Ushguli and Mestia Hiking Tour is a trek to far-flung destinations in Georgia’s northernmost reaches. Lose yourself in discovery of the ethnically endangered Svan settlements of Ushguli and Mestia and find repose at Zagari Pass and Chalaadi Glacier as you hike the Caucasus. During this 3-day hiking tour in Svaneti region, you’ll overnight in mountain villages and experience history come to life through museums, churches and personal encounters with an ancient culture.
Ushguli settlement in Georgia’s Svaneti region lays claim to fame as the highest village in all of Europe and one of the most remote communities in the country. Along with regional capital Mestia, the towns are regarded among the most mysterious, gorgeous and culturally distinct treasures in Georgia. Nearby, the history and location of Zugdidi provides a curious link between Georgia proper, Abkhazia, the minority Svan population and, believe it or not, even Napoleon Bonaparte himself.
Arrive to Ushguli (2200 meters), one of the most remote settlements in Georgia. Ushguli highlights include:
After breakfast, depart Ushguli and drive to Mestia (50km, 2hrs). Upon arrival in Mestia, enjoy some free time before your guided tour of the following: