Do not miss

Do not miss

Join us on the first expedition of Friends of Georgia. Starting in  June, finishing in October, any time you choose –  direction Khevsureti Mountains and strongholds, rock monastery in the semi-desert, gloss and misery of Tbilisi (9 days). Our expeditions does not have features of organized mass tourism. Our a good knowledge of the terrain also enables us to be on a different price level than the travel agencies. Our guides are friends of Georgia. Georgia offers beauty and dirt, warmth and ice, but it is always charming. Join us, we go to Georgia!

 

Mountains and strongholds of Khevsureti, rock monastery in the semi-desert, gloss and misery Tbilisi (9 days)

David Garedža, Tbilisi, Khevsureti (Roshka, Shatili).

Day 1 – DAVID GAREDŽA

Arrival – rest in pension in a village Patardzeuli.
Afternoon: rocky David Gareja monastery complex from the 6th century (one way 1.5h, 60 km) on the Azerbaijani border, possible climb at Mt.Udabno (878 meters), on the way back fortified monastery Ninotsminda (575 AD) in Sagarejo.
Night: Patardzeuli, dinner and breakfast included

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Day 2 – TBILISI

Tbilisi: Fortress Narikala, Turkish baths, Jewish Quarter, Freedom Square, the main artery – Rustaveli street with Parliament, the old town – Agmashenebeli street, Cathedral Sameba.
Night: Patardzeuli,dinner and breakfast included

 

Day 3 – WAY TO THE CAUCASUS

Mtscheta (original ancient capital of the Georgian Kingdom of Iberia Caucasian – Cathedral Svetitschoveli UNESCO), the burial place of Samtavro (Late Bronze Age), Zhinvali – the dam, Barisacho – Roshka (alpine village in the valley of the Caucasus – about 1900 m). Without stops 4h journey of 120 km.
Night: guest house Roshka, home made dinner.

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Day 4 – Roshko

Roshka – Abudelauri lakes and glacier moraine to about 2600 m under Chauki, 3842 meters, and back to Roshka. Moderate trip in a flowering valley, about 7 km  one direction.
Night: guest house Roshka, half board

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Day 5 – UKHELTEKHELI

Climb to the top of  Ucheltechili (2425 m) above the river  Roshka, the saddle and Blo peak above Roshka, descend directly into Roshko (about 6h).
Night: guest house Roshka, half board

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Day 6 – Shatili

Crossing Roshka – Shatili (3h, 45 km), a small climb from the saddle to Datvisdžvari cross (2725 m), Kistanje (khhevsur fortress tower) and Lebaiskari. A tour around medieval fortified village-fortress Shatili (Unesco to be), a visit to the owner of one of the towers, museum.
Night: guest house Shatili, excellent home cuisine, half board

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Day 7 – Mutso, ARDOTI

Shatili – Mutso (12 km by off road car), hike through the valley to fortress-villag Ardoti (7 km one way)
possible climb of the hillside slope above the fortress – views of the highest mountain in Chechnya, Tebulosmta (4493 m) on the border of Georgia / Chechnya.
Night: guest house Shatili, half board

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Day 8 – ROAD TO TBILISI

Return to Tbilisi (5h, 160 km), evening in Tbilisi – Mtatsminda amusement park, the restaurant with folk dance performances, walking through the night city, etc.
Night: family hotel in Tbilisi, breakfast

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Day 9 – TBILISI

Free day in Tbilisi, or a trip to Kakhetie, renowned wine region.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

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Departure: next day at dawn.

Price: this is a moderately comfortable trip. Long  journeys will be overcome by a hired a driver with a reliable off-road car. We will stay in a family pensions with home cooking (in the mountains it is anyhow the only option). In Tbilisi live in a newly reconstructed small hotel in the old town (shared bathroom for 2 rooms), with a terrace from which you can see the whole city. The price includes breakfast and two dinners as well as our friendly knowledgeable unobtrusive accompaniment. The trip is ideal for 5 – 6 people.

In case you are interested to join us, please contact us on the e-mail i.bursikova@volny.cz or tom.kopal@volny.cz.

Or design your program, we will be happy to arrange it for you!