In Gomis Mta resort of Guria April/May means snowed cottages from fairy tales. June means blossom of Yellow Azalea when the resort turns incomparably beautiful in yellow colors mixed with lots of green and white, July and August means people who come here to rest and more fun, also every August, the resort Gomis Mta holiday is held around the time of transfiguration holiday when the nature starts to change again. In September the resort turns red as bushes of yellow are all red and it starts the new cycle of long winter, lots of snow, abandoned cottages till it comes the June again and brings mystic fogs which are similar to the sea waves who hit you and leave you drunk with a strong smell of yellow mountain flowers and then the sun appears again and descends into the Black Sea which is very near from here. You need 2-3 hours from Kobuleti resort of Black sea to reach Gomis Mta at te sea level of 2100m.Gomis Mta resort is located in river Bzhuzhi gorge of Guria region of Georgia, 17km from Ozurgeti at the height of 2100m (41.829820 42.159531). The resort is distinguished with its panoramic views, pine forests, Rhododendron luteum, beautiful mountains and many beautiful summer cottages of Alpine zone. The resort is very beautiful at every season especially in spring (June). You can visit its fb page here. The road is reachable by any car and easy from Ozurgeti but Gomis Mta-Bakhmaro road and its continuation to the villages Danisparauli offers excellent opportunities of offroading in Georgia, exploring numerous summer settlements of Mountain Adjara populated by hospitable Muslim Georgians.
DURING THE TOUR YOU WILL DESCOVER:
Trekking starts at Bakhmaro Resort of Guria. To get to Bakhmaro can be also interesting. You can take a public transport/jeep from Ghorjomi to Bakhmaro (bus arrives in Zorti-Keli yayla), or drive from Chokhatauri by regular car, or hitchhike and in the evening watch sunset at Bakhmaro sunset Mountain and prepare for trekking. There are small summer settlements on the road. I can not describe something special to see on the road, but these settlements which are above 2,000m from the sea level have hospitable locals living in, so its worth trying to meet them,also you should enjoy views, alpine flowers, bushes of rhododendron, etc.
The 2nd day (the first day of Trekking) you will go up the ridge (pass little below Sakornia mountain 2750m) near Bakhmaro. Start early to avoid fogs, lower visibility and to see better views. In 2-3 hours you should be able to make it to the top and enjoy the views. Then you can descend to the small river Gorge which has the name of Yayla -Melia Ghele. Then you will be at pass of very panoramic Jeep road from Bakhmaro to Gomis Mta. From there you will go through Adjarian Yaylas (summer settlements). Even mountains have strange names there: Mt Mglis Satsoli which means bed of wolf. Then You will come across Chinchao alpine lake. Its not the best lake in Georgia but It can be a nice camping place.
The 3rd day The you arrive in Gomis Mta from Chinchao Lake in 2-3 hours time. You can stay there and rest and enjoy the beauty of the resort.
The 4th Day descend to the river gorges twice and go up the ridge for Tbikeli Lake. Explore the area and camp near the lake or on the ridge or sleep in a small hut.
The 5th Day Descend to Khino through beautiful almost tropical forests of Kintrishi. From there you can request a jeep rental from Kintrishi National park administration or continue down to Chakhati the next day and find a car there. BTW its also possible to hike from Kintrishi to Mtirala National Park, but I would recommend to end this trek in Khino village.
The 6th Day: Camp at Kobuleti beach pine forest and watch black sea sunset.