7 great treks in Georgia for every type of hiker
27 April, 2016
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2. From Shatili to Omalo
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This trek connects villages of Omalo and Shatili, historical centers of mountain regions Tusheti and Khevsureti. It’s intriguing not only by natural sights but also by several middle age villages, dominated by stone towers such as Omalo, Shatili, Dartlo and others.
First two days are spent in inhabited valley, then comes the section in the wilderness where you will meet only occasional shepherds, trekkers or border guards. The highlight of the trek is a crossing of the 3413m high Atsunta pass.

Recommended for: Those who want to experience the culture of mountain people, as well as camping in the wilds.
Distance: 70km
Duration: 5 days
Tip: You may be tempted to break camp on the ridge behind Atsunta pass as the views are incredible, but rather find some lower, better-protected place. Storms in Caucasus can be severe.
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