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Plan your summer adventure now on the Tobavarchkhili lake’s trail. Trek to Tobavarchkhili lakes follows the most spectacular mountainous path in all of Georgia, we hike across rivers, cross two mountainous passes at the elevation of 3000m, walk into the sub-tropical forests, and see Georgia’s most stunningly beautiful lakes of Tobavarchkhili. The total distance of the trek is 45 km. The route follows very rug terrain of bushes, long grasses, goes over the Rocky Mountains and snow glaciers. In the last days, we will travel from high mountains to the Black Sea resort and relax there for one day. Tobavarchkhili lakes trekking is a certainly difficult trail but each inch of it offers hikers an unforgettable experience and adventure. if you plan to hike in Georgia or participate in trekking tours in Georgia Caucasus, then this trek is probably the most stunning destination in Georgia. 

 

 

Itinerary:

 

Day 1: Tbilisi-Mukhuri village – Shepherd Hut 2  (Moderate, 340 km by comfortable vehicle, 25 km by soviet truck )

 

  • In the morning, we will meet you at your hotel/airport and then depart by a comfortable transport for Mukhuri, a village located in the Western region of Georgia -Samegrelo. After 3 hours driving, we reach the village Mukhuri. From here, we continue our journey by a Soviet truck on off-road. We will drive for 3 hours by Soviet Truck and then reach our final destination by car for this day. Afterward, we hike for 1 km and set up our camp near Shepherd Hut 2 at the elevation of 1900 m. Overnight in Tents.

 

 

Day 2: Shepherd Hut 2 – Okhoje Lake (Small Tobavarchkhili lake) ( Hard, Walking distance 10 km, 7 hours)

 

  • After breakfast, we will hike towards Okhoje lake which is also known as Tobavarchkhili lake. Tobavarchkhili lakes literally mean silver lakes. They are alpine lakes feed by melting snow and glaciers and surrounded by high mountainous of Egrisi. This day we follow a narrow mountainous path through the vast forest and alpine meadows with beautiful flowers. We cross small mountainous rivers and walk near the rocky Mountains. Finally, we hike up to the Okhoje pass at the elevation of 2750m. From here, you can enjoy picturesque panoramic views of the Okhoje lake and surrounding mountains. We descend towards lake through walking slope snowfields. Overnight in Tents.

 

 

Day 3: Okhoje Lake – Tobavarchkhili lake - (Hard, 4 km to Big Toba lake, 3 hours)

 

  • In the early morning, we start our adventure again. We hike up to the second pass of Greater Toba at the elevation of 2900m. The trail goes over the rocks, stones, and snowfields. The distance to Greater Toba is 4 km and takes 3 hours to complete. After reaching Greater Tobavarchkhili lake, we take a short break here and rest near the lake.  

Day 4: Tobavarchkhili lake-Didi Ghele-Lake Kaliashi-Tovarchkhili lake

 

  • This day we have our camp near the Tobavarchkhili lake. In the morning, we explore surrounding areas of the lake, hike up to nearby mountains and follow downstream of the river. You also can into the lake. The water is fresh but very clean and fresh. Greater Toba lake is an alpine lake surrounded by open, alpine meadows and rocky Mountains. Amongst the locals, it is known as Chitagvala’s Toba which literally in Megrelian language means Red Mountain. After rest, we take an optional detour and visit small lakes of Didi Ghele and lake Kaliashi. Overnight in tents on the bank of Tobavarchkhili lake

 

Day 5: Greater Toba lake – Campsite near Jolora river ( Very hard, Walking dist. 14 km, 8 h.)

 

  • At dawn, we start our hiking. This day is relatively long and requires covering 14 km rough terrain. From the lake, we descend into the Magana valley. The pathway is very narrow and requires careful hiking. On our way, we also visiting stunning Toba waterfall. After we pass local shepherd, we follow downstream of river Magana.  Here hiking becomes relatively easier until it reaches the Jalara river. At the confluence of Jalara and Magana rivers hiking becomes quite hard because of narrow path through huge stones, forest, and bushes. We camp at the bank of Jalara river and have a campfire here. Overnight in Tents.

 

Day 6: Campsite near Jolora river – Kirnakhona Touristic Shelter – Skuri village – Kutaisi(Hard, Walking dist. 12 km, 5 h. 20 km driving by Soviet Big Truck, 70 km driving by minibus)

 

  • In the morning, we will continue our journey. Here we hike into the sub-tropical forests of moss-covered trees and stones. If you come to this place in August, you can taste wild dewberry and nuts grown naturally in the forest. When we reach Kirnakhona touristic shelter, you can take a deep breath – we finish our trekking. From here we will travel by the Soviet Truck to village Skuri, and then by a comfortable vehicle to Kutaisi.  Overnight at guesthouse in Kutaisi.

 

Day 7: Kutaisi– Uplistsikhe-Tbilisi ( 240 km driving by a minibus)

 

  • After tiring but an exciting adventure into the wilderness, we will travel back to the capital city of Georgia - Tbilisi. On our way, we will visit Uplistsikhe Cave Town. 

 

Please note:

  • This trekking tour is very demanding, so good physical conditions of hikers are essential and required. We camp in nature and overnight in the tents, so for nights, it will be chilly for you. There are no cottages, houses or villages nearby of the trail. No mobile connection, no internet and any sign of civilization except us, other tourists and local shepherds. Please, take into consideration that the tour is subject to weather conditions and might be changed.

 

Tour price includes:

  • 8-Day Expert Leadership from experienced adventure guides

  • Arrival and departure day group airport transfers

  • All Ground Transportation

  • Fuel surcharge

  • 1 overnight at a guesthouse with shared facilities in Anaklia (Twins/Triple Room)

  • Breakfast for 6 days

  • Dinner for 7 days

  • Packed Lunch Boxes for 7 days

  • Snacks for 8 days

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

  • Camping basic Equipment (tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, cooking gear) 

  • Luggage Transportation by Horses for 7 Days

 

Not included:

  • Travel insurance

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Tips

  • Any other personal expanses

Destination

Tobavarchkhili Lakes

Tour Type

Trekking

Category

Hard

Duration

7 Day

Season

July-September

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Just write an email to Info@trekgeorgia.com, leave a message or call us at +995597769516 and reserve your adventure with us.

 

Our Guides: a knowledgeable, local, English-speaking guide leads all walks and treks. You will have two local guides in case the number of travelers will exceed 10.

 

Accommodation: We stay at basic guesthouses in the mountains. Please take into consideration that our treks lead you into the remote areas, and thus accommodation for some treks may not be so comfortable as in Tbilisi or elsewhere. Individual travelers are, in good consultation, classified with other single travelers of the same sex. You can book a single room at the applicable supplement.

 

Payment: If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of 20 % of the whole fee will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

 

Questions?: Feel free to call us at +995599939279 or write as to our email Info@trekgeorgia.com if you still have any questions or concerns.

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