Goderdzi Pass – Beshumi and the green lake

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Goderdzi, Green Lake

Goderdzi Pass

You can take shorter but rural road from Akhaltsikhe to Batumi and cross the Goderdzi Pass and Walk to Green Lake, visit Beshumi resort and Adjarian summer settlements, have a picnic, if you happen to be on the day of holiday Shuamtoba you can attend horse racing, concerts, traditions and taste local food. Goderdzi Pass crosses Arsiani ridge at the Height of 2025 m.




Adjarian Yaylas on the road to Green Lake

Green Lake, Gorderdzi

Green Lake, a lake in the municipality of Kulo, near Goderdzi pass, 2058 meters above. 5-6km paved road leads to the lake from the local shop of Goderdzi Pass 2000m from the sea level. The road passes through Adjarian summer settlements. You can meet locals, try their food, enjoy views on the way to lake. The road is enjoyable and easy for anyone.

At the end the settlements end and the road goes down in the field, then to the lake which has natural green color. Nice places to take photos, relax, swim if there is no fog which often accompanies hikes here. Generally its a nice lake which should be included in any jeep tour or road trip of mountain Adjara.


Photo by Lika Tabutsadze


The area is also quite beautiful in winter so it is recommended to visit it any season. For the current photos and updates visit Facebook page of Goderdzi ski resorts.

Things to do in Gorderdzi:

  • Visit Beshumi and hike from there to Khikhani castle.
  • Stay in Ambassador Goderdzi hotel.
  • Visit colorful mosque in Beghleti. Or just continue towards Khulo.

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For the GPS track of Green Lake (Mtsvane Tba) Hike:

The map for Akhaltsikhe-Batumi road:

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Hans May 19, 2017 - 12:40 pm

Hi Please advise.
I’m planning to take the Goderzi pass travelling from Tiblisi to Batumi end of June.
1. is the road safe?
2. Is a 4×4 required or will a VW polo make it without any significant prblem.
3. Is the trip a good idea? We only have 7 days in georgia.
Thansk hans

Georgian Tour May 22, 2017 - 7:03 am

Hi Hans, the road is safe and beautiful! Worth traveling. Very good idea, just visit green lake, makhuntseti waterfall, khulo cable cars;etc and plan longer time not 1 day for the whole road, check weather so its not all foggy (or try morning drive over the pass). Cars – I cant give professional opinion on this car. Jeep is fine, Honda fit or some other asphalt road cars – not fine. If you rent it here avoid taking this car, if its yours then maybe fine if its like golf 3 and u use it like jeep.

Jan March 25, 2018 - 11:16 am

Could you pls tell me if there are marshrutkas from Khulo further to Akhaltsikhe via the pass? I am one person only so it is rather luxurious and expensive to book a tour. And regarding Khulo, is there any other tourist attraction apart from the cablecars with a limited time I have in Georgia.

Alma June 3, 2018 - 4:50 am

Hello, I want to travel from batumi to the green lake. I wanted to know how I can get there from batumi or khulo. How is the weather now? And there is a place to sleep there?
Thank you

Georgian Tour June 4, 2018 - 11:06 am

green lake is beautiful now and u can get there by arranged jeep from Tbilisi or batumi side (several days trip passing Vardzia, Saro, Sapara, Rabati, Mt Abuli, Akhaltsikhe, then some sights adjara side -Khulo cable cars, makhuntseti, green lake etc.Weather can be foggy so better plan early mornings. Place to sleep in Danisparauli

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