Welcome to Shatili
From Shatili the road continues 3km northeast then veers south just before the Chechnya border. At the bend, the Anatori Crypts, medieval communal tombs with human bones still visible, sit on a promontory above the gorge: in times of plague, infected villagers would voluntarily enter these tombs and wait for death. The road continues 9km up the Andaki valley to tiny Mutso, where the abandoned old village on a steep rock pinnacle contains several more bone-laden stone crypts. A foot trail continues over the very steep Atsunta Pass (3431m) into Tusheti.