This long westward route leads all the way up the Gomtsari Alazani valley to the Borbalo Pass (2990m), from where trails head west down to Shuapkho village in Pshavi, north down to Ardoti and Mutso in Khevsureti, and northwest to the Datvisjvari Pass.

Omalo–Shuapkho should take four days on foot: you could spend the first night in a guesthouse (such as at Verkhovani), the second in the 12-person shelter on the way up to the pass, and the third camping.