Highlander travel offers popular 3 day horse riding tour in Svaneti, from Mestia to Ushguli. Tour is for intermediate and good riders, for beginners 3 days in saddle could be too much. Tour starts and ends in Mestia. During this tour on the way tourists will see picturesque ranges, alpine valleys and the most interesting cultural sites as ancient houses, towers and churches with beautiful frescoes, which usually are leaved out of typical tourist trails. Guide knows a lot of old stories and legends to share them with guests during trekking.
Best time for our horse riding tour in Svaneti is from end of May to end of October.
Horse riding tour in Svaneti itinerary
Day 1: Meeting with guide and horses in Mestia. Start ride through Mulakhi community to village Adishi. Take care to get lunchbox from your guesthouse, or ask guide to prepare lunchbox for you for a modest fee. Total riding distance 25 km. Arrival to village Adishi, on altitude 2000 m above the sea level. During riding enjoy fantastic views of mountains Ushba and Tetnuldi. Overnight in Adishi. Dinner will be served in guesthouse.
Day 2: Ride in Adishi valley and Ckhutnieri pass – 2700 m above the sea level. decent in Khalde valley, ride until village Kala. On the main road jeep will pick you up to drive to Ushguli village. Dinner and overnight in guesthouse.
Day 3: Get horses and ride to Shkhara glacier. Enjoy wonderful nature. Return to Ushguli. Return to Mestia by car in the evening.
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Tour includes: Accommodation in villages with FB meals (except first day when lunch is not included). Guide, horse rentals, transport from Ushguli to Mestia.
Tour price does NOT include: Any personal expenses. Luggage transportation from village to village. Main luggage can be left in Mestia guesthouse and travelers can go in trek with small backpack only. Guesthouse or hotel in Mestia.
How to arrive to Mestia?
You can order private transfer from Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Zugdidi or Batumi.
- Tbilisi – Mestia: 280$
- Kutaisi – Mestia: 150$
- Zugdidi – Mestia: 100$
- Batumi – Mestia: 220$
Price is given per minivan, maximum 6 PAX, one way tranvel. for other kind of transport please contact us.
- Public minibus from Tbilisi, Zugdidi or Kutaisi.
- Train from Tbilisi to Zugdidi.
What to do with luggage
Luggage transportation is not included in tour price. Tourists are encouraged to leave main luggage in Mestia guesthouse, and take only what is necessary.
What we must have during tour with us?
Necessary is: good trekking boots, rain coat. warm jacket, water bottle, good to have trekking poles. Do not leave passport and money in Mestia. You don’t need sleeping bag.
What is weather like
In end of May and June it is pretty cold and can be rainy. In July and August rains are less expected but in mountains weather is pretty unpredictable, so you must be ready for rains. Weather will be warm at daytime and cool in the evening. In September nights will be chilly.
What about guesthouse in Mestia
This tour does not include guesthouse in Mestia, as many tourists prefer to book it via booking.com.
We offer to assist you in booking nice guesthouses in Mestia. Price range per night per person will be from 15$ (with shared bathroom) to 25$ (private bathrooms).
How to order lunchbox
Lunchbox must be ordered day before tour starts. Price will be 10 GEL (5$) per person.