In summer, Bakhmaro is one of the popular tourist resorts in Georgia at around 1,900 meters. Many families from the surrounding area have huts in this high valley. There is even a hotel and a small number of guesthouses. In winter, Bakhmaro was uninhabited and not accessible.
Just 40 km from the Black Sea, Bakhmaro gets a lot ot precipitation all year round but in particular in winter. The treeline is high and the variety of treeruns is pretty unique. Above the treeline wait wide open slopes with Sarkornia [2'755m] as higest point.