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Mestia to Ushguli Day 2: Zhabeshi - Adishi

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Day 2 of the most popular multi-day trek in Georgia. It's not too long or too difficult, easy to organize, offers excellent views and passes through several traditional Svan villages.
moderate
Distance 10.6 km
4:04 h
907 m
427 m
2,500 m
1,636 m
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Day 2: Zhabeshi - Adishi

distance 10.6km, ascent 909m, descent 527m

Walk uphill (south) along the stream flowing through the village until you cross it next to the last house and tower of the village. Follow the path which passes the house and tower in western direction. The path finally turns south, then south-east and climbs over a series of pastures and through a light forest. Cow trails might sometimes create confusion. After around 2 hours of climbing, follow the trail on a dirt track through dense, low forest until you reach a new, big road and Tetnuldi skiing resort.

When you are in the skiing area, follow the road and skiing track towards the left/east (signposted). After a little bit more than a kilometer, roughly at 2500m altitude, a marked trail (Hadiish) branches off to the south-east. The path crosses open areas with nice views and wildflowers and then slowly descends into the forest. At some point, before crossing a stream, there is a small cabin in a meadow. Contrary to what's indicated in the maps of the tourist information, you don't get any food or drinks there, but it's still a nice place for a break (and shelter in case of rain). Less then an hour later, you reach Adishi. The village is hidden below the slope and you will see it at the last possible moment.

If you want even better views and don't mind climbing another 200m higher in the skiing area, you can also, instead of taking the direct trail to Adishi/Hadiish, continue in the skiing area in the direction of Tetnuldi until the road sharply bends to the left at around 2700m altitude. There, a trail branches off to the south-east. It stays on open grasslands and passes a small lake before turning south to go down to Adishi. Overall, I think it is a pretty good way to prolong this, otherwise quite easy, hiking day. Here is the GPS log from this trail.

It should also be noted that since the start of construction of ski resort, the upper trail to Adishi is slowly falling into disrepair as more and more people are using the lower path (they want to get away from the new road as soon as possible).
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moderate
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Highest point
2,500 m
Lowest point
1,636 m

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43.047196, 42.867617
DMS
43°02'49.9"N 42°52'03.4"E
UTM
38T 326323 4768262
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43.047196, 42.867617
DMS
43°02'49.9"N 42°52'03.4"E
UTM
38T 326323 4768262
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.6 km
Duration
4:04 h
Ascent
907 m
Descent
427 m
Highest point
2,500 m
Lowest point
1,636 m

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