From about late June to mid-October you can hike a very scenic 24km trail from Lagodekhi up to picturesque Shavi Kldeebis Tba on the Russian border (three days there and back, with an ascent of 2200m), with nights at a mountain shelter about halfway to the lake.

In 2016 a second trail between the lake and Lagodekhi is due to open, with another shelter, making the lake trip into a circular rather than there-and-back route.