Trusso Valley
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia10,051 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
You could hike here for days . . . but my hiking days are over, so I did a short one of an hour or 2. I took a 4WD from Stephantsminda to the Truso camping cafe, then started, crossed the river, walking the trail that starts with tire made stairs, below the Georgian flag. Easy stroll to the sulphur pool, then onto some castle ruins at Ketrisi village. I was told to look out for shepherd dogs, who can be vicious - also there may be military patrols who may cause trouble. Better go with a guide who knows the area.
Written 2 November 2023
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laylalae
Slovakia268 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
If you have a camping car 4x4 you can go a bit further - about 2 km - into the valley from a little bridge behind Okrokana village. We didn´t know about it and so camped before enetring the bridge. On the other day we hiked all the way to Zakagori fortress and it was so beautiful with 2-3 little villages on the way that seemed to be fallen asleep in the time. The colors in the valley are due to sulphur springs amazing, plus all the cows aroung and view on the mountains - soo beautiful!
Written 25 July 2022
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DominiqueVB
Oud-Turnhout, Belgium147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Wonderful hike / walk - you take a cab to Okrokana and arrange for them to pick you up at an agreed upon time.
Past the village you just keep following the path (there's some helpful waypoints here and there) taking you directly to the valley, which is dotted with abandoned villages and a fortress on a hill as a reward.
Note that there's a military outpost at the bottom so you may need to identify yourself (bring your passport) or you'll be sent back.
There's not much difference in elevation so the walk isn't particularly difficult, but it's quite long in total (22km total, from and back). Bring good walking shoes, sunscreen and something for lunch / power food.
Written 27 May 2022
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PM
Rotterdam, The Netherlands78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021 • Couples
Wonderful walk. Start at the bridge when you don’t drive a 4x4. The walk took us about 6 hours. At one point we crossed a little bridge (where the Georgian flag is) and took a little detour. We were warned for Sheppard dogs, because they could bite. Luckily we didn’t see any. We were only one of a few who walked the whole trail. Most people had taxi’s or 4x4’s. The fortress at the end is not really what I expected but had a nice view. We had no problems with the military guys there. Take food and water with you, as there is no opportunity to buy any on your hike.
Written 23 July 2021
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Liav
Tel Aviv, Israel196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
The gorge and entire valley can be driven all the way up to Zakagori fortress but it is a jeep-only path with bumpy dirt road all the way so better go with two jeeps minimum (locals drive regular old minivans but do that with your rental car and the rental company would not charge you for destroying its vehicle).
For people interested in a short hike, drive all the way from Kobi to Truso camping cafe (pic attached) and park there to take the blue white trail that starts with tire made stairs, below the Georgian flag. short and beautiful hike of 10 minutes/1 km in each direction to a mineral soda pool and back. Well worth your time. You can also continue to Ketrisi village another approx. 20 minutes and then cross Terek river to take the jeep road back to the cafe, making it a one hour hike.
p.s. no mobile phone signal in most of the valley and the blue white trail was not marked on hiking maps. Also the cafe really has only coffee and several snacks. Don't plan to have lunch there.
Written 21 October 2019
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percivad
North Vancouver, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
A fantastic walk as described, however don’t approach the Zakagori fortress at the end by the military post if aggressive dogs are present. As we walked up the small hill to the fortress, two dogs ran out and attacked me. It ended when the army guys fired a shot to scare them off. Spent the rest of the day getting to the local hospital for a rabies shot. The other local dogs are fine but these ones are really nasty!
Written 23 September 2019
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Mikołaj W
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Greate trail for relaxed hike, with astonishing views. Route was sturdy and marked, good for beggoners in hiking.
Written 12 September 2019
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nrvs
Brooklyn, NY87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
I drove through the valley in a Toyota 4x4 and picked up some nice Israeli tourists who had only rented a Prius. Most of what you read comes from people who are a lot less lazy than I am and walked it, but the entire route all the way to the end (where the Georgian soldiers are posted) is easily drivable in a 4x4—you just have to go slowly. There's lots of stuff to see along the way and all of it is amazing. Make sure you bring snacks, although when I went there was at least 1 place to buy drinks. Do NOT use Google for navigation because it will send you up a steep climb on a track that is eventually blocked by rockfall. Just follow the river and drive carefully.
Written 7 September 2019
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sungoesup
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
To visit this valley is a must. It's really worth hiking untill the fortress although it is about 20km both ways. Have to be fit, bring water with you. Don't start walking at cable cars but further on at the first bridge. At the first camp in truso valley cross the river and continue on the right side (lookimg from starting point to the fortress) because few days ago the bridge after this camp collapsed and if the river is too high you can't cross this bridge and therefore you can't come to the end of the valley, to the fortress
Written 4 September 2019
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Barton631
Ostrava, Czech Republic301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Couples
I do recommend to visit this place, but please read first my recommendations:
-don’t start from the cable car station, but drive to the first bridge crossing the river( you will see Kazbeg mountain from that place) otherwise you will spend at least an hour walking and don’t see too much and waste 2hours...(picture of the bridge attached)
-more far you go, more nicer and amazing it will be( thats why it is better to skip the first part and drive there)
-don’t use taxi for the whole route, rather walk, it is around 8-10km one way, but very easy. You will enjoy more the views on foot
-after aprox. 5km you can enjoy cold refreshment, there is a bar where you can buy water, cold lemonade(4lari)and rest under umbrellas
-we have walked till Zakagori on the left side of the river and on the way back, we have used the other side of the river on the way back( the path is marked “blue” for bikers and it is just after the 12 apostles monastery)
-by taking the other side of the river on the way back you will get to the blue miner lake/lagoon which was spectacular!
-it took us 6-7 hours of walking from car to Zakagori and back( with lot of stops, pictures etc) and remember to add 2 more hours if you park at the cable car station
-watch out for cars, taxis driving the same route as you will walk( it is quiet narrow and sometimes difficult to move aside)

This is a must visit if you are near and keep in mind, the more and far you walk, more amazing views you will see, I promise!

Written 25 July 2019
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