Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park
Covering more than 85,000 hectares of native forest and alpine meadows, the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park is a protected area located 160 kilometres from the nation’s capital of Tbilisi in the central part of Georgia that includes 3 regions: Imereti, Samtskhe-Javakheti and Shida Kartli.
Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park was created with the aim of preserving the diversity of wild nature areas, especially its virginal mountain forests. Hiking through the northern part of the National Park (Kharagauli District) up to 1000m, you will find yourself in a mixed broadleaved forest composed of chestnut trees, beech and hornbeam with intermittent alder trees, lime, colchic forestoak and others.
One of the largest national parks in Georgia, it includes six administrative districts stretching from the resort of Borjomi to the town of Kharagauli. Together with adjacent Borjomi Nature Reserve, the total area is 851 square kilometres, more than 1 percent of the total territory of Georgia. The administrative and visitors centres of the Park are located in Borjomi and Kharagauli. The park administration manages 4 various types of protected areas – Borjomi Nature Reserve, Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, Nedzvi Managed Reserve and Goderdzi fossil forest Natural Monument.
The tourist season lasts all year, allowing visitors to experience the stunning variety of flora and fauna, including alpine meadows full of flowers, as well as stunning views and a broad network of twelve trails through the ancient woodlands. Paths are marked and well-arranged. Tourist shelters, picnic spots and camping sites are arranged along the routes. Sites for setting up a fire are also allocated. The Park offers hiking, horse riding, biking, snow shoes, cultural and educational tours. The routes function throughout the year.