SELF-GUIDED MESTIA-USHGULI TOUR
Have a best views of 3 breathtaking glaciers of Caucasus range in Svaneti.
Have a closer look at the oldest towers and visit the Khergiani museum in one of them.
Stay at one of the highest continuously inhabited settlements in Europe and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Chkhunderi Pass (2655)
Enjoy outstanding panoramic views of surrounding mountains and Adishi Glacier.
Visit the high mountain grasslands of Upper Svaneti and walk the most popular Mestia-Ushguli trek through deep green valleys flanked by jagged peaks. Have a closer look at Svan towers clustering together dated back to the 12-13th centuries or even older.
You will have a glimpse of the Chalaadi, Adishi and Shkhara glaciers, hike over Chkhunderi pass (2655m) and stay overnight in Ushguli - the highest permanently inhabited community in Europe (2200 m).
7 breakfasts, 7 dinners and 4 lunchboxes for hikes.
7 nights of accommodation in guesthouses of Svaneti.
Audio trail guide.
All transfers: from/to Tbilisi and between villages.
GPS maps to navigate.
Pre-departure information pack.
24/7 customer service.
Security phone & local SIM Card
Audio trail guide
Unique chance to listen to an exclusive audio guide during your self-guided tour. Learn the history of Svaneti, get insight into cultural highlights and the natural splendor of the area.
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In the morning, you will be picked up in Tbilisi and transferred to the mountainous region of Svaneti. After a long ride, you will arrive in Mestia - the administrative capital of Svaneti. You will rest in the evening, have a traditional Georgian dinner, and overnight in the guesthouse.
Transfer: 8 hrs. Overnight in Mestia.
After breakfast in the morning, you will go for a hike to the Chalaadi glacier. This beautiful and undemanding walk will take you through the forest to the foot of a glacier. After the walk, you will be transferred back to Mestia, where you will have free time for sightseeing in town and visit museums to get familiar with the traditions and culture of the Svaneti region. Delicious dinner will be served in the evening at the same guesthouse.
Distance: 5.0 km. Duration: 3 hrs. Overnight in Mestia.
After breakfast you will start hiking to Mulakhi. It will take you through a meadow and forests. You will ascend to the viewpoint where you get panoramic views of Tetnuldi (4858 m), Laila (4008 m) and Ushba (4710 m). Later you will be passing through small villages surrounded by old towers that will lead you to your guesthouse in Mulakhi community.
Distance: 15 km. Duration: 6-7 hrs. Overnight in Mulakhi.
Today you will continue walking into the wilderness, ascend to Tetnuldi ski resort and have a nice walk through alpine meadows that will take you to Adishi village (2,040 m above sea level). You will have a delicious dinner in the evening and a good night's rest in the local guesthouse.
Distance: 10 km. Duration: 6 hrs. Overnight in Adishi.
After breakfast, you will go along the path towards village Khalde. You will cross the river and use horses for that. You will start ascending to Chkhunderi pass (2655m). On the way, you will see and enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of Adishi glacier and its surrounding. After enjoying the stunning mountain views, you will descend to the valley of the Khaldechala river, from there the easy trail will take you to Iprali village. You will have dinner, and a good night's rest in Iprali.
Distance: 17 km. Duration: 8 hrs. Overnight in Iprali
After breakfast you will go through villages and forest, the dirt road, in the end, will bring you to the highest permanent settlement in Europe (2200 m) and UNESCO World Heritage Site - Ushguli, located at the foot of Shkhara (5193 m) - Georgia's highest and Europe's fourth highest mountain. You will have time to relax in the evening or explore the village.
Distance: 12 km. Duration: 6 hrs. Overnight in Ushguli
After breakfast, you will take an easy day walk to the foot of the Shkhara glacier and the springs of Inguri river. You will walk the same way back, and you will be transferred back to Mestia, have a traditional Georgian dinner and overnight in the guesthouse.
Distance: 20 km. Duration: 6 hrs. Transfer: Overnight in Mestia.
After breakfast, departure to Tbilisi.
Transfer: 8 hrs.
WHAT TO BRING
Travelling and mountain trekking insurance till 3000m altitude.
Money for extra things in grocery stores, souvenirs or any other personal items.
A daily backpack for essentials. If you do not have one, you can rent it out from us.
WHAT TO KNOW
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.
WHAT DO GUESTS SAY ABOUT THIS TOUR?
Check out our guests' reviews of summer adventure tours, Hear feedback about their experiences with us.
“So I got to share this incredible experience with the most amazing group of people, we did an expedition in the Georgian Caucasus Mountains trekking up to 3000 metres, seeing Black Rock Lake, averaging about 6-8 hours a day for the week, stayed in the wilderness, rode horses, hiked and climbed up to a waterfall, ate the most delicious food and wine, stayed with the most welcoming host family, shared some beautiful moments together making friendship bonds for life. Thank you to all who were a part of this little journey with me, if you ask me, I would say every human needs the wilderness to feel alive, free and well just plain happy 😊 We were also lucky enough to be a part of their new promo video, very grateful indeed! Nino and Pavels are the perfect pair to show you everything they know in Georgia, they have a relaxed friendly vibe and really show their passion with nature. I can't recommend them enough, sure to have a life-changing adventure!”
— Stacey, UK
“Last week was my first experience with Camp Caucasus and first experience with mountain camping in general. In this case the organisers showed a high level of professionality organising these kind of camps. 1) organizational part was up to point; 2) organisers communicated with us properly before the camp to inform what to bring with us/what not to bring/what to expect/ what we will eat etc. in all aspects so I felt prepared; 3)in mountains we can never predict the weather percisely and I liked that organisers were open minded to change something in our scedual so we don't miss the most beautiful sights. 4) One thing I did not prepare myself was that the hiking in mountains was actually hard for me ( and I'm trained :), so be prepared physically. Another thing I did not prepare myself was generosity of Georgian people and a LOT of tasty food there. 🙃”
— Madara, LV
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