The high mountain Svaneti is a region located in the North-West part of Georgia. Incredibly, but was no car way to the region before the middle of the XX century. Drive duration to Svaneti in former times was about full-day. The high-quality road was built only one decade ago. Isolation from the big world became the reason that the old traditions and an authentic lifestyle were saved in many parts of the region. You can see that many local houses were built with stones. Farmers use buffalos with sleds on the fields and roads. Also, local families saved many ancient traditions and rituals.
Upper Svaneti is a legendary mountain area with the capital in Mestia township. The local scenery is hitting from the first shoot. Snow mountain peaks are white all year round. The rapid rivers flow along deep ravines. We can’t find the right words to explain to you all about the surrounded beauty correctly. This utterance is valid at the hundred percent: “If you weren’t in Svaneti, you didn’t see Georgia.”
Now, there are all that you need in Svaneti. All kinds of accommodation are available here. You can choose as the cheap guesthouses as the four stars hotels that have big rooms and lovely views from the window. Here there is both an alpine-style township for tourists and authentic villages that hide in the mountains. You find many mountain trails of different grades of difficulty in the Svaneti. Some of them are accessible with the drive on off-road cars, other ones are available with hiking or horse riding only. In the region, there are a lot of old churches, unusual traditions and rituals, also palatable national dishes from pure ecological products.
Several days spent in the Svaneti will be the right choice if you like outdoor adventure.
We will meet nearby your hotel at 8 am to start a drive to Mestia.
The total drive duration will be about 6-7 hours that including stops in beautiful places like Dadiani Palace, the Dam on the Enguri river, the confluence of the Enguri and Khaishi rivers. The last 100 km of the way is a rare and fantastic mountain road. We will arrive in Mestia afternoon. We will accommodate in a local guesthouse or hotel of your choice and will have a walk in the township. During the walk, we can test the pure mineral water directly from the spring located in the Mestiachala river canyon, and also visit the ancient house-museum with Svan tower.
We will drive to Ushguli village the highest point of Europe, where people live all year round. There we can observe the village and also, go on the trek to the root of Shkhara mount (like an option we can do it by horses)
***** If you will have a wish, we can do a master-class of Traditional Svanian kitchen in the local family and dinner here (Price is 40 GEL per person)
Hikking to Chaaladi Glaser. It is easy tracking for all about 4 km stretch.
After hiking we will drive to the Hakhili viewpoint and after start back way to the city about 2 pm
**** If the weather will good we can change the hiking on the Jeep tour to the viewpoint close to Koruldi lakes (Price is 240GEL per group up to 7 persons)
It is a program of the simplest trip to Svaneti. This program helps to see the region without an extra rush. But a better choice is 3 and more days trip if you have free time. You can see many interesting places and scenery like the Mazeri waterfalls, Ushba, Chaaladi, Shara glaciers, etc, the highest mountain village Ushguli, and Koruldi lakes during more longer tour… Also, you can get training in cooking on the local master class, hike along by trails of Mulakhi, Adishi, Becho, etc, etc, etc…
You can connect with our manager to create and confirm another program that is more suitable for you.
The optimal departure time from Batumi is 8 am.
Homing to Batumi from 8 to 10 pm
In Mestia available several types of accommodation
The room price for 2 persons with a bath inside (breakfast included) starts from 100 GEL per night
The dinner price in hotels or cafes of Mestia starts from 25 GEL per person
Tour price is:
1180 GEL per group 1-3 participants ( we use the small 4WD car)
1660 GEL per group in a group of 4 -7 ( we use a minivan)
2840 GEL per group in a group of 8 -16 ( we will use a minibus)
- Professional guide
- Tour organization
PRICE NOT INCLUDES
- Accommodation (from 50 GEL per person)
- Entrance tickets (from 20 GEL per participant)
- Jeep to Koruldi (250 GEL )