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Ushguli is a city in Svaneti.


There are four to five villages next to a mountain.

Get in[edit]

Transportation into Ushguli is very limited. There is a road from Kutaisi that is serviced by private vehicles. Otherwise a trip from Mestia is the easiest way to see Ushguli. A private vehicle can take you up for a day trip, or for a few days. The cost will be ~$50-$70 USD for a day trip. The cost will be higher if you stay a while longer. The trip from Mestia takes about 4-5 hours despite being less than 50km in distance due to the poor quality of the road. It is also possible to hike from Mestia in 3-4 days which is a great way to see Svaneti for the able-bodied.

Get around[edit]

Once in the villages, you can walk between them all very easily.

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A visit to the Ethnography museum is well worth the GEL 5-6 that the local children will ask for admission. Housed in a preserved Svan house, the museum contains artifacts ranging in age from the long history of the Svaneti regions. The local children will provide rehearsed description of the artifacts in passable English.

The Georgian wartime treasury. Placed in the "most inaccessible part of Georgia" the countless national treasures were held in the Ushguli monastery during periods of conflict.

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There are a few cafes, and stores. You could also get food from your guest house.

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Ask anyone in the village for a place to sleep. The price will be $20-$30 per night and include all your food.

  • Nina Nijaradze, (When you come to usghuli the left side of the bridge then treat yourself. Family owns a tower that can be visited.), +995595854749. Nice family run guesthouse with rooms, shared bathroom with hot water. The owner is an excellent cook. She prepared excellent home-made cheese and pickled mushrooms and breakfast khachapuri. This accommodation is a little different. Accommodation is in really in a family environment. It is very inspiring to see real mountain family living in the mountains. The oldest kids are talking decent English. 35GEL with breakfast and dinner.  edit
  • Aizer Nikharadze, +995599165614, [1]. Aizer's guesthouse is another family owned guesthouse in Ushguli. Aizer's Guesthouse offers accommodation and Georgian national food. There is room for up to 12 people. Price 30 GEL with breakfast, lunch and dinner.  edit
  • Pido Nizaratze guest house, 551 70 07 03. Really nice guest house, hot water, owner is local policeman, localted in really old house in Chazhashi (one of Ushguli small towns), you can ask anyone for Pido guesthouse, they will show you the way or call him (not sure if he speaks English). Price 20GEL + breakfast 10GEL + lunch 10GEL + dinner 10GEL (each meal is generous).  edit


Get out[edit]

You need to hire a private taxi.

  • Mazeri - Svaneti mountain village, surrounded by stunningly beautiful landscapes and huge waterfalls. The starting point for several exciting Svaneti trekking routes, including Mount Ushba glacier trek.

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