Two 1-day tours from Ushguli in the Great Caucasus - Ushguli Horse Trails

Latpari Pass and Georgia's highest peak Shkhara 5193 metres

1-2 days

4-8 persons

20/07 to 20/10

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1-2 days

20/07 to 20/10

4-8 persons

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Two 1-day tours from Ushguli in the Great Caucasus - Ushguli Horse Trails

Georgia is one of the oldest countries in Europe. It has a long history, inextricably linked to horses. Thanks to their brave and courageous horses, Georgians were able to defend their homeland.

Horses in Georgia are held in high esteem and have been an integral part of the country's culture for thousands of years. In the museums you can find numerous artefacts related to these animals, such as mane bells, harnesses, women's saddles, men's saddles and bridles from the 5th century BC! 

Georgia explored from the perspective of horseback is something special! Enjoy an unforgettable horseback expedition in the High Caucasus mountains, to Georgia's highest peaks, to the unique village of Ushguli, which is the highest village in Europe.

In Ushguli, we will be riding the Svan horses. They are not a separate breed, but are a mix of Caucasian breeds with Arabian, English, Karachai or Karabakh horses. Svaneti horses are raised in the Great Caucasus. They are very hardy, courageous and eager to gallop.

 

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View from the village of Ushguli to Georgia's highest peak Shkhara 5193m

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Ushguli

A 1-day tour from Ushguli to Zagaro Pass and under the glacier of the highest mountain in Georgia, Shkhara 5193 metres.

  • We meet in Ushguli at 9.00 a.m. Ushguli is under the protection of UNESCO as the highest village (2100 m) in Europe and inhabited for 4 seasons. It features the defensive stone towers characteristic of the region. They used for defence against enemies or snow avalanches. The oldest of them are even more than 1,000 years old!
  • The guide will select a horse for you.
  • By 10 a.m. we set out on the trail.
  • First we will drive to the picturesque Zagaro Pass. On the pass is the Chapel of the 13th Syrian Fathers, which is like the Svanetian Cminda Sameba. On horseback, we will traverse the trails of the Great Caucasus at an altitude of 2,500 - 2,800 m.
  • Halfway along the route there will be a break with a picnic.
  • We will also reach the Shkhara Lakes on horseback, and take a small trek to the Shkhara Glacier
  • We will take a path along the Enguri River. At sunset, passing the 11th century Lamaria monastery, we will come back to Ushguli.
  • Return to base.
  • Base - time to unsaddle horses, change clothes.

1-day tour from Ushguli to Latpari Pass 2800-2900 metres.

  • We meet in Ushguli at 9.00 am.
  • The guide will select a horse for you.
  • By 10 a.m. we set out on the trail.
  • We will set off on horseback to Latpari Pass at an altitude of 2800-2900m. We will ride along a road through the forest. Then the cosmic views from the subalpine glades will open up to us!
  • We will have a picnic at Latpari Pass with amazing 360-degree mountain scenery.
  • After a rest, we will set off on our return journey to Ushguli.
  • Base - time to unsaddle horses, change clothes.
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Views from the pass

In addition, you can book:

  • Transfer from Kutaisi to Ushguli and back. You need to go from Kutaisi a minimum of one day before the tour.
  • Transfer from Mestia to Ushguli. Simply leave Mestia in the morning on the same day as the tour.
  • You can book one or two tours. Just remember if you want to go on 2 of our tours the day after, let us know right away. You will need to book in advance to give us time to prepare properly.

Requirements for the rally:

  • Skills: walk, trot, gallop in the mountians .
  • Weight: max 90 kg
  • NThe tours are only for experienced riders

 Informations:

  • We determine the order of the route according to the weather.
  • If you are following a special diet let us know in advance
  • Bring your own raincoat and protective helmet. Riding without a helmet only at your own risk.
RESERVATION
Call to book a tour.  Whatsapp: +995 593 54 85 07, +48 505 236 650

The tour must be booked at least one week in advance. We do not make bookings on site.

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