Tusheti among “12 best places you've never heard of” – CNN
19 July, 2014
Tusheti among “12 best places you've never heard of” – CNN
There are precious few spots that are both off the grid and out of this world. Budget Travel asked a dozen professional globe-trotters to take us to their most secret hideaways. On CNN’s list of 12 best places you've never heard of, the reader can see Lord Howe Island, Australia; Namje, Nepal; Saitn-Sauvant, France; Keahiakawelo, Lanai, Hawaii; Buffalo, Wyoming; Sucre, Bolivia; Eastern Antioquia, Colombia; Verduno, Italy; Doe Bay, Washington; Wuppertal, South Africa; Iles de la Madeleine, Senegal. Along with the
aforementioned places you can also find mountanious region of Tusheti, Georgia.
According to the CNN web site, Tusheti is recommended by Jonny Bealby, founder of Wild Frontiers adventure travel company and he explores Niger, Laos, Pakistan, and beyond for trips to the world's most remote locations.
“You won't want to go to Tusheti if you're afraid of heights. Hidden deep in the Caucasus Mountains, the region's villages cling to dizzyingly steep slopes that are as picturesque as they are precarious. That's all part of the allure to Jonny Bealby, a Brit who has trekked across the Hindu Kush and journeyed on horseback along the Silk Road.
Of Georgia's Tusheti region, the inveterate adventurer describes a land "with centuries-old defensive towers, mountaintop castles, and stone shrines," some of which, like Guest House Lamata, are being transformed into basic lodgings with simple wooden furniture.
Newly open to visitors after the dissolution of the USSR and Georgia's Rose Revolution of 2003, Tusheti can now be explored on foot or from the saddle of a sure-footed horse. In fact, livestock is as common here as the fog. There are sheep grazing in almost every nook and cranny, from the rolling grasslands up near the ridged peaks down to the glacial lakes below them and all around the gorges coursing with white-water streams.
You'll also pass through hamlets like Shenako, with a rough-hewn stone church and houses adorned with lacy wood balconies. At night, you'll be well entertained by the locals, whom Bealby describes as "the most hospitable and fun people in the world. There will be lots of toasting and playing of accordions. And you will find yourself drinking chacha, the local firewater, out of a ram's horn. You will just have to go with it." tourism-association.ge, doubles $15, doubles with three meals $30, horse rentals $21 a day, guides an additional $21 a day,” CNN informs.

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