Tucked into Georgia’s far northeast corner, Tusheti has become a very popular summer hiking and horse-trekking area, but remains one of the country’s most fascinating and pristine high-mountain regions.
The single road to Tusheti, over the nerve-jangling 2900m Abano Pass from Kakheti, is 4WDonly and passable only from about early June to early October. Evidence of Tusheti’s old animist religion is plentiful in the form of stone shrines called khatebi, decked with the horns of sacrificed
goats or sheep, which women are not permitted to approach. Defensive koshkebi, centuries old, still
stand in many villages.