TOURS OF LAGODEKHI PROTECTED AREAS
LAGODEKHI NATIONAL PARKS
Lagodekhi Protected Areas are located in the most north-eastern part of Georgia. They include the Lagodekhi Strict Nature Reserve and Lagodekhi Managed Nature Reserve along the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus range. The protected areas lie between 400-3500 m above sea level.
Lagodekhi is characterized by a temperate, humid subtropical climate. Water abounds: the Ninoskhevi, Shromiskhevi, Lagodekhistskali and Matsimistskali have their source in the high mountains and create many rapids and waterfalls, which become quiet streams in the lower forest. In the Lagodekhi alpine zone are lovely lakes of glacial origin, the largest of which is the 14 metre deep Black Rock Lake, located on the Georgian- Russian border. There is an alternation of vertical zoning and habitats in this vast territory (19749 ha).
The Protected Areas are rich in endemic flora and fauna: 121 Lagodekhi botanical species are endemic to the Caucasus, nine are endemic to Georgia. Lagodekhi is famous for its well preserved beech and hornbeam virgin forests. Besides these the higher regions have maple and Georgian- and mountain-oak groves, while in the subalpine zone Caucasian rhododendron is widespread.
Vertebrates are represented by 126 species, composed of four species of fish, five amphibians, 12 reptiles, 150 birds and 53 species of mammals. The nature reserves
are home to many invertebrates whose presence has not been researched in depth yet.
Several endangered species included in the Red List of Georgia inhabit the Lagodekhi Protected Areas. Among the ungulates are the chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra), the East Caucasian tur (Capra cylindricornis), the red deer (Cervus elaphus), roe deer
(Capreolus Capreolus), and wild boar (Sus scrofa). Among the carnivores are lynx
(Lynx lynx) and gray wolf (Canis lupus) as well as the brown bear (Ursa arctos).
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There are many national parks and protected areas in Georgia, each unique and with great commitment to preservation of nature. None can match Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park in importance however. As a member of PAN Parks, it is a wildlife reserve that applies the highest standards of protection and sustainable development of tourism.
Georgia is distinguished by its landscape. Here you will meet, the green orchards, and all types of landscapes. The Protected Areas are located among the two main vital sources, the main rivers of Kakheti – Iori and Alazani. The gorge is a deep and very beautiful canyon cut by a little ravine through the cliffs of limestone origin.
Tusheti is bordered by Dagestan to the east and by Chechnya – to the north. Khevsureti is located to the west of Tusheti and Kakheti – to the south. Tusheti, surrounded by the high mountain ranges and summits, is rugged by the numerous gorges, the waters from which flow into the two major rivers of Tusheti – Pirikiti’sAlazani and Tusheti’s (Gometsari) Alazani separated with the watershed of Makratela.
Mtirala National Park is located in historical Achara. The territory of Mtiralais constructed by volcanic-sedimentary rocks of so-called “Naghvarevi Pack”, which are presented by alternation of sub-alkali and lime alkali basalts, trachiandesites, andesites, delenites, tuffites, marls and argillites. Mount Mtirala is located between the Black Sea and Achara mountain system on the watershed of Chakvistskali and Koraghitskali.