Adventure in the Caucasus - Wild-Trails

The Caucasus, a magnificent ridge of mountains, is a home to many ancient cultures and tribes, rich with history and marvel.

The Caucasus stretches along 4 countries and 3 autonomies, and has long been an area of political disputes.
The beauty of the nature and wilderness in the Caucasus is second to none. Wild, untamed and unforgiving, from the great plains to the highest mountains of Europe, you willl be amazed at every turn.

After years of traveling the Caucasus, and covering every inch of it, be it by traveling or venturing on rescue missions, we’ve decided here at Wild-Trails to take people into the remote, still virgin areas of this amazing ridge where only a handful of travelers have been. We believe that in order to discover the area, you have to travel with those who know it best.

Over the years we’ve formed a strong bond with the locals all over the caucasus, who are now close friends and co-workers.

So if it’s a cultural, nature or adventure tour you’re after, we’ve got your back friend!

Join us, and explore the wild caucasus.
See you on the Wild-Trails.

Adventure In Georgia - Private Jeep Tour To Tusheti

Impassable mountains, untamed wilderness, ancient traditions and unmatched beauty. It’s time to venture into Tusheti The Adventure: This excursion will take you into the heart of the remote, unique region of Tusheti. The roads to Tusheti are blocked most of the year, and will lead us to the high villages of Europe and the hidden valleys where the tough mountain men reside, usually sitting on the edge of a cliff or top of a mountain, with houses made of rocks and unique guardposts. All the while surrounded by the immense snowy peaks and the untouched wilderness…. This sort of a time travel includes spending some nights at picturesque villages, jeep driving, rafting, snowy vistas, flooding rivers, remote villages and finishing at the capital city, Tbilisi. This great journey will be guided by an experienced guide from ‘’Wild Trails’’. Even if you’ve been to Georgia before, this is your chance to visit a wild, non-touristic destination. Not to mention the awesome companions and the professional guiding, making this expedition all the more enjoyable.

