara peak.

Trip Info

Trekking from Mestia to Ushguli in Svaneti is the most popular and beautiful trekking tours in Georgia country. Hiking day after day through flower-strewn alpine meadows, over alpine passes, with one of the highest mountains in Caucasus – Shkhara (5152 m), Janga (5059, Tetnuldi (4858m), Ushba (4710), you will enjoy some of the most picteruesque scenery in Caucasus. This 6-days trekking trail is also exceptional, it offers overnights at local guesthouses in remote villages of Svaneti. The villages in this region have unique architectural style and are included in the UNESCO world heritage sites. With soaring mountains, gorgeous trails, the most autectonic and most preserved centuries old towers and houses, trekking from Mestia to Ushguli is an exhilarating trek that lives up to the highest-class reputation.

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