Plan for the 5th day: Guli pass with a height of 2800 m and descent to Mestia, the center of the Svaneti region.
We wake up and have a hearty breakfast at the foot of Ushba, then uphill to Guli pass (2800 m, about 800 m by foot). On the way we will visit the high-mountain lakes of Coruldi (2750 m), from where we descent about 1300 m to Mestia.
In ancient times, it was one of the most difficult to access and closed regions of Georgia. The Soviet authorities did not even get here. The region was governed by family councils (surnames), although now it is almost the same. If you look at the map, Mestia is only 30 kilometers from Terskol (Elbrus), but only through the mountains. During the Soviet era, a tourist route connecting Georgia and Russia was open. Unfortunately, it is now closed.
If everything goes smoothly and quickly and, most importantly, there will be strength, in the evening we will organize a hiking trip to Chalaadi glacier for those who want to.
Total ascent: 800 m
Total descent: 1500 m
We spend the night in Mestia.