Tusheti – hidden in the Caucasus Mountains is the treasure of Georgia. The mysterious part is different from all the other sides of Georgia, its nature is diverse and enchants tourists.
Tusheti Protected Areas include 11 tourist trails, these are: 1,2,3,4 and 6 day trails. Visitors have possibilities to select hiking, bicycle, horse riding, cultural, bird and gazelle watching tours.
Tusheti Natoinal Park is the best place to arrange picnic. Tushetian cuisine is unique, do not miss chance to taste Tushetian cheese and take part in bow and arrow competitions during folk festivals.
Tushetian culture is unique.
Tushetian sheep, horse, Tushetian cheese are the main words that come mind while speaking about Tusheti.
Tusheti is rich with biodiversity. Concerning ‘Red List’ species, there are presented: black bot birch, bot Caucasian evergreen azalea, bot bilberry and black cranberry. If you are bird-watching lover Tusheti National Park is the best destination for you!
LAGODEKHI NATIONAL PARK
Lagodekhi Protected Areas - one of the world’s best-preserved, primitive area with a diversity of natural landscapes – is located in the extreme north-eastern part of the southern slopes of the Caucasus and extends at an altitude of 590-3500 m.
Lagodekhi Protected Areas includes Lagodekhi Nature Reserve (19755 ha) and Managed Reserve (4500 ha). The latter creates optimal conditions for an understanding of nature through infrastructure development related to education and recreation works.
Lagodekhi National Park is characterized with humid subtropical climate. Territory offers you tourist attractions, including visiting waterfalls and ancient fortresses. At present there are five breathtaking, safe and informative tourist trails in managed reserve of Lagodekhi Protected Areas, namely: Grouse waterfall, Ninoskhevi waterfall, Machi castle, Black Rock Lake and knowledge of nature trail. Are you ambitious person who loves sport? Try 1 and 3 days duration trips.
Lagodekhi Protected Areas famous with its biodiversity. There are beautiful cliffs as well on place. It is unique territory, without any analogue.
BORJOMI-KHARAGAULI NATIONAL PARK
Borjomi Kharagauli National Park is one of the most adventurous destination in Georgia. It is located in the central part of Georgia and creates the eastern part of the lesser Caucasus Mountains. The total area amounts to 104,933 ha, which is more than 1,5% of the territory of Georgia. Borjomi-Kharagauli Protected Areas includes 6 districts - Borjomi, Kharagauli, Akhaltsikhe, Adigeni, Khashuri and Baghdati. Administrative and visitors centres of the national park are located in Borjomi and Kharagauli. The park administration manages 4 various types of protected areas – Borjomi Nature Reserve, Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, Nedzvi Managed Reserve and Goderdzi fossil forest Natural Monument.
Park offers you one and multi-day hiking tours. In total, 12 trails are marked. Tourist shelters, picnic and camping spots are available, as well as fire pits. The National Park also offers horse-riding, cycling, snow shoe trails, cultural and educational tours. There are rare species of animals and plants within the park’s territory and virgin forest.
The tourist route network is up to 400-2,642 meters above sea level. The national park offers hiking, horse riding, biking, snowshoes, cultural and educational tours. The routes function throughout the year.
KOLKHETI NATIONAL PARK
Kolkheti National Park is located in western Georgia. It includes east coast line of Black Sea and Lake Paliastomi basin. National Park is created in order to protect and maintain Kolkheti wetland ecosystems of International importance. You will be astonished how many birds are migrating here, especially in late spring and early autumn. Wetlands are important resting and staging area for thousands of water birds migration between Northern Eurasia and Africa.
Kolkheti National Park Administration offers boat tours on Lake Paliastomi and river Pichori gorge, as well as sport fishing, bird watching and eco-educational tours. Tours are carried out throughout the year.
MTIRALA NATIONAL PARK
Mtirala National Park is located in south-western part of Caucasus, Lesser Caucasus, in particular extreme western part of Achara-Imereti range, on Kobuleti-Chaqvi range, near Black Sea. Its total area is 15698.8 ha.
