Friday, November 30, 2007

Impressions Cattle Drive Tusheti 2007 by Jan Mongard


Cattle Drive Tusheti 2007, originally uploaded by grijsz.

Sheep descending from the Summer pastures


Cattle Drive Tusheti 2007, originally uploaded by grijsz.

View from the Abanao-Pass


Cattle Drive Tusheti 2007, originally uploaded by grijsz.

Camp site


Cattle Drive Tusheti 2007, originally uploaded by grijsz.

Tushetian Horses


Cattle Drive Tusheti 2007, originally uploaded by grijsz.

A shepherder


Cattle Drive Tusheti 2007, originally uploaded by grijsz.

A puppy


Cattle Drive Tusheti 2007, originally uploaded by grijsz.

Hot tea


Cattle Drive Tusheti 2007, originally uploaded by grijsz.

Delicious Tushetian cheese made by the shepherders

Many Thanks to Jan ! All images by Jan Mongard, who took part in our Cattle Drive 2007. More information on our next Cattle Drive in Tusheti Georgia September 2008 here

http://www.kaukasus-reisen.de/english_version/e_tusheti-cattle-drive2008.html

Friday, September 21, 2007

View from Indurta, Tusheti


indurta-view, originally uploaded by grijsz.

View from our camp in Indurta, Tusheti, Georgia Caucasus, seen from Irakli Papashvili's Camp site

Monday, June 18, 2007

Mountain network B&B


mountain-network900-2, originally uploaded by grijsz.

Dshuta (Juta) call in advance 00995 99 533239 or ask in the village for Jago Arabuli

Shatili call in advance 00995 77 729362 or ask in the village for Vasha Chincharauli

Korsha (behind Barissakho) ask for Shota Arabuli

Roshka ask for Ivane Tsiklauri

Ardoti ask for Murgvar Ardoteli

Cesho ask for Murtazi

Cesho ask for Bakuri

Zemo Alvani and Dartlo call in advance 00995 99 964839 or ask for Manana Idoidze

Shenako ask for Kako

Indurta ask for Irakli Papashvili

Ninigori (3km before Lagodekhi) call in advance 00995 93 344615 or ask for Simoni Nareshelashvili

Prices may change, ask in advance

Sunday, May 20, 2007

If I had seen the mountains again



If I had seen the mountains again.
If I had saddled my horse again,
And placed colourful saddlebags on him again,
To go into the mountains.

If I could pass through Tbatana again,
For the children to hand me apples.
If I had once again seen the Bats horses on the Mountain of the Kists.
If I could return to the source of the Alazani.

If I had milked the nanny goats one last time,
And oncemore carried the wooden pail full of milk.
If only I could return to Tsovata again,
And return from there and die here.


Alexander Bainbridge does a wonderful research on the language and culture of the Bats People from Tsovata Tusheti on Transcaucasus here and here

Alexander Bainbridge on research of Bats culture



Alexander Bainbridge is saving important particles of what is left of Bats language, history, personal photos, culture, identity. Go on discovery with him on:
http://transcaucasian.blogspot.com/2007/04/step-4-meet-bats-people.html

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Map Tusheti 07


map-tusheti-07new80, originally uploaded by grijsz.

Selfmade ;-)

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Cattle drive romantic journey September 2007 Tusheti


treck-abano-pass, originally uploaded by grijsz.


Sheep, cattle, horses, dogs, campfires, mountains, meadows, sun and rain, hail and snow:

See the marvellous beauty of pure life on the road over the mountains with Tushetian shepherders in Autumn 2007

Travel date:

24.09. to 08.10. 2007

Number of participants: 4-6

Travel programme in short

24.09. Transfer from Tbilisi to Zemo Alvani in Kakheti
25.09. Travel with 4WD over the Caucasus Range and the Abano-pass to Tusheti
26.09.-29.09. Excursions into the villages Chesho, Parsma, Girevi/preparations for the Cattle drive
30.09. - 04.10. Cattle drive through Tusheti over the Abanopass 2870 m to Zemo Alvani in the Kakhetian Wine region
05.10. - 06.10. Join the traditional Alaverdoba-feast in Zemo Alvani and Alaverdi
07.10. Return journey to Tbilissi
08.10. Departure, or extension of the stay in Georgia

All information on this Adventure journey here
http://www.kaukasus-reisen.de/tusheti-cattle-drive2007.htm

German/Deutsch
Viehtrieb Tuschetien Georgien 2007 Link