We offer one of the most popular short and easy trek from Mestia to Chalaadi glacier. River Chalaadi is influx of Mestiachala river, which flows through Mestia. Estuary of the river is from Chalaadi glacier, which is located 12 km away from Mestia center. Trek level is easy, so it is good for everyone. First of all we pick you up from your guesthouse or hotel by jeep and take to the bridge checkpoint, where Chalaadi river merges with Mestiachala. From here until glacier is just 2.5 kilometers easy hike.
Trail first goes through young pine forest. After forest starts stony gorge which earlier was also occupied by glacier. Trail finishes before approaching Chalaadi glacier. Going too close to the glacier is not safe, as stone falls are frequent there, so follow guide’s instructions.
Trek normally takes 3 hours and is perfect for half day activity.
As an option road until young forest can be covered by horses instead of using jeep.
Tour price without horses
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Price includes guide service and jeep until the bridge.
Tour price with horses
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Price includes guide service and horse rental fee.
This tour can be combined with cultural tour in Mestia or spending half day on Hatsvali resort.