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Georgian Holidays offers day trips, city breaks, excursions from Tbilisi, individual & private tours, cultural holidays, adventure tours, guaranteed tours to Georgia and trekking tours to the Caucasus Mountains. 

To book a tour with Georgian Holidays please, contact us at tours@georgianholidays.com

 

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Follow the shepherd’s path to one of the less explored and secluded parts of Egrisi mountain range, known for its heavenly alpine lakes and Zen-like silent atmosphere. Taste authentic Megrelian cuisine and enjoy epic sunsets above cloud level. 

Difficulty Level: Medium/Hard
Although it doesn’t require any special mountaineering skills or equipment, this is a long and demanding trek that crosses several steep mountain passes at high altitude and might not be suitable for everyone.

Sights to visit

Highlights: Okatse Canyon, Lugela Gorge, Gvalashara and Gunji Waterfalls, Tobavarchkgili Toba waterfall, Sea resort Anaklia, Prometheous cave. 

Best Time

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Solo - 2133 €
2 people - 1108 €
4 people - 911 
6 people - 767 €
8 people - 641 
10 people - 576 €

 

1 person is free of charge in case 10 or more people book the tour.
Additional price for Single room accommodation is 90 €

10% Discount is available for “early bird” booking (6 months before your landing)

 

Day to day itinerary

  • DAY 1: TBILISI – ARRIVAL

    Pickup from Tbilisi international airport, transfer to hotel. 

  • DAY 2: TBILISI - ZUGDIDI

    9:00 AM - pickup from Tbilisi.

    Driving distance: 388 km, 6 hours.

    Hiking: 3 Km, 2 hours.

    Drive towards historical province of western Georgia – Samegrelo. Visit famous Okatse Canyon with its panoramic views, taste authentic Megrelian cuisine, famous for it’s variety of spicy and hot dishes. Overnight in Hotel.

  • DAY 3: ZUGDIDI-MUKHURI- NATIPURU

    Driving distance: 72 km, 5 hours (part offroad).

    Hiking: 4 Km, 2 hours.

     

    Strat at 9:00 AM. After breakfast, we will drive towards the village Mukhuri and change our transport to 4x4 car (or even 6x6 depending on the size of group) to cover the next 32 km of heavy off-road. First part of the drive goes along beautiful canyon with mineral springs and caves. After gaining some elevation, we will reach our first campsite, form where we start trekking on next morning. Overnight in tents. 

  • DAY 4: NATIPURU – SMALL TOBAVARCHKHILI LAKE

    Hiking distance: 11 km, 9-10 hours;

    Difficulty level: Hard.

     Start at 8:00 AM. After a light breakfast, we are going to continue for our 5 days trekking in the mountains of Egrisi. The trail passes through small mixed forest, crosses small mountain river and enters into alpine zone. After about 6-hour hike, we are going to approach a steep pass that lies right before the first alpine lake where we set up the camp. Keep in mind that the other side of the pass is permanently covered in snow and ice, so going down is a bit tricky even in summer time. Overnight in tents.

  • DAY 5: SMALL TOBA LAKE - BIG TOBAVARCHKHILI LAKE

    Hiking distance: 5 km, 3 hours;

    Difficulty level: medium.

    Wake up at 8:00 AM. After a short hike towards the bigger neighboring lake, aka “Big” or “Greater Tobavarchkhili” lake, we will set up a camp and spend most of the day exploring the surrounding area and small alpine (Didghele, Kaliashi and Tsakatskali) lakes around. Arguably – this is one of the best camping spots in whole Georgia and even though lakes might be ice cold even during the hot August days – you shouldn’t miss your opportunity to swim. Dinner at the campsite. Overnight in tents.

  • DAY 6: BIG TOBAVARCHKHILI LAKE - SHEPHERDS' HUT

    Hiking distance: 8 km, 5 hours;

    Difficulty level: medium.

    Start at 9:00 AM.  After breakfast, we will again cross a small pass and head down towards the beginning of Khobistkali gorge to visit couple of smaller mountain lakes. Few kilometers later the trail heads back and down in direction of Magana river valley, where we drop close by 40 meters long waterfall for a small break. Overnight in tents, nearby Shepherds hut.

  • DAY 7: SHEPHERDS' HUT – KIRNAKHO

    Hiking distance: 15 km, 9 hours;

    Difficulty level: medium.

    Start at 9:00 AM.  From the Dzhikhiri campsite, our path crosses the right bank of the Magana River, and heads down towards the Jalari campsite. After climbing up on a mountain slope we'll start walking on an old dirt road along the river Tskhvashela valley, till reaching the campsite called Kirnakho. Overnight in tents.

  • DAY 8: KIRNAKHO - SQURI – ANAKLIA

    Hiking distance: 11 km, 5 hours.

    Difficulty level: easy.

    Driving distance: 70 km, 1,5 hours.

    Start at 9:00 AM.  The easiest and final day of our trekking that follows the old dirt road in direction of soviet time resort Squri, where we will be picked up and transferred to the beachside Hotel in Anaklia. 

  • DAY 9: ANAKLIA – TBILISI

    Strat at 9:00 AM.

    Hiking: 2 km, 1 hour.

    On our way back to the capital, we will make a small detour to visit and walk 1060-meter route through the Prometheous cave, famous for its stalactites, stalagmites, petrified waterfalls, cave pearls, underground rivers, and lakes. In the evening farewell dinner in Tbilisi, with traditional Georgian cuisine. Overnight in Tbilsii hotel. 

  • DAY 10: TBILISI – DEPARTURE

    Airport transfer from Tbilisi hotel.

Includes / Excludes

  • Includes

    2 x transfer from Tbilisi airport: 1 & 10;
    Transportation:
    a/c comfortable car – days 2,3,8 & 9;


    Staff:
    Professional trekking-guide service – 2-8;
    Professional driver service – days 2,3,8 & 9;
    Additional cook (from 6 people group and up) – days – 2-8;


    Catering:
    9 x breakfasts (days 2-9);
    16 x lunch/diner picnics at (days 2-9);
    4 x dinner at hotel/guesthouse (day 1,2,8 & 9);
    3 bottles of mineral water per person per day;


    Overnights:
    2 x overnights in 3* Tbilisi (Day 1 & 9).
    1 x overnights in Zugdidi Hotel (Day 2).
    1 x overnight in Anaklia hotel (day 8).
    5 x overnights in tents (Days 3-7).

    Entrance fees:
    Okatse Canyon.
    Prometheus Cave.

    Other:
    Souvenir Map of Georgia
    Trekking equipment: tents, sleeping pads

  • Excludes

    • Airplane tickets
    • Travel insurance
    • Visa fees
    • Single room accommodation
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Other personal expenses
    • Trekking gear such as*:  sleeping bags, trekking poles, backpacks, personal water storage.

    *Additional trekking is available for rent upon special request. 

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