Didi Abuli Mountain - Highest Peak of Samtskhe-Javakheti

Didi Abuli Mountain - Highest Peak of Samtskhe-Javakheti

The volcanic Didi Abuli Mountain is a real discovery for adventure-seekers, and is visible from various tourist routes in Georgia.

Location of Didi Abuli Mountain

Didi Abuli is an extinct volcano located on the Samsari Ridge in Samtskhe-Javakheti Region, peaking at 3,301 meters, and marking the highest point of southern Georgia.

How to get there

You can reach the foot of the mountain by off-road vehicle, and it will take you about two hours to climb to the top on foot. From here, you can marvel at the fabulous views of Javakheti. There is almost certainly no place in Georgia where so many large or small lakes can be seen including Paravani, Abuli, Tsabi, Tabatskuri, and Levan Lakes.

The average annual temperature here is 5.3°C and it often rains in late spring and autumn. Although the rain in summer is relatively rare, it is heavy with thunder and hail. The hiking season here spans spring, summer, and falls, although the weather can change several times a day. Therefore, when preparing  to hike here, keep the unpredictable weather in mind. 

Those of an extreme disposition dare to climb Mount Abuli even in winter, when it is consumed by snow and fog, and even when the howling of wolves can be heard. There are blizzards, and the beautiful lakes of the region are frozen.

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