Duration: 5 hours riding
Start from: Mestia
Trail from: Kala
Price indication: 650 GEL / 475 GEL if you are based in Kala (Iprali, Lalkhori) and don’t need drop-off
There is a very popular hiking trail to Chkhutnieri pass that a lot of trekkers do on foot to get close to the Bezengi wall, but it is also possible to get there on horse-back and save the trouble of climbing a whole kilometer uphill. Splendid Adishi and Khalde glaciers, high snow-covered summits, panoramic views from the pass. One of the loveliest trails. You can also visit Archangel’s church of Iprali to see the inside of a typical Svan church. It is decorated with lovely bright frescoes by Tevdore, Royal Painter of King David the Builder (early 12th century). The visit needs to be arranged with the key-keeper. This will add 10 GEL and about 15 minutes to the tour.