Tusheti is one of the country’s most fascinating, picturesque, and pristine high-mountain regions. It is a secluded location, tucked away in Georgia’s far northeast corner, and is one of the favorite weekend getaways for lowland Georgians. It is accessible only during the May to mid-October period through the daunting Abano Pass. Tusheti’s old defense and refuge towers, known as Koshkebi, and the remnants of the once-prevalent animal religion, would strongly appeal to the explorer in you. The tour, however, is a lot more extensive and will involve stopovers and visits to monasteries, churches, castles and other places of interest that are scattered all over the country, as we make our away from Tbilisi to Omalo, the provincial center of Tusheti. So brace yourself for an unending supply of beautiful scenes, profound historical sites, and mouthwatering cuisines.
Arrival and Departure
Meeting with the representatives of (Lebanon Tours) at Tbilisi international airport, transfer to the hotel in Tbilisi.
After breakfast in the hotel at 10 o’clock we will start our tour by visiting the holy trinity cathedral known as Sameba. Then we will visit Rike Park, will use the cable car to reach Mother of Georgia, Botanical Garden and Narikala Fortress. After visiting this sights of the city we will walk down to the old city and having lunch. After lunch we will visit Lisi Lake, it is a small lake in the vicinity of Tbilisi, belongs to the Kura River valley. There you can enjoy relaxing with nature and use some of activities there such as walking by boat, Quado bikes for extremals, cafes & restaurants,...
Tbilisi - Omalo
Start early momning from Tbilisi. Through the beautiful Gombori pass (1822m) arrive in Telavi. From Telavi continue the way along Alazani valley by passing beautiful villages of Kakheti region. A rout visit Alaverdi Monastery (11th c). The road to Tusheti starts from Kakhetian village Pshaveli, leads deep into the beautiful gorge of the Stori River and then rises up to Caucasus Mountain ridge, By crossing Abano overpass at an elevation 2926 meters arrival in Tusheti, Though the mountainous road get to village Omalo, provincial center of Tusheti. Accommodation, and afer the short brake see to sights of the village Omalo – Kesalo fortress and Ethnographic museum of Tusheti. Overnight in Omalo at the Guesthouse, Dinner with national dishes and Georgian wine.
Omalo – Shenako – Diklo - Omalo
Early morning, after breakfast we drive to the direction Chagma Gorge. First we visit village Shenako, Explore surroundings of the village, walking to the village Ageurta from where we have beautiful panoramic views on the Chagma Gorge. Continue the way by Driving to village Diklo. Enjoying with impressionable views of the Mount Diklo. Walking to the ruined village - memorial monument Old Diklo, from where we can see the border with a Russia. Have a lunch nearby village Diklo. Return by the same way to Omalo, Overnight in Omalo at the Guest house. Dinner with national dishes and Georgian wine.
Omalo – Dartlo – Pharsma – Girevi - Omalo
After breakfast drive to the direction Pirikiti Gorege. Before we get to Piriciti Gorge visit some beautiful sites of Tushet Que then Ghele have short walking there (0 – 30hr). Arrival in Dartlo. The village and its architectural monuments are included in the World’s Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. Explore surroundings of the village Dartlo and then drive along the Pirikiti Gorge. On the way we’ll pass some of the ancient picturesque villages of Pirikiti gorge: Chesho, Parsma, Girevi. We will have short walk to the village Parsma after Girevi (30-1h). Girevi is last inhabited village in the Pirikiti Gorge where is situated Geargian military base. Dinner in Dartlo where you can taste traditional Georgian food – khinkali with lamb. Overnight in Omalo.
After breakfast we drive to Gometsari Gorge. Gometsari is one of the most remarkable Gorge in Tusheti owing to its delightful landscape and well-preserved villages. Along the way we pass the beautiful villages of Gometsari Gorge: Bochorma. Then we will drive back to Tbilisi and overnight in Tbilisi or airport transfer.