Zemo Marghi to Nakra - Running through the Caucasus

Stage one through Svaneti on a portion of the Transcaucasian Trail

Trail Running Moderate

Distance
32 km
Ascent
1.9 km
Descent
1.9 km
Duration
6-7 hrs
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
12˚
Zemo Marghi to Nakra - Running through the Caucasus Map

Starting from Kvemo Marghi, follow the Gvashkhara river up a long and steady climb before reaching an expansive meadow. From here, follow the course of the Marghi river and then head east over Utviri Pass, descending into Nakra. Incredible views, lots of stinging nettle bushes and a beautiful lake await. Watch out for hunters on horseback and those Caucasian shepherd dogs...

Difficulty

Moderate

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September