Khevsureti is another beautiful mountainous region with majestic mountains, wild rivers, fortified villages, atmospheric abandoned settlements, ancient shrines scattered on the slopes and minimal tourist infrastructure. Khevsureti lies in northern Georgia, tucked between more famous Kazbegi and Tusheti regions.
Khevsureti consists of 2 parts – Lower Khevsureti lies on the southern slopes of Caucasus and its main centre is Barisakho village. Upper Khevsureti lies on the northers slopes, behind Datvisjvari pass. Kvevsureti is not accessible all year long as Datvisjvari pass gets usually blocked by snow in October and becomes passable again in May.
Sights of Khevsureti:
• Shatili fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2007.
• Mutso – the ancient village boasts about 30 medieval fortified dwellings and four combat towers arranged on vertical terraces above the Mutso-Ardoti gorge.
• Anatori is one of the most mystical places of Khevsureti.
• Abudelauri lakes are situated in far north of the eastern part of Caucasus Mountains at an altitude of 2500m in alpine zones at the foot of the Chiukhi Massif.