Breathtaking 8 Days Adventure Tour Georgia – Trek to Okrostskali Lakes
Adventure Tour Georgia is all about adventure: canyoning tour, rafting tour, horse riding tour, cave exploration in Georgia, even wine drinking and one focus trip. What could be the most beautiful, wild and unforgettable area to hike in a short time in Georgia – real gem and the answer can be two or more.
Ride the horse along Enguri river to its source – the Shkhara Glacier
Explore a non-touristic cave in Imereti Caves Protected Area during Georgia caves tour
Enjoy the beauty of Abkhazian nature from the Georgian controlled territory
Descend from the top of the waterfall with ropes – canyoning in Georgia
Do real backpacking in Georgia, real ,,into the wild” adventure in the mountains of Caucasus
Experience rafting tour in Georgia in the green canyons of Imereti Region
Adventure Tour Georgia Outline
Day 1: Kutaisi/Tbilisi – Rafting in Rioni gorge – Zugdidi
Day 2: Trekking to Okrostskali lakes
Day 3: Hike to the lake(s) and back to campsite
Day 4: Return from the lake
Day 5: Cultural Tour of Mestia – Drive to Ushguli
Day 6: Horse riding to Shkhara Glacier – Drive to Kutaisi/Tskaltubo
Day 7: Cave Explorations in Imereti Protected areas – Kutaisi
Day 8: Canyoning in Kutaisi Region – Tbilisi Evening tour – Airport
We created two adventure tour packages in Georgia. One option is Okrostskali lakes hike which is one of the wildest area in Georgia, less touristic, remote and very impressive.
You will camp at very high waterfall in Ormeleti valley and climb up the lake which is the source of that waterfall and enjoy its beautiful color and paradise-like atmosphere.
The second option is to hike to Mount Laila – Laila climbing tour. This mountain climbing can be considered equal to hiking as it is only short section which is technical and it is easily managable by well experienced and very fit hiker.
From Lahili you could see all summits of Svaneti and even Elbrus, the glacier is very beautiful and you reach 4000 meters.
Then you will explore some of Svaneti and its unique culture, meet people and drink, eat, enjoy being a regular tourist for a day. In the end this tour has it all. Recommended for those who want to experience extreme lifetime adventures in Georgia.
For the other version of the tour please Click Here. For counting of the costs please contact us via email or tour booking form. Adventure tour package in Georgia includes various services and is customizable.
1100km – Driving
30km – Hiking
Kutaisi/Tbilisi - Rafting in Rioni gorge - Zugdidi
In the morning we will drive to the Zugdidi area – center of the Samegrelo region. We will visit Rioni gorge where you will experience rafting in the wild river. The canyon of river Rioni is full of greenery. You will get unique emotions which will keep in your memory as an unforgettable experience for you especially if you are together with your family or friends.
Afterwards we will drive to your hotel. Overnight in Zugdidi.
Trekking to Okrostskali lakes
(Distance: 12km Elevation Gain - 900m, Elevation Loss - 280m)
Our goal is to trek to Okrostskali lake (Silver water lake) which is in the mountains near Svaneti and Abkhazia on the Georgian side. This lake is truly off the beaten path, one of the most beautiful and exotic destinations in Georgia, absolutely a must visit if you love nature and alpine lakes.
To start trekking we will drive to Khaishi area, then we will drive by jeep or big Soviet truck in Ormeleti river gorge to shorten the distance to the lake. Then we get out of the car and start hiking. We will need to follow an abandoned jeep road, then the area with higher vegetation and lots of flies, cross the river, pass an abandoned cottage and reach the majestic area between huge rocks. The hike is quite adventurous and truly into the wild. The camping site is just below the lake, at the waterfall flowing from the lake.
Overnight in tents.
