Day 1: Tbilisi-Jinvali-Datvijvari Pass-Shatili
Jinvali Reservoir: is one of the largest artificial water reservoir in Georgia. It is located at the confluence of rivers Mtiuleti Aragvi and Fshavi Aragvi.
Khevsureti Ethnographic Museum- Khevsureti is one the most isolated region in Georgia. Because of it, local people kept their traditions in the purest forms. This small museum consists unique displays of local peoples life, weapons, clothing, other artefacts.
Datvijvari Pass - (engl. "bear's cross) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2689 m. Its construction finished in 1970s and nowadays is one of the most dangerous road. It is situated on the Great Caucasus mountain range and offers stunning views of the surrounded mountains.
Lebaiskari Tower is a medieval type tower and guards the Shatili road. It has five floors. The first floor was used to be as a shelter for kettles, while middle floors for the living purposes. The last floor was the purpose of fighting and giving fire signals.
Shatili is a unique mediaeval-type complex unites defensive towers with fortified dwellings. All complex was built as a single village with small and narrow streets and common defense walls. All buildings were built by only using stone and mortar. Shatili was the guardian of the northeastern outskirts of Georgia.
Day 2: Shatili-Mutso-Shatili-Tbilisi
Kachu fortress: a late medieval-type fortress is situated on the top of the mountain. Today, it is in ruins but in the past served as an important stronghold of Khevsureti. It can be accessed from Shatili, after 1,5 km hiking.
Mutso fortress: is another defense complex in Khevsureti region. Located on a rocky mountain (1880m) and consisted tens of strong towers, it created the most formidable stronghold for Georgians against the foreign invaders. The village is now largely abandoned but still amazes visitors with its beautiful surrounding scenery, towers and architectural type. Recently, Mutso fortress complex has been renovated.
Shatiliskhevi and Mitkhuli gorges for hikers wishing to take further outdoor activities are the best places. Take an optional hike for up to 10 km in the narrow gorges. We follow the rivers upstream and explore its unspoiled basins.