About Sights – Lake Tobavarchkhili

Lake Tobavarchkhili (Georgian: ტობავარჩხილის ტბა) is situated in the Egrisi mountain range, in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region (Georgian: სამეგრელო-ზემო სვანეთი). The lake is known as “Crystal Lake” because of its clear, transparent water.

Lake Tobavarchkhili. Photo by Goga Khachidze.

Lake Tobavarchkhili. Photo by Goga Khachidze.

At an altitude of 2643m above sea level Tobavarchkhili is one of the most beautiful and remote natural monuments of Georgia.

Lake Tobavarchkhili. Photo by Goga Khachidze.

Lake Tobavarchkhili. Photo by Goga Khachidze.

Mountains in the vicinity of Lake Tobavarchkhili. Photo by Goga Khachidze.

Mountains in the vicinity of Lake Tobavarchkhili. Photo by Goga Khachidze.

The lake was formed by a glacier eroding the rock and then melting, filling the space that it created.

Lake Tobavarchkhili. Photo by Goga Khachidze.

Lake Tobavarchkhili. Photo by Goga Khachidze.

It is only possible to reach this glacial lake on foot – it’s about 20 km from the small town of Chkhorotsku (Georgian: ჩხოროწყუ). Visitors need to be physically fit and equipped with appropriate clothing and boots.

Lake Tobavarchkhili. Photo by Goga Khachidze.

Lake Tobavarchkhili. Photo by Goga Khachidze.

Lake Tobavarchkhili. Photo by Goga Khachidze.

Lake Tobavarchkhili. Photo by Goga Khachidze.

The best time to visit is from the end of June until early September. At other times of the year there is often heavy rain and thick fog.

Lake Tobavarchkhili. Photo by Goga Khachidze.

Lake Tobavarchkhili. Photo by Goga Khachidze.

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9 Responses to “About Sights – Lake Tobavarchkhili”
  1. westiedad says:

    Wow – stunning!

  2. Mags Corner says:

    What beautiful pictures and they all have such a look of peace. Hugs

  3. Vato says:

    Some great pictures of this place could be viewed at the following link:
    http://dudana.kvirispalitra.ge/?p=723
    The text is Georgian, but the pictures are wondrous to behold…

  4. Amazing mountains you have! 😀

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