About Vashlovani Protected Areas
Vashlovani National Park is located in Kakheti, in the extreme eastern region of Georgia, in the municipality of Dedoplistskaro, at an altitude of 100-900 m above sea level, between the Iori River and Alazani, on the Shirak Plateau.
Vashlovani National Park consists of the Vashlovani State Reserve, Vashlovani National Park and several natural monuments. Founded in 2003. Its area is 25114 hectares. The climate is dry and moderate. On the territory of the national park you will find open fields, desert and gorges. According to legend, the name of Vashlovani is associated with the similarity of Pistacia atlantica trees with apple trees.
Anyone can visit the unique natural diversity of Vashlovani National Park. Here the tourist infrastructure is well developed.
The administrative and tourist center of the National Park are located in Dedoplistskaro.
The tourist route network of Vashlovani National Park offers a wide range of one-day and multi-day hikes. The trails are marked and well equipped.
Along the trails there are bungalows, picnic and camping sites, and the places for campfire.
The national park offers hiking, geological, cycling, photo, cultural, safari and educational tours.
Flora and fauna
The main component of light wood is incense trees and Juniper. Here you can find Celtis,Pyrus salicifolia,Pomegranate,Prunus mahaleb,Meadowsweets,Rhamnus pallasii Fisch,Paliurus,Elaeagnus angustifolia and others. Apart from the reptiles (Macrovipera lebetina, different types of lizards) that are many here, you can find many species of birds as well (Rock partridge,Dendrocopos,Griffon vultures,Cinereous vulture,Accipiter nisus,nightjar, Oriolus oriolus,Merops apiaster,Turdus viscivorus and others) and mammals(Wild boar,Rabbits,forest and field foxes,Caucasian wolves,bears, striped hyenas, Meles meles and many others). The purpose of the reserve is to protect and preserve rare species of flora and fauna.
- Eagle Gorge
- Kakliskure–(Alazani floodplain natural monument)
- Takhti-Tepa Mud Volcano
- Elias mountain monastery
- Khornabuji Fortress
Mijniskure - Black Rock
Takhti-Tepa and Kilakupra mud volcanoes and Dali reservoir
Eagle Gorge-Khornabuji Fortress-St. Elias Church
Pantishara -Datvis Khevi
- Distance from the Capital
- 160 km (99.42 mi)
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The trail starts at the entrance of Artsivi (Eagle) Canyon. At first, visitors will receive interesting information on protected areas. From here the ...