Svaneti is the most highland and remote region of Georgia. According to administrative division of Georgia, upper Svaneti belongs to Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti region, and lower Svaneti to Racha – Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti region. But whole Svaneti is so specific, with it’s very authentic culture, traditions, own language, that is would be more correct to discuss Svaneti separately. Region is divided into two main parts – Upper Svaneti and Lower Svaneti.
If you plan a hiking trip we recommend you to walk from Uschguli to Mestia, the most take the other direction. If you have time, you could start in Tekali (16 km from Lentechi Marschruktka) and walk to Uschguli. From Mestia you can have a strong hike (1600 m elevation) to Mazeri. Snow up to July!