Tusheti

Tusheti

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.

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