Shkhara glacier trekking from Ushguli


Shkhara glacier trek starts and ends in Ushguli village. Major river of Svaneti – Enguri starts from Shkhara glacier. Mt. Shkhara is the highest mountain in Georgia, located in the very east of Svaneti, near village Ushguli. Trail is 7 km long one way, but not very difficult and starts at Lamaria church in Ushguli. Shkhara glacier trek is also perfect destination for horse ridding from Ushguli. Village Ushguli included in the World heritage list by UNESCO because of it’s medieval architecture, is recognized as highest permanently inhabitant village in Europe. Drive from Mestia to Ushguli normally takes 2 hours one way. Trek can be shortened if jeep will take tourists half way deep in Enguri valley, the last point where car road ends. Along trekking or horse ridding visitors will have opportunity to walk in Ushguli vilage, see ancient houses, visit local museums. There are several cafes in the village.

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1 day
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Why take this tour?

Guided tour to Ushguli and Shkhara glacier includes cultural tour in Ushguli village, which is the highest permanently inhabitant village in Europe and included in UNESCO world heritage sights. Afterwards hile to Shkhara glacier.

What’s included?

  • Private transportation

  • Lunch

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  • Duration: 24h

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Highlander Travel

About operator:

We offer different kind of tours in Svaneti - north-west region of Georgia, known as green pearl of Caucasus. We offer trekking tours with local guides, cultural tours, culinary masterclasses, horse tours and winter tours. We work with local guides, employ locals in villages. Find hidden gems of Svaneti with us!

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