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Hiking in Georgia

Georgia offers most spectacular hiking tracks

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Most of the hiking trails lie within 2000 m above the sea and surround​ famous for their beauty villages, such as Keseloebi old towers or Kvavlo fortress. Innumerable long trails will walk you around the beauty and open the whole new world to you. During this period most of the trails are open and accessible, so prepare well now.​

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What are some popular hiking trails in Georgia?

Among the many hiking trails in Georgia, the Mestia to Ushguli trek, the Gudauri to Kazbegi trek, and the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park trail are some of the most popular. The Transcaucasian Trail is also a must-visit for experienced hikers and covers 700 km of the Georgian landscape. Show more

When is the best time of the year to hike in Georgia?

Georgia is best visited for hiking from July to mid-September, as this is when most trails are open and the weather is favorable. However, it is essential to watch weather forecasts, even during this period, as mountain weather can be unpredictable and sudden. Show more

What is the altitude level of hiking trails in Georgia?

Most of Georgia's famous hiking trails lie at around 2000 meters above sea level, surrounded by natural splendour. Despite this, hikes like the Chaukhi Massif and the Kazbegi trek exceed 3000 meters and may lead to altitude sickness. It's crucial to take precautions at these heights, including rest, hydration, and carrying a first aid kit. Show more

Where exactly are Keseloebi old towers and Kvavlo fortress located?

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site are the Keseloebi old towers, found in Georgia's northwestern Svaneti region. These towers are remains of the Svanetian defense system. Additionally, Kvavlo fortress is located in Kvavlo valley, near the town of Tianeti, in eastern Georgia. Both are historic and picturesque sites worth visiting. Show more

What are some things to consider before hiking in Georgia?

Expect hiking in Georgia to be challenging due to unpredictable weather, rough trails, and high altitudes. As such, it's essential to pack appropriately, wear sturdy footwear, carry enough water, and use hiking poles if necessary. Additionally, hikers should take time and familiarize themselves with emergency protocols and know the landmarks and contacts in the area. Show more

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