Duration: 10-12 hours
Tour programme :
Tbilisi -Lagodekhi – Tbilisi
In 09:00 in the morning our guide and the driver will meet you in the hotel. Horseback ride to Lagodekhi. Lagodekhi Nature Reserve is located near the town of Lagodekhi on the southern slopes of the eastern part of the Caucasus mountain range in Alazani river basin. All the protected area can be neatly divided into two zones, forests and meadows, which are separated by a strip of forest. It is a magnificent national park with undamaged ecosystems, being home to numerous endemic species of flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world. In the alpine zone is a group of very beautiful lakes of glacial origin, called Black Mountain Lake. In the gorge, there is Lagodekhi waterfall falling from a height of 1000 meters. In the reserve are numerous hiking trails of varying difficulty, which will please those who pass through it on foot and go on a journey on horseback as well.In 1912 in the vicinity of Lagodekhi the first protected state territory in Georgia was set up with the area of 3500 ha. Announcement of the protected land happened thanks to initiative of a Polish researcher of flora and fauna, Ludwik Mlokociewicz.
In 1935 preserved land was enriched by Salesavi gorge and basins of Bneli Kheoba rivers, in 1945 – alpine and sub-alpine summer pastures. These events had a special importance as preserved territory now united the whole spectrum of climate zones and landscapes of contiguous territories. Nowadays Lagodekhi preserved territory includes Lagodekhi State Reserve (22 266 ha) and Lagodekhi Managed Preserved Territory (1 992 ha) and along with protection of nature it serves the function of educational and recreational center. Visibly dissected relief, big sway of heights, slopes of various tilts and exposition, and deep gorges with rivers create diverse physical and geographic conditions and cover of vegetation. Two thirds of plants distributed in Georgia are available here. A unique hornbeam and beech deciduous forest that is a mixture of Georgian oak, maple, birch trees is under protection. Above 2300 m (up to 2700 m) evergreen rhododendron shrubbery is distributed. 121 species of flora of Preserved Territory are endemic in Caucasus and 9 – in Georgia. Lagodekhi Preserve is home to the most species of predator and even-toed ungulates distributed in Georgia. Preserves bird fauna also stands out.
Retourn to Tbilisi.
The total price of excursions $ ( US Dollar)
|Number of persons||1-3 per||4-6 per||7-16 per||17 -30 per|
|Mode of transport||Sedan||Minivan||Minibus||Bus|
|Price of excursions||80$||160$||220$||350 $|
Price of excursion per person $ (US Dollars)
Sedan: 1 per – 80$; 2 per – 40$; 3 per – 27$.
Minivan: 4 per –40$ ; 5 per – 32$; 6 per – 27$.
Minibus : 6 per – 37$; 7 per – 32$; 8 per – 28$; 9 per– 25$; 10 per- 22$ …….
Bus: 16 per – 22$; 17 per – 20$; 18 per– 19$; 19 per – 19$; 20 per- 17 $ ….
*Timetables : on request