A hiker walks through a glen on the Svaneti Trail, an hour out of Mestia, Georgia’s trekking hub.

Into The Caucasus, And Back In Time

A trek along Georgia’s Svaneti Trail offers a time-warp world of medieval villages and jaw-dropping scenery.

My first sight of the Greater Caucasus appeared like a crepuscular dream. I was asleep, prostrate on the rear seat of a minivan, when a bump in the mountain road jolted me into consciousness. Through the window, the dawn…