This chapter aims to provide you with tips on various
circular trails in Tusheti and its neighbouring regions. It seeks to lead you
to the most interesting places in the region. The lengths are only approximate
and may be combined from short one-day trips (from Omalo to Shenako/Diklo or Dartlo,
Shenako to the Castle of Love) to several-day treks. Some of the less known
trails are described in a guide by Nasmyth, Peter: Walking in the Caucasus.
Georgia. 2nd edition. MTA Publications, London, 2013, pp. 127-145.
may be combined with the trail "Small circuit" and "Gometsari Valley".
Duration: about 4-5 days (count with about 2 days more if visiting also Shenako and Diklo and 1-2 more days if going through Iliurta, Gogrulta and Khakhabo)
Duration: 5-6 days
Marking: red trail, partly yellow trail from Shenako to Omalo.
Duration: about 4 days.
Orientation: Omalo Ghele - red trail, Ghele-Makratela-Nakaicho (unmarked, but clean trail on the mountain chain, from Nakaicho to Omalo red trail
Omalo-Visitor's Centre-Tsokalta-ascent along the ridge to a summer sheep pen-Oreti and back
This option will take about 1.5 days (the best is to spend the night directly
by the lake). The trail is ideal on a horseback as a single day trip
Orientation: red trail from Upper/Lower Omalo up to Oreti Lake.