Shatili Things to Do
It's not really Shatili. But this is between Shatili and Tbilisi . Khevsureti turn is on the way to Ananuri,but before it. Rough roads, but beautiful and exiting ! Sometimes dangerous, but still exiting ! You just need to pray that there will not be another car on your way :))) Well, it takes 3 hours drive from Tbilisi to the small village Roshka, from where the trekking starts. Foot path is not very hard, it's just a long way ( 2 hours of trekking ). When you see a wonderful lakes - you will forget,that you spent 5 hours to get to the point! One lake is grass Green and it called Green lake Abudelauri. The other one is Blue lake Abudelauri - fairytale ... The third one i a little hard to get to. The White lake Abudelauri. It's 1 hour more trekking time from these 2 lakes, but it worth it ! It's a 1 day tour, but if you have a tent it's a nice place to spend an overnight :)Related to:
- Mountain Climbing
- Hiking and Walking
Shatili was built in the VIII century. In this village-fortress dwelling houses and towers are situated on the stone. Nowadays there are small hotels in some of the towers.
There is Mutso fortress in 12 km from Shatili. The tourists have an opportunity to see the both places at a day.
Shatili is going to be included on World Heritage list.Related to:
- Historical Travel
- Hiking and Walking
I do not know for sure but someone told me many years ago that this Pass - Datvistvali is the highest pass in Georgia. I do not know, but whatever the case this is the pass that connects to Pshavi to Khevsureti. And the views from there are truly awesome. It is really worth stopping by and enjoying the views.
Favorite thing: Towers are just spectacular!!!
Fondest memory: Small village Shatili is only 150 km away from Tbilisi, but the roads are so rough, you must be a professional driver to get to the point safe. During the winter roads are closed . It is accessable only from first weeks of the May. It took us 6 hours to get there, but with the stops on the way. Place is unforgettable, with it's ancient towers. 90 % of them are empty. In one of them there is a guesthouse. We stayed at the Nana Gogochuri's guest house. It is located just opposite of those towers, we enjoyed having Breakfast and dinner outside of the cottage with this spectacular view. In Shatili could be done some short hiking as well. Another interesting place is village Mutso, around 1 hour driving time from Shatili. You can discover more towers that are built only with black flat thin stones without any concrete or any other materials. Khevsuretian and Qisti stiles. First one has a flat roof and second one :"piyramida - like ". Length should be at least 2 days.
Tips for clothes : As the weather is very changeable you will need, warm jacket, rain coat ,some T- shirts for sunny days :) During our 2 day stay we experienced all kind of weather:sun,rain,wind, snow a bit and a thunder storm . But still, when there are your friends and a warm cup of tea - nothing matters :)Related to: