Tbilisi – Omalo – Diklo – Dartlo – Parsma – Jvarboseli – Omalo – Tbilisi
You hike with our professional guide in a small group along the passes and gorges in the wild nature of Tusheti. At night you sleep in charming guesthouses located in historic villages dating back long before Christianity.
It’s not a culinary tour, but you will eat and drink the natural and pure traditional food of the Tushetian people made from cheese, dough, herbs, fresh vegetables, potatoes and fish. Healthy salads and soups are provided with every meal. The famous natural teas made from thyme and mint are famous in the Caucasus region. Plenty of fresh water springs throughout the mountains here invite you.
You will get to know the diversity of the Tusheti mountains and the hospitality of its people on this hiking tour. We hope that you will hold this region in your heart forever.
Tusheti is one of the most beautiful and remote regions of the Georgian Greater Caucasus. It’s so off the beaten track, even most Georgian people have never been here.
Tusheti is made up of high mountain ranges that divide the province into four very distinct valleys: Sakhagmo, Pirikiti, Gometsari and Tsovata.
There are about 50 villages in Tusheti. Most of them are only inhabited from June to the end of September. Only about 10-12 families spend the winter here, mostly in Omalo.
The distance is about 68 kilometers over 4 hiking days. Day 4 goes from 2000 meters up to the Nakaicho Pass from 2950 meters and down to 1850 meters at Jvarboseli.
Adventure/Nature/Hiking: 6 days
Number of participants: 4 – 10
Hiking distances per day: 15-20 km, 68 km in total
Altitude: You mainly move at altitudes of 1800 – 3000 meters.
Temperatures: From June to September it is about 15-30 degrees warm in Tusheti. At night around 10-12 degrees. In September at night also up to +5 degrees.
Accommodation: Good local inns, rooms with private bath/toilet, delicious Tusheti cuisine
Packing list: You can find our packing list here
Start of the trip: 9.00 a.m. at Freedom Square in Tbilisi at the Burberry Boutique by the Old Town Hall, link
You can find our packing list here: http://en.kaukasus-reisen.de/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Packing-list-Mountains-T.pdf
A sleeping bag is not required.
Highlights of this tour
- The off-road drive with 4x4 over the Abano Pass
- The mountain village of Omalo
- The famous fortified villages of Dartlo, Parsma and Girevi
- Hike over the Nakaicho Pass of 2950 meters
- 4 hiking days in the most beautiful mountain landscapes of the Caucasus