Explore the most breathtaking lakes in the mountainous region of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, taste the local cuisine, and discover the daily life of the shepherds.
Tobavarchkhili lakes are a general term referring to several lakes in the mountainous region of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti. The tour starts in the city of Jvari where you’ll take a car to travel to Kirnakho. From here, you’ll start the hike towards the lakes. The distance from Kirnakho to Tobavarchkhili Lake (Big Toba, at 2,650 meters above sea level) is around 14 kilometers. On your way towards the Big Toba, you will visit Okhoje Toba (Little Toba), located at 2,550 meters above sea level. You will overnight in cottages, tent, or at shepherds’ camps. Here, you’ll be treated with Megrelian cuisine and various dairy products. Apart from these two lakes, you’ll see Kalash Toba, Tsakatskari, and Lakumura Toba