Georgia Trekking Tour – 9 Days Trekking Georgia country
490 EURper person
Georgia trekking tour is specially designed itenerary for groups and adventure companies who want to sell trips to groups of hikers interested in Georgia. It is Perfect Plan for those who want to trek in both Svaneti and Kazbegi and dont have lots of time.
Look at the valley of the mystical mountains from the panorama of Gudauri.
Take a walk in the heart of the mountains in the Truso Valley
Experience best treks in Georgia country – hike to Gergeti Glacier, reach the birthplace of the river from the ice of Georgia’s one of the notable summits.
Visit the Bronze Age cave town of Uplistsikhe
See Svaneti from the top of Hatsvali
Visit magical Chalaadi Glacier
Hike between highland villages Adishi, Iprali and Ushguli crossing mountain passes
Enjoy amazing sunset in Ushguli at the foot of Shkhara summit
Visit the Georgian modern city – Batumi tour
Georgia Trekking Tour Outline:
Day 1: Tbilisi Tour, Night in Tbilisi
Day 2: Military road sights -Truso valley walk – night in Stepantsminda
Day 3: Kazbegi – Gergeti glacier hike- Night in Tbilisi
Day 4: Uplistsikhe – Winery visit-Motsameta Monastery– night in Kutaisi
Day 5: Kutaisi-Mestia – Hatsvali cable cars– Chalaadi Glacier
Day 6: Hike from Adishi to Iprali – transfer to Ushguli, night in Ushguli
Day 7: Hike from Ushguli to Gorvashi pass- night in Zugdidi
Day 8: Batumi Tour, night in Batumi
Day 9: Free time in Batumi (Or Mtirala National Park hike) – Transfer back to Tbilisi
Hiking tour package in Georgia includes some of most important cultural sightseeing on the way between two trekking areas and ends with Batumi visit and relaxation at black sea coast with an option to do the last but very exotic walk in tropical area of Georgia.
We will start Georgia trekking tour from Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia which is a combination of European, Asian, and Caucasian cultures. Newly built pedestrian glass and steel bridge with bow design - Peace Bridge is an attraction that should not be missed in Tbilisi. It will be our first destination.
Our next destination will be the Mother of Georgia’s monument. We will reach this sightseeing with a cable car. The monument is located on a hill overlooking the entire city. Photos taken from this place are always unforgettable. After enjoying the view we will visit Narikala Fortress - the main defensive structure of the city.
The main symbol of Tbilisi is the sulfur baths so this will be our next destination. Ottoman’s period bathhouses and sulfur smell around will immediately make you feel the vibe of old Tbilisi. Through this amazing atmosphere, we will reach Leghvtakhevi - a 14m high waterfall in the heart of Tbilisi and enjoy the views of old Tbilisi balconies in the shade and fury of the waterfall.
The day will end with Georgian gastronomy and art. You will taste delicious dishes accompanied by Georgian music and traditional dances. After this unforgettable experience you will spend the night in Tbilisi.
MIlitary road sights -Truso valley walk - Stepantsminda
In the morning, we leave Tbilisi and head north into the mountains along the Georgian Military Highway. We will make stops at Ananuri fortress and Russo-Georgian Friendship monument, then cross the 2379m high Jvari (Cross) pass. Afterward, we will leave the main road and after a short off-road ride, will leave our cars at the Kvemo Okrokana village to make a 4-5 hours long hike in the abandoned Truso valley. After returning to our bus, we will ride to the Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) town, where we will enjoy dinner and spend a night in the hotel. Overnight in Stepantsminda.
Kazbegi - Gergeti glacier hike- Tbilisi/Mtskheta
In the morning, we will ride a car to Gergeti Trinity. Iconic Mt Mt.Kazbek (5.047m) peak - 3rd highest mountain in Georgia stands behind the Gergeti Trinity church which is top on to-do list if you come to Georgia. Then we climb the Kazbegi massif towards the foot of the Gergeti glacier. If the weather cooperates, we will enjoy stunning views of surrounding mountains dominated by the summit. After a long ascent, we will make it to the ridge and see the glacier. Beyond the glacier, there is Betlemi Hut which is the highest (3,653 m) located building in Georgia. Its history takes origin as far back as in the 20-ies of the last century, when it was decided to build a shelter for first Georgian alpinists, who started mastering the new routes. We will not reach the basecamp, we will go back to our cars, descending to Stepatsminda and then Driving to Tbilisi.