Hike to the lake(s) and back to campsite
(Distance - 5km, Elevation Gain/Loss – 400-500m)
Today we need to ascend to the lake. This is quite hard as 400m elevation is in a very short distance on a grassy stony steep terrain. Then we can enjoy the turquoise color of Georgia’s one of the most beautiful lakes. Rest take photos, have a picnic and go back to the campsite.
Overnight in tents.
Return from the lake
(Distance - 12km Elevation Gain - 280m, Elevation Loss - 900m)
This day we return from The lake to the car, have a car ride back then drive to Drive to Mestia.
Overnight in Mestia.
Cultural Tour of Mestia - Drive to Ushguli
In the morning we will start visiting the sightseeings of Mestia. This day can be used as an extra day in case of bad weather for Okrostskali lakes trek. Firstly, we will hike to Chalaadi glacier (Distance – 5km, Elevation Gain/Loss – 350m). We will follow a path in the valley of Mestiachala river and reach the glacier in the heart of the Caucasus mountains.
Then we will visit Hatsvali cable cars and reach the upper station. From the top the view is magnificent - you will see the amazing view of the Svanetian region and breathe the fresh air of the high mountains. After that we will visit one of the best museums of Georgia - Mestia Museum where you can explore a rich collection of icons, jewelry, ornaments, etc.
Then we will drive to Ushguli - one of the highest settlements of Europe with a permanent population. Ushguli is the face of Svanetian culture, there you will find Svanetian towers, which are listed in the Unesco world heritage, used as defensive structures, behind which is the highest peak in Georgia, Shkhara(5193m) . We will enjoy the sunset looking at Shkhara summit from the Virgin Mary small church – Lamaria.
Overnight in Ushguli.
Horse riding to Shkhara Glacier - Drive to Kutaisi/Tskaltubo
After breakfast we will continue our adventure tour in Georgia. We will start riding the horses in Ushguli and follow the path next to Enguri river. Finally we will reach the source of Enguri river - Shkhara Glacier where we will take amazing pictures and enjoy divine scenery. Horse riding is classical - mountains on each side, river flowing next to us and Shkhara summit in front of us. Then we will return to Ushguli from where we will drive to Kutaisi or Tskaltubo.
Overnight in Kutaisi/Tskaltubo.
Cave Explorations in Imereti Protected areas - Kutaisi
In the morning we will visit the Imereti protected areas. There we will get all the equipment and dress up for an amazing experience - to Visit the cave and start exploration. We will be provided with flashlights, equipment (headcover), clothes and high felt boots. It can take from 3-4 to 10-12 hr to explore depending on your motivation and interest. After this adventure we will drive to Kutaisi.
Night in Kutaisi/Tskaltubo.
Canyoning in Kutaisi Region - Small Winery or Tbilisi Evening tour - Airport
This day we will do canyoning – extreme adventure which we can do in Kutaisi region – once in a lifetime experience. Depending on the season ( level of water whether it is appropriate) it can be Dzmuisi canyon. Duration of canyoning here is 4 hr.
This canyon is 3.5 km long, it is located near Kutaisi in village Dzmuisi at the elevation of 1200m while the low point is at 600m. Waterfall has a height of 25m. After hiking the canyon, you can rappel the waterfall from different heights.
Then we will depart for Tbilisi/Kutaisi airport. If your airport is Kutaisi we will first visit the small exotic village to visit the family winery where we will taste delicious Georgian dishes, taste locally produced wine and chacha.
If your airport is Tbilisi then you will get back to Tbilisi and have a nice evening walk.
We will visit Old Tbilisi district - pedestrian glass and steel bridge with bow design - Peace Bridge, Mother of Georgia’s monument which we will reach via cable car and Narikala Fortress - the main defensive structure of the city. Then we will walk to the main symbol of Tbilisi - the sulfur baths. Afterwards we will reach Leghvtakhevi waterfall in the heart of Tbilisi and enjoy the views of old Tbilisi balconies.
In the end we will taste amazing Georgian food in one of the restaurants in Tbilisi.