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Tour price includes:
- All meals during the tour
- all oveernights at the guesthouses during the tour
- Horses and horse keepers
- Wine asting at the small family winery
- A car to carry the luggage during the tour
- English speaking guide
Tour price excludes:
- Alcohol drinks during the tour
- Horse riding equipment (Helmet, vest, chaps etc)
If you are an experienced or inexperienced horse rider we invite you to explore Svaneti on our week long day journey where every day we would cover about 25km - 35km.
Situated on the southern slopes of the central Caucasus Mountains, carved by deep gorges and revealing stunning views of towering peaks and glaciers, Svaneti Mountains offer a landscape that will constantly keep you in awe during the trip. With its numerous old Orthodox churches and fortifications the region also reveals a lot about Georgian culture and history adding up to an amazing horse riding experience.
Our route folowwes the most famous trekking route in Georgia trough the highest passes in Svaneti - from Becho to Ushguli and Lentekhi.
• The Traveler(s) must disclose accurate information on their physical ability with their reservation.
• The rides are at a moderate pace overall with good opportunities for trots and canters most days.
• Our horses are sensible and well-schooled but they have a generally lively temperament, so they suit capable, confident, relaxed and sensitive riders.
• Caucasus Adventure Tours may wish to use photographs or film taken during your holiday to promote the trip on our website or publications. If you are opposed to this, please let us know at time of booking or before starting your trip
Day 1: Kutaisi – Martvili Canyons – Becho
After breakfast we’ll head for Martvili Canyons, that are named after the nearby town of Martvili to enjoy the scenery, its waterfalls and take a boat trip in the river canyon that was formed over time by the Abasha River and feature beautiful green and blue colors. We’ll continue to the village Becho – the village right at the foot of mount Ushba. Overnight in Becho at a local guest house.
Day 2: Becho – Ushba waterfalls – Becho
After a nourishing breakfast you will saddle the horses. A short introduction brings you into contact with the horses and off we go to Sdugra waterfalls. The path passes mineral water springs, beautiful meadows, and then ascends slowly through the beautiful pine forests. Lunch at the waterfall. After having spent some time there we saddle up again and head back to the village. Overnight in Becho.
Day 3: Becho – Guli pass – Mestia
This part of the tour is very spectacular. Here we ride from Becho to Mestia via Guli pass from where you’ll have magnificent views of villages of Becho community with the double peaked Mount Ushba to the North and Mulakhi community with the background of the snowy Tetnuldy massif to the east, and the Egrisi ridge to the South. After couple of ours of descent we’ll head for Koruldi Lakes to have lunch there.
Day 4: Mestia – Jabeshi – Adishi
fromMmestia you’ll need transfer to Jabeshi by car that usually takes 45min. from Jabeshi you start the easy trekk to Adishi. Overnight in a local guesthouse
Day 5: Adishi – Khalde – Iprali – Ushguli
From Adishi we ride towards the majestic Chkhutnieri pass (2,720 m) with the stunning views on Ladraadi glacier which locals also refer to as the Adishi glacier. This glacier takes shape on the south slopes of the Tetnuldi-Adishi mountain range and descends to 2,400 meters. Near the glacier (2,390 m) we cross the river and follow the path on the slopes covered with evergreen rhododendron shrubs. This descent from the pass is steep, so we will need to dismount from our horses and walk down. From the Chkhutnieri pass we get a good view of the Adishis Tchala river valley as well as on the other side of the pass Khaldes Tchala river valley. Lunch in Khalde at a local guest house. After lunch we’ll continue towards Iprali and Ushguli. Ushguli is one of the most beautiful places in Svaneti and has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Ushguli is actually the joint name of four small villages which are located at around 2200 metres above sea level at the foot of Shkhara peak which is the highest point in Georgia (5200m). Overnight in Ushguli.
Day 6: Ushguli – Shkhara glacier – Ushguli
The plan for today is to ride to the foot of Mt Shkhara to have a look at the Shkhara Glacier, which is the source of the Enguri river. Mount Shkhara is the highest point of the central watershed ridge of the Caucasus. It is located in its central section, in the 12 km length rock massive, which is called the Bezengi wall. The height of the highest peak reaches 5201 meter and according to its height it is the second peak in the whole Caucasus after Mount Elbrus and is also considered the highest point of Georgia.
Day 7: Ushguli – Latphari pass – Mami pass – Lentekhi
From Ushguli we’ll ride to Mami Pass via Latphari pass (28075m). Almost all the peaks of the Main Caucasus are visible to the North, and a face of smooth schist rocks of the Svaneti Ridge is seen to the West. We’ll pass several alpine lakes and ride to Mami pass where we farewell to our horses and continue by 4WD car to the town of Lentekhi. Overnight in Lentekhi at a local guest house.
Day 8: Lentekhi – Tskaltubo - Kutaisi
After late breakfast we head for Prometheus Cave - one of Georgia’s natural wonders providing visitors with breathtaking examples of stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, petrified waterfalls, cave pearls, underground rivers, and lakes. After the excursion in the cave the transfer continues to Kutaisi. End of the program flight home, Transfer to the airport.