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Trekking Tour in Georgia


Day 1: Arrival in Tbilisi

Tour of Mtskheta - Tbilisi

 

Mtskheta- Due to its historical significance and several cultural monuments, the "Historical Monuments of Mtskheta" became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. As the birthplace and one of the most vibrant centers of Christianity in Georgia, Mtskheta was declared as the "Holy City" by the Georgian Orthodox Church in 2014.

Svetitskhoveli- Cathedral - First church was built in 4th century. Afterwards during the centuries it became the largest and the most impressive church of Georgia. Christ's mantle is buried here, which was brought here from Jerusalem. The church is in the UNESCO world heritage sites.

Holy Cross Monastery – Jvari Monastery - is a Georgian Orthodox monastery of the 6th century. There are picturesque views of Tbilisi and Mtskheta from monastery territory. Nowadays Jvari monastery is an active church and monks live there.

 

Tbilisi - is an ancient capital of Georgia, sunny and beautiful. It was founded in 5th century AD by the Georgian King Vakhtang Gorgasali. Nowadays Tbilisi is the main industrial, cultural and social center of Georgia. During its existence it was invaded and restored more then 40 times. Image of old Tbilisi is like no other city in the world. Tbilisi possess a special atmosphere. Tourists walk in Tbilisi with groups or individually. In the street you can see exhibitions of paintings as well as observe souvenirs made by handymen. There always teaming life: bars, pubs, nightclubs, live music, wine bars, billiard halls, casinos and music till the morning.

We offer a list of attractions that you can see during being  on tour in Tbilisi:

Old Tbilisi and Sulfur Baths - Foundation of Tbilisi is related to Tbilisi sulphure baths. According to a legend, King Vakhtang Gorgasali discovered these sulphure baths while hunting. So the name Tbilisi derives from Georgian word "Tbili", meaning warm.

Narikhala fortress - Is built in the 4th century. It was occupied by Iranians, North Caucasian, Byzantine and  Arab conquerors in various periods of time. Nowadays Church of St. Nikoloz built in 13th century, is located within the castle.

Metekhi Church - It was built in 5th century when Vakhtang Gorgasali was the king of Kartli. You can see breathtaking wiev from Old Tbilisi.

Trinity Church -is the biggest cathedral not only in Georgia, but also in a whole Caucasus region. The height of cathedral is 100 meters. There are located 12 other churches inside the church. Great ecclesiastical relics are kept there. Among them is a unique manuscript of the Gospel written during 1984-2004.

 

Dinner at Tbilisi Restaurant , Folk show

 

Overnight stay at a hotel in Tbilisi

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Day 2: Tbilisi - Ananuri - Kazbegi - Tbilisi

Breakfast at the hotel

 

Ananuri- Is a castle complex of 17th century on the Aragvi. It includes a small and a large church with a dome and chaple. The complex is located next to the Jinvali reservoir (built in 1971),wich serves as one of the largest hydro-electric power station.

Khazbegi- Kazbegi is a village in the northern Georgia, and most popular among hikers. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains. There is a unique view from Kazbegi (5047m)and from Kazbegi Gergeti’s Trinity erected  on mountain, which is located opposite to Kazbegi.

Kazbegi is the gateway to the world of mountains and is associated with the grandeur of mountain landscapes. The administrative center is located at the foot of the

mountain village of Kazbegi- Stepantsminda.

 

Trekking to the Gergeti Trinity Church

 

Trinity Church of Gergeti - of 14th century - It is built on the slope of Mt. Mkinvartsveri (top of glacier), on the left bank of the river Tergi. It is the monument built on the highest spot in Europe. Gergeti is a domed church with a bell-tower.

 

Overnight stay at a hotel in Tbilisi

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Day 3: Tbilisi - Uplistsikhe - Museum of Josep Stalin - Mestia

Breakfast at the hotel

 

Uplistsikhe - "King of the castles" –is an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia, some 10 kilometers east of the town of Gori, Shida Kartli. Built on a high rocky left bank of the Mtkvari River, it contains various structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages, and is notable for the unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures from Anatolia and Iran, as well as the co-existence of pagan and Christian architectureUplistsikhe is identified by archaeologists as one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia. Strategically located in the heartland of ancient kingdom of Kartli (or Iberia as it was known to the Classical authors), it emerged as a major political and religious center of the country.

