Hiking through the gorgeous mountains of Great Caucasus will give you the most incredible travel experience of your life and opportunity to meet new people. Svaneti is the paradise for nature lovers, the place that you will never forget. From the glaciers to ancient towers will let you feel yourself in the fairytale. You will be hiking to the most beautiful trails and meanwhile, feel the spirit of Georgian history and culture, participating in Georgian folk dances.
ItineraryDay 1: First Impression - MestiaStop At: Enguri DamAfter 3 hours of driving from Batumi or Kutaisi you will reach Enguri DamDuration: 30 minutesPass By: Mestia Tourism Information CentreAfter seeing Ennguri dam you will appear to the magical place of Greater Caucasus, we will drive through the beautiful mountains of Svaneti region with several stops for photo shooting. Arriving in MestiaStop At: Chalaadi GlacierHiking to Chalaadi glacier.Difficulty: easyDistance: 6 kmAltitude change: 200 mDuration: 3 hoursDuration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: Traditional Georgian dinner in the guesthouseAccommodation included: Overnight at the guesthouse in Mestia with nice rooms & delicious Georgian foodDay 2: Ushba WaterfallsStop At: Mountain Ushba, Mestia, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti RegionHiking to Ushba waterfallsDifficulty: moderateDistance: 8 kmAltitude change: 400 mDuration: 4 hoursDuration: 5 hoursStop At: Mikheil Khegiani House Museum, Mestia, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Regionvisit the museum of Mikheil Khergiani, legendary Georgian climber. Climb inside the old towerDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • Dinner: In the restaurant with Georgian folk showAccommodation included: Overnight at the guesthouse in Mestia with nice rooms & delicious Georgian foodDay 3: Shkhara GlacierStop At: UshguliOff-road driving from Mestia to UshguliDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Shkhara Glacier, Ushguli, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti RegionHiking to Shkhara glacier.Difficulty: easyAltitude change: 300 mDistance: 15 kmDuration: 5 hoursDuration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Dinner: Traditional Georgian food in the guesthouseAccommodation included: Overnight at the guesthouse in Ushguli with delicious Georgian foodDay 4: Ushguli - UNESCO World Heritage SiteStop At: UshguliWalk around the ancient village of UshguliDuration: 2 hoursStop At: LaMaria Church, Ushguli, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti RegionVisit Lamaria church in Ushguli, travel back from Svaneti to Batumi or KutaisiDuration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.