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Distance

16.07 mi

Elevation gain

3 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

3 ft

Max elevation

4,878 ft

Trailrank

40 2.3

Min elevation

0 ft

Trail type

One Way
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Coordinates

1240

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March 17, 2016

Recorded

March 2016
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near Abast’umani, Samtskhe-Javakheti (Georgia)

The route starts at the Abastumani guard station (1390 m) on a car road and goes southeast;Afterwards, it turns to theAbastumaniRiver valley in the OtskheRiver valley. After 2.5 km the trail goes southeast in the direction of a steep slope (20-25 degrees inclination in some places). 6 km away from the mentioned turn you will reachthe Didmaghala tourist shelter, where you will spend a night and the next day after a 1.5 km walk the trail goes along the car road to Achara-Imereti range to the west. 10 km away from the tourist shelter the route goes through the Nasabajvari shepherd summer cabins and runs down the Otskhe River valley. The trail links to first day route and goes back to the Abastumani guard station.

photos by Levan Verdzeuli:
https://verdzeuli.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/%E1%83%9A%E1%83%90%E1%83%A8%E1%83%A5%E1%83%A0%E1%83%9D%E1%83%91%E1%83%90-%E1%83%90%E1%83%91%E1%83%90%E1%83%A1%E1%83%97%E1%83%A3%E1%83%9B%E1%83%90%E1%83%9C%E1%83%98-%E1%83%96%E1%83%94%E1%83%99/
Waypoint

Borjomi Administration and Visitor Centre

Borjomi Administration and Visitor Centre
FID 40
Id 0
dasaxeleba borjomis administraciuli da vizitorTa centri
Name Borjomi Administration and Visitor Centre
daculi_ter borjom-xaragaulis daculi teritoriebi
Pa_Name_EN Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park
X 365798.948192
Y 4633795.84994
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Kharagauli Administration and Visitor Centre

Kharagauli Administration and Visitor Centre
FID 39
Id 0
dasaxeleba xaragaulis administraciuli da vizitorTa centri
Name Kharagauli Administration and Visitor Centre
daculi_ter borjom-xaragaulis daculi teritoriebi
Pa_Name_EN Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park
X 351573.880453
Y 4652528.57992
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Ranger Station13

Ranger Station
FID 18
Id 0
dasaxeleba reinjerTa sadguli
Name Ranger Station
daculi_ter borjom-xaragaulis daculi teritoriebi
Pa_Name_EN Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park
X 320418.943237
Y 4627580.88896
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Tourist Shelter1

Tourist Shelter
FID 68
Id 0
dasaxeleba turistuli TavSesafari
Name Tourist Shelter
daculi_ter borjom-xaragaulis daculi teritoriebi
Pa_Name_EN Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park
X 320468.2168
Y 4632375.5183

1 comment

  • Xavier Allègre Jun 26, 2021

    I have followed this trail  View more

    This needs to be updated !

    We started our way 1.5 km up from the Didmaghala tourist shelter as we arrived in the early afternoon (you can drive all the way up there) and then walked on the main road, took the second path on the left, in direction of the Nasabajvari shepherd summer cabins. Half-way through you will find the new tourist shelter that has yet to be indicated on a map; it seemed like no one knew about it, even the shepherds (ask the rangers about it though, one of them knew about it!).

    On day 2 we lost the way after the new tourist shelter they just built in the middle of the mountain between Didmaghala Tourist shelter and Nasabajvari shepherd summer farms (this new tourist shelter is very nice tho, but we couldn’t find the spring neither, and we were initially told there would be one!).

    After this new tourist shelter (not Didmaghala!), in the direction of Nasabajvari sheperd houses, the biggest trail transforms into a very small path on the flank of the mountain. But that’s where this itinerary couldn’t be followed anymore ! We went indeed to the Nasabajvari sheperd house, by a marked trail, and then to the observatory territory near Abastumani (much longer trail than the original trail shown on this map!!). Since the observatory territory was shut-down we had to take a left and then go down 2,5 km to the Agobili part of the village (near the sanatorium). There is fresh spring water and you are near Abastumani.

    Also, on the way down the mountain from the Nasabajvari sheperd farm to the observatory/Agobili it is mentionned several times that there is a ranger station nearby. Don’t waste your time as this is an abandonned ranger station and you won’t find any ranger there anymore !

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