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1 review of Mountains of Svaneti

Germán León

unaltered culture


We are in northern Georgia. The photo is taken during the ascent from the village to the town of Mestia Ushguli. It's recognized as the village at the highest altitude that's inhabited in Europe. And no wonder ... To go to Mestia is difficult to access by public transport and it has to be at a specific hour. But going to Ushguli is almost impossible; it involves hiring semi-private 4x4's or a several day hiking trip up the high mountain. For some this is the only region of Georgia that has not been conquered in history. To explain a bit the picture wasn't taken at random. As we were walking, a dozen indigenous bulls surrounded us and picture was stunning.

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