Coordinates 3165

Uploaded September 15, 2015

Recorded September 2015

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9,534 ft
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52.9 mi

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near Koq’o, Samegrelo and Zemo Svaneti (Georgia)

Amazing 5-day trek to one of the most beautiful places in Georgia, Tobavarchkhili lake and further to Svaneti. First 3 days are spent walking to the lake, another 2 days takes crossing to Khaishi village in Svaneti.

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Mountain hut

Mukhuri

Starting point of our trek, village Mukhuri. Trail starts by the bridge over Khobistskali river, on its right bank.
River

River crossing

River

Cross river twice

Risk

Two risky river crossings

Mountain hut

Khaishi

Camping

Camp behind Natachtish-Dudi pass

Possibility to camp behind the pass, but you will probably have to descent another 100m to get water.
Mountain hut

Kveda Vedi

Camping

Camp 1st night

Wilderness hut

Hut by Namipuru

Hut below Namipuru hut. You can get almost here by jeep and save day of walking on the dustroad with very limited views.
Provisioning

Garaguandra - shepherds hut

Lake

Kailashi lake

Intersection

Road splits, turn left

Camping

Camping spot

Camping

Camp by Toba lake, water 100m to the west

Intersection

Crossroads

Fountain

Lugela - mineral spring

Mountain pass

Pass Natachtish-Dudi

Lake

Ochodze Lake

Waypoint

Here we found path to the pass

Camping

Camp 2nd night

Mountain pass

Northern Toba Pass

Fountain

Water

Waypoint

Here we found decent path

Mountain pass

Ochodze pass

Ochodze pass, elevation 2760 m
Fountain

Water

13 comments

  • Photo of Beyond Action

    Beyond Action Sep 18, 2015

    How is the weather to trek nowadays?

  • Photo of Caucasus Trekking

    Caucasus Trekking Sep 18, 2015

    Should be fine for the next week, days are hot and I dont think there is already fresh snow on the passes

  • Matt Ebiner Feb 18, 2016

    Outstanding information - thank you! Now I want to go trekking in Georgia, thanks to you!

  • Photo of Caucasus Trekking

    Caucasus Trekking Feb 18, 2016

    Nice to hear it, thats why I created that web in the first place :)

  • leisenberg.philipp Mar 11, 2016

    Looking forward to to this trek soon!
    Thank you!

  • Photo of Caucasus Trekking

    Caucasus Trekking Mar 11, 2016

    You´re welcome :) But by "soon", I hope you mean summer 2016 - now there is still lots of snow on the passes..

  • Photo of agentapplepie

    agentapplepie Mar 15, 2016

    what about going there in a second half of May? is it possible to see lakes uncovered with ice and snow at this period? or its just a waste of time?
    also, what conditions is the path after lakes in? I mean is it visible and easy to navigate or better to make second part end up to Naguru?

    besides, thanks a lot, You did a great work!

  • Photo of Caucasus Trekking

    Caucasus Trekking Mar 15, 2016

    Hello, I think it is too soon - there shall be still too much snow on the mountain passes so it could be quite risky. Dont know anybody who visited those lakes so early in the season. Maybe route from Naguru could be open, but I recommend to contact Toba travel agency first.

  • Photo of agentapplepie

    agentapplepie Mar 16, 2016

    thanks! think so too, but there is small hope, that the spring will be early this year, and we finaly could see such beauty

  • Photo of Caucasus Trekking

    Caucasus Trekking Mar 16, 2016

    I know, but I just read every year about some tourists who get lost or even die on the route to the lake and I dont want this number to grow because of my guide.
    Hikers familiar with winter trekking may be able to make it, but I certainly wouldnt recommend to do this hike in late May to ordinary hiker. But if you still decide to try it, pls let me know how it went, I would like to know how the route looks at this period.

  • Photo of agentapplepie

    agentapplepie Mar 16, 2016

    Ok, if i do it, im let you know. thanks once more!

  • Photo of GeorgianTour.com

    GeorgianTour.com Mar 16, 2016

    agentapplepie - It will be impossible and also not as beautiful ) Come back anytime from late June to late September

  • Photo of agentapplepie

    agentapplepie Mar 16, 2016

    sad to hear...( but anyway, there a lot to see in Georgia. I`d like to go there in summer, but we`ve got tickets to May, already. well, maybe next year..
    anyway, thanks for advices!

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