Tusheti. Shenako Village

Shenako is a beautiful village located 6 km away on the way from Kvemo Omalo to Diklo. Elevation: 2080 m AMSL. This village, by my humble opinion, has two notable sights – very funny houses with “eyes and surprisingly open mouths”, located on the north slope of mountain and beautiful small St. George Church. Houses of this village mostly are looking like abandoned and mainly has been not renovated for decades, but I find it more beautiful than other ones with bright coulored plastic roofs.

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Tusheti. Kvemo Omalo

I already started to tell you about my previous summer trip to Tusheti – the one of most beautiful regions of Georgia. To refresh your memories you can read this post.

We made this trip with one of most lovely and trusted friends of mine Giorgi Urushadze, who is lovely host and perfect driver.

After a long serpentine road Zemo Omalo Village (Lower Omalo) is the first well populated point located at 1880 m AMSL and is quite full of locals and tourists during summer months. Here are not notable buildings like (e.g. fortresses), but it is very good place to stay because of comfortable location to explore surroundings and to rest enjoying beautiful landscapes and quiet nights without a single airplane around and Tushetian songs coming somewhere from the outlying local houses.

Images by Aleksandrs Znovs ©