One of the most dangerous roads in the world - Tusheti
29 September, 2016
One of the most dangerous roads in the world - Tusheti
A personal blog about travel tips and adventures in Georgia, run by foreigners has come up with quite an interesting story about Georgia’s North-Eastern mountainous region of Tusheti. The story tells us how a couple of foreign friends have decided to camp in Georgia’s incredible and captivating mountains:


"The road to Tusheti is regarded as one of the most dangerous roads in the world
and has been listed into BBC-s agenda. The road is cut on the 45% degree slopes and goes up to 3000 metres over into the first Chanchakhovani gorge of Tusheti.

My friends and I shared the same desire to sleep in the mountains one last time this year, so we chose to camp in Tusheti. We packed our stuff and headed off with Magical Caucasus!

geotv.ge
So going to Tusheti was memorable for many reasons: the road to Omalo, the main village in Tusheti, is quite terrifying as you often have to look into the eyes of abyss, and is only accessible during a few months of the year due to heavy snow, possible landslides and inaccessible roads. Although technically Tusheti is in Kakheti region, but culturally is totally different own thing (for example people in Tusheti still strongly believe that pork will bring you bad luck, so bringing pork for food is unacceptable, or women not allowed to come inside churches, monasteries or fortresses).
geotv.ge
The ride to Omalo from Telavi took about 5 hours – it’s a short distance (105km) but it’s profiled in a “world’s most dangerous roads”, so it’s very very slow ride and the 4×4 wheel drive journey was an adrenaline rush in itself.

We set up a camp in Upper Omalo on the little hill overlooking the old fortresses and beautiful valley.
geotv.ge
Next morning while everyone still sleeping I was exploring around our campsite. Beautiful morning promised more joy for our eyes and we headed to the next destination – unique and mysterious village of Dartlo. Village is situated 2,000 meters above sea level by the Alazani River. Only 9 family live now in Dartlo. Most of them leaves the village before it snows and takes their sheep back to Kakheti.
geotv.ge
geotv.ge
geotv.ge
Tusheti has a lot of small fascinating villages, and most of them you can reach by foot. However, we had our transport and experienced driver so we chose to save some time in order to see more.

Shenako village

Located just 5km from Omalo.
geotv.ge
Diklo village

Located 4km down the valley from Shenako village. Elevation is 2152 m and population – 16. From the Diklo you can see Dagestan border mountain range Batsi-Butsi and Dagestan Mountains."
geotv.ge
geotv.ge
geotv.ge

Read full story here

Related stories:

This... is... Tusheti! - Take a virtual tour through beautiful region of Georgia

Georgia - in BBC's World's Most Dangerous Roads documentary


Print
Other Stories
Statues of famous people decorating Tbilisi
Statues and monuments remind passersby about history of the country and its prominent people.
Tsinandali Palace – The first European one in Georgia
There are several palaces of nobleman remained in Georgia. The majority of them were destroyed by different conquerors.
Stunning paintings of Rusudan Petviashvili
Rusudan Petviashvili is a Georgian painter. Her talent is recognized worldwide.
The Phaistos Disc decoded - Inscription on the clay plate is in ancient Georgian language
July 3 makes the 101st anniversary since the Phaistos Disc was discovered on the island of Crete.
Tbilisi at night seems so romantic and attractive
Every city changes its appearance at night. One may not even recognize the same city at night.
Royal palaces in Georgia – Part 2
Georgia, a small country in the south Caucasus, has a long-standing history. Georgian kings and queens used to live in royal residences.
Surami fortress and Lisi Lake captured by talented Georgian photographers
Georgian photographers Giorgi Shermazana and David Pix have captured one of the most beautiful places of Georgia through their cameras.
Royal palaces in Georgia - Part 1
Georgia, a small country in the south Caucasus, has a long-standing history. Georgian kings and queens used to live in royal residences.
Tbilisi in Autumn– beautiful places in the capital
Tbilisi is distinguished by its versatile architecture. There is an old part of the city full of historical buildings, churches and small houses with special carvings and typical balconies.
Keti Matabeli – One of the most interesting Georgian painters
Keti Matabeli is a Georgian painter. Her interesting works fascinate people all over the world.
Georgia - a holiday destination in the South Caucasus: Part  2
Georgia is a guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018. Due to the special occasion, various German journals write about Georgia.
Georgia: Europe in Asia, a guest of Honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair
The Frankfurt Book Fair which is one of the biggest and most significant cultural and intellectual events all over the world chose Georgia as a guest of honour of the 2018 fair.
Georgia - a holiday destination in the South Caucasus: Part 1
Germany's public international broadcaster Deutsche Welle reviews the culture and history of Georgia.
Tbilisoba to be held in October
The annual festival Tbilisoba will take place on the 6th and 7th of October.
Georgia reflected in the photos of Thomas Dworzak
Thomas Dworzak is a German photojournalist. He is a member of Magnum photos (an international photographic cooperative).
Swiss photographer’s photos show what did Georgia look like in 1993
The Swiss photographer DANIEL Spehr uploaded the photos of Georgia taken in 1993 on his Facebook last year.
Monastery of the Cross in Jerusalem
In ancient times religious centers were utilized for the cultural and educational purposes of the country.
American couple about living in Georgia
Georgian couple Katie and Brodie McClains have been living in Georgia for 4 years now with their children Luke, Anabelle and Maddy.
Georgian monasteries in Azerbaijan
Saingilo is a former province of the Kakheti kingdom, Georgia which is now situated in the territory of Azerbaijan.
Georgian Wine Festival 2018 kicks off for a second time on Shardeni Street
It is now the second year when small, medium and large Georgian wine companies will be given a chance to showcase their products through the Georgian Wine Festival.
Georgian Abbey in Bulgaria called Petritsoni
There are many sites of cultural heritage with the Georgian roots in other countries.
Must see places in Abkhazia
Abkhazia is situated in the northwestern region of Georgia. It covers 8,660 square kilometres (3,340 sq mi) and has a population of around 240,000.
Discover must see places in Shida Kartli
Shida kartli is located in the eastern part of Georgia. It includes the following towns: Gori, Tskhinvali, Kaspi, Kareli, Java and Khashuri.
A traveler advises to visit Kakheti for the Georgian wine tasting
A traveller Benjamin Kemper shares his impressions about Georgia, the wine country – on www.cntraveler.com.
The breathtaking cave in Martvili, named after a 35 year old deceased researcher
Geographer and a producer of organic wine from Samegrelo, Zaza Gagua published photos taken in one of the caves, located in Martvili Municipality on his “Facebook” page.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Exchange Rates
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
16.11.2018
17.11.2018
USD
1
USD
2.6818
2.6727
EUR
1
EUR
3.0299
3.0268
GBP
1
GBP
3.4332
3.4240
RUB
100
RUB
4.0185
4.0447