Located in Svaneti region, built at an astonishing 2400m above sea-level, Ushguli is the highest permanent settlement in Europe and one of the most scenic spots in Georgia. The village’s many medieval watchtowers are set against a background of alpine meadows, above which the great peak of Mt. Shkhara towers at a height of 5068m – the highest in Georgia. The 12th century Lamaria church set against the backdrop of this snow-capped giant is a sight you will remember for the rest of your life.
Ushguli is the home of the most ancient fortresses of Svaneti with 37 towers dating back from 12th century. Marvelous nature, historical past, world heritage is gathered in the magnificent place named Ushguli.