On the Southern slope of Svaneti range, in the gorge of river Tskhenistskali is situated health and spa resort of Muashi noted for its mineral waters. From Muashi it is possible to move to Zeskho gorge where since 1978 have operated mountain climber camps
On the Southern slope of Svaneti range, in the gorge of river Tskhenistskali is situated health and spa resort of Muashi noted for its mineral waters. From Muashi it is possible to move to Zeskho gorge where since 1978 have operated mountain climber camps "Ailama" (Ailama is a peak in Zeskho gorge, 4546 m) and "Zeskho" (1880 m above sea level). "Ailama" was earmarked for professional climbers while "Zeskho" – for amateurs. In the course of the year thousands of young men and women from the whole Soviet Union mastered here mountain climbing fundamentals. Very often cottages could not host all visitors who had to unfold tents in the center of the camp. In the 1990-ies camps stopped their business, though since 2003 "Zeskho" has started hosting of active holiday makers again.
RESORT OF MUASHI
Location: Southern slope of the Svaneti range (system of Greater Kavkasioni), gorge of river Tskhenistskali (right tributary of river Rioni).
Distance: 350 km away from Tbilisi.
Sea level: 1250-1300 m
Natural treatment factors: middle mountain, lower belt climate and two spring waters: carbohydrate, hydro-carbonate, sodium-calcium, iron mineral waters, with general mineralization of 1,8-2,5 g/dm3 (Muashi); and carbohydrate, iron, hydro-carbonate, magnesium-calcium mineral waters, with general mineralization of 0,8-2,0 g/dm3 (Tsurnashi).
Overall discharge of waters: 13 thous. l"day
Types of therapy: Muashi mineral water application (drinking) and Tsurnashi mineral water baths, passive climate therapy Diseases for treatment: alimentary tract, bone and peripheral nervous system diseases