Around Gometsari Valley
Duration: about 4 days.
trail passes through the less known parts of Tusheti with amazing views of
Gometsari Valley and partly Pirikiti Valley. Start it in Omalo towards Dartlo,
sticking to red marks. In Ghele Pass where the road to Dartlo drops down the
hill and where the red trail turns down to Chigho, you have to leave the marked
path and climb up the ridge (the path up is clearly visible). You will probably spend the night on the ridge
or in Nakaicho Pass (about 15km from Omalo). In need of water you will have to
descend further along the ridge. The following day will take you down from the
pass to Verkhovani. One day side walk to Tsovata is possible (yellow trail against the river flow) is highly recommended. From Verkhovani it is possible to follow car road to Omalo (yellow marks) until the signpost "Iliurta Road", where the red lane turns up the hill to the villages of
Iliurta, Vestomta, and Gogrulta (possible sleepover in a guest house in
Gogrulta). At the periphery of the village there is a sacred place
(Mariamtsminda) with no women allowed to come closer.