Inguri River, Georgia

I left Zugdidi for Mestia, a little village in the Caucasus mountains. The distance between Zugdidi and Mestia is 130km, two hours by car. The road runs along Inguri River (Georgian: ენგური, Enguri), getting into northeast Caucasus Mountains.

Inguri Dam

Inguri Dam

The Inguri Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Inguri River in Georgia. Currently it is the world’s second highest concrete arch dam with a height of 272 meters. It is located north of the town Jvari.

The dam lake

The dam lake

The Inguri River is in western Georgia. It is 213 km long, originates in northeastern Svaneti and plays an important role providing hydroelectric power to the area.

Short break at a small village

Short break at a small village

Scenery on the Inguri River

Scenery on the Inguri River

Leaving cows at free-range here

Leaving cows at free-range here

Caucasus Mountains

Caucasus Mountains

View of the Peak of Ushba

View of the Peak of Ushba

Ushba is one of the most notable peaks of the Caucasus Mountains. It is located in the Svaneti region of Georgia. Ushba is known as the “Matterhorn of the Caucasus” for its picturesque, spire-shaped double summit. Due to its steep profile and unstable weather, Ushba is considered by many climbers as the most difficult ascent in the Caucasus.

Scenery of the Svaneti Province

Scenery of the Svaneti Province

Scenery of the Svaneti Province

Scenery of the Svaneti Province

Scenery of the Svaneti Province

Scenery of the Svaneti Province; distant view of Mestia and Inguri River.

I arrived at Mestia finally. As road was bad, It had been taken more than three hours, but it was worth it.

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