8 Days Tusheti to Kazbegi Trekking Tour – Trekking Omalo – Shatili – Roshka – Juta – Stepantsminda
760 EURper person
Tusheti to Kazbegi Trekking Tour consists of two parts – the first is classical Omalo to Shatili trek which is long trek of the old shepherd´s path connecting Tusheti region with Khevsureti. It features beautiful mountain scenery as well as with traditional villages dominated by stone towers.
Tusheti to Kazbegi Trekking Tour Outline:
Day 1: Tbilisi-Omalo (Omalo)
Day 2: Traverse of Pirikita Ridge (Girevi)
Easier Alternative: Dartlo to Girevi via villages.
Day 3: Girevi to Kvakhidi (camp 1)
Day 4: Kvakhidi to Khidotani (camp 2)
Day 5: Khidotani-Mutso, transfer to Shatili (Shatili)
Day 6: Shatili-Roshka transfer (Roshka)
Day 7: Roshka to Juta via Sadzele pass (Juta)
Day 8: Juta-Gergeti Trinity- Truso Valley walk-Gudauri-Ananuri-Tbilisi
During the trekking tour in Georgia, you will be supported by packhorses. After getting to Shatili you will be transported to Roshka from where you will across beautiful Chaukhi Mountains. In the end you will have a chance to visit the iconic Gergeti Trinity church and walk in the abandoned and beautiful Truso valley during Kazbegi hiking tour.
In this Omalo to Kazbegi trekking tour you will fully experience the beauty of Eastern part of Georgia’s Caucasus mountains in 8 days. Unforgettable Experience is Guaranteed.
✅ Professional Guide
✅ Transportation during the tour and petrol
✅ Horse support for luggage for Omalo to Shatili section, car support for Shatili to Stepatsminda section.
✅ Pickup from Tbilisi hotel and end in Tbilisi hotel. Possible to drop off in Stepatsminda in the end of the tour
✅ 2 nights camping and camping food, Guesthouses with breakfast dinner and lunch box
✅ Khinkali Workshop
✅ Camping gear except for sleeping bag
❌ Travel insurance
❌ Sleeping bags (can be rented if necessary)
❌ Snacks and alcoholic beverages
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From Tbilisi to Omalo
At the beginning of the trekking tour in Georgia guide will pick you up in Tbilisi and transfer to Alvani. Lunch in the village, switching to 4WD cars and departure for Tusheti. Narrow, dusty road climbs from the lowlands to the Abano pass at the elevation 2900m and offers thrilling views into the valley below. Descent to Omalo, the largest settlement in Tusheti. In the afternoon visit of fortified Keselo hill.
Dinner and accommodation at the guesthouse in Omalo.
Traverse of Pirikita range
After the breakfast, transfer to Ghele meadow, the meeting place of the elders of local communities. From there, climb onto the top of Pirikita ridge which separates the largest valleys of Tusheti. Traverse of the ridge - if the weather is good, there are great, 360° views of the whole Tusheti as well as of the prominent peaks to the north such as Diklo, Komito and Dano. Reaching of Nakle-Kholi pass and the steep descent to another beautiful village, Parma. Dinner and accommodation in Girevi.
From Girevi to Kvakhidi meadows
In the morning, short walk to Girevi, last inhabited village in the valley and pick up of permits at the local border post. Trekking deeper into the mountains, passing the abandoned settlement of Chontio. The trail mostly traverses the alpine meadows high above the river, but from time to time descends also into the river gorge.
Camping at the Kvakhidi meadows (2600m).
Crossing of Atsunta pass
The most impressive and difficult day of the trek. After crossing a river for several time, the final climb to the Atsunta pass starts - first through the meadow, then on the shales. The pass is one of the most scenic places of the whole trek since it offers great views on both Tusheti and Khevsureti. Descent from the pass onto the Khidotanis ridge. Traverse of the ridge - great views in all directions, especially onto Mt. Tebulo, the highest mountain of Tusheti.
Camping on the Khidotanis ridge.
From Khidotanis ridge to Shatili
Walk to the end of Khidotanis ridge and steep dewcent into the Khonischala valley. Walk to the ruins of the Mutso fortress, exploration of the site. Transfer to the Anatori necropolis (“Houses of the dead”) and after the visit of the site, transfer to Shatili.
Dinner and accommodation at the Shatili guesthouse.
Transfer to Roshka
The road passes abandoned settlements such as Guro and Kistani, climbs to 2600m high Datvisjvari pass and descends into Lower Khevsureti. Eventually, it leaves the mountains near Zhilvali reservoir, some 50km north of Tbilisi.
Overnight in Roshka.
Hike to Juta village
After breakfast, we will start hiking tour in Juta. We hike towards the imposing Chaukhi massif (3688), known as the "Georgian Dolomites", passing colored Abudelauri lakes (most notably blue lake) we will eventually climb to the 3068m high Sadzele pass, which separates the Khevi region from Khevsureti. From here, we will descend to Juta village.
Overnight in Juta.
Gergeti Trinity church & back to Tbilisi
In the morning, we leave Juta and reach Gergeti trinity by jeep, enjoy the scenery of Mt Kazbek. Then we will have short Khinkali making workshop accompanied by chacha (Georgian vodka). Then we will get a ride to the Kvemo Okrokana village to make a 2-3 hours long hike to the travertines in the abandoned Truso valley. After returning to our cars, we will ride back to Tbilisi. On the way we will make stops at Russo-Georgian Friendship monument in Gudauri, then cross the 2379m high Jvari (Cross) pass and make a stop at Ananuri fortress.