Frequently Asked Questions
What should I pack?
45L or more backpack
Hiking boots or sport shoes
Convenient, waterproof clothing
Flashlight with spare batteries
Sunblock and lip balm
Cutlery, cup, and plate
What's the climate like?
The chance that it will rain is 30%, so a raincoat is important but during the day can be quite hot around +20 / 30 degrees. Lowest temperature can get is about 0 / +5 degrees by night. We will stay at nights indoors, but please keep in mind that weather in the mountains is unpredictable, so please check equipment list and come adequately prepared.
What type of accommodation will I get?
We will be staying at family-owned 2-floor guesthouse, with a small cozy yard, and wine cellar where you can try homemade wine. Housewife will take care of our meals and suggest great variety of traditional delicious Georgian cuisine.
Do I need a sleeping bag?
What's included in the cost of the trip?
Our trip price includes:
Transfers to and from Tbilisi Airport.
Meals on the trails and in camp + wine degustation.
Accommodation in camp and mountain shelters on the trail.
Help in equipment planning and gear rent.
Registration for Russian border passing.
Horses with full equipment and guides.
Do I need travel insurance?
We strongly recommend you to get special travel Insurance with stipulations of mountain rescue coverage as well as any medical and/or related costs such as helicopter off the track, hospital care and so on.
Does the tour include international airfare?
Travelers arrive from various countries to our tours and it is not possible to include international airfare in our prices.
How many people can join a tour?
We prefer to keep our groups rather small, usually between 6-10.
What are the age restrictions on your tour?
To travel independently you must be at least 18 years of age. There are no upper age limits as long as you feel fit enough. Children from age 14 are allowed to hike when accompanied by parent or guardian.
Are airport transfers included?
No, but for extra cost we transfer from and to Tbilisi airport. The cost might vary in the range of EUR 15-50 according to the number of passengers.
What type of ground transportation is used on your tours?
Minivans or cars depends on number of participants, but the most important is that our tours are created in a way that you'll spend the least time on the road. Mainly we will hike, a lot, and ride horses.
Who are my travelling companions?
Our groups consist of travelers from various locations and backgrounds but who all share an adventurous spirit. We have lone travelers as well as friends, couples and family in different ages that could vary in the range of 15-55.
How do I pay and what payment methods do you accept?
How fit do I have to be?
Our tours are built in a way that you do not need previous hiking experience, though you do need to be reasonably fit and enthusiastic. As the demands of hiking in the mountains require more energy and strength.
How safe is it?
Our trails are located in a well-maintained Lagodekhi national park. We register there in advance and are guided on the marked routes. In fact in a park along with rangers there are Georgian, Azerbaijan and Russian border guards making the area highly safe.
What about the food?
You will enjoy delicious Georgian cuisine in our guesthouse and local restaurants.
How much free time do I get on tour?
On the last day of our program you'll visit an old city Sighnagi, where after the guided excursion you'll have several hours of free time to walk around and get familiar to city culture. At the evening we'll take you back to the guesthouse where we'll have a goodbye grill party.