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Tour to Tusheti – Tusheti National Park

Georgia
Jeep (4 WD vehicle) Tour , Wild nature , Mountain Tripadvisor
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Total price: EUR 990
  • Discover Caucasus Mountains and Tusheti National Park

  • Historical and centuries old villages in Tusheti region

  • The highest and impressive mountain roads in Georgia, including Abano pass 2 950m

  • Adventure in stunning mountain valleys by Jeep or horse riding

  • The places which are far from the modern civilization

Tour to Tusheti National Park

Tour to Tusheti is unforgettable experience. Tusheti National Park is one of most beautiful places in the world. Tusheti region is famous by its untouched nature, remarkable for the extraordinary beauty of its alpine landscapes and represents greatest importance as a habitat of numerous rare and endemic animal and vegetative species. Places is far from the civilization and mostly wild, that is why it s the most attractive for tourists. The only way to reach Omalo village is through the Abano pass located 2 950m above the sea level and road is available only for 3 months in a year. In the region the only transport is 4x4 vehicles, horse or walking. This tour gives you ability to visit most beautiful locations and use all kind of transport, you will walk, ride and drive. Tusheti National Park includes historical villages, has strong own culture and traditions.

Day 1
TBILISI – OMALO – DARTLO

After breakfast early morning we begin Trip to Tusheti. Along the way we’ll visit Alaverdi Monastery. Switching to 4WD cars and departure for Tusheti. Narrow, dusty road climbs from the lowlands to the 2900m high Abano pass and offers thrilling views into the valley below. On the way we will see Omalo, the largest settlement in Tusheti. After visit of fortified Keselo hill.

Come to village Dartlo - Tusheti’s fairy tale. Located 200km from Tbilisi in a remote Eastern Mountain region of Tusheti, Dartlo represents a dream village, on the beautiful alpine slopes of Caucasus Mountains at the level of 1850m; Tusheti’s Alazani River, lots of homestays, Cafe with a perfect location, camping places, tasty mountain cheese, view to waterfall from the houses and even more Dartlo has to offer. 

Dinner and accommodation at the guesthouse in Dartlo.

Day 2
DARTLO – KVAVLO – DANO - DARTLO (Easy hiking day)

Walking Distance 3.5-4 km one way. Difficulty – easy;

Breakfast. You can do lots of Hiking and walking around Dartlo. But Dartlo itself is one of the most remarkable places in Tusheti owing to its architecture and overall landscape. You can hike village Kvavlo and Dano. It features stone villages, sweeping views, wildflowers and livestock. An automobile road goes from Village Dartlo up to Village Dano, from where it leades to Village Kvavlo. The tower with a pyramid shaped roof overlooks the trail. The village is built on the rocky slopes of the mountain. Sections of it are connected with each other with paths built with stones and rock-cut pathways. 

Overnight and dinner in Dartlo

Day 3
DARTLO - CHESHO - PARSMA - DARTLO (Hiking or horse riding day)

Walking Distance 10km, Difficulty – Moderate, 4 - 5 hours woalking 

Breakfast. In the morning, we will visit other small Tusheti villages by horseback riding or by hiking. We will take a small detour to see the ruins of the village Parsma and Chesho We follow the Pirikiti Alazani river gorge and reach to village Parsma.

You can follow the Pirikita Alazani river gorge and reach to the village Parsma and Chesho (distance about 10 km) You can rent a horse and cover this route. 

Dinner at your guesthouse.

Day 4
DARTLO – SHENAKO - DIKLO – OLD DIKLO - DARTLO (Jeep tour 27 KM & hiking 5 KM)

Walking Distance 5km from Shenako to Diklo; Difficulty – easy

Breakfast. This day of travel we’ll see the most beautiful villages of Tusheti: Shenako, Diklo and ruins of village old Diklo. Drive by 4x4WD car to the direction village Shenako along the Chagma valley. Arrive in village Shenako (2080m). Area is overlooked by mount Diklo, on the southern slope of the Greater Caucasus and is bordering Republic of Dagestan (Russian Federation). There are no towers but there are old beautiful houses with unique balconies, stony roofs, stunning views from balconies and church beautifully standing on the hill which changes color during each season – gradually turns from green to yellow and then white. Explore surroundings of the village Shenako, Visit old church of Holy Trinity (19c) and ancient brewery of the village. Hiking from Shenako to Diklo (5 km one way). Village Diklo is located in Tusheti Protected Areas, specifically in Chagmatusheti on 2150 meters above sea level.Both Shenako and Diklo, are two small villages is very old, they are looking like in XII century, the architect and structure is too much old and houses was built by mountain stones. They are looking great. On the way we are going to visit border of Dagestan, on the border standing old Georgian castle which has big history and every locals if you ask them to tell you story about it they can old you everything in details about 30 Georgian heroes how they was defence 10 days them village from enemy.Along the way to old Diklo we will pass through Alpine meadows and will see most beautiful views of Diklo Mountain 4285m. The ruins of Old Diklo village, impressive natural and agricultural landscape, stunning views of the Caucasus mountains, Ageurta fortress ruins, various bird life, opportunity to taste traditional beer. 

Drive back to Dartlo from Diklo. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5
DARTLO - OMALO – ALAVERDI – CHATEAU IKALTO - GOMBORI – TBILISI

After breakfast drive back to kakheti. You will change a car in village Fshaveli. On the way to Tbilisi, you will see Ikalto Monastery The ruins of the Academy are behind the three churches with evidence of a once thriving wine culture. ‚ It was an academy in a monastery that taught oenology to students 900 years ago. Nowadays, there some plans to make Ikalto once again a center for teaching traditional wine and qvevri making. Nearby Monastery we will visit Chateau Ikalto for rest and wine degustation. Come back to Tbilisi by Gombory pass. End of the tour.

Included
  • Transportation by comfortable sedan, minivan or minibus
  • 4 WD vehicle for Tusheti trip
  • Accommodation in twin / double rooms at the best local guest houses
  • English speaking professional trekking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Winery visit
  • Wine tasting
  • Bottle of mineral water
Excluded
  • International flight tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Single room supplement
  • Tips and personal expenses
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