Lagodekhi Protected Areas, which is one of the best preserved in the world, is located in Lagodekhi, in the extreme north-eastern part of the slopes of the southern Caucasus at an altitude of 350-3500 m. Lagodekhi Protected Areas boast for its primitive and diverse natural landscapes.
The total area of Lagodekhi protected territories covers and include Lagodekhi State Reserve (19749 ha) and Lagodekhi Strict Nature Reserve (4702 ha). The development of infrastructure, related to education and recreational activities, supports to advance the understanding and perception of nature among visitors.
Nowadays, the strict reserve of Lagodekhi protected areas contains five picturesque, safe and informative tourist routes, such as Grouse Waterfall, Ninoskhevi Waterfall, Machi Fortress, Black Rock Lake and Nature Interpretation Path.
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After breakfast, the group will meet the guide. Following the inspection of hiking equipment, the group will drive to Lagodekhi. You will go through registration at the park administration and will go along the extremely beautiful and interesting path, which boasts for amazing panoramic views of Alazani Valley and Caucasus Mountain. On the way, guests will have lunch. Overnight will be in the tourists’ shelter or tent, where you will have dinner and needed relaxation.
By minivan – 180 km (3 hours)
Trekking – 12 km (5-6 hours)
Altitude difference – 550 m-1936 m
On this day, we will continue our trip to Kochalo ridge. In an hour, we will go up to the upper alpine zone of the forest, from where, travelers will have the possibility to observe rare hoofed animals, such as deer, chamois, ibex, as well as birds, such as grouse, Caucasian Snowcock, bearded vulture and various species of eagles. From ”Demidov Ruins”, visitors can see, above mentioned beautiful animals and feel the real wildness. They can also visit the glacial era picturesque small lakes and marshlands, embroidered by the magic of nature. In 30 minutes, in front of us opens spectacular Black Rock Lake, which is a natural border with the Russian Federation. We will have dinner nearby lake and come back to tourists’ shelter, where we will have supper and well-deserved rest.
Trekking – 24 km (7-8 hours)
Altitude difference – 1936 m-2650 m-2490 m-2650 m-1936 m
On this day, you will go back to the administrative center. In case of desire, you will visit an attractive Rocho waterfall or will relax in Lagodekhi, in the guesthouse, where you will have dinner. In the evening you will be able to try well-known and tasty Georgian dishes and superb Georgian wine.
By minivan – 12 km (1-1.30 minutes)
Trekking – 12 km (3-4 hours)
Altitude difference – 1936 m-550 m
After breakfast, you will go to the village Gurgeniani information center, from where a pathway goes along the river Ninoskhevi. The noise of the river, small waterfalls, huge boulders, pleasant breeze wandering in the valley, will make your trip full of fun and adventure. A few more steps and magical view of 40m Ninoskhevi Waterfall (one of the most beautiful in Georgia) is in front of you. On the way, we will have lunch and return to Lagodekhi. In the evening, you will have dinner and rest in a guesthouse.
By minivan – 16 km (20 minutes)
Trekking – 9 km (4-5 hours)
Altitude difference – 600 m-890 m-600 m
On this day, you will go to the village Matsimi information center. Guests will take the path, which goes along the river “Dark Gorge”. On the way, we see hornbeam groves, stones covered by mosses. Experiencing a real fairytale, we go through beech groves and cross the river “Dark Gorge”, from where a narrow path takes us to the centuries-old Machi fortress, built by our ancestors. On the way, you will have dinner. In the evening you return to Lagodekhi, have dinner and overnight in a guesthouse.
By minivan – 14 km (30 minutes)
Trekking – 10.5 km (3-4 hours)
Altitude difference – 430 m-740 m-430 m
On this day, you return to Tbilisi. On the way, in Kvareli you will have a small excursion, dinner and wine tasting at the corporation Kindzmarauli wine cellar. You will also visit beautiful Nekresi monastery (IV century) and wonderful Gremi fortress city (XVI century).
In the afternoon you will go to Tbilisi. Dinner and overnight will be in Tbilisi.
By minivan – 180 km (3 hours)
After breakfast, you will have a Tbilisi walking tour. After the tour, travelers will have dinner and a walk to the dry bridge, where one can buy antiques, handmade items, and souvenirs. In the evening you will have a farewell supper and transfer to the airport.
Walking – 4 km (2-3 hours)
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TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
|Number of people||Group of 10||Group of 9||Group of 8||Group of 7||Group of 6||Group of 5||Group of 4||Group of 3||Group of 2||1 Person|
|Price per person||572€||716€||711€||519€||584€||599€||612€||706€||890€||1425€|
Note: baggage carrying service (by horses), can be added at the expense of additional fees.