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9-day trekking tour in the Tobavarchkhili Lakes

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Join a certified guide on this trekking trip to the Tobavarchkhili Lakes. Don't miss this great opportunity to visit one of Georgia's most beautiful destinations on a 9-day private guided tour.


9 Days

Jun - Sep




The Tobavarchkhili Lakes, which translate to “silver lakes” from old Megrelian (one of the regions of Georgia), are one of the country’s most beautiful destinations. This 9-day trekking trip in the Egrisi Mountain Range, the mountainous Samegrelo region, is a great opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy impressive views.

Fascinating lakes are hidden at 2500-2650 meters high. During the tour, you will see spectacular leafy forests, alpine meadows, breathtaking waterfalls, lakes and caves. You will also get to know the traditional life of nomadic shepherds and encounter rare wildlife.

The best time to visit is from mid-June to mid-September. For this private guided tour groups can be up to eight people. In addition, you will be staying at comfortable guesthouses and tents.

Join me on this 9-day hiking adventure and get to know one of Georgia’s treasures. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to enjoy nature in the Tobavarchkhili Lakes region. Request to book this trip!

In case you are a hiking fan, you may want to check out this 11-day hiking trip on the Racha-Lechkhumi region.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

Price details

Price includes: snacks.

Price excludes: flights.


Day 1: Arrival in Tbilisi

Transfer from the airport;
Overnight – hotel

Day 2: Village Mukhuri

After breakfast, we will depart for the village Mukhuri (by minivan or minibus). On the way, we will stop by one of the most visited places in Georgia – Gochkadili (Martvili) canyon.
After dinner, we will drive from village Mukhuri to the camping area by truck (due to poor road conditions, it takes 3-4 hours to cover 34km section of the road). On the road we will visit Shurubumu cave, Gunji waterfall and stunning gorge of Kobistskali River. In the evening we will meet local horse-breeders, set up a tent, set fire, have dinner and relax.

Tour details:
By minivan – 320 km (4-5 hours)
By truck – 32 km (2 hours)
Hiking – 1 km (20 min)
Altitude difference – 150 m -1900 m
Overnight – tent

Day 3: Tobavarchkhili Lake

After breakfast, we will take the path to small Tobavarchkhili Lake (without luggage). On the way, we will see the most beautiful panoramic views – mixed forests, alpine and sub-alpine meadows and amazing snow-capped passes. On the way, we will stop to have a snack. The camp will be set up near the small Tobavarchkhili Lake, where travelers can swim, explore and enjoy the spectacular views of the lake surroundings. In the evening we will have a dinner and a well-deserved rest.

Tour details:
Hiking – 8 km (4-6 hours)
Altitude difference – 1900 m-2750 m-2545 m
Overnight -tent

Day 4: Tobavarchkhili Lakes

After breakfast, we will take the path to big Tobavarchkhili Lake (without luggage). On the way we will see picturesque rocky massif and pass, which connects small and big Tobavarchkhili Lakes. The camp will be set up close to big Tobavarchkhili Lake, where we will have a dinner, explore surroundings of the lake and watch the charming sunset. In the evening we will have a dinner and needed relaxation.

Tour details:
Hiking – 4 km (2-3 hours)
Altitude difference – 2545 m-2900 m-2650 m
Overnight -tent

Day 5: Tobavarchkhili environs

This day will be dedicated to the full exploration of Tobavarchkhili environs. We will visit and enjoy astonishing views of Didghele, Kaliashi and Tsakatskali lakes. From this place, we can see widely renowned Svaneti Mountains, as well Europe’s highest peak – Elbrus. Rock climbing enthusiasts can climb Mount Chitagvala – 3225 m (B-2 level of difficulty). In the afternoon we will return to the camp, where we will have dinner and have free time to relax and have fun before dinner.

Tour details:
Hiking – 7 km (4-5 hours)
Altitude difference – 2650 m-2800 m-2500 m-2650 m
Overnight -tent

Day 6: Local nomadic shepherds’ dwellings

After breakfast, we will descend to the local nomadic shepherds’ dwellings. On the way, we will explore fascinating waterfall of Toba. In the afternoon local shepherds will host us with ecologically clean diary and extremely delicious Megrelian dishes – elarji, gebzhalia, ghomi with sulguni cheese.

Tour details:
Hiking – 10 km (4-5 hours)
Altitude difference – 2650 m-1800 m
Overnight – tent

Day 7: Kirnakhona

After breakfast, we will head to summer pastures, called “Kirnakhona”. From here we can witness incredibly beautiful lowland of ancient and legendary Colchis. Here, we will have a lunch and later we will descend to the village Skuri by truck, where we meet the minivan and drive to Kutaisi.

Tour details:
Hiking – 15 km (6-7 hours)
By truck – 18 km (1 hour)
By minivan or bus– 130 km (2 hour)
Altitude difference – 16000m-1000 m-1800 m
Overnight – guesthouse in Kutaisi.

Day 8: Tbilisi

After breakfast we will return to Tbilisi. On the way to Tbilisi we will visit old city Mtskheta which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. After Mtskheta we will enjoy a cultural tour in Tbilisi, dinner and overnight in hotel.

Tour details:
By minivan or bus– 240 km ( 3-4 hour)
Overnight – hotel

Day 9: Tbilisi

Free day; Transfer to the airport.



More info

Things you must bring: Personal medicines • Personal hygiene items • Waterproof boots • Sandals or trainers • Warm jacket • Trekking pants • Breathable thermal shirt • Replacement clothing • Windbreaker/raincoat • Warm hat • Sun hat • Sunglasses • Sunscreen • Backpack • Sleeping bag • Flashlight • trekking poles

Meeting point

Tbilisi airport.


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Radisson Blu Hotel Batumi Batumi Georgia
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Hilton Batumi Batumi Georgia
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Iveria Inn Batumi Georgia
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