ADISHI (ადიში)

Today we hired an off-road car (500 GEL/day) to reach remote villages hidden in Svaneti Mountains. Our first stop was the original and authentic village of Adishi, a small mountain village situated in the middle of the mountains of the Greater Caucasus – in Upper Svaneti between Ushguli and Mestia. It is located at 2,040 meters above sea level. The visit is worthwhile not only because the village is far more untouched and less frequented by tourists than other Svaneti villages. But also because of the stone houses from the Middle Ages with fortified towers rising above the village. Northeast of Adishi is the 4,290 meters high Mount Adishi with its 9 km long Adishi Glacier, whose tongue reaches 2,298 meters.