ECO TOURS
Tusheti National Park and Protected Landscape
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overviewThe Tusheti Protected Areas are located in Akhmeta district in the north-east of Georgia. It is one of the most ecologically unspoiled regions in the Caucasus offering incredible views of untouched nature with its unique ancient villages and stone towers. The villages are located at the height from 1900 till 2400 meters above sea level and there is only one drivable road to get there by passing over the Abano Pass at an altitude of 2,850 metres. The road is only open during the summer (May/June-October) and it can be reached with two bridge vehicles of the off-road capability.
Traditionally, The Tushs are sheep herders. The local shepherds spend the summer in the hignland areas of Tusheti, but live in the lowland villages of Zemo Alvani and Kvemo Alvani in wintertime. There are sheep farms alongside our trail, where you can get an idea about their livelihood. It is possible to get involved in the process of making unique Tushetian cheese and learn about domestic animals bred by using local selection process, such as: Thushetian sheep, Tushetian Horse and shepherd dog.
ITINERARY
Option 1: Dartlo-Kvavlo Trail
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Duration: 2 days
Route length: 25 km.
Main activities: Pedestrian and horse riding
Difficulty: average
Main attractions: Village Zemo Omalo, Village Dartlo, Dartlo Sabcheo (traditional court), fortress of Kvavlo
Overnight in tourist shelters: at guesthouses in Village Dartlo
Option 2: Dackuekhi Trail
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Duration: 6 days
Route length: 73 km.
Main activities: Pedestrian and horse riding
Difficulty: difficult
Main attractions: Beautifull remote villages of Tusheti, medieval fortresses, picturesque landscapes of Pirikita Gorge and Atsunta Overpass, Habitat of East Caucasian Tur, Diversity of birds, Pirikita Khevsureti and Mutso and Shatili – the remote villages with its outstanding and unique example of fortress architecture, located on the north slopes of the Great Caucasus
Overnight in tourist shelters: at guesthouses and tents
WHAT INCLUDES?

Transport
• Meet and assist at Tbilisi International Airport;
• Transfer from Tbilisi International Airport to Tusheti National Park and back;
accomodation
• Overnight stay in tourist shelters;
• Tent;
Other
• Guide service;
• Horse service;
• Sleeping bag;
• Backpack;
• Binocular

Price doesn’t include

  1. Fare does not cover price for flights to/from Tbilisi International Airport
  2. Food
  3. Travel insurance

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 5 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3-4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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DON'T FORGET:

❋ Your current passport and visa (if it required);

❋ Travel insurance;

❋ Flight ticket;

❋ Photocopies of important documents;

❋ Student/senior cards for travel discounts;

❋ Credit card and PIN numbers;

❋ Digital camera;

❋ Electric adapter;

❋ Small medicine bag (basic first-aid kit);

❋ Personal grooming items (keep it minimal);

❋ Glasses/contacts/sunglasses;

❋ Comfortable walking shoes;

❋ Extra sock and underwear;

❋ Warmer jacket or coat;

❋ Tie or scarf;

❋ Collapsible umbrella;

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS:


❋ Don’t carry excessive quantities of drugs, you may encounter problems at the airport;

❋ It’s necessary to hold your passport or the copy of your identity document with you;

❋ You are recommended to be casually dressed suitable to the high ridge: sporting trousers, boots, hat and a raincoat;

❋ Remember the rules on carrying liquid to avoid problems at the airport;

❋ Notify your bank of your travel. Ensure that your credit cards will remain in date;

❋ Don’t keep all your cash and credit cards together to prevent you from losing everything if somebody steal your wallet;

❋ Pack your bag according to the weather forecast;

❋ Learn some useful phrases of the local language;

❋ Be respectful towards the religious and cultural values of the local people;

❋ Don’t miss our Travel tips and tricks.