Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park Visitor Center

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About Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park Visitor Center

Best time to visit: All Season

Borjomi-Kharagauli visitor center is located in Borjomi, 23 Meskheti Street

Visitors Service Specialist in Borjomi: Nino Avetisian Tel: 577 64 04 44;
e-mail: nino.avetisian@gmail.com

Visitors Service Specialist in Kharagauli: Giorgi Mukhuradze Tel: 577 10 18 94;
e-mail: gio.mukhuradze@gmail.com

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Анна Семученко
Анна Семученко

Hello!
Do we need to register or book a time somewhere to visit the Borjomi-Kharagauli national park?
We are going to visit Borjomi this weekend.

Mariam Pirashvili
Mariam Pirashvili

Hello, yes you need to register at visitors center. This is the exact place on gooe maps, where you must come to register Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park Administration
577 64 04 44
https://maps.app.goo.gl/kpZAog7UhSiiREhs7

Sujin Kim
Sujin Kim

Hello Nino and Gaga,
I sent email earlier but wanted to get some information about shepherd's trail.

1. Can I take taxi to get to trail from Tbilish airport and back ?

2. How can I book shelters?

3. Is it okay to hike alone or do I need to join groups?

Sorry it could be silly question. But first time I'm doing alone hike so wanted to get some all informations

Thanks,
Sujin

Mariam Pirashvili
Mariam Pirashvili

Hello, you can take a taxi from airport to Borjomi and back. However we don't know the rates and price of the transfers to Borjomi.
In order to book the shelters, you must visit Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park visitors center in Borjomi, https://georgiantravelguide.com/en/borjomi-kharagauli-national-park-visitor-center, and register and pay the entrance fee.
It is safe to hike alone in Borjomi-Kharagauli national park.

Mariam Pirashvili
Mariam Pirashvili

You can check information about trail here: https://georgiantravelguide.com/en/shepherds-trail

סתיו סויסה
סתיו סויסה

Dear Nino and Gaga,

We have some questions and we would love to know your advices.

1. We would like to hike in Borjomi-Kharagauli national park on October 19-20 Could you advice the best route for two-days hiking? (We planned to do the panorama trail, what are you thinking about this trail on these days?)

2. Is it possible to rent sleeping bags?

3. Do you think we will need additional sleeping equipment?

4. Should we book a specific tourist shelter for two-days hiking in Panorama trail? How can we do it?

5. Do you have any advice on how to prepare for the cold of the night?

6. Do you think that we should know about specific dangers related to animals in the area and dangerous plants? If so, how can we be more careful?

Thank you and best regards,
Stav and Yogev

Mariam Pirashvili
Mariam Pirashvili

Hello, I can suggest you to hike to Lomismta. its a 2 day hike and is very beautiful and nice hike. In total it is 34 km. Check the details here https://georgiantravelguide.com/en/lomismta .
2. you can rent the sleeping bags and hiking equipment in Tbilisi at https://campshare.ge/en , I highly recommend them, as they always have clean equipment and are always organized and attentive.
3. You will definitely need the sleeping pads, as the beds in the cottages are wooden, without any mattresses.
4. There is Amarati shelter on Panorama trail. You need to visit Borjomi-Kharagauli national park administration and register before entering the park. You have to pay 20 Gel per person per night for the shelter. Please dont sneak in the national park without registering, it is for safety purposes. regarding the trail itself its a medium difficulty trail. I was there on the last weekend and at night it was 6 degrees celcius. So my recomendations would be to rent the warmest sleeping bags, to wear warm thermal clothes at night. I think if it is not snow and very bad weather it is doable by the dates you chose.
5. Just wear good cloths and have warm sleeping bags. outside the shelter on Panorama trail there is a campfire place, where you can have fire. But please do not leave fire unattended and make sure when leaving, that fire is off, and it will not cause any damage or wildfire.
6. As i was hiking solo i want scared at all, the only animal i saw was a squirrel and lots of birds. I dont recommend eating the berries which you dont recognize and arent sure that its safe to eat.
In case of questions feel free to ask us any time.

yogev prais
yogev prais

Thank you!
Is the 2 days hike to Lomismta from Likani is the same track up and back? I mean it’s the same trail at the first and second day just in the opposite way, right?

Ucha Gviniashvili
Ucha Gviniashvili

Yes it's same track. But you can use another trail when descending, it's called Snow shoes trail. Look at this track: https://georgiantravelguide.com/en/snow-shoes-trail-10

yogev prais
yogev prais

thank you!
And what you think about the panorama trail? is it recommended too? more or less than the hike to Lomismta?

Mariam Pirashvili
Mariam Pirashvili

So if i was going to the national park, i would visit Lomismta trail now. as past few days have been very rainy, and it snowed in the mountains near the panorama trail. So definitely i advice you to hike to Lomismta. Also there is dears mating season now, and you might hear their roar on Lomismta trail.

