Itinerary

Day 1

Kutaisi

Inbound flight to the town of Kutaisi, Georgia (please check options below). Located in West Georgia, the town is a hub for the low cost carrier Wizzair and also the most suitable point to start a trip to the Svaneti area of the Great Caucasus.

Mestia

Transfer (4,5-5h) to Mestia – the „capital“ of the mountain area of Svaneti in Caucasus Mountains and main base for walking and trekking in the Upper Svaneti area. Accommodation at a hotel in town. Wizzair flights from/to Kutaisi*: London Luton – Thursday and Sunday Berlin Shonefeld – Monday, Wednesday and Friday Milan Malpensa – Monday and Friday Thessaloniki – Tuesday and Saturday Warshava – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday *The flights schedule is subject to change so please check the Wizzair website for up-to-date info. Possible inbound to Tbilisi with an additional 4,5h transfer to/from Kutaisi.
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Day 2

Depending on the option: 4,5 to 9h, +500 to +1300 m, 10 to 19 km

Becho Valley

Short transfer to the Becho Valley, the village of Mazeri.

Ushba Waterfalls

Walk up to the Ushba Waterfalls.

Ushba Glacier

Option for a longer walk to the Ushba Glacier. Accommodation in a mountain hotel in Mazeri.
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Day 3

10 h, +1400/-600 m, 14 km. Option for a transfer in the morning in order to save some power

Mazeri

Guli Pass

A strenious day, but a rewarding one – we climb up the panoramic Guli Pass (2960 m), which brings us very close to the rocky walls of the peak of Ushba – a symbolic mountain of the Southern Caucasus. With its 4700 m of height, steep faces and unpredictable climate the peak is considered one of the most difficult ones to climb in Caucasus.

Mestia

Descent to the Koruldi area, drive down to Mestia (45 min). Accommodation at a hotel in Mestia.
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Day 4

4h, +200/-500 m, 7km

Zuruldi chair lift

A relaxing day after yesterday’s challenge: short drive up to the Zuruldi chair lift, ride up to 2400 m.

Zuruldi

Walk along the low, but very panoramic ridge of Zuruldi with a final descent to the remote village of Tsvirmi and approach the area of Tetnuldi.

Tetnuldi

30 min transfer to our accommodation in Tetnuldi. Accommodation at a hotel.
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Day 5

9 h, +700/900 m, 15 km

Tetnuldi

Today we follow the most beautiful part of the popular Mestia-Ushgui Trek. The day offers us a great variety of landscapes – panoramas towards the highest mountain range of Georgia, along with a visit to the remote village of Adishi.

Adishi village

We cross the Adishi River on the back of a horse and climb the pass of Chunderi – the closest point to the main ridge with views towards Adishi Glacier, the Bezengi Wall, the highest peak of Georgia – Schara (5193 m).

Chunderi pass

Khalde village

Accommodation at a local guest house in Khalde village. WC/shower on a shared basis, dormitory rooms.
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Day 6

5 h, +400/-400 m, 8 km

Ushguli

1h transfer to the village of Ushguli, probably the most famous in the area because of its location high up in the mountains, at 2300 m.a.s.l. Walk up to the Schara Glacier and back. Accommodation in Ushguli – a local guest house, WC/shower on a shared basis, dormitory rooms.

Mapchrani

Option for a more strenuous walk up to the Mapchrani Range.
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Day 7

4,5-5h

Mestia

A 3h transfer back to Mestia. A 2h visit to the museums of the town, walk around the main sights. The Historical Museum of Mestia has a rich exhibition that would tell us a lot about the history and everyday life of the local Svan people. The museum of the local alpinist Michail Chergiani will let us see the mountain and the history of alpinism in the area through the eyes of the great climber.

Kutaisi

Visit to Kutaisi. Time permitting, visit to the Gelati Monastery near Kutaisi. Departure flight. Optional extensions: + 3 days: Visit to the capital Tbilisi and the famous Gareja Monasteries at the border with Azerbaycan. Visit to the Black Sea coast – Batumi area. + 5 days: Tbilisi and the area of Mount Kazbek – the Gergeti Church of Tsminda Sameba, one of the symbols of Georgia. The trip is available between July and September.
Day 7
Day 7

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