Day1. Arrival in Tusheti

06:00 a.m. – Pick up from Tbilisi. We will continue our way to Tusheti, on Abano mountain pass you will have time for rest and taking photos.

After having settled in a guesthouse, you will visit the Visitor Center, where you will find an unusual view of several villages and get information on the natural and cultural values of protected areas.Dinner and a nice evening in the guesthouse.

Day 2. 

09:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast and visits in Diklo and Shenako.We will see the village in Shenako and the 19th-century cross-type church of St. Georgebuild by schist and calcareous mortar. In Diklo we will see the village and Old Diklo as well as the fortress. The only way to get to this structure, which is fused with the rock and located on the steep slope, is the narrow path located on the south. It was the fortress and residence place as well at the same time. Very little indeed remained of the old glory due to the enemies and time, but based on the ruins, walls, towers, and the fractured fence it seems to be a well built and strong building. Thanks to the steep slopes, the castle is almost impossible to reach. The dry-stone walling principle even nowadays makes the visitors enthusiastic. Diklo was the most outlying village, and the fortress, with its strategic location, split the role of the gorge guard. This gorge made it possible to communicate with Dagestan, which in many cases was not good-neighborly.7:00 p.m. We will return to the guesthouse.

 

Day 3. Pirikita Tusheti

09:00 a.m – 10:00 a.m After breakfast, you will see Pirikita Tusheti. We will see the village of  Dartlo, Dartlo Fortress ruins of the XIX century church, two mausoleums located on Dartlo graveyard, and the old Sanhedrims. At the end of the XVIII century, The main judge's position was occupied by the daughter of the prominent hero of the popular Tushi Devdri Anta, she was distinguished by wisdom. Yes, this position was occupied by a daughter. In old Tusheti shrewd and an intelligent woman had a great reputation.The village of Kvavlo is located on the rocky mountain slope, we will see the pyramid-shaped roof towers.In the village of Parsma, we will see the fortress and the complex of the St. George icon and icon of St. Theodore.In the village of Girevi, we will see a five-story tower, built by schist and located on the rock.08:00 p.m. Return to Omalo in the evening, dinner and rest. 

 

Day 4. Horse tour on the lake of Oreti

09:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. After breakfast, you will go in the direction of Oreti lake.10:00 a.m – 06:00 p.m. From the lake Oreti, you can see the beautiful views, from there almost the whole Tusheti can be seen. There are two endemic species in the area of the Oreti lake- Caucasian black grouse and Caucasian snowcock. While traveling on the Oreti lake, you can see a deer, gazelle, bear, rarely wolf and lynx. Their footprints can be observed on the path. The lake of Oreti is particularly beautiful in May and June.08:00 p.m. After the picnic and relaxation on the lake of Oreti, you will return to the hotel in the evening, where you will be able to taste Tushetian traditional cuisine.

Day 5. Gometsari gorge

09:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. After breakfast, you will visit the extremely beautiful gorge of Gometsri.The village of Bochorna - the highest inhabited village in Europe, it is located at 2345 m above sea level.The village of Dochu, as of the late medieval architectural building, was granted the status of a cultural heritage monument.Zemo Omalo Fortresses, Omalo historic district in Tusheti - Keselo is a fortress-village. Today there are seven towers. In the village there are two shrines and a beer boiler building, there is an ethnographic museum in one of Keselo's tower, where Tushian household items and weapons are presented.18:30 p.m.  After dinner you will go to Tbilisi.

Tour period: June, July, August, September

Duration of the tour: 4 nights / 5 days

Tour Type: Cultural-Cognitive

The difficulty of the tour: Moderate

Transportation mood: 4 WD

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Distance from Tbilisi: 280 km in one direction

Horse riding distance: 18 km in both directions.

The tour inclusions:Accommodation;

Horse

Horse guide;

Transportation;

Breakfast, dinner.

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