Tusheti is one of the most beautiful highlander regions of Caucasus. Surrounded by high mountains and summits, Tusheti is grooved by numerous ravines, fabulous landscapes, pine forests and alpine meadows. Traditional, dry-built Tushetian houses and the well-preserved medieval towers give special beauty to the villages. The road to Tusheti starts from Kakheti and leads deep into the beautiful gorge of Stori River. Then the road rises up in a breathtaking serpentine above a forest belt, located at about 2500 meters above sea level and finally passes through the Abano Pass (2926 m) which is the highest and the most extreme road in Georgia and reaches the village of Omalo, the center of Tusheti. This road was paved only in 1978, before then it was possible to get here only on foot or on a horseback. Every winter Tusheti is isolated because of heavy snow and the villages become absorbed in snow. This is why Tushetian shepherds take their sheep to the Shiraki lowland, situated in the easternmost part of Georgia. From Tusheti pass leads to Khevsureti, another highlander region of Georgia. It takes several days to cover the route crossing the most beautiful Tushetian

Tusheti

Tusheti is one of the most beautiful highlander regions of Caucasus. Surrounded by high mountains and summits, Tusheti is grooved by numerous ravines, fabulous landscapes, pine forests and alpine meadows. Traditional, dry-built Tushetian houses and the well-preserved medieval towers give special beauty to the villages. The road to Tusheti starts from Kakheti and leads deep into the beautiful gorge of Stori River. Then the road rises up in a breathtaking serpentine above a forest belt, located at about 2500 meters above sea level and finally passes through the Abano Pass (2926 m) which is the highest and the most extreme road in Georgia and reaches the village of Omalo, the center of Tusheti. This road was paved only in 1978, before then it was possible to get here only on foot or on a horseback. Every winter Tusheti is isolated because of heavy snow and the villages become absorbed in snow. This is why Tushetian shepherds take their sheep to the Shiraki lowland, situated in the easternmost part of Georgia. From Tusheti pass leads to Khevsureti, another highlander region of Georgia. It takes several days to cover the route crossing the most beautiful Tushetian villages of Diklo, Tchesho, Parsma and Girevi. The road leads to Khevsureti through the Atsunta Pass at the height of 3431 meters above sea level. This route is one of the most beloved tourist tracks among trekkers and adventure seekers.