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TRIP 7: SVANETI

Another mountainous and highest region of Georgia is Svaneti. Its long way from the capital Tbilisi but unlike Tusheti and Khevsureti Svaneti can be accessed all year round and actually offers amazing skiing opportunities in winter time.
More info about the region and covered highlites: Svaneti
Also Mtskheta, Gori, Kutaisi


Route Map: https://goo.gl/maps/jBLp2BaMYtS2 + https://goo.gl/maps/wC3soAXooCz

In case of Drive over Lentekhi (+ 450km https://goo.gl/maps/hE9FrXa3ML52)

Total Length (roundtrip): 550km + 550km

Total Duration: 4 -5 Days




Highlights Covered

- Mtskheta

- Kutaisi

- Prometheus Caves

- Enguri Dam

- Mazeri

- Mestia

- Chalaadi

- Adishi

- Ushguli


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Mtskheta (Jvari & Svetitskhoveli), Gori & Uplistsikhe, Kutaisi

08:00 Departure from Tbilisi

08:30 Mtskheta - Jvari Monastery & Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

12:00 Gori - Stalin Museum

14:00 Lunch in Gori

15:00 Uplistsikhe cave town

20:00 Kutaisi, overnight


Day 2 - Prometheus Caves, Village Mazeri

09:00 Departure from Kutaisi

09:30 Prometheus Cave

11:00 Departure to Svaneti (lunch in Zugdidi)

14:30 Inguri Dam

17:00 Village Mazeri, overnight


Day 3 - Mestia & Chalaadi Glacier

09:00 Departure to Mestia

10:00 Drive to Chalaadi Glacier + 2 hours walk

13:00 Lunch in Mestia

15:00 Free time in Mestia (visit Ethnographic museum, svan towers, etc.), overnight


Day 4 - Adishi & Ushguli

09:00 Departure from Mestia

11:00 Village Adishi

14:00 Village Ushguli, free time, overnight


Day 4 - Return to Tbilisi

For this day you have several options:

1- Go for a walk to Shkhara Glacier, return to mestia for an overnight and next day return to Tbilisi

2 - Return to Tbilisi via Mestia

3 - Return to Tbilisi via Lentekhi (Please note that we do not recommend this option, the road seems to be shorter but is in such a bad condition that drive will seem to be never ending. In this case you will have to stay for an overnight in Kutaisi again, or Tskaltubo Spa resort).

End of Trip


Important Notice

Please keep in mind, all the itineraries, distances and times are tentative and approximate. You decide which point to visit and how long to stay in each of them. This is only guidance to help travelers & drivers to plan their trips in Georgia.