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Vallée de Pirikiti

Practical information on Vallée de Pirikiti

  • Encounters with locals
  • Viewpoint
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • River
  • Castle and fortress
  • Place or Historical Monument
  • Off the beaten track
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
1hr walk from Omalo
When to go
From late June to mid-September
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Vallée de Pirikiti

Nicolas Landru Seasoned Traveller
106 written opinions

The Pirikiti Valley is the prettiest of all of Tusheti's valleys, with its magnificent mountain landscape, its pastures, its traditional villages and the ruins of Caucasian defensive towers.

My suggestion:
Don't just come to hike - stay a while in Pirikiti! Hang out with the shepherds, explore the villages and enjoy a pastoral life. A must - take a horse ride up the valley
My review

The Pirikitis Alazani Valley is, as it's name implies, 'Pirikiti' or 'beyond' Tusheti. It's a favourite with hikers who love valley treks and travellers in search of adventure and life on the pastures. Pirikiti encompasses all the beauty that Tusheti has to offer!

The Pirikiti Valley is dotted with traditional villages; picturesque and boasting defensive towers, so typical of the Greater Caucasus, which run along the riverbank. You can imagine the sight of fierce warriors defending their herds from Chechen invaders - knights of the realm who never forgot their pagan roots, despite being officially Christian.

Shepherds, who come here for the pastures, still stick to their traditional culture. In this mineral rich environment, with its stunning landscape, men live side by side with their horses, dogs and the herds they watch over. An idyllic place for visitors who love the big outdoors and a lifestyle that goes back to basics.

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