To fulfill my joy, I decided to travel to Tusheti national park couple of years ago. Tusheti is highly exotic region of Georgia, as it’s remote from the outside world. The locals live in towers made from stones and till today enliven the medieval traditions.
My friends and I decided to have a trekking experience for a week in Tusheti . Our journey started from Mutso village, Khevsureti region over the Atsunta pass 3490 m. and ending in Omalo, Tusheti. Due to the weather condition we crossed the Atsunta pass only on 3rd day of our trip, as our first two days were full of thunderstorms and rain. During these days we were trekking without any visual perception and just following the narrow path leading to the endless mist. Regardless, we were not losing neither hope nor motivation.
Finally, we’ve reached the camp near the pass. Luckily, after couple of hours all the clouds began to spread out and opened the breathtaking landscape.
In the morning we started the new adventure to explore the Tusheti national park. At first, we arrived to the abandoned village with medieval towers and abandoned houses. As we trekked more, the landscape gradually changed too. We met the locals and experienced true hospitality. Without any hesitation they helped us to carry our luggage to our final camp. Such a behavior from the strangers was so positive and pleasant to feel.
Each day we’ve merged with Tushetian culture. We tasted local dishes and enjoyed the local herb “Kondari” (thyme) tea, sheep cheese and mountain honey. We were lucky and had a chance to attend the local fest were we tasted fresh brewed beer and were part of the interesting stories from the locals about their everyday life and unique traditions.
Everyone should travel to this distinctive place and experience its exclusiveness by themselves.
By Nino Sirbiladze
Our Tour Operator