Have a closer look at the spectacular Ushba glacier.
Walk through the legendary and tragic village of Khalde and listen to its story on Audio guide.
Enjoy fantastic view of the most affluent waterfall of Georgia.
Chkhunderi Pass (2655)
Enjoy outstanding panorama views of surrounding mountains and closer views on Adishi Glacier
Walk through one of the beautiful trails of Upper Svaneti. Enjoy views of the Great Caucasus mountains.
During this 5-day self-guided walking tour you will have an opportunity to see one of the biggest waterfalls - Shdugra, get closer to the Ushba Glacier and Adishi Glacier. Moreover, you will pass the ruins of Khalde, and will learn the history behind it from the Audio guide.
4 breakfasts, 4 dinners and 3 lunchboxes for hikes.
4 nights of accommodation in guesthouses of Svaneti.
Audio trail guide.
All transfers between villages according to the itinerary.
Luggage transfers for an extra cost.
GPS maps to navigate.
Pre-departure information pack.
24/7 customer service.
Security phone & local SIM Card upon request.
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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After your arrival, you will have a traditional Georgian dinner and a good rest after a long journey to Svaneti.
Dinner & overnight in Mazeri.
After breakfast in the morning, you will go for a hike to the Ushba glacier. Along the trail, you will see the beautiful Shdugra waterfall. The trail isn’t technically difficult, but it is long and with significant elevation changes (1000 m), so you really need to be in good physical shape to enjoy it. Delicious dinner will be served in the evening at the same guesthouse.
Distance: 24 km. Duration: 10 hrs. Breakfast, lunchbox & dinner, overnight in Mazeri.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Mulakhi and 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: 12.0 km. Duration: 6 hrs. Transfer: 1 hr. Breakfast, lunchbox & dinner, overnight in Adishi.
After breakfast, you will go along the path towards village Khalde. You will cross the river and use horses for that. On the way, you will see and enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of Adishi glacier and its surrounding. You will meet a car in the village Lalkhori, which will transfer you to the guesthouse in Mestia.
Distance: 19 km. Duration: 7-8 hrs. Transfer: 1,5 hr. Breakfast, lunchbox & dinner. Overnight in Mestia
After breakfast, departure.
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.
This tour is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
The tour starts/ends in Mestia, but private transfers can be arranged from/to any city in Georgia upon request as an additional service.
Luggage transfer can be organized upon request while booking the tour.
Add optional experiences in villages at your self-guided walking tour in Svaneti.
To truly immerse yourself in the essence of Svaneti, you need to experience the local traditions up close. Don't miss the famous Svan hat masterclass with Maia who has dedicated her life to preserving her community's unique heritage. Or take a unique chance to make Svan Salt - an intensely aromatic condiment that adds a distinct Svanetian flavor to any dish. Indulge in the preparation and tasting of beloved Svan dishes like Kubdari, potato Elarge, and Chvishtari. But for the most adventurous guests, we offer masterclasses on ancestral gold mining techniques used in Svaneti.