Trail network of Levani Lake consists of 5 one-way routes, which meet at Levani lake. Nestled at an altitude of 2565 meters amongst the vibrant volcanic mountains of the Abul-Samsari Range, the transparent, bluish-colored glacial lake blends in perfectly with the volcanic terrain, rocky slopes, and grassy meadows. The northern shore of Levani lake works as a suitable camping site. From this point, any one-way route out of 5 can be selected to go back.
Near the shepherd’s huts, aggressive shepherd dogs are met. In case of their attack, keep calm and sit down. If in a few minutes they won’t leave you, wait until a nearby shepherd comes and calms them down.
Khulgumo– Olaverdi – Levani Lake
Length: 21 km. (return back 21 km.)
Duration: 7 hrs. 20 min. (return back 6 hrs. 20 min.)
Min./Max. Height: 1686/2580 m.
Total Ascent/Descent: 1017/134 m.
Difficulty level: Easy
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The route starts at the small turn of the village Khulgumo. As soon as the road crosses the village, turns to the northeast, leaves behind the ruins of an old Church, and approaches the village Olaverdi. However, it does not enter the village, instead takes the path to the right. The road slowly picks up altitude and finds itself through stretched forestless terrain covered with mountain and valley vegetation, typical for the region. Along the way the travelers can spot scattered ponds, shepherds’ shelters as the area is being used for grazing, and isolated lakes. This whole journey is escorted by the silhouette of the primary beauty of Javakheti – Didi Abuli Mountain, seen from the road, in all its glory. In about 8 km away from the village, the route will pass by Koroghli Mountain, cross two small anonymous lakes and finally reach Levani Lake.