Trekking in the Caucasus Mountains, Georgia

Trekking in the Caucasus Mountains, Georgia

Mon 12th Aug 2024

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[The trekking company has clarified that ONLY DAY-PACKS need to be carried for these walks - the descriptions now incorporate this information. There are 8 confirmed participants; the trip is able to accommodate ~2 more participants.] This trip will focus on hiking in the spectacular region of Svaneti in Georgia, in the Caucasus Mountains. Svaneti is arguably the most beautiful part of Georgia and is the country’s primary hiking location. As well as spectacular mountain landscapes, it features picturesque historic villages. We have engaged an experienced local trekking company to guide and provide logistics for a series of three multi-day hikes, with a rest day between each of the three treks. The treks will include some more popular hiking areas (in the region of the Svaneti capital, Mestia, and the settlements of Mazeri and Ushguli) as well as in more remote and less frequented areas (such as Racha and Tobavarchkili Lakes). Accommodation will be a mix of guesthouses and camping. Horses/vehicles will be used to carry overnight and other gear for the treks, so we will be walking with daypacks only. The treks will be physically strenuous, with large ascents and descents. Participants will need to be fit and should have experience doing multi-day walks.

Additional Information

Booking deadline

Fri 31st May 2024

Length

Extra Long

Terrain

Medium

Distance (km or hrs)

3 treks: 56km, 113km, 50km

Ascent

3 treks: 3100m, 7600m, 3600m

Descent

3 treks: 4500m, 7100m, 3500m

Map name

terraQuest Trekking Map, Georgian Caucasus, 1:75000 and others

Terrain information

Mostly on recognised tracks but some days will involve large ascents and/or descents. Will require crossing several 2500+m passes, including one 3100m pass.

Transport information

Own arrangements to Tbilisi or Kutaisi (cheap flights to/from some European cities into Kutaisi). Trekking company will arrange road transport. Pack-horses will be used for carrying camping and other gear and food supplies for Tobavarchkhili Lakes trek and for Lake Udziro (Racha trek). Vehicles will be used to carry this gear for other parts of the treks. (Participants will only need to walk with a day-pack.)

Travelling date

Sun 28th Jul 2024

Accommodation options

Base-camping Lodge-based

Accommodation information

Local guesthouses and camping - bookings and arrangements to be made by trekking company. Meals will be provided in guesthouses when staying there.


A multi day backpacking or base-camping activity with overnight gear required.

Date and Time

Start: Mon 12th Aug 2024
Approx Return: Fri 30th Aug 2024
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