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Georgian Holidays offers day trips, city breaks, excursions from Tbilisi, individual & private tours, cultural holidays, adventure tours, guaranteed tours to Georgia and trekking tours to the Caucasus Mountains. 

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Starts from: Tbilisi

Hiking Length: 35 km

Driving distance: 820 km

Season: July-September

Difficulty Level: Medium/Hard

Route crosses 3070m pass, with big and sudden elevation gain and may not be suitable for people with low fitness level or various medical conditions. 

Sights to visit


Village Shovi (1650 m), Buba Glacier, Udziro Lake (2800 m), Geske pass (3070 m) 

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01.07.-15.07 707 654 520 450 426 120
15.07.-31.08 723 670 536 466 442 165
01.09-01.11 696 643 509 439 415 90

SS - single supplement. Additional cost in case of request of single room at the hotels and tent.Note: Prices are given in EUR per person.

1 person is free of charge in case 10 or more people book the tour.

We require at least 48 hours to confirm your trip, after which booking is possible only upon direct confirmation from Georgian Holidays tour manager.
For last minute booking please, call mob: +995 593 529 685


Day to day itinerary


    Pickup from airport, transfer to Tbilisi hotel. Free day to explore the capital and old city.


    8:30 AM - pickup from Tbilisi hotel.

    Drive towards mountain village Shovi (1650 m. above sea level) in Racha, approx... 5.5 hours. If weather is good (good visibility) on the way we make a small detour (approx.. 2 km hike) towards the Tskhrajvari viewpoint (Georgian – “Nine Crosses” ), situated on the Western slope of Nakerala range, at about 1350 m above sea level, it offers breathtaking panoramic views.  Our end point resort Shovi is famous for its mineral water springs, some of which are naturally sparkling and untouched pine forests surrounding the whole area.

    Overnight in hotel in Shovi.



    Hiking distance: 13 km (there and back), 7 hours.

    Difficulty level: medium.


    Strat at 8:30 AM. Scenic day hike that starts from Shovi resort and follows up Buba’s Tskali gorge towards the glacier. Not very demanding trail, with some great panoramic views and number of mineral springs.


    Hiking distance: 11 km, 9-10 hours;

    Difficulty level: hard.


    Start at 8:00 AM. Start walking up through the pine forest from Shovi, towards the alpine valley and Geske pass at 3070 m. Crossing the pass is the most physically demanding part of the trail, as you gain quite a bit of elevation (1500m in vertical) although it doesn’t require any special equipment or mountaineering skills. The last part of the climb is considerably steep. After finally reaching the pass, we slowly descend towards the lake where we camp for overnight. 


    Hiking distance: 8 km, 5-6 hours

    Difficulty level: medium


    Wake up at 8:00 AM, after having a breakfast and enjoying the beautiful views of Caucasus (if weather is good, we can even see peaks of Svaneti such as Shkhara, Ushba and Tetnuldi), start tracking towards the Glola village, which lies just 4 km from Shovi, where we started trekking. While this day is relatively easier, there is still a lot of elevation to loose, that puts more strain to the knees, so keep in mind it’s still a demanding hike, not suitable for everyone. Pick-up from village Glola – drive back to Hotel in Shovi.

    Dinner and overnight in hotel.


    Start at 9:00 AM. On our last trekking day we are going to drive by and visit some of the most beautiful mountain villages in upper Racha, including Chiora, Ghebi – which has become a basecamp for many interesting off-the beaten hikes and beautiful village Gona, often called as ‘Georgian Switzerland’ known its close-up views of Caucasus summits. Head back to the capital after lunch.

    Overnight in Tbilisi hotel.


    Breakfast at hotel, check out at 12:00 and transfer to Tbilisi international airport fro departure. 

Includes / Excludes

  • Includes


    2 x transfer from Tbilisi airport: 1 & 7;


    a/c comfortable car – days 2,5 & 6;


    Professional trekking-guide service – all days

    Professional driver service – days 2, 5 & 6;

    Additional cook (from 6 people group and up) – days  3,4,5 & 6;


    6 x breakfasts (days 2,3,4,5,6,7);

    4 x lunch picnics at (days 3,4,5,6);

    6 x dinner at hotel/guesthouse (day 1,2 ,4,5,6);

    3 bottles of mineral water per person per day;


    2 x overnights in Tbilisi (Day 1 & 6).

    3 x overnights in Shovi Hotel (Day 2,3,5).

    1 x overnight in Tent (day 4).



    Souvenir Map of Georgia 

    Trekking equipment: tents, sleeping pads

  • Excludes


    Airplane tickets

    Travel insurance

    Visa fees

    Single room accommodation

    Alcoholic beverages

    Other personal expenses

    Trekking gear such as*:  sleeping bags, trekking poles, backpacks, personal water storage.


    *Additional trekking gear is available for rent upon special request. 


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Booking Terms and Conditions

  • We require EUR 30 per person deposit on booking for private tours and special sum for guaranteed tours.
  • The balance of payment is due 30 days before departure.
  • Cancellation is free of charge prior 30 days of the starting day. See booking terms and cancellation policy

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