The route begins in the village of Omalo, in the Tusheti region, where the walking trail brings you from the gorge to the pass. Ascending up Gogorata Mountain, you’ll head over the Makratela range, and eventually descend towards Jvarboseli Village. During this part of the route, you will reach a height of about 3,000 metres above sea level.
You can either pitch your tent or spend the night in a family-run guesthouse.
On the second day you’ll head from Vardavake to Alisgori Village, from where you will have a spectacular view of the Pirikita Alazani Valley. If you go to Sajinchvle, passing through the Alazani Valley, you will find Finnish-style shelters at the top of the valley.
All told, today’s hike will take about seven to eight hours, and cover twenty-five kilometres.
You’ll start your hike today by heading towards Borbalo Mountain. After an hour of hiking south, you’ll be at Sakorno Pass, from where the range will lead you to Borbalo Pass at a height of 3,030 metres above sea level.
After you savoured the view of Khevsureti, Pshavi, and Tusheti, descend to Kopala Lake, where you’ll find a number of places to camp.
Continue your trip from Kopala Lake, returning to Borbalo Pass and then crossing it to get to Southern Khevsureti. Following the Andaki River Valley, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Khevsuretian villages of Ardoti and Mutso.
From here the path goes straight to the unique medieval village of Shatili, where your journey is about to end.