3 Day Trek in Caucasus Mountains (Georgia: Ushguli, Iprari, Adishi, Mestia, 25-27-Jun-13)

The Caucasus Mountains are stunning, with the highest peak over 5,000 meters. We went for a 3 day trek and were rewarded with:

– Amazing Georgian hospitality in villages with less than 100 people
– Great company of four Belgian guys who raced up the hills and inspired us to hike at home
– Breathtaking views of mountains and glaciers
– 2 passes with climbs of more than 3,000ft, and one reaching 9,000ft at the top
– Way too much food, all home made from their own gardens and animals
– Many blisters from our ill-suited shoes
– Fast moving river that required a horse to cross (Katie last rode a horse at Camp Abe Lincoln, age 5)
– Drinking mineral water out of springs
– Checkers master masquerading as a trekking guide
– The most incredible shepherd dogs (the size of lions) that are known to kill wolves, yet one liked to cuddle

We recommend Georgia whole heartedly.

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3 thoughts on “3 Day Trek in Caucasus Mountains (Georgia: Ushguli, Iprari, Adishi, Mestia, 25-27-Jun-13)

  1. Amaury

    That is the kind of shepherd dog puppyyou want to bring back to live in SF. Once they grow up they can herd homeless people, slow Muni buses by gently biting the rear tire and is a dog that looks particularly good on a sidecar with your GS – though gas mileage may suffer. Maybe not!

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