Hiking in Svaneti

  • Type of trip
    Active trips, hiking
  • Length
    8 days
  • Level of difficulty
    Average (average or good physical form; comfortable footwear)
  • Recommended season
    June - end of September
  • Min. amount of guests
    6
  • Note:
    Tour takes place using off-road vehicles (4x4)
  • Bestil

Hiking in Svaneti

Hiking in Svaneti

  • Type of trip
    Active trips, hiking
  • Length
    8 days
  • Level of difficulty
    Average (average or good physical form; comfortable footwear)
  • Recommended season
    June - end of September
  • Min. amount of guests
    6
  • Note:
    Tour takes place using off-road vehicles (4x4)
  • Bestil
Day 1. Arrival to Tbilisi International airport.

Transfer from the airport and check-in in the hotel. Free time. Evening walk and dinner (depends on the arrival time).

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 2. Rikoti Gorge and Ubisa temple.

Breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast we’re leaving Georgian capital and driving up to north-western part of the country. We will drive 60 km along the motorway that connects Georgia’s western and eastern parts.

Ubisa Temple, built in IX century, is known due to its unique paintings, dated back from XIV century.

Prometheus Caves – an underground formation, consists of 17 caves with stalactites and stalagmites. Our route covers visiting of 6 of them. The deepest is 80 meters, the caves are up to 40 meters high, the temperatures inside are stable – up to +14 degrees Celsius.

The monastery complex of Gelati is the biggest religious building in the western part of Georgia, built in the XI century by king David IV.

Overnight in Kutaisi.

Day 3. Enguri Reservoir

Breakfast in the hotel. Today we’re continuing our trip to Georgia’s most beautiful yet most mysterious region – Svaneti. But first on our way there we will visit Enguri Reservoir, world’s second biggest concrete arch dam, with the most breathtaking landscapes and views around it. Afterwards we’ll continue our way to Svaneti. We’ll arrive to the region’s capital city – Mestia – and have a free evening in the city.

Overnight i Mestia.

Day 4. Tetnuldi glacier.

Breakfast in the hotel. Today we’re going to explore Adishi mountain village during our 12 km hiking trip up to Tetnuldi glacier (Tetnuldi is Caucasus’ 10th highest peak as well as one of Georgian biggest skiing resorts). We will return from our hiking trip late in the afternoon and have a free evening in the city of Mestia.

Overnight in Mestia.

Day 5. Chalaadi glacier.

Breakfast in the hotel. Today we will explore several exciting places. We will start from the Museum of Svaneti – a big ethnographic museum with a impressive collection of old manuscripts, weapon, coins, icons and different artifacts.

Afterwards we will take a 6 km hike to Chalaadi glacier – the highest point on the slope and Tetnuldi mountain (3200 m above the sea level).

Overnight in Mestia.

Day 6. Shkhara mountain.

Breakfast in the hotel. Today we will visit one of world’s highest mountain settlements – Ushguli mountain village – and Lamaria temple, built in the IX century. Afterwards we’ll take a 7 km hiking trip to Shkhara mountain – the highest peak of Georgia.

Overnight in Mestia.

Day 7. Transfer to Tbilisi

Breakfast in the hotel. Today we are leaving the beautiful Svaneti and returning back to Georgian capital city – Tbilisi – where we will spend our evening in the city and have a farewell dinner in one of the traditional Georgian restaurants.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 8. Departure day.

Today we will have to say “Goodbye” to beautiful Georgia.

Transfer to the airport. Departure from Tbilisi International airport.

We want to show travelers a destination on the edge of Europe, which most of the people would probably miss but everyone deserves to see – we will also show that a travel company can support the local community in the country that is being offered as a destination. We dedicate 5% of our revenue as a donation to organizations working for and with the community and the unique nature, as well as using the locals as the most important partners on our travels.
There is an opportunity to visit a dog shelter, hear a presentation from the creator of a local home for sick children and visit rare, hidden natural and cultural gems such as monks who still produce wine by an ancient, UNESCO preserved method. You can, as a group, choose to visit one of the sites mentioned above instead of one of the activities according to the program, or choose it as a supplementary activity.