6 Day adventure: David Gareja-Monument of Didgori: From 929€
David Gareja is a rock-hewn Georgian Orthodox monastery complex located in the Kakheti region of Eastern Georgia, on the half-desert slopes of Mount Gareja, sThe complex includes hundreds of cells, churches, chapels, refectories and living quarters hollowed out of the rock face.
he complex was founded in the 6th century by David (St. David Garejeli), one of the thirteen Assyrian monks who arrived in the country at the same time. His disciples Dodo and Luciane expanded the original lavra and founded two other monasteries known as Dodo's Rka (literally, "the horn of Dodo") and Natlismtsemeli ("the Baptist"). The monastery saw further development under the guidance of the 9th-century Georgian saint Ilarion. The convent was particularly patronized by the Georgian royal and noble families. The 12th-century Georgian king Demetre I, the author of the famous Georgian hymn Thou Art a Vineyard, even chose David Gareja as a place of his confinement after he abdicated the throne.
Mount Didgori 1647 m, is situated some 40 km west of Georgia’s capital Tbilisi in the eastern part of the Trialeti Range, which is part of the Lesser Caucasus. It was a site of the celebrated victory won by the Georgian king David IV over the Seljuk armies on August 12, 1121. The battlefield extends for several kilometers and is covered by abundant subalpine meadows. Early in the 1990s, an impressive monument was erected at the site of the battle, consisting of dozens of massive swords pushed into the ground and posing as crosses, and colossal sculptures of dismembered bodies of warriors scattered in the meadows.
Duration of trip 150-280 km; 6-7 hours.
Day1• Arival, transfer from Airport Tbilisi.
Day2• Signagi- David Gareji, Kumisi lake ,Hasky motopark.
Day3• Tbilisi- Martkofi, Tskhvarijamia, Bazaletis Lake, Mtskheta.
Day4• Tbilisi- Khevsureti gorge, Roshka,Chargali.
Day5• Tbilisi- Didgori, Dashbash canyon.
Day6• Departure, transfer to Airport Tbilisi.
• Transfer from/to Airport Tbilisi
• Accommodation (Guest House, Hotel). Single room are for add fee.
• Technical support at accessible spots
• Tourist guide service
• Motorcycle: Husqvarna 701 Enduro 2017/16 year
• Lithe lunch during a tour
• First Medical aid
• Evacuation in case of emergency
At the beginning of the tour each participant should deposit 500€ to cover losses in case of equipment damage. At the end of the tour if no losses are suffered deposit amount will be refunded.
• Alcohol drinks
• Security equipment (helmet, etc)