Due to its climate, you will come across unique subtropical plants. The park is rich with pristine Colchic humid broad-leaved and mixed forests, including sweet chestnut and Oriental beech woods with pontic rhododendron, cherry laurel and a variety of lianas.
Mount Mtirala is located between the Black Sea and Achara mountain system. Adjara is rich in atmospheric precipitation since it is a coastal region, but the Mount Mtirala, height of which is 1381 m above sea level, is the most abundant with precipitation. Annual precipitation reaches to 4520 mm in the area making it the wettest area in the country. That is why the place is called Mtirala that in Georgian means constantly crying.
Tourist trails of Mtirala NP are one or two-days. Trails are marked and well-arranged. Picnic and camping places are arranged, fire spots are allocated, as well as tourist shelter 9 km away from the beginning of the trail. National park offers hiking, horsing, scientific eco-tours and zip-lining.
The best season for visit is spring, summer and early autumn.
VASHLOVANI NATIONAL PARK
Vashlovani Protected Areas is located in the extreme eastern part of the Dedoflistskaro district. It includes Vashlovani Nature Reserve, National Park and 3 Natural Monuments – Eagle Gorge, Takhti-Tepa Mud Volcanoes and Kaklisyure Alazani floodplain forest. Its area includes Pantishara-Vashlovani massive, whose height is up to 300-600 meters above sea level. The name Vashlovani is derived from the natural similarity and disposition of pistachio and apple trees that leaves the association of the fruit garden. Its total area amounts to 35292 ha.
Vashlovani National Park is distinguished from Georgia’s other protected areas by its semi-desert ecosystem. The views of the landscape with the snowy Caucasus Mountains in the background are unforgettable for visitors. It is the best destination for bird-watcher lovers, since the places is specific with its unique species.
It is great place that can not be compared to anywhere else in Georgia. While visiting Vashlovani, you will feel that you are in another world. It is unique place with scientific and touristic significance.
Vashlovani Protected Areas tourist trail network gives the possibility of hiking for one or several days. Paths are marked and well-arranged. Bungalows, picnic spots, and camping sites are arranged along the routes. Sites for setting up a fire are also allocated. National park offers hiking, horse riding, geological, biking, photo, birdwatching, cultural and educational tours.
PSHAV-KHEVSURETI NATIONAL PARK
Pshav-Khevsureti National Park located in one of the most attractive parts of Georgia in Dusheti Municipality, Eastern part of Georgia, on the North-Southern slopes of Kavkasioni Range. It unites: Asa, Arghuni, Andakistskali, Pshavi and Aragvi Valleys.
Pshav-Khevsureti National Park is distinguished with its interesting landscapes, unique plexogenics (Roshka Rocks, Tanie Lake) and middle ages cultural heritage: Shatili, Mutso, Ardoti, and Khakhabo etc.
Park has been established by direct involvement of World Wide Fund for Nature. The Park will help conservation of the leopard (Panthera pardus) in the Caucasus, as well as the Bezoar goat (Capra aegagrus aegagrus), endemic East Caucasian tur (Capra caucasica cylindricornis), brown bear, European lynx, Caucasian red deer, chamois.
With Tusheti National Park Pshav-Khevsureti National Park is considered to be one of the most popular destinations for hikers.
KAZBEGI NATIONAL PARK
Kazbegi National Park is located high in the Greater Caucasus mountains, and takes its name from Mount Kazbegi, the sixth highest peak in the Caucasus at 5,054 meters and one of Georgia’s most famous natural landmarks. Kazbegi NP total area is 78 543,4 ha. Only 35% on the park is covered by forest and the rest is alpine pastures, morenes, snow-covered peaks and impregnable rocks, providing an ideal habitat for East Caucasian Tur and chamois, as well several endemic bird species such as the Caucasian grouse and snowcock. The alpine meadows are full of wild herbs, such as sage, thyme and chamomile as well as rhododendron and sea-buckthorn.
Kazbegi National Parks is characterized by high mountains and its lowest point is at an altitude of 1,400 meters. The town of Stepantsminda is the closest large settlement and is the starting point for most visitors setting out on a hike up to the iconic Gergerti Trinity Monastery, which stands on a peak dramatically framed by the snow-clad slopes of Mount Kazbegi.