This 6-days trekking in Racha is one of the most picturesque trekking tours in Georgia Caucasus. Racha is often called as Switzerland of Caucasus - snow-capped peaks, huge glaciers, hidden valleys, green alpine meadows and majestic views over the Great Caucasus Mountains are main gems of Racha region. We overnight at guesthouses for some days, while doing camping in tents in the wild, unspoiled nature for the next days.
6-day trekking in Racha covers different trekking trails. The first day we travel to Racha region, taste its unique wines, and reach Shovi resort. For the second day, we start trekking. This day we trek to Buba glacier. It is a good preparation trail for Udziro lake. For the third day, we start the most difficult part of our trekking adventure – Udziro lake. The trek starts in Shovi, a famous resort in Racha region which used to be one of the most touristic areas in the past. Nowadays, most foreign tourists do not go to this region which keeps it in its most unspoiled and unexplored conditions. From Shovi we hike up to the mountains, pass the forest and follow the mountainous small rivers and alpine meadows and reach the lake. In good weather, you even can see the peaks of Svaneti (Shkhara, Tetnuldi, and Ushba) from the lake. For the next day, we descend to Glola village and overnight there. For the next days, we trek from Glola village to Chiora village through Notsara Valley.
If you want to experience less touristic places, most spectacular views, unexplored nature, great food and wilderness of the mountains, this trek is for you.
All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, private transport, etc.) as described in the itinerary are included.
During your trek, you will stay in tents. The crew will take care of setting up all camping equipment.
During the trek, you will spend your nights in local guesthouses. *Prices are calculated on triple or quadruples room occupancy. The Triple/Quadruple room occupancy means you might share the room with other travelers.
This trek includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
During your trek, you will at all times be accompanied by an English speaking guide.
A muleteer will be there to assist with transporting all the necessary equipment, luggage, food, etc.
Sleeping bags and liners are provided.
Luggage transport can be booked upon request. Ask our Trekking Experts about the possibilities.
This trip does not include costs for transportation (flights, bus travel, etc.) to your destination.
Gratuities for the guide are not covered by the trek's price. The amount to tip is at your discretion, yet if you've received excellent service from your guide, considering a generous tip is appreciated.
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.
Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are your own responsibility.