Intact forests, waterfalls, wild rivers, alpine lakes or landscapes that will take your breath away are just a small example of what is waiting for you at this nature reserve. Lagodekhi goes into the Caucasus Mountains with a difference in altitude from 1312 and 11482 feet tall. This remote area of Kakheti shares borders with Russia and Azerbaijan. It is the northeastern end of Georgia.
Since the 19th century, it drew the attention of botanists for its biodiversity and it was the first protected area in the country, which has helped preserve its ecosystem almost intact. It is a sanctuary for the brown bear, the deer, the wolf or the Eurasian lynx. It offers good one-day walks for the most beginners and another a little more demanding of several days to Shavi Klde Lake. The trails are marked but you have to pay attention so as not to lose them.
There is a Visitor Service Center in the town of Lagodekhi that rents mountain material (sleeping bags, tents, camping equipment). It offers all kinds of information and it organizes horse riding. To enter the reservation, you have to register before. In the village, there are some lodgings to spend the night and it calls the attention the number of fruit trees that there are in the streets: cherry trees, pear trees, apple trees, plums… Everything, within easy reach.