Day 1: Tbilisi – Mukhuri
In the morning the transfer picks us up from the airport or hotel. We will leave the city immediately and head towards Samegrelo. We will have lunch on the way. In the evening, dinner is served in the guesthouse. We rest well in preparation for the adventure and spend the night in a nice guesthouse in Mukhuri.
Day 2: First hiking day
We start the day in Mukhuri. We cover the first 15 km with a real Soviet truck. We drive on unpaved roads and through rivers. Then the hike starts. We walk 9 km through the forest. We climb from a height of 700 meters to 1950 meters. This day we cover about 24 km and we ascend almost 2000 meters!
Day 3: Hiking to Tsashkibulis lake
Today we hike through the Tsashkibulis pass and to the Tsashkibulis-toba. This is about a 9 km hike from 1950 m to 2550 m above sea level – a total ascent of 1050 m. The highest point of the mountain pass is 2760 m above sea level.
Day 4: Hiking to Tobavarchkhili lake
Today we are going to hike to Lake Tobavarchkhili! The lake is about 4 km away and is located at an altitude of 2650 m. The highest point is the Tobavarchkhili pass. It is located at 2,930 meters above sea level and from this point we have a great view over several lakes. When we arrive at Tobavarchkhili lake we can decide if we want to hike to other lakes. This will be about 5-7 km extra hiking. At the end of the day we will set up camp on Tobavarchkhili Lake Shore.
Day 5: Enjoy a day of beautiful views and great nature
Today we have a whole day to explore the vast area around Tobavarchkhili Lake. This day we can rest, take great pictures and enjoy the beautiful scenery. You can also swim in the lake!
In addition to a kind of rest day, we also schedule this extra day to have some flexibility in our travel plan. Thus, we have the possibility of being delayed due to bad weather or other reasons.
Day 6: Hiking to Tobavarchkhili waterfall
We will visit Tobavarchkhili waterfall, located 2 km from today’s starting point. The waterfall is 80 meters high. We continue to hike down and descend almost 2000 meters to an altitude of 950 meters above sea level. Today we will hike a total of 12 km.
Day 7: Back to Mukhuri
Today we walk the last kilometers. The first 8 km we hike and we will climb 850 m. Then we get back in the Soviet truck for the last 19 km of our trip. In total we will travel 27 km. After arriving back in Mukhuri, dinner will be served in the guesthouse.
Day 8: Transfer back to Tbilisi
Before going back to Tbilisi, we will enjoy breakfast in the guesthouse. We will have lunch on the way to Tbilisi. In the afternoon we will return to Tbilisi. We will take you back to the airport. On the way, we will stop at a central point in Tbilisi for the people who want to stay in Tbilisi.