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Hidden Trails of Georgia

A small ancient settlements are scattered throughout this wild landscape with medieval watchtowers and fascinating views of snow-capped mountains, alpine meadows, roaring rivers and waterfalls. Still inhabited dwellings are recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Exploration of this remote part of the world and its preserved traditions will leave you with unforgettable pleasant memories!

  • Regions: Khevsureti – Tusheti – Kakheti – Tbilisi

  • Duration: 12 nights

  • Food: Full Board

  • Accommodation: Tourist Class 2 & Guesthouse, Tents

  • Best Season: From June to early September

  • Group Size: Up to 15

  • Total Trekking Distance: 80 km

  • Elevation: to 920 m up

Overview

Overview

This is a trip to really unique and the most beautiful parts of Georgia – Khevsureti and Tusheti provinces. Of all the regions of Georgia, these are the most ecologically unspoiled and still unexplored by travelers. These ancient settlements are known for their medieval watchtowers, still preserved rituals and customs, fascinating views of snowcapped mountains, alpine meadows, roaring rivers and waterfalls. Unique textiles of Kevsurs & Tushetians are famous for beautifully embroidered stars and crosses symbolizing the sun - the cult of ancient Georgia.

 

This tour will introduce the history, culture and traditions of the people who managed to preserve its national originality, religion and culture, who often fought to maintain their independence over the centuries.

 

The trip starts with sightseeing tour of Tbilisi and continues via Mtskheta - an ancient capital of Georgia, to Khevsureti province and its center – medieval tower- complex of Shatili. Then trek through remote villages and over Atsunta Pass 3431 m. to Tusheti province, which was effectively autonomous as a tribal democracy till 17th century.

The first vehicle in this area was seen only in 1982; till nowadays the road is blocked by snow for 7-8 months a year and there is no electricity, solar energy is an only alternative. Most of Tushetians lead nomadic way of life and move to Kakheti lowlands in winter. However few families stay there year around and you will have a fantastic opportunity to share the table with this brave people – who strongly follow a great and ancient tradition of Georgia - the guest is ‘a gift from God.

 

Better to see it once with your own eyes then hear about it a hundred times!

 
  • Full Board 

  • All accommodation including camping 

  • Horses for carrying equipment  

  • All domestic transfers 

  • 4WD car service 

  • Tour Leader 

  • Tour Guide and assistants 

  • Local Guides 

  • Cook 

  • Tent for Kitchen 

  • Portable Shower & WC 

  •  First Aid Kit 

  • Visa or Visa Fees  

  • Airplane Tickets 

  • Single Supplement 

  • Medical expenses and insurance 

  • Re-booking of hotels 

  • Alcoholic drinks 

  • Special Meals 

  • Trekking Gear 

  • Horses for carrying private luggage  

  • Photographer 

  • Items of personal nature 

  • Extra sites 

  • Items not mentioned in program and detailed itinerary 

  • Make sure to bring with: sun hat, sunglasses, trekking boots, proper clothing & footwear

  • We do advice also: ski poles and raincoat.