Nikoloz Romanov's Trail
/ 43 km, 3 days, pedestrian and horse riding, difficulty: average /
Main attractions: Coniferous and mixed forest, Lomi Mountain, Lomi St. GiorgiChurch, scenic viewpoints with scenery of Caucasus, Colchic sub-tropical forest.
Overnight – in tourist shelters: “LomisMta“ and „Sakhvlari“, in tents. The route crosses the national park from Likani (Borjomi district) to Marelisi (Kharagauli district).
The trail starts from theLikani guard station (930 m above sea level) and ends at the Marelisi guard station (540 m) (or vice versa). Likani guard station is located 5 km from the National Park Visitor Center. The total length of the trailis 43 km. It starts in theLikaniRiver valley where visitors come across rare species included in the Red List of Georgia.
The first overnight is possible in the tourist shelter of Lomismta. The next day the trail goes up the ascent to the top of Lomismta (2,198 m above sea level). The trip requires 1.5 hr. In good weather it is possible to see the highest peak of the Great Caucasus and Europe – Ialbuzi.
St. Giorgi church is located on Lomismta. In addition to beautiful views, there are flourishing rhododendrons in May and June.
The trail goes along subalpine meadows and runs down the Colchic sub-tropical forest zone during the second half of the day. The trip ends at the Sakhvlari tourist shelter (1,025 m above sea level).
The trail goes along the ArjolaRiver valley and ends at Marelisi guard station.
Day 1: Likani guard station – Lomismta tourist shelter 15 km, an average of 5-6 hr., overnight in tourist shelter or tent
Day 2: Lomismta tourist shelter - Sakhvlari tourist shelter 18 km, an average of 6-7 hr., overnight in tourist shelter or tent
Day 3: Sakhvlari tourist shelter –Marelisi guard station - 10 km, an average of 4-5 hr.