Adventure Tour in Georgia – Climb Laila Mountain 8 Days
Adventure Tour in Georgia is all about adventure: canyoning tour, rafting tour, horse riding tour, exploration of wild cave, 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.
Get acquainted with the unique culture of Svaneti
Have the horse riding toura long Enguri river to its source – the Shkhara Glacier
Explore a wild non-touristic cave in Imereti Caves Protected Area
Experience rafting in Georgia the green canyons of Imereti Region
Have a view towards Europe’s highest summit mount Elbrus while experiencing Laila mountain hiking tour
Descend from the top of the waterfall with ropes – enjoy canyoning in Georgia
Adventure Tour in Georgia Outline:
Day 1: Tbilisi/Kutaisi – Rafting in Rioni gorge – Lezgara
Day 2: Hike to the basecamp for Mt.Lahili
Day 3: Climb the Mt. Lahili
Day 4: Descending from the basecamp – Mestia
Day 5: Cultural Tour of Mestia – Ushguli
Day 6: Horse riding to Shkhara Glacier – Kutaisi/Tskaltubo
Day 7: Cave Explorations in Imereti Protected areas – Kutaisi
Day 8: Canyoning in Kutaisi Region -Tbilisi Evening tour – Airport transfer
We created two adventure tour packages in Georgia. One option is hike to Okrostskali lakes 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 athmosphere.
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 package please Click Here. For counting of the costs please contact us via email or tour booking form. This tour includes various services and is customizable.
Tbilisi/Kutaisi – Rafting in Rioni gorge – Lezgara
In the morning we will drive to Kutaisi and start adventure tour in Georgia. Our first stop will be at Rioni gorge where you will experience 15km rafting in the flowing river. The canyon of river Rioni is full of greenery.
You will feel an adrenaline rush which is an unforgettable experience for you especially if you are together with your family or friends.
After this activity, we will take a break and continue our journey to Enguri Dam. Enguri hydropower plant is the largest in the Caucasus. At the dam we will see a magical mix of the blue water and green forest. Then we will drive to Lezgara – a tiny village at the bottom of the Svanetian high mountain, Tskhumary community. You will have dinner in the guesthouse and recharge your energy before the main adventure which starts the next day.
Overnight in Lezgara.
Lahili summit Trip - Ascent to basecamp
(Distance – 10.6km, Elevation Gain – 2024m, Elevation Loss – 400m)
Hiking (horses carry luggage): difficulty: moderate but long hike - roughly 9 hr;
You will start from the Village Lezgara which is 1250-1300m from the sea level. Crossing a few streams, the path slowly goes up the forested ridge. While following the path we will see the views of Summits Ushba (4,000m), pine forests and shepherds huts – where there is water. Further ascent in the alpine zone and we will have to cross Chizhdi pass 3123m. Finally we will reach the basecamp for Mt.Lahili ascent and you will see a giant Lahili glacier (2850m) looking at you. We will camp there and enjoy sunset.
Overnight in tents.
Lahili summit Trip - Summit Push
(Difficulty: hard from 2850 start; Finish at 4,000)
Some preparation to use equipment may be needed at the basecamp; Climbers must be in good physical condition, in running, hiking etc. Also acclimatization capable.
First we will ascend to Jvari pass (3400) – difficulty 1b (some easy rope climbing) But risk is crisps where you need to be careful not to fall.
From Jvari pass through the crest till Summit there may be more snow and larger crisps. Difficulty – 2A - (Several pitches of easy roped climbing) the second easiest in alpinist grading. After taking a breath and seeing the amazing panorama view, we will descend back to the basecamp.
Overnight in tents (basecamp).
Lahili summit trip - Descending from the summit
(Distance – 10.6km, Elevation Gain – 400, Elevation Loss - 2024m)
Hiking: difficulty: moderate; but long hike; roughly 9 hr;
On this day we will descend from basecamp. The horses will carry our bags. First we will hike up to pass Chizhdi (2850-3123) then descend to the village. As long as you will start early in the morning there is some risk of great views in the morning. Horses will carry the luggage.
Drive to Mestia, overnight in Mestia.
Day in Mestia (Extra day for summit if needed)
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 Lahili summit. 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 from Ushguli to Shkhara Glacier - Kutaisi/Tskaltubo
After breakfast we will continue our adventure tour. 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.
Wild Cave Exploration in Imereti Protected areas
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 visit 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 in Georgia. 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 visit Leghvtakhevi waterfall and enjoy the views of old Tbilisi balconies.
In the end we will taste amazing Georgian food in one of the restaurants in Tbilisi.