The track up the Pirikiti Alazani valley beyond Chesho, via Parsma and Girevi, eventually leads to the 3431m Atsunta Pass, a very steep and demanding route over into Khevsureti. It’s a trek of four or five days all the way from Omalo to Shatili in Khevsureti, with one night's camping required at the base of the Atsunta.

The pass is normally open for walkers and pack horses from about mid-June to mid-September. There is a potentially dangerous river crossing before the ascent to the pass, so a guide and horse are advisable, and it's less hazardous late in the season, though horses and guides can be in short supply after the end of August.