Khevsureti is the trekker´s paradise. Some of the country’s most famous hikes are passing through the region, there are still many wild valleys and plenty of unspoiled wilderness. Khevsureti lies in northern Georgia, tucked between more famous Kazbegi and Tusheti regions. Its main roadsplits from Georgian military highway before Zhinvali water reservoir and heads north, following the Pshav Aragvi river. Khevsureti consists of 2 parts – Lower Khevsureti lies on the southers slopes of Caucasus and its main centre is Barisakho village. Upper Khevsureti lies on the northers slopes, behind Datvisjvari pass and its centre is medieval fortress Shatili (also the greatest tourist attraction of the region).
Khevsurs, a people of the Caucasus, kinsfolk of the Georgians.
Their name is Georgian and means “People of the Valleys.
They like to call themselves Christians, but their religion is a mixture of Christianity, Mahommedanism and heathen rites. They worship sacred trees and offer sacrifices to the spirits of the earth and air.
We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.
Mutso is a small village in Georgia. One of the former strongholds of the historic Georgian province of Khevsureti, it is located on a rocky mountain on the right bank of the Andakistskali river.