Adventure Tour to Nagorno-Karabakh

Next Expeditions: 2-9 May / 10-17 July / 14-21 October This unique adventure with Wild-Trails will take you on the most exciting tour of Nagorno-Karabakh and will show you the hidden beauty of the Lesser Caucasus. In order to help the region we will be visiting, 5% from the cost of the tour will be donated to HALO Trust, the only agency clearing minefields and cluster munition strikes in Nagorno-Karabakh. Do you dare to travel where few go? Sign with us and have a unique, rarely-experienced adventure! What does an adventure with Wild-Trails look like? This adventure is AUTHENTIC and LOCALLY FLAVORED. Forget about being a tourist - roll up your sleeves becase we’re getting our hands dirty.   As we drive soviet 4×4 cars and hike the 3rd highest mountain in Nagorno-Karabakh, we will come in close contact with locals. We will lodge in their wood & stone homes, some of which are more than a 100 years old, and listen to their stories about the Soviet Union & the Karabakh war. We will learn about the Loutraki farm style, tend to animals with the farmers, and cook with the locals. We will taste the best food this region has to offer, straight from the ovens of old women and from the local bazaars and markets. We will traverse thick forests where guerilla combats took place, drive through the rugged roads opened by military tanks, pass military zones and reach villages, old heritage sites, and old churches and monasteries with special permits. We will set up camp, swim, cook, dance and laugh like there is no tomorrow. So are you in? Don't know much about Nagorno-Karabakh? Don't worry, our Q&A section tells it all. Q & A Where is Nagorno-Karabakh? With an eye on Russia and Azerbaijan to the North, deep roots with Armenia to the West, and a strategic alliance with neighboring Iran from the South, Nagorno-Karabakh remains to this day a frozen conflict zone recognized by very few nations. What about the population? This landlocked region is home 140.000 people: mostly Christian with a minority of Kurds. It is defiant and uncompromising with its independence and unique character.   How about the landscape? As its name suggests, which is a mixture of Russian, Turkish and Persian words literally translated to mean “Mountainous Black Garden”, the landscape is wild, pristine, and varied, characterized by evergreen forests, Alpine peaks, flat valleys, and the most amazing canyons and rivers. Recognized by few, the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is one of the least travelled regions in the world, and it is one of the most beautiful and interesting. What is the currency in Nagorno-Karabakh? The Armenian Dram Are there any geopolitical logistics to travelling to Nagorno-Karabakh?  Visitors to Nagorno-Karabakh can obtain a visa once arriving in the capital, Stepanakert. Wild-Trails coordinates all of the logistics. Travellers should be aware that Azerbaijan denies entry to anyone who has travelled to Nagorno-Karabakh.  What is the time zone? Armenia Time Zone UTC+04:00 What will we eat? On this tour of Nagorno-Karabakh you will not lack for delicious, fresh, and unique cuisine. Like Armenian food, the food in Nagorno-Karabakh contains lots of vegetables, herbs, cheese, and meat. There are also specialty dishes that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, like Jengalov Hats.  This dish is made from dough stuffed with a blend of 15 different wild herbs that grow only in mountains with an altitude of more than 2000m. There is also the Ghapama; a pumpkin stuffed with bulgur, fruits, and delicious wild honey. Another amazing dish is made from Aveluk, also known as Moutain Sorrel, a plan that grows in Alpine areas and is eaten with Yoghurt and the local lavash bread. What is the weather like in Nagorno-Karabakh? Because of the different altitudes at which we will travel, it is a mixture of hot and cold weather with possible rain. Make sure to layer up.   Where will we stay? This trip mixes all the best accommodation experiences, with camping in wild locations as well as sleeping in local houses with families. 20% camping 20% hostels 60% local houses Who will guide this adventure? This adventure is led by our expert Survival and Tour Guide in the Caucasus, Gilad Sade. Gilad built this amazing trail after many journeys and in-depth research in the Caucasus region. He successfully established relations with the residents and local officials of Nagorno Karabakh, and secured permits to visit locations that are not open for the public. Gilad speaks Hebrew and English, and knows some Armenian.  He has several certificates in Survival Training and First Aid and has participated in several rescue mission in the Caucasus and in the Middle East. What is the language of the adventure? The language of this adventure is English. Join us now, and discover the unexplored beauty of Nagorno Karabakh!

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The ultimate Caucasus adventure

1 autonomy, 2 countries, 17 days… It’s time to step up your game, and take on the ultimate adventure. Join us for a one-of-a-kind excursion. Cross the Caucasus 15-31 August 2017 This is the crem-de-la-crem, the best of the best, top of the line. After years of traveling and scouting the wonders of the caucasus, we’ve decided to launch the first cross caucasus journey and combine all the best from this amazing place. For 17 days we will mix culture tours with adventures, from jeep riding through hiking all the way to rafting. Snowy peaks, ancient cultures, amazing food and wild, pure nature. Adventure at its best. Why travel the Caucasus you ask? Well! Amazing views, great hospitality, lots of history, archeology, and just good ol’ wild nature. Oh, and less than 17 days is not nearly enough to experience all that this range has to offer. That’s how the cross Caucasus adventure came to be. We’ve collected the best this range of mountains has to offer and melted it into one crazy, unforgettable package.

Trekking in Wild Georgia - Kazbegi & Chaukhi Mountains

Glacier, volcanoes and lakes in the wild Georgian mountains… Journeying to Georgia’s most beautiful mountains is one of our unique tours, going deep into the remote and least-traveled regions in the higher Caucasus. This exclusive trek was established by the outdoor and survival guide Gilad Sade, after many visits, and living in the regions of the Caucasus. This sort of a time travel includes participation in a traditional sacrificial ceremony uniquely found in the area, and sleeping in the picturesque villages of Khevsureti region, using the local transportation, trekking to an glacier to the foot of a volcano, journeying to the lakes of Abudelauri and Chaukhi mountain range, snowy peaks, roaring rivers, isolated villages and a grande-finale in the capital Tbilisi. A truly unforgettable journey in the kingdom of Georgia.

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