SUMMER ADVENTURE TOUR
LAGODEKHI NATIONAL PARK
Spend an exceptional week at the feet of Caucasus mountains, in Kakheti, Georgia. Take a 10 km day-hike to the Gurgeniani waterfall and 48 km 3-day expedition towards Black rock lake near the Russian border at 2950m altitude. Also, ride horses, taste local cuisine, learn differences in wine and discover life in the mountain town - Sighnagi!
Meals on the trails and in guesthouse every day + a glass of wine.
Accommodation in Georgian guesthouse and shelters on the trail.
Guided hikes in one of the most diverse national parks of Georgia – Lagodekhi.
All transport between activities.
Help in equipment planning and gear rent.
Local, English, Russian and Latvian speaking guides.
Registration for Russian border passing.
Horses with full equipment and guides.
Meal and accommodation on arrival and departure day.
What to bring
Travelling and mountain trekking insurance till 3000m altitude. If you do not own it yet, we strongly recommend purchasing specially developed insurance for our tour requirements. Insurance cost - EUR 20.
Money for extra things in grocery stores, souvenirs or any other personal items.
A sleeping bag and a hiking backpack. If you do not have one, you can rent out from us.
What to Know
The nearest airport to Lagodekhi is Tbilisi (146km). Upon your wish, we can arrange airport transfers. Transfer cost - EUR 15.
During the free time of the arrival day, we can organize a wine degustation in a local winery; it is optional and will cost extra.
Additional alcohol can be served at a guesthouse, though it is not included in the price.
Flight tickets are not included in the tour price, as travelers arrive from various countries.
Arrive at the guesthouse, rest and prepare for the active week.
Warm-up hike to the Gurgeniani waterfall (40m high). If weather allows having a picnic and swim. In the evening, preparing for the expedition: split team equipment within participants and pack. Nice evening meal and good night rest.
On the first day, we hike 12 km through the forests and subalpine meadows, gain the height of around 1000m and stay in the first shelter for a night.
Important: to have an ID or a passport is a must, as trail is near the Russian border.
The next day distance - 16 km. Hiking through the alpine valley with breathtaking views towards the lake. There's a chance to see animals like deer, chamois and wild goat; as well as various eagles, grouse and other birds. Second shelter at 2800m altitude.
Trekking distance in the last day of the expedition - 15km, descending into the narrow gorges. Quite rocky and steep pathway, that follows rug terrain through bushes and long grasses. End up the trail transfer back to the guesthouse. Delicious Georgian dinner and well-deserved night rest.
4-6 hours horse riding into the deep forests and along the river heading to the ruins of the medieval castle. In good weather have a picnic with a glass of wine.
Excursion in a small mountain town Sighnaghi (also called as City of love). After, free time to walk around, buy souvenirs, or have a zip of wine in local restaurants. In the evening, grill party at the guesthouse yard.
After breakfast departing.