סתיו סויסה
סתיו סויסה

Hi Mariam. Thank you so much for your quick and efficient answers. I hope that this is the last question :)
Do you know another place (not in Tbilisi) that is near Borjomi and near the national park where we can rent the equipment?

Mariam Pirashvili
Mariam Pirashvili

Hey, unfortunately I don't know any other rentals outside of Tbilisi :(

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Ruveni Wijesekera
Ruveni Wijesekera

Hello, my boy friend and I are visiting Borjomi. Kharagauli National Park on August 13-14th. Is it possible to rent sleeping bags, mats and tents? We plan to hike either to Lomismta shelter (two day) or to Amarati hut (two day).

Ucha Gviniashvili
Ucha Gviniashvili

Hello Ruveni, yes you can rent an equipment in Borjom-kharagauli National Park visitor center. Please contact them on email (see emails above).

You can also rent an equipment in Tbilisi at this place:
https://mogzaurirent.ge/

Pia Sophie
Pia Sophie

Hello,

My friends and I would like to hike in Borjomi-Kharagauli national park in the beginning of june. Could you advise the best route for two-days of hiking?
We would like to stay a night at Lomismta Tourist Shelter. Do we need to book in advance? Is it possible to rent sleeping bags? And what else concerning practical things do we need to know?

Thanks in advance!
Kind regards,

Pia

Davit Merabishvili
Davit Merabishvili

Hi Pie

If you would like to stay specifically at Lomistma tourist shelter and hike only for two days you should do this trail. https://georgiantravelguide.com/en/routes/lomismta

It would be better to book the shelter in advance (it is high season period) and you can rent sleeping bags at Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park Visitor Center. You will find a water source near the shelter however you should carry your own kitchenware and camping stove to prepare a meal.

For booking of the shelter please contact through the emails listed above.

Ana Moreira
Ana Moreira

Hello,

My name is Ana. My husband and I want to do the Footprint Trail next Sunday and we would like more information about that:
Can we do the trail by ourselves without a guide?
Is there a cost to do the trail? If yes, how much is this and do we need to book in advance or we can pay there?
At the end of the trail, there are taxis or drivers to hire for our transportation back to Borjomi?

Thank you in advance for your attention and I hope to hear from you soon.

Ana Abbin

Davit Merabishvili
Davit Merabishvili

Hello Ana

Sorry for the late reply. There is no entrance fee, however, you should pay for an overnight stay at the tourist shelter or with own tent. You can pay at the visitor center.

You can do the trail without a guide it is very well marked and also you can download the GPX track from our site and follow it with a smartphone or any GPS device.

There are no taxi parking available at the entrance of the National park, however, when you will be visiting the visitor center you can ask for the phone number and order the taxi when you will descend back to the entry point.

Best Regards

Davit

Tobias De Vries
Tobias De Vries

Dear sirs/madam,

My girlfriend and me would like to hike in Borjomi-Kharagauli national park on April 29-30. Could you advise the best route for two-days hiking (up to 6h walking each day)? We would like to stay in Borjomi Town after hiking, so maybe it is possible to finish hiking somewhere near by?
We would like to stay a night at Lomismta Tourist Shelter. Is it possible to rent sleeping bags? And do we need to know anything else practical about our stay there?

Thanks in advance!
Kind regards,

Tobias

Davit Merabishvili
Davit Merabishvili

Dear Tobias

You can hike following route - https://georgiantravelguide.com/en/routes/lomismta. The trail starts and ends in the village Likani, which is next to Borjomi. You can rent the equipment and book the tourist shelter at the National Park Visitor Center. Contact details are listed above.

Best Regards

Davit

Gabriele Butkute
Gabriele Butkute

Hello!

Me and my boyfriend would like to hike in Borjomi-Kharagauli national park on April 4-5. Could you advise the best route for two-days hiking (up to 6h walking each day) and accommodation options? We would like to stay in Borjomi Town after hiking, so maybe it is possible to finish hiking somewhere near by?

Thank you for your help in advance!

Davit Merabishvili
Davit Merabishvili

At the beginning of April in Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, there is occasional snow on the mountains and it is still cold. I would advise hiking following routes: https://georgiantravelguide.com/en/routes/snow-shoes-trail-10 or round trip to https://georgiantravelguide.com/en/destinations/lomismta-tourist-shelter. Both of the trails include overnight stay at the tourist shelter which is equipped with a woodstove. The trails start and finish in village Likani which is next to City Borjomi and you can book any of the hotels based on your budget. You can ask the hotel to provide transportation from village Likani to the hotel.

Gabriele Butkute
Gabriele Butkute

Hello! Thank you for your answers! I would like to ask how could we book this Lomismta Tourist Shelter? Could you also maybe advice if anything specific should be taken with us for hiking?

Davit Merabishvili
Davit Merabishvili

You can book the shelter by contacting to the emails listed in the description. Apart from personal equipment you should take an axe with you. Firewood is collected however you should cut it to woodstove size.

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