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Trekking Group Tour to Racha

This 6-days trekking in Racha is one of the most picturesque trekking tours in Georgia Caucasus.  Racha is often called as Switzerland of Caucasus -     snow-capped peaks, huge glaciers, hidden valleys, green alpine meadows and a majestic view over the Great Caucasus Mountains are main gems of Racha region.  We overnight at guesthouses for some days, while doing camping in tents in the wild, unspoiled nature for the next days. 

If you want to experience less touristic places, most spectacular views, unexplored nature, great food and wilderness of the mountains, this trek is for you.

per adult from

$992

AUD

Duration

6 days

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • 3 overnight at a guesthouse with shared facilities in Glola (Twins/Double Room)
    • 1 overnight at a a guesthouse with shared facilities in Oni (Twins/DoubleRoom)
    • 8-Day Expert Leadership from experienced adventure guides
    • All Ground Transportation
    • Camping basic Equipment (tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, cooking gear)
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Luggage Transportation by horses for Day 3 & Day 4
    What's excluded :
    • Overnight in Tbilisi for the last night
    • Travel insurance
    • Trekking Gear (Trekking Poles, Backpacks) – can be rented.
    • Gratuities

  • Day 1: Tbilisi-Shaori-Glola

    Stop At: Tbilisi, Tbilisi
    In the morning, we will depart for the mountainous region – Racha. It is located 340 km from Tbilisi, and 140 km from Kutaisi in west-north of Georgia. We stop at Shaori reservoir which is one of the beautiful water reservoirs in Georgia surrounded by pine trees and flowered green fields. We stop at Nikortsminda Church which was built in the 11th century and was repaired in the 17th century. The church has a great dome and twelve windows with beautiful decorations and ornaments. The Cathedral is on the Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then we travel to village Glola and overnight there.


    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at guesthouse in Glola.



    Day 2: Glola-Shovi – Buba Glacier-Glola

    Stop At: Shovi, Shovi, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti Region
    In the morning, we start trekking to Buba glacier. The trail starts at the resort Shovi and goes along the gorge of river Bubastskhali. After the slope, the route passes shepherds’ summer hut and ascends the ridge, from where we will enjoy an impressive panorama on the Buba Glacier and its vicinity. At the end of the ridge, the trail turns right, descends and finishes at the tongue of the glacier. From the glacier, passing the same way, the trail returns back to Glola.


    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at guesthouse in Glola

    Day 3: Glola-Shovi– Udziro Lake

    Stop At: Udziro Bottomless Lake, Shovi Georgia
    In the early morning, we start our trekking activities. At first, we hike through a forest, then continue into the alpine meadows of the picturesque Chkauri valley. Afterward, we will follow the upstream river and have a lunch in the alpine meadows just below the massive mountain peaks. From here, we hike up the steepest section of this trek: to the Geske pass (3076m). From the top, you can see Udziro lake and surrounding mountain Katitsvera. We descend towards the lake and overnight on the banks of the lake.


    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Tents

    Day 4: Udziro Lake – Glola

    Stop At: Shovi, Shovi, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti Region
    This day is relatively easy. The views are majestic. You can see sunrise into the Great Caucasus mountains and look at one of the highest peaks of the Caucasus from the lake. After short walks into the surrounding area of the lake, we descend towards the Glola village. At first, we walk into the alpine meadows but then descend into the forest. The trail is quite steep and requires several hours to reach Glola village.


    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at guesthouse in Glola village.

    Day 5: Glola-Ghebi-Gona-Lagura Huts-Oni

    Stop At: Patara Ghebi, Patara Ghebi, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti Region
    Our last part of Racha trekking starts on this day. We are hiking towards Shoda-Kedela mountain range. First, we walk on the off-road and reach Gona village. From here the path becomes small and narrow, but the overall trail is easy and very nice. The views for today are nothing short – Greater Caucasus Mountains, small villages, glaciers, and snow-peaked mountains are highlights of this day. After we reach Lagura huts, being used by local shepherds, we are hiking back to Ghebi village, and drive to Oni.


    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Guesthouse in Oni.



    Day 6: Oni-Ambrolauri-Tbilisi

    Stop At: Ambrolauri, Ambrolauri, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti Region
    In the morning, we start our final steps of Racha adventure. We will travel to Khvanchkara village where we taste the famous wine of Racha – Khvanchkara wine factory. Khvanchkara is a single estate semi-sweet Georgian red wine made from unique aborigine varietals “Aleksandrouli” and “Mujuretuli” produced at Khvanchkara Winery according to the ancient traditions. It exhibits a deep ruby color, aromatic taste, and complex structure. It is the "Pearl" among the Georgian wines.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    2 Giorgi Leonidze St, T'bilisi, Georgia
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Once you have booked your tour, a comprehensive dossier will be sent to you with a more detailed day-by-day itinerary, visa requirements and helpful information on what to pack.
    • We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice due to weather and road conditions.
    • This holiday involves a considerable amount of walking and may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties.
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by TrekGeorgia

Activity ID: V-64558P28

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