About Sights – Bakhmaro

At over 2000 meters above sea level, Bakhmaro (Georgian: ბახმარო) in Guria region is the highest alpine climatic resort in Georgia. The average annual relative humidity is 73 per cent and the mixture of sea and mountain air is beneficial for people with respiratory problems. 

Coniferous Forest in Bakhmaro

The surrounding mountains are a source of Bakhmaro bottled spring water, which is similar to Borjomi water in its chemical composition.

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The houses of Bakhmaro are spread out across the Bakhvistskhali River valley.

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Aerial View of Bakhmaro

Views from the forest covered mountains are breathtaking, especially from Lenchis Seri (2505 m), which is called “Sun rise hill”. There is also a smaller Bakhmaro peak called “Sunset hill” (2250 m). When there is clear visibility it is possible to watch the sun set on the Black Sea.


Winter is moderately mild but snow cover is very high (up to 5 meters) and lasts for about 6 months. Work to develop the area and its infrastructure was begun several years ago and will establish Bakhmaro as an all-year round resort, including winter sports.

Bakhmaro Houses on Stilts

Bakhmaro houses are of an unusual style. Built of wood, they are perched on columns to maximize air flow in the warm, damp climate.

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Every year, on August 19, dozens of riders compete in a horse race in Bakhmaro as part of the celebration of the Transfiguration of Jesus. Last year, a woman from the Black Sea town of Poti won the race. Gurian horsemanship is world-renowned. In the 1880s Gurians were recruited by Buffalo Bill to take part in his Wild West Show.

How to get there: Bakhmaro is located in the district of Chokhatauri on the Meskheti mountain range in the Guria region. Distance from Tbilisi is around 340 km – a journey time of around four and half hours.

View of Bakhmaro

Bakhmaro is a breath of fresh air!

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3 Responses to “About Sights – Bakhmaro”
  1. Anarya Andir says:

    Wow, oh it’s so gorgeous! Simply breathtaking. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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