About Sights – The Egrisi Mountain Range
The Egrisi mountain range is a watershed ridge of the Inguri (Georgian: ენგური) and Tskhenistkali rivers situated in the Greater Caucasus Mountains in Georgia’s Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region (Georgian: სამეგრელო-ზემო სვანეთი). It reaches a maximum elevation of 3,173 meters at Mount Tsekuri.
Forests of broad-leaved trees, such as oak and beech, grow on the slopes of the range. Sub-alpine and alpine meadows are found above 2,000 m.
The higher elevations are quite remote and visitors need to be physically fit and equipped with appropriate clothing and boots. The best time to visit is from the end of June until early September. At other times of the year the mountains are often shrouded in cloud and fog.
The range contains several glacial lakes, including Lake Tobavarchkhili (Georgian: ტობავარჩხილის ტბა) known as “Crystal Lake” because of its clear, transparent water.
There are also caves and waterfalls.
Explore the Egrisi mountain range!