Ushguli claims to be the highest village in Europe, with some houses on altitudes higher than 2.200 meters. In summer times there are all the time as many inhabitants as tourists in the village, as it is the finishing point of one of the most famous hikes in Georgia. That means that hitchhikers will be seen like a walking wallet there, and everybody wants to make some money off you.
Go to the tower approx 50 meters above the village (right hand if you come from Mestia), where you can pitch your tent. Attention: When User:see sleped there, a big dog stood the whole night next to his tent, barking very loud every 30 minutes....