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Mountains of the East Georgia
11 days hiking tour
Best seasone: July - October
Day to day itinerary
meeting at the airport. Accommodation – 4* hotel. Excursion in Tbilisi
Tbilisi - is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Mtkvari (Kura) River. It is Founded in the 5th century AD by Vakhtang Gorgasali, the Georgian King of Kartli (Iberia), and made into a capital in the 6th century, Tbilisi is a significant industria, social, and cultural center. In recent times, Tbilisi has become known for the peaceful rose Revolution, which took place around Freedom Square and nearby locations after the contested parliamentary elections of 2003 led to the resignation of the Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze.
Spending the night – 4 star hotel
Transport – shuttle
Leaving for Kazbegi and on the way we will visit Ananuri castle and there we will stop in winter resort Gudauri and Cross pass. In the evening we will have hiking during two hours and then we will get near Gergeti Trinity Church. Kazbegi - is a small town in the Khevi region of northern Georgia.
Ananuri castle – Ananuri was a castle and seat of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi, a feudal dynasty which ruled the area from the 13th century. The castle was the scene of numerous battles.
The fortress remained in use until the begininng of the 19th century. In 2007, the complex has been on the tenative list for inclusion into the UNESCO World Heritage program.
Gudauri – is a ski resort located on the southern slopes of The Greater Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia. The resort is situated in the Stepantsminda District, along the Georgian Military Highway near the Cross Pass, at an elevation of 2,196 meters (7,200ft.) above sea level.
The resort offers high quality skiing opportunities. The slopes of Gudauri are completely above the tree line and are best for free-riders and are generally considered to be avalanche-safe. The ski season lasts from December to April. Heli Skiing is also available throughout the season.
Gergeti Trinity Church - (Tsminda Sameba) is a popular name for Holy Trinity Church near the village of Gergeti in the Republic of Georgia. The church is situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri (the left tributary of the river Terek), at an elevation of 2170 meters, under Mount Kazbegi.
The Gergeti Trinity Church was built in the 14th century, and is the only cross-cupola church in Khevi province.
Spending the night – 3 star hotel or guest-house
Transport – shuttle
In the mornining we will arrive in village Juta (2200 meters above sea level). On the way we will visit Sno castle. At 3 o’clock a.m. we will start hike on Chiuxi lower plateau and camp there.
Spending the night – camps (2700m)
Transport – Nivas
Early in the morning we will start hiking on pass "Chauxi” (which level is 3430 meters from sea), then we go down in Abudelauri Lakes and camp there. there are 3 lakes: Green, Blue, White
Spending the night – camps (2600m)
On this day early in the morning we will go down to the village Roshka, where we are met by offroad car and in passing by Bear Cross pass we will visit Kistini castle and then the village Shatili. Shatili is a historic highland village in Georgia, near the border with Chechnya. It is located on the northern slope of the Greater Caucasus mountains, in the historical Georgian province of Upper Khevsureti, which is now part of the modern-day region (mkhare) of Mtskheta-Mtianeti.
Spending the night –guest house
Transport – Nivas
In the morning we will visit Mutso, and then go to the village Xonischala, where we put our luggage on horses and hike on Acutini pass through passing by Xidotani moutain ringe. Mutso is a small village in Georgia. One of the former strongholds of the historic Georgian province of Khevsureti (now part of Mtskheta-Mtianeti region), it is located on a rocky mountain (1880 m) on the right bank of the Andakistskali river.
Spending the night –in tents (3100m)
Transport – LADA NIVA
Early in the morning we will pass Acutini pass (3470m) and down to Kvaxidi, Tusheti district
Spending the night –camp (2200m)
Travelling in Dartlo, Omalo, Shenaqo and Diklo. Arriving back in Omalo. Omalo is a principal village the Tusheti province of Georgia. It lies between the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range and the Pirikita Range of Tusheti. Due to Omalo's high mountain location on the northern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range and the absence of well-maintained roads, it is largely isolated from the rest of Georgia for most of the year.
Spending the night – guest house
transport – LADA NIVA
Travelling in Shenaqo and Diklo. Come back in Omalo
spending the night – guest house
In the morning we leave Omalo with cars and through the Abano pass we arrive in Kakheti. There we visit Alaverdi Church, Shuamta Monastery, Al. Chvachvadze house-museum in Tsinandali and late in the evening we arrive in Signagi. In Signagi there will be fin party. Kakheti – is a province in Eastern Georgia. It is bordered by the small mountainous province of Tusheti and mountain-range of Greater Caucasus to the north, Azerbaijan to the east and the south, and the Georgian province of Kartli to the west. Alaverdi Church – Earliest structures of Alaverdi monastery date back to 6th centuryThe Monastery was founded by the Assyrian monk Joseph (Yoseb, Amba) Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi, then a small village and the former pagan religious center dedicated to moon. Alaverdi is the second tallest, after the recently consecrated Tbilisi Sameba Cathedral, religious building in the country and its height is more than 55 meters. Al. Chavchavadze – (Prince Alexander Chavchavadze (1786 – November 6, 1846) was a notable Georgian poet, public benefactor and military figure. Regarded as the "father of Georgian romanticism," he was also known as a preeminent aristocrat of Georgia and a talented general in the Imperial Russian service.) in Tsinanadali (Tsinandali is a village in Kakheti, Georgia, noted for the estate and its historic winery which once belonged to the 19th-century aristocratic poet Alexander Chavchavadze (1786-1846). It is situated in the district of Telavi, 179km east of Tbilisi.). Sighnaghi (Signagi) is a town in georgia’s eastern most region of Kakheti and the administrative center of the Sighnaghi District. It is one of the country's smallest towns with a population of 2,146 as of the 2002 census. Sighnaghi's economy is dominated by production of wine and traditional carpets. The town and its environs are also known for their landscapes and historical monuments. Sighnaghi has recently underwent a fundamental reconstruction program and has become an important centre of Georgia's tourist industry.
Spending the night – guest house
Transport – Nivas (Omalo-Alvani) and shuttle (Avani-Signagi)
The last day - Departure day
We will come back in Tbilisi and leave for airport
meal – Breacfast
Transfer to the Tbilisi International Airport. Departure.
893 euro per/person (10-12 persons in 1 group)
929 euro per/person (8-9 persons – in 1 group)
1064 euro per/person (4-7 persons – in 1 group)
4 star hotel
Kazbegi – 3 star hotel
Shatili, Tusheti & Sighnaghi – guest house
transport - Mercedes Sprinter;
trasport in mountains with off-road cars LADA NIVA
horses (during the walking for taking the luggage)
looking after horses 1 person for 2 horses
Guide knowing foreign language (English, German, Russian).
meal - FB
Cooker for 3rd – 10th days;
memorable presents for every member
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