DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE ROUTE
The route begins at a steel signpost placed in the centre of
village Mazeri, it will pass another steel signpost placed along the
village road, it descends to the river Dolra and crosses the
Tvebishi bridge, where the trail splits into two forks. After the
steel signpost placed at this point the trail follows the left
fork, which is a sleigh track heading downstream to the village of
On the outskirts of the village the trail crosses a stream,
turns left, climbs steeply and enters spruce woods (2). At higher
altitude the woods are sparse and deciduous forests are prevalent.
Mt. Ushba and Mt. Mazeri are continuously visible along the trail
before reaching the pass.
At 2230 m the trail goes into a field (3) where trail marking
is mainly done by means of wooden guideposts. Reaching the first
such wooden guidepost (4) we can see the Svaneti Ridge to the South;
the Ushba-Mazeri massif to the northeast; the river Dolra valley
and villages of Becho community to the East; and Meziri church of
Archangel straight ahead; it is situated on a hill (5) where the
sleigh track is headed.
After the church its a steady climb through sparse birch woods.
At 2300 m (6) the trail levels out a little, turns right and then
it climbs again. This is the last tiring ascend, the trail
climbs up the Baki pass (7).
After the pass the sleigh track crosses varied terrain overgrown
with rhododendron shrubbery. Altitude varies between 2400 and
From 2450 m altitude, where a wooden guidepost (8) is placed,
we descend to Etseri. The snow-capped peak of Mt. Chirinda and
alpine meadows are seen to the North. We walk/ride mainly in
alpine meadows (9). Trail marking is done on boulders and rocks.
We pass by villages (10) of Etseri community Cherili, Barshi,
Kurashi, and Iskari and soon we reach the Zugdidi-Mestia highway,
where a signpost (11) is placed at a bus stop. Altitude is
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