Trip to Ushguli village, Svaneti

Ushguli is really an old little village with fantastic mountain view and plenty of history – a breath of ancient Georgia some might say :)! It is considered to be the highest settlement in Europe ( 2400m ) and the  area is a UNESCO heritage site.  Although, it is a difficult road to get there (60 km from Mestia takes around 3 hours!), but certainly a must do while in Svaneti.

Since the new road was opened, connecting Mestia with the rest of Georgia, the area started to modernise quite rapidly. Looks like Mestia has a mission to become a european style resort.

So is Ushguli, almost every house is guest house now, lots of new roofs, modern gates. But still, its in a great contrast with Mestia – young men still rides horses, lots of free-range livestock around, feels like it hasn’t changed as much.

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The road from Mestia to Ushguli
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The road from Mestia to Ushguli
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Quite a scenic view on the way to Ushguli
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Ushguli village

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What tales these houses tell…

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I went a little behind the village and spotted some very friendly horses !

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