Gori - Joseph Stalin Museum – The main corpus of the complex is a large palazzo in Stalinist Gothic style, built in 1951 ostensibly as a local history museum, but clearly intended to become a memorial to Stalin, who died in 1953.    The exhibition is chronologically divided into several rooms, which keeps a lot of exhibits that are actually or allegedly owned by Stalin, including furniture, personal items and gifts. There are also exhibits on display in the form of documents, photographs, drawings and newspaper articles.

 

Departure to Mestia

 

Dinner and an overnight stay in Mestia 

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Day 4: Mestia - Mestia State Museum - Tracking to Chalaadi

Breakfast at the hotel

 

Mestia State Museum - collection description: The museum houses more than 4.000 items: archaeological objects discovered in Svaneti region, unique samples of engraved and painted icons (of special interest are X-XII c.c. icons), religious objects (IX-XIV c.c.), manuscripts (XI-XIII c.c. New Testaments from Adishi, Labskaldi, Ienashi, Mestia), weapons and armor, iron and cooper items, wooden ethnographic objects, adornments, silverware, textiles, etc.

 

Trekking to the Chalaadi Glacier

 

Chalaadi Gracier – One of the Beautiful places up to Svaneti road. The rout route takes us to the approaches of the Chatini peak, up to the tongue of the Chalaadi glacier. The total length of the trail is six kilometres, the first stretch of which is 4.5 km and varies in elevation by 180 m. The second stretch (from the bridge to the finish) is 1.5 km and varies in elevation by 420 m. The trail can be walked in 5-6 hours. 

 

Dinner and an overnight stay in Mestia 

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Day 5: Mestia - Ushguli

Breakfast at the hotel

 

Ushguli -  is one of the communities in Svaneti and not a village as it is considered generally. This community contains 4 villages: Chvibiani, Murkmeli, Jibiani and Chajashi. 70 householders (200 people) live in these villages. These villages are 2060m-2200m above sea level and they are considered as the highest populated places in Europe. These villages are situated in the gorge of Enguri. Although the nearest community – Kala is located only in7 km from these villages, it is still very difficult to get there in Winter. That is why Ushguli is cut from the rest of the Svanetian populated areas.

 

Dinner and overnight stay in Ushguli 

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Day 6: Ushguli - Shkhara Glacier - Mestia

Breakfast at the hotel

 

Hiking -  The route begins in Zhibiani the highest and most remote village of the Ushguli community. The route exposes us to some of Ushguli's most unique architectural and religious monuments, as well as the striking beauty of the area from Ushguli to the source of the Inguri River in the Shkhara glacier. The route is nine kilometres long and varies in elevation by 300 metres. It takes about six hours.

 

Return to Mestia

 

Dinner and  overnight stay in Mestia

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Day 7: Mestia - Dadiani Palace - Tbilisi

Breakfast at the hotel

 

Visit to the Western regions of Georgia – Zugdidi -  Svaneti

 

Zugdidi - It is situated in the north-west of that province. The city is located 318 kilometres west of Tbilisi, 30 km. from Black sea coast and 30 km. from Egrisi range. 100–110 metres above sea level. As of 2007, it had a population of 75,900. The city is the capital of the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region which combines Samegrelo (Mingrelia) and Svaneti.Ночевка в гостинице  г. Тбилиси.

Historically Zugdidi was a capital of principality of Mingrelia (Odishi) until 1867, when the principality was abolished by the Russian Empire. In 1993 there was an administration of first President of Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia.

 

Breakfast and an overnight stay at a hotel in Tbilisi

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Day 8: Tbilisi

Breakfast at the hotel

 

Walk through Tbilisi, dry bridge, Wine Shop

 

Departure to the Airport

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