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Short Trip Tusheti 3 Days

As a private trip?
All our travel offers can also be booked as a private journey to have advantages such as, flexible date choice and individual support of your personal guide. On our private journeys you travel alone or with a private group, e.g. with your family or friends, and have a guide and a driver exclusively at your group’s disposal.

travel date participants
June to September 1 - 6 enquiry »

Route

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Touroperator Tamuna Kuprashvili

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duration: 3 days / 2 nights
tour guide: English-speaking
catering: Half board
difficulty: 3

Medium difficulty, hikes up to 8 successive hours

The three-day short trip takes you over teh Abano Pass to remote Tusheti. Experience teh extraordinary beauty of the mountains in easteern Greater Caucasus, discover the unique tower, medieval villages and the archaic traditions.

Highlights

  • Gombori Mountains and Off-road drive across the Abano Pass
  • Omalo with its Keselo Fortress
  • Mountain villages Dartlo, Kvavlo, Parsma a. Girevi
  • Gometsari Valley
  • Mountain villages Dochu, Bochorma

Program

1Off-road drive to Omalo

Gombori Mountains, Abano Pass (2.926m), Omalo, Keselo Fortress

Journey from Tbilisi across the Gombori Mountains up to Alvani and on in an off-road vehicle into the Tushetian highlands. En route we cross the Abano Pass, the highest accessible pass in Georgia (2.926m) with a breathtaking view to Tusheti in the north and the Kakheti Alazani Valley in the south. We continue our journey to Omalo, where we visit the Ethnographic Museum and the defensive fortress of Keselo.

Driving distance: approx. 200km, time: approx. 7 hrs.
Overnight stay in Omalo (-/P/D)

2Villages and fortress towers of Tusheti

Dartlo, Chesho, Parsma, Girevi, Dano, Kvavlo

Today we take a trip into the Pirikita Alazani Valley to the most important fortress villages: Dartlo, Chesho, Parsma, Girevi. On your right-hand side you see chains of majestic mountains, the natural border to Chechnya. From Dartlo we hike to the settlements Dano and Kvavlo lying high over the river Alazani, with excellently-preserved fortress towers with their characteristic pyramid-shape tops.

Driving distance: approx. 40km, time: approx. 2 hrs.
Overnight stay in Omalo (B/P/D)

3Wildland in Caucasus

Gometsari Valley, Dochu, Bochorma

The final day holds for us a trip to the west into the Gometsari Valley. At first we follow a footpath to the village Bokhorma, the highest-lying village in Tusheti at the altitude of 2.350m. From here you enjoy a vast view onto Old-Omalo and its surroundings. Our next destination is the prominent Tushetian village, Dochu, tucked on a cliffy slope, famous for its age-old, multiple-store balconies.
After the trip we take our journey back to Tbilisi.

Driving distance: approx. 200km, time: approx. 7 hrs.
Board: (B/P/-)

Services

Transfer:

  • According to the programme, in a comfortable minibus

Guide:

  • English-speaking GEORGIA INSIGHT guide

Accommodation:

  • Omalo, family-run guesthouse 2x

Board:

  • Picknick, dinner on day 1
  • Breakfast, picknick and dinner on day 2
  • Breakfast on day 3
  • One bottle of water a day

Entrances:

  • According to the programme

Info

Clothing

Ankle boots with a profiled sole are absolutely enough for hiking. Some monasteries have strict dressing regulations. Ladies have to wear a longer skirt and a headscarf, gentlemen - long trousers (below knee) and a shirt with sleeves (over shoulders). We would recommend you to pack some clothes in classic style for restaurants, Georgians in general, go out very well dressed.

Weather

The temperature in the lowlands from June to august can rise up to 40-45 degrees, sunscreen with high protection factor is strongly recommended. In the mountain regions on the other side, the temperature may get to approx. 20-25 degrees, in the evening it often cools down to 15-20 degrees.

Accommodation in the mountain regions

The accommodation in the mountain regions will be provided in private guesthouses mostly in double- , occassionally in triple rooms. Sometimes several rooms have to share one bathroom.

Long driving distance

Some day-routes require a relatively longer driving distance. Nevertheless, they are carefully planned to be diverse and exciting. You are welcome to have photo stops and/or a picnic en route.

Single room

Generally, single rooms are available everywhere, though limited in the mountain regions. Therefore, we advise you to enquire the availibility in advance, especially during the high season.

Open questions

You can further information under the menu point Travel information and FAQs. Should there be any open questions left, please feel free to contact us by e-mail or phone. We will be happy to answer any further questions you have.

Travel component

The travel offer is meant as a component possible to be done separately or to be integrated in a longer itinerary with other travel components to your choice. Therefore, the standard version of the travel offer does not include the accommodation in Tbilisi. 

Single room in the mountain regions

The  availability of a single room in the mountainous regions is very limited. In case of 8 or more participants, the accommodations will be provided in double or triple rooms.

Price list

participants price per person
6 360 €
5 415 €
4 345 €
3 425 €
2 590 €

all prices incl. a double room
surcharge for a single occupancy: 45 € per person