Coordinates 2498

Uploaded September 4, 2019

Recorded September 2019

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11,178 ft
5,201 ft
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44.83 mi

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near Kistani, Mtskheta-Mtianeti (Georgia)

Great hike through the less used trails.
Starting in the tiny Kistani village, we follow the ridge that progressively climbs up to 3.060 m.
From there we follow the ridge that is the north-south water divide. It is perfectly walkable and we link several summits, most of them with no name on the map.
We left the ridge to traverse the big mountain of Tsroli (can't tell wether it is easey to climb or not, as the weather turned very foggy at this point and couln't even see it!!).
Then the trail descends a little to the Roshka side. It is a good occasion to refill water in one of the streams that flow down. We connect with the trail that comes up from Roshka to Tanie lake to the pass under Tsroli and Tanie peaks.

from there I kept followin the ridgwe direction east until Kalatanosghele, where i turned north to go down the valley of Kalatano to connect with Arkhoti valley.
This descend along the river gets progressively more complicated until a point that it is almost a jungle full of plants, bushes and mud.

Next morning I talked to a park ranger in Akhieli and he told me that I should have come down along the Tanie valley, since they keep the trail clean. I would suggest anyone to do this.

From Akhieli village, I followed the new dirt road (from 2015, I think) up to Roshka pass. From there I continued the same ridge I left the day before. Very aerial but still easy, it crosses the summit of Sasuptano connecting to Sadzelisghele pass, where i join the trail coming from Juta to Roshka.

I go down and slow ascent to the Abudelari lakes and the greats views of Chaukhi north walls.
Last day I climbed the super steep Chaukhi pass and down to Juta.
Lake

Abudelauri Blue Lake

Abudelauri Blue Lake
Lake

Abudelauri Green Lake

Lake

Abudelauri White Lake

Waypoint

Akhieli

Arroyo
Summit

Aknekhi (3.061 m)

27-AUG-19 7:33:04
Mountain pass

Anatorisghele Pass (2.768 m)

27-AUG-19 6:49:18
Summit

Borbalo (2.996 m)

27-AUG-19 5:59:12
Camping

Camp

29-AUG-19 5:44:30
Lake

Chaukhi lake

Mountain pass

Chaukhi pass (3.338 m)

Chaukhi pass (3.338 m)
Waypoint

Juta

Mountain pass

Kalatanosghele Pass (2.978 m)

Ruins

Kistani Tower

26-AUG-19 8:58:32
Summit

Kistanistavi (3.048 m)

27-AUG-19 5:31:40
Mountain pass

Roshka pass (Bogovachisghele) (2.968 m)

Roshka pass
Mountain pass

Sadzelisghele (3.056 m)

28-AUG-19 11:53:33
Summit

Sasuptano (3.398 m)

28-AUG-19 10:55:35
Summit

Summit (3.190 m)

27-AUG-19 10:58:47
Summit

Summit 3.061

26-AUG-19 12:04:29
Lake

Tanie Lake

Tanie
Mountain pass

Tanie Valley Pass

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