Overnight in Tbilisi.
Uplistsikhe – winery visit - Motsameta Monastery - Kutaisi
After the breakfast our destination will be Uplistsikhe - an ancient rock-hewn town, which contains structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages. We will travel back in time while exploring this sightseeing. The daily life of ancient Georgians will be revived in front of your eyes in this open-air museum.
Before we will make a stop in a small village winery. You can not leave Georgia if you dont taste Georgian wine, but it is worth checking it with professionals so you can learn about winemaking techniques. Even if you are not interested in wine, lunch with winemakers is something worth to experience.
Afterwards we will visit Motsameta Monastery. The monastery complex, built in the 8th century in honor of the memory of the great Georgian warriors, is built on a steep cliff next to the river Tskaltsitela. At the end of the day we will arrive in Kutaisi.
Overnight in Kutaisi.
Kutaisi – Mestia – Hatsvali cable cars – Chalaadi glacier
On this day we will drive towards the Svanetian mountains to reach Mestia - The center of the region.
After arriving in Mestia we will visit Hatsvali cable cars and reach the upper station on the mount Zuruldi(2347m). From the top the view is magnificent - we will enjoy the view of main Caucasus ridge and its notable summits: Ushba and Tetnuldi. Then we will hike to the amazing 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.
Overnight in Mestia.
Hike from Adishi to Iprari - Ushguli
(Distance - 18.7km, Elevation Gain - 860m, Elevation Loss - 1069m)
In the morning we will transfer to Adishi and then we will hike from Adishi to Iprali.
We will trek deeper into the valley, towards Adishi glacier, then we will need to cross the Hadishichala river by horses, Then cross picturesque Chkhutnieri pass (2655m) - which offers great views of surrounding mountains and the Adishi glacier. Then we will descend to Khalde village which was a hero village, the only village to stand against occupation in the 19th century.
At the end of the day we will be transferred to Ushguli - the highest permanently inhabited village in Europe, located at 2200 meters above sea level.
Overnight in Ushguli.
Ushguli – Gorvashi Hike
(Distance – 9km, Elevation Gain/Loss - 810m)
After breakfast, we will continue trekking Georgia country and have an amazing opportunity to hike one of the viewpoints around the village. The most popular trail heads south, towards the Gorvashi pass. One of the best things about the climb is watching how the mountains of the Greater Caucasus range appear behind us.
After this hike we will drive to Zugdidi – central city of the Samegrelo region.
Overnight in Zugdidi.
After breakfast we will drive to have a tour in Batumi - one of the most popular and visited cities in Georgia. While walking in the beautiful streets of Batumi, we can visit Piazza Square, take unforgettable photos with the statue of Medea on Europe Square. We can also take a walk along Lake Nuri Geli and the Neptune Fountain. Then we will visit the seaside boulevard in Batumi. We see the remarkable sights: the Alphabet Tower on which all Georgian letters are depicted, the statue of Alice and Nino - lovers from the famous Caucasian bestseller novel embracing each other. We will go to the fish market where you buy freshly caught sea bass fish and have it fried for you.
Overnight in Batumi.
Free time in Batumi (Or Mtirala National Park hike) - Transfer back to Tbilisi
After free time in the city, in the afternoon we will have a lunch all together and drive back to the capital Tbilisi.
Alternatively, we could do short hike in the morning in Mtirala National Park before driving back to Tbilisi. There we will walk to the Tsablnari waterfall (28m). It is wet and moist air, nature is so green and exotic, it feels tropical. Mtirala means crying, so this is the mountain with the highest amount of precipitation in Georgia. Chestnut forest trail which passes through the lake and waterfall is an easier hike in nature and will occupy only half of your way (only 7km). Colchic box trees, a variety of flowers, picnic spots, exotic villages, you will find yourself in the wonderland.