The Caucasus is a region in between the south of Russia and the north of the Middle East, and between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. It comprises three countries officially recognized by the UN: Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia.
With the project Expedition Caucasus, we aspire to cross Georgia from the north to the south, connecting the Russian border to the Armenian border. We will start from the Ushba glacier (north from the Mazeri village), trek through the wild and mountainous regions of Svaneti and Racha before entering more inhabited areas. We will then take advantage of the Borjomi National Park’s hiking trails, walk through many villages in southern Georgia and finally reach the border crossing near Bavra.
This itinerary was traced to the best of our knowledge, which is nonetheless extremely limited at the moment due to the meager ressources available to us regarding maps and the novel aspect of our trek. We hope to complete this 600 to 700km journey in more or less 40 walking days, while allowing us about 20 more days for rest and/or visiting the place, for a total of two months. Such a reasonable pace of 15 to 20km per day seems essential to us to fully enjoy the local cultures, unpredictable encounters, fabulous sceneries and everything else the path has in store for us.