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Medieval towers dot the landscape and cars vanish, replaced by horses.
The eight-hour bumpy drive through the mountains from Tbilisi will get you to the starting point in Omalo.
From the beginning, it feels like being dropped into a fairytale.
Make your own way out.
From Omalo, it's a three day run to Kazbegi.
Watch out for massive Georgian shepherd dogs protecting their sheep.