Hiking Tour in Tusheti – 6 days

6 days/5 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Breakfast
Age: 0+
Price:
1,946USD

The Highlights of the Tour

Travel to the northeastern part of Georgia, to remote Tusheti region which is one of the country’s most adventurous destinations Cross Abano Pass – one of the the highest and most dangerous roads in Europe Enjoy hiking to Sakheo Range and admire spectacular views Visit Oreti Lake nestled high in the mountains at the altitude of 2650 m Be guest at the hospitable shepherd's house
Hiking in Tusheti

ITINERARY

Introduction

Located in the northeast part of Georgia, Tusheti region is one of the most adventurous destinations in the country. Often reffered to as a "sleepy fairyland" this remote isolated land nestled in the mountains attracts true adventurers from different parts of the world. If you are an intrepid traveler seeking spectacularly under-the-radar off-path corners of the world then we are happy to offer you our Hiking Tour in Tusheti for 6 days. You will have an unforgettable adventure including hiking to medieval villages, visiting historic castles and watchtowers and enjoying dizzying views. 

 

Day 1 - Arrival in Tbilisi

Day 2 - Tbilisi - Alaverdi Cathedral - Keselo Castle - Omalo

Alaverdi - Keselo - Keselo Castle
Early in the morning you will leave Tbilisi and head to Alaverdi Cathedral through the Gombori Pass. There will be a stop for visiting the cathedral which is one of the highest churches (up to 50 meters) in Georgia. Alaverdi is a beautiful example of the Georgian architectural style of the 11th century. Next you will head to Tusheti – an amazing historic region located high in Greater Caucasus Mountains. Here you will get your first portion of adrenaline as you’re going to cross the Abano Pass – one of the most dangerous roads in the World. Next you will visit a small medieval castle Keselo located in the Lower Omalo and the ethnographic museum in the fortress which keeps very interesting exhibits of Tusheti.
Overnight: Hotel in Omalo
Meals: Breakfast
Hiking: 1-2 km

Day 3 - Sakheo Range - Omalo

Day 4 - Oreti Lake - Omalo

Day 5 - Shenako - Diklo - Wine tasting - Tbilisi

Day 6 - Departure

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in European class hotels for 5 nights
  • Meals: breakfast
  • All transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • English-speaking guide/driver service for all days
  • All admission fees

The tour price doesn't include

  • Flights
  • Visa fee
  • Medical insurance

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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Private tour

Any date

from Tbilisi
6
days
Individual

Jun 24, 2023

to Tbilisi

2,162 USD

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Private tour

Any date

from Tbilisi
6
days
Individual

Jun 24, 2023

to Tbilisi
Space left

2+

2,162 USD

TRIP REVIEWS (3)

Frances McGoran

My family and I took this trip in May. The locals warmly welcomed us sharing stories and
challenges of living in such a remote land. The genuine hospitality of these people added an
extra charm to our journey. The guesthouse in Omalo was well chosen, nothing luxurious,
everything was very simple and local, but the breakfast was amazing!
We had 2 guides, Tazo and his brother who were so supportive and professional, and funny.
One of the highlights of the tour was visiting historical castles which have stood tall for
centuries. These architectural marvels not only provided us with a glimpse into Tusheti's history
but also offered panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes that left us humbled.
One potential challenge during the tour was the rugged terrain and unpredictable bad weather.
However, Tazo was well-prepared and provided us with raincoats and hot tea.
Our contact person Zara organized everything smoothly․ Overall, our tour was a great
experience and I highly recommend everyone to use Arara.

19.05.2023
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John & Anne Darwins, Daniel & Lisa Smiths

We would highly recommend Araratour Company to anyone looking for a unique and adventurous trip to Georgia. The hikes were challenging, but the views were absolutely worth it. Also, we especially loved staying in the traditional guesthouses and trying the local cuisine. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly, making sure we had a great time and really made the trip special.

25.10.2022
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Erich Krause

I recently went on the Hiking Tour in Tusheti, and it was an unforgettable experience. The scenery was breathtaking, the hiking was challenging but rewarding, and the landscapes were absolutely stunning. The accommodations were comfortable; however, toiletries and towels were missed from bathroom. The guide was fantastic, providing us with plenty of information about the places we visited and sharing their passion for Georgian culture and history.

09.10.2022
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map-Hiking Tour in Tusheti – 6 days
map-Hiking Tour in Tusheti – 6 days

WHY BOOK WITH ARARA

OWN AGENCY IN ARMENIA AND GEORGIA

With agencies operating in Georgia, we are able to provide clients with the best price and quality services.

GUIDES WITH 8+ YEAR EXPERIENCE

We work only with professional guides and guides who have experience in tourism for more than 8 years. All our guides are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

THE BEST PRICE IN THE MARKET FOR HIGH-QUALITY SERVICE

With Arara you book at first hand from a qualified local Armenian agency. Avoid surcharges applied by intermediaries and save money!

LICENSED AIR CONDITIONED TRANSPORT

We provide our tourists with comfortable air-conditioned transport. All our drivers are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Travelers on the tour mostly from the USA, UK, Australia and Canada

We host over 3,000+ tourists per year. Our clients are mostly from the USA, UK, Australia and Canada. Average age of our travelers is from 45 to 80. Our groups consist of travelers from all genders. There are solo travelers in most of our groups.

Visit to shepherds in the mountains

During the tour, you will pass through pastures where you can meet shepherds, chat with them and be treated to organic food.

TRIP ACCOMMODATION

Lileo (Omalo)

Zemeli Boutique Hotel (Tbilisi)

PACKING CHECKLIST

Documents:

Passport, flight ticket (printed or electronic), insurance, visa (if required)

First aid kit:

bandaids / plasters, special medicine or drugs in permanent use, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, lip balm

Essentials:

Moneybelt, laptop/tablet/phone, chargers, camera with extra memory cards and batteries, outlet adapter

Credit cards and cash:

Credit cards can be used in all capital/big cities at hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, supermarkets, etc. EUR, USD and GBP can be exchanged into the local currency at exchange places and banks.

Dressing:

There are no restrictions regarding clothes; scarf or shawl is advisable for churches (obligatory in Georgia for women)

Spring / Autumn:

long pants/jeans, long sleeve blouses, light raincoat, jacket, comfortable waterproof shoes, umbrella

Summer:

T-shirts, shorts, long sleeve blouses for evening, sandals, umbrella, sun protection, sunglasses, sunhat

Winter:

Warm coat, warm wool sweater, long warm trousers, long boots (waterproof), scarf, gloves

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