Driving Distance: 180 km
Walking Distance: 5 km, height difference - 300 m
Duration: 3-4 h, difficulty: easy
Pick up from the hotel.
Pick some lunch box and head from Kutaisi to Gvirishi through the villages across Rioni gorge. Gvirishi waterfall is located on a rocky mountain massif, 4 kilometers away from the village Gvirishi. Waterfall height is 25 meters, you can observe it from the newly built glass bridge. Since Lechkhumi region is well known for the cultivation of wheat, the name of this village is related to the endemic wheat species.
Continue your way to the village Lailashi. The main attraction of Lailash is the 19th-century synagogue, which united people of different nationalities: Jews, Armenians, Greeks, Georgians. This is where the multicultural background of the locals got derived from. One of the most popular attractions in Lailash is a small pool that overlooks Lajanuri Dam and creates a unique landscape for photography lovers. It should be noted that the pool water is very cold and is worth visiting especially in hot weather.
Suggested lunchtime outdoor, nearby pool.
After lunch drive 20 km to the verge of Lechkhumi and Racha regions, Sairme Pillars. Here we start 5 km DBL way uphill/downhill hiking to the pillars. If we are lucky, we may find some eatable mushrooms on our walking path.
Our next stop is the administrative center of Lechkhumi region, Tsageri with a small park and a market, where visitors can buy locally produced Lechkhumi salt that is mixed with several spices. It also has a secret ingredient added, which will give your dishes an amazing flavor.
We end this day in the village of Kulbaki on Green Lake, where the local family has a trout farm. The word Lechkhumi means fishing place. You may catch fish on spot and enjoy your own delicious trout for dinner as well as mushrooms picked in Sairme forest.
Dinner and overnight at the family hotel in the Kulbak complex.