Goderdzi Pass

Goderdzi Pass

Goderdzi Pass (Goderdzis Ugheltekhili) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.027m (6,650ft) above the sea level located in the Ajara Autonomous Republic, in southern Georgia. Make sure you have a vehicle with high clearance and good suspension.

The road to the summit is scenic but in very bad conditions. It’s called Batumi-Akhaltsikhe road. It’s mostly unpaved and open to all motorized vehicles; however, strongly recommended for a high clearance 4-wheel drive vehicles. The road is very rough--only try driving it in a 2wd car, if you're planning to buy a new car. If you don't have a 4x4 vehicle, driving up and down the pass will be a slow and fairly painful experience.

Located on the Lesser Caucasus mountain range this is definitely not a Sunday drive. The pass is not made for sissies you need a strong car and stamina. The drive will take some skill, some patience, and some tolerance for vertigo. The pass is usually impassable in winters due to heavy snow. The rough road is laden with cows, landslides, and waterfalls.
The pass links the towns of Zarzma (Samtskhe–Javakheti region) and Ghurta (Autonomous Republic of Adjara). Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions. Avalanches, fog, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice.
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