THE HIDDEN TRAILS OF GEORGIA

Our trek takes you to the beautiful and remote area of tusheti, tucked away in the north-east of Georgia with the snow-capped Caucasus Mountains separating it from Chechnya and Dagestan. We will travel to ecologically sound, still unexplored by travelers' villages and gorges. We will observe the tribal life of tusheti, semi-pagan rituals and impressive festivals, towers & shrines perched on bare cliffs, caves cut into rocks with giddy staircases and local hunters armed with time-forgotten hunting rifles. The life of the people in Georgian mountains and their old history is an adventure itself. We invite you to visit some of the most beautiful parts of the Caucasus Mountains: magnificent views of Mount Kazbek, pure spring waters in Truso gorge, breathtaking horse race in tusheti and fascinating landscapes will be seen in khevi Province. Warm encounters with local inhabitants, traditional Georgian meals, Georgian history and legends await you on your journey through the mountains. This program is a good combination of culture and trekking.


Day 1: Arrival in Tbilisi / overnight Tbilisi
Day 2: Tbilisi Sightseeing Tour / overnight Tbilisi
Day 3: Tbilisi – Tsinandali – sighnaghi / overnight sighnaghi
Day 4: Signagi – Bodbe – nekresigremi – Lagodekhi / overnight Lagodekhi
Day 5: Trekking in Lagodekhi National Park / overnight Lagodekhi
Day 6: Lagodekhi – Omalo / overnight Omalo
Day 7: Omalo – Shenako – Diklo – Omalo / overnight Omalo
Day 8: Omalo – Dartlo – Chesho – Omalo / overnight Omalo
Day 9: Omalo – Telavi / overnight Telavi
Day 10: Telavi – Mtskheta – Kazbegi / overnight Kazbegi
Day 11: Kazbegi Region / Overnight Kazbegi
Day 12: Kazbegi – Juta (Chaukhebi) – Kazbegi / overnight Kazbegi
Day 13: Kazbegi – Truso – Tbilisi / overnight Tbilisi
Day 14: Day 14: Departure
 

Highlights:
Old and New Tbilisi; 18th cc. town of sighnaghi surrounded by the defensive wall; the Tsinandali residence – the first wine factory in Georgia; Lagodekhi National Park; tusheti Protected Areas; the town of Mtskheta (UNESCO site); ananuri Architectural complex; Mt. Kazbek and Gergety Trinity church (14th  cc.); delicious food and wine.