Located in the northeast of Georgia, high mountain region Tusheti is remarkable for its extraordinary beauty of the alpine landscapes, snow-covered rocky peaks, deep gorges, tower – dotted villages. The country’s most picturesque, fascinating and pristine highland, furthermore is the remote place with its only one accessible road, climbing over the Abano Pass (2828 m. / ft 9272) that is widely regarded as one of the most dangerous on the Earth. The views along the pass are just incredible and the road on its own is already a good reason why you should visit Tusheti. Although the road is open during 4-5 months in the summer season, from the late May until early October.
Driving along rivers, pine forests and alpine meadows takes a whole day to reach Omalo, the main hub in Tusheti, beyond mythical Abano Pass. Next 3 days we will get an insight about Tushetian authentic culture and traditions, enabling to touch to the centuries-old stone defense and refuge towers, find evidences of mixed Christian and Pagan religion, try the local cuisine (especially ,,Guda” cheese and ,,Dambali Khacho”, which was included to the Intangible Cultural Heritage List of Georgia (2014).
We will visit major settlements which are a perfect match of hiking, horseback riding and watching endemic animals and vegetative species. Including the village Bochorna – the highest inhabited place in Europe and a medieval fortress village Keselo, set on a high cliff above the Omalo. The whole area is under environmental protection as The Tusheti Protected Area (1137 km2).
On our way back we are able to take a bath with the thermal mineral water and after a while to clink wine glasses accompanied cheers and toasts to our memorable journey .
The price depends on the size of the group, duration and the tour package. Please feel free to contact us and plan your tailor made tour in the country’s most picturesque, fascinating and pristine highland.