About Shepherds' Trail

Best time to visit: All Season

The trail links Nikoloz Romanov and St. Andrew routes and two overnights in Amarati and Lomismta shelters are needed. During the trail, you will come across following attractions:  Lomismta, Lomismta St, Giorgi church, scenic viewpoint with Caucasus scenery, Shepherd’s cabins, panoramic views of Lesser Caucasus.

The visit to Borjomi-Kharagauli National park is not free. For registration, booking of the tourist shelter and other services contact/visit Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park Visitor Center

Itinerary:

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Day 1: Likani - Lomismta Tourist Shelter

Rout starts from the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park entrance and goes along the road. The trail crosses the river with the footbridge. After the footbridge, you will find the information board. From the information, board trail continues to the left and goes uphill with the serpentine. you are ascending all day long, however, there are relatively horizontal sections which giveს you the possibility to rest. Trail is well marked and visible year round. First day distance is 13 km. At the end of the day when the trail gets back to the vehicle road, you turn left and the road takes you to the shelter.

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Day 2: Lomismta - Amarati

This day is longer and more difficult. On the trail, you will see shepherd’s summer farms, where they are keeping cattle during summer. The path ascends Lomistma, goes along the ridge, connect to mountain Megruki by the gorge and descends to Amarati tourist shelter.

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Day 3: Amarati - Atskuri

Last day of the trail is relatively easy. The trail descends all day long and gets to Atskuri ranger station.

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Tags: #hiking #Horse Tour #Horse #Horseback Riding #Rider #trekking #Backpacking #Adventure Tour
Recommended duration: 3 days
Total distance: 54 km
Difficulty: Easy

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Christian Wetzel
Christian Wetzel

Hi There, your GPS-Track of sheperds trail has a "non-official" part. From 41.82359°N, 43.13649°E where it leaves the blue blazes until the sheperds hut on 41.84575°N, 43.14219°E where it gets to yellow blazes, there is no path at all, hundreds of fallen trees, dense vegetation and a overgrown creek. Perhaps you should add a warning at least. Official path follows the red blazes from Amarati shelter and continues with yellow blazes north of it. Thank you! :)

Ucha Gviniashvili
Ucha Gviniashvili

Hi Christian, Thank you for reporting the problem. We've not hiked on this track for a long time and there might be some issues. We will take a closer look and fix the problem. Thank you again and have a great time in Georgia

Benjamin Laemmle
Benjamin Laemmle

Hi, I have hiked the trail from the Lomismta shelter to the Amarati Shelter and can agree on the statement from Christian. The GPX track is at this part incorrect and not hikable.
The traveller should follow at a shepherds hut the marked yellow trail to the right and hike to the ridge, then follow the red marks to the left and pass mount Megrukhi and Mount Amarati and proceed to the shelter. The way is longer than the GPX track, but with no major technical problems.
The GPX track, as described by other hikers, is at this location unpassable. There are lots of fallen trees, often there is no path, and the ascent is extremely steep.
Please add a warning that the GPX track should not be followed at that spot. Thanks for your support.

Davit Merabishvili
Davit Merabishvili

Dear Benjamin, Thank you for bringing this up to us. We updated the GPX file and it would be great if you could help on checking whether we got it right?

Thank you in advance

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