W E L C O M E T O U S H G U L I ! Our community is located in the province of Svaneti, Republic of Georgia, Caucasus region. Ushguli settlement is homogeneous, compact system of villages located along a single longitudinal axis, in the gorge of River Enguri. The settlement is amazingly harmonised with the surrounding natural setting, wich preconditions its artistic and architectural value. The community contains four villages: Murkmeli, Chajashi, Chvibiani and Jibiani. About 55 housholders(more then 200 people) live these villages. Ushguli is the highest permanently inhabited village in Europe and is situated 2200 m above the sea level. Ushguli is located at the feet of Shkhara(5203m), which is the highest summit in Georgia. There are two roots to Ushguli via Zugdidi and Mestia and via Kutaisi and Lentekhi. The name of village comes from the Georgian words - ,,fearless heart". Ushguli is a famous stop on the Georgian tourist routers and has much to offer. Here are some unique architectural and ancient monuments: Defensive towers, unusual churches with fabulous frescoes, one of them is the most famous church of Lamaria (Mary The Birthgiver of God's monastery). Here is also an ethnographic museum in the willage of Chajashi(This village has been included in the UNESCO World heritage list). A short walk above the village leads to a small hilltop where the Ushguli Chapel is located. This dates back to the 12th century and contains some very old frescoes. From here a magnificent, broad valley leads to the foot of Shkhara(where the Shkhara Glacier starts and is the source of river Enguri) in 3 hours walking through flower strewn alpine meadows. Nowadays tourism is developed here, all year round open, although winter travel can be slightly longer. Private 4×4 vehicle with driver, 170-200 GEL/vehicle round trip from Mestia for the day, split between 2-8 passengers. Biking, horseback and walking are other possible ways to reach the village, weather permitting. Here are some comfortable guest houses and several places to eat out. The superb location of Ushguli and the unique lifstyle of the people in the village makes it a popular destination to visit. If you like adventures, mountaineering, snow, skiing, snowboarding, historical places, ancient architecture, biking, horse riding, hiking, rafting, delicious national dishes or simply if you want to spend your time interestingly . . . . . . . once more - WELCOME TO USHGULI!