The Big Trek Shatili - Omalo
Our 2018 trekking tour will take you both in the Tusheti and Khevsureti region. Shatili in the West and Omalo in the East are the only real villages along the route, which makes for a genuinely challenging outdoor experience. If you really want to get off the beaten track, here's your chance.
Along this route we find remarkable biodiversity, some of the world's oldest vineyards, and an ancient culture steeped in tradition.
About the trip
This is primarily a camping trip with some nights in hotels and locals' houses. The majority of walking is on good mountain paths. The hardest and the longest day (8-9 hours walking) of the trek is the day when we cross Atsunta Pass. Here the path gets narrow and sometimes almost disappears. Crossing Atsunta Pass involves walking on quite steep slopes. Some parts of the route lie on narrow, rough mountain tracks. We cross most of the streams by bridges, but there are few small streams to be crossed without bridges. An average day involves about 5-6 hours walk. The trek is suitable for any normally fit and healthy person used to trekking. The total trek is 5 days walking. Horses will carry all the luggage allowing us to walk with a daypack only.
On the way back to Tbilisi, you will have the chance of visiting the lovely village of Signagi and the amazing Lavra monastery in Davit Gareja with a stunning view on the Azerbaijani steppe!
- stunning alpine landscapes;
- remote and wild camping;
- the fascinating medioeval caucasian towers;
- the incredible road Omalo-Alvani, the Alaverdi monastery, famous Tbilisi sulphure baths;
- the kakheti region, the cradle of wine, Sighnaghi e Alaverdi;
- the Davit Gareja monastery complex;
- Mtskheta, the ancient Georgian capital city;
VIDEO FOOTAGE OF THE PAST TREKS
Important notes :
This is not an all-inclusive organized trip, this is a guided trekking.
Accommodation in the mountains (Shatili and Omalo), although in stunning places, is very basic.
Transportation will be also very basic and mountain roads are by no means to be considered as safe as in a developed country.
The program may change depending on weather and road conditions or other safety reasons.
What is included:
- 3 nights in Hotel (B&B) in Tbilisi
- 4WD transfert from Tbilisi to Shatili and from Omalo to Signagi, Davit Gareja and Tbilisi
- 3 nights in Guest House (HB) up in the mountains
- 3 tents overnights
- luggage transport by horse
- local guide
- camping stowes
- one tent per 2 persons
The tour price depends on the number of participants
2 persons: 930 Euro
3 persons: 820 Euro
4 persons: 720 Euro
5 persons: 680 Euro
Tailor made tours
If you are already in Georgia, we can give you the prices for the trekking tour alone, without hotel and B&B fares in Tbilisi.
If the holiday dates do not suit you, or you wish to travel in a private group of your own please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The trek will take place with minimum 2 guests.
Scheduled departures :
Every week from june to october (first departure confirmed 20Th June)
INFO and BOOKINGS
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