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8 Day Horseback Riding itinerary to Tusheti national park

Day 1:Tbilisi – Signaghi – Laliskuri. Drive from Tbilisi to the Kakheti wine region. The Caucasus mountain range borders the birth place of the beautiful wine region of Kakheti. On the way we will visit the town Signaghi which has become one of the most fascinating old restored Georgian towns. Here, we will enjoy wine tasting and have lunch in local winery called Pheasant’s Tears. After our dinner and wine tasting in Signaghi we will drive to the small village Laliskuri in eastern Kakheti. (Total driving distance will be 3 hours). Overnight at Laliskuri Guesthouse. (It's owned by my parents and I will be there as well). (B=Breakfast, L, D)

Day 2: Laliskuri – Omalo, Tusheti. After a late morning breakfast we transfer by 4 wheel drive vehicle and ascend from Laliskuri to the Tusheti mountain region. (4 hours drive). We will check in to the Omalo Guesthouse. Late afternoon hiking around Omalo and visit of the ancient Keselo towers. Also, today we have different options to hike to newly built visitor center and enjoy cold beers with the greatest of views. Overnight at guesthouse in Omalo – a clean, hospitable and comfortable place.(B,L,D)

Day 3: Horseback Riding Omalo – Shenako – Diklo. Today our horse back riding starts. We will start our horse back journey towards the village Omalo to village picturesque of Shenako where we will have lunch. After lunch and a walk of Shenako we will continue on riding to the village of Diklo. Hiking is optional since it is easy. Overnight at a Shenako guesthouse. (total riding/hiking 5-6 hours).(B,L,D)

Day 4: Horseback Riding – Shenako – Dartlo. We leave Shenako after breakfast and ride towards the Sanare Pass. On our way we pass by the amazing village of Chigo and continue riding/hiking towards the living museum village of Dartlo. Dartlo is an amazing restored village with beautiful stone towers. Overnight at the Dartlo guesthouse. (total riding/hiking 5-6 hours). (B,L,D)

Day 5: Dartlo – Nakaicho - Jvarboseli. At about 9 am we will start riding from Dartlo towards Nakaicho pass. The road is initially easy mountain dirt road and we can run the horses if you’d like. Ride/hike over the steeper Nakaicho Pass. From here you can see two valleys of Tusheti – the Pirikiti and Gometsari Valleys. Prepare to take great photos! We will hike down from the pass to the village of Jvarboseli. Overinight at a local beautiful guesthouse. (6-7 hours of riding/hiking).(B,L,D)

Day 6: Jvarboseli – Omalo. After a good rest we start out from Jvarboseli and return to the village of Omalo - on the way we will ride through the pretty villages of Gometsari valley. Overnight at Omalo guesthouse. (5-6 hours of riding on a dirt road, very comfortable).(B,L,D)

Day 7: Omalo – Laliskuri After breakfast drive over Abano Pass from Omalo to Laliskuri (approximately 4 hours). Today we will visit 11th century Alaverdi monastery and we will do a short ride to the Queen Tamara chapel. Total riding : 4 hours. Overnight at Laliskuri guesthouse. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Laliskuri – Tbilisi Early morning drive back to Tbilisi (approximately 2 hours) Afternoon sightseeing and lunch and dinner on your own. (If you would like to book your hotel that night in Tbilisi, please let us know as well – it depends on when your homebound flight is). (B)

Price Per Person:

1620 - 1435 USD (6 pax - 10 pax)

What’s Included?

  • expert leadership, horse guides
  • all accommodations as noted
  • meals as noted (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • group airport transfers
  • sightseeing as noted in the itinerary
  • ground transportation, included horses, jeeps and minibuses

What’s not Included?

  • International airfare
  • insurance of any kind
  • excess baggage charges
  • airport taxes
  • tipping
  • cost of medical immunizations
  • items of a personal nature (sodas, liquor, laundry, etc.)