5 Days Easy Family Trekking Tour in Svaneti (Car supported)
330 EURper person
Easy family trekking tour in Svaneti for elders, kids or people with no hiking experience. Discover Svaneti without difficult paths and high elevation gains.
Family Trekking Tour in Svaneti Outline:
Day 1: Hike from Hatsvali to Tsvirmi
Day 2: Hike from Tetnuldi Resort to Adishi, to the Adishichala viewpoint
Day 3: Hike from Davberi Village to Ushguli
Day 4: Explore Ushguli, Shkhara Glacier short hike
Day 5: Shdugra waterfalls hike/horse riding
For this family trekking tour in Georgia it’s possible to have only a driver to save costs. The driver will provide GPS tracks, will explain the route of Svaneti easy trek tour, will take luggage from guesthouse to guesthouse, take guests to the Starting points of each hike and pick up.
Without a driver this Caucasus trekking tour in Svaneti is impossible since simplification is possible just because this route is driver assisted. However, if the budget allows, it would be fine to get a guide as well.
For the costs of the tour including driver, with or without guide, including mountain guesthouses you can fill in the tour booking form.
You will need to arrive in Mestia to start this easy trekking tour in Svaneti. It is recommended to arrive by train to Zugdidi, then share a taxi from Zugdidi to Mestia. You can book Mestia accommodation on your own and notify us name. You will be picked up from there on the day we start 5 days easy walking in Svaneti.
Learn more about Svaneti in our article – Svaneti (more than a travel guide)
Hike from Hatsvali to Tsvirmi
(Distance - 8.2km, Elevation Gain - 235m, Elevation Loss – 683m)
In the morning we will drive to Hatsvali Cable car. We will make it to Mentashi with cable cars and start easy trekking to Tsvirmi. Path to the picturesque village is full of breathtaking views on some of the most prominent peaks of Caucasus such as Ushba, Tetnuldi, and Layla. The hike will be easy and panoramic. In case it will be difficult for the family, the driver will wait at Hatsvali resort for some time to make sure you have a chance to return. However, there will be no problem to make it to Tsvirmi.
After the hike we will drive to Zhabeshi to sleep in better accommodation. Tsvirmi accommodations are basic. Anyway it is also possible to stay there.
Overnight in Zhabeshi
Hike from Tetnuldi Resort to Adishi, to the Adishichala viewpoint
(Part 1: Distance - 3.2km, Elevation Loss - 660m)
First we will drive to Tetnuldi resort and take a look at the beautiful landscape of the mountains and breathe the fresh air of Svaneti. From there we will start hiking to continue family vacation in Georgian mountains to Adishi. Trail is fully marked. Soon we will reach one of the fascinating villages of Svaneti Adishi village where we will have lunch.
(Part 2: Distance - 11.5km Elevation Gain/Loss - 380m)
After lunch we will take horses. At least one horse or horses for all. Horses must cross the river and enjoy the view of the most popular and beautiful glacier in Svaneti - Chkhutnieri glacier, the one which is a photo highlight of every Svaneti trekking tour. However, one horse is also enough to cross the river and it can be perfect for a kid or family member who is not a good hiker.
When we reach Adishichala river, we will cross it by horse and go up one field to enjoy the view towards Chkhutnieri glacier - just an extra 100m elevation gain to have the best view over Chkhutnieri glacier. Then you will need to cross the river back and make it back to Adishi where the driver will drive you to Iprali, the village across the mountain.
Finally, we will drive to Iprali.
Overnight in Iprali.
Hike from Davberi Village to Ushguli
(Distance - 7.3km, Elevation Gain - 550m, Elevation Loss - 280m)
After breakfast we will drive to Davberi village via the dirt road. From there we will start an easy hike to Ushguli - the highest permanently inhabited village in Europe, located at 2200 meters above sea level. The route is beautiful with amazing mountain landscapes around. We don't have to walk on dirt roads so driver will pick you up at the beginning of the car road.
Overnight in Ushguli
Explore Ushguli - Shkhara Glacier Short Hike
(Distance - 4.65km, Elevation Gain/Loss - 300m)
In the morning we will drive to the amazing Skhara glacier. We will reach by car very near and then do a very easy short hike to approach it and see the birthplace of Enguri river.
Later we could just relax in a cafe, visit tower museum in Ushguli, eat famous kubdari(meat pie), but In case of interest you can do a short and steep hike to the stone medieval Queen Tamar tower. Svanetian towers are the main symbol of the traditions of this region. (Distance - 2.13km, Elevation Gain/Loss - 260m)
Finally we will drive to Mazeri. Overnight in Mazeri
Shdugra Waterfalls Hike/Horse Riding
(Distance - 8.64km, Elevation Gain/Loss - 630m) (If you take horse distance - 2.7km Elevation Gain/Loss -360m)
Our easy trekking tour in Svaneti continues to Shdugra waterfalls to discover Georgia's tallest waterfall which makes a constant rainbow. We have two alternatives, one is to hike to the Shdugra waterfall (To the bridge and border post by horses, then walk ascent), we will need approximately 4 hours. Another option is to have a shorter walk or horse riding in the amazing Mazeri area, which will be 1-2 hours activity. Both of the options are amazing experiences to try during family trekking tour in Svaneti.