3 day hike to black rock lake
This 3-days hiking to Black Rock Lake in Lagodekhi National park is designed for those who love hiking and trekking in the high mountains but do not want overcrowded touristic destinations. This trekking tour has a bit everything. It is challenging hiking, goes into unspoiled, hundreds of years of forests, follows mountainous rivers, and offers visitors a basic accommodation in the wooden cottages in the wild nature.
Day 1 Tbilisi-Lagodekhi National Park -Lagodekhi Meteo Station
160 km driving distance. Walking Distane 12 km, Hard
In the morning, we will meet you at your hotel and then drive to the Kakheti region, an eastern region of Georgia. After 3-hour driving, we arrive in Lagodekhi, make registration in the national park, and then start hiking (500m above the sea level).
Then we start our trekking in the Caucasus mountains. We follow the river Lagodekhi valley, then cross it and start hiking on the ridge. In one hour, we reach the Kochalo hill at the elevation of 1300 m. Here we will take a short break, have a lunch and then continue our journey. The path goes into the forests and after two hours hiking, we reach the sub-alpine meadows. From here we need one-hour hiking to reach a touristic shelter of Meteo station. Overnight in a very basic wooden cottage.
Day 2 Lagodekhi – Meteo Station-Black Rock Lake- Demidovi Touristic Shelter
Hard, Walking Distance 16 km
At the dawn, we start hiking to the Black Rock Lake. We follow a narrow mountain pass into the alpine meadows. If you are lucky and will hike quietly, you may see rare animals such as deer, chamois, wild goat, grouse, Caucasian snowcocks and eagles.
Afterward, we walk on the flat green fields and in one hour reach the Black Rock Lake. Located at the 3000 m, surrounded by black rocks and green alpine meadows, the lake is one of the most beautiful gems of the Caucasus mountains. After one hour stop at the lake, we head back and overnight in Demidovi Touristic shelter at 2800m.
Day 3 Demidovi Touristic Shelter – Lagodekhi- Tbilisi
Difficult, Walking Distance 15 km
After the breakfast, we descend into the narrow gorges. The pathway is rocky and very steep. It follows rug terrain through bushes and long grasses. After difficult hiking, we reach the central building of Lagodekhi national park where your transport with a driver will wait for us to take us back to Tbilisi.
This hiking tour is demanding, so good physical conditions of hikers are essential and required.
We overnight in basic wooden cottages without any bed or other similar items. If you desire, we can overnight in tents. Our luggage will be transported by horses, so please take a backpack and not a suitcase. Please, take into consideration that the tour is subject to weather conditions and might be changed.
Tour Price Includes:
✅ Trekking Guide/Driver Service
✅ Transportation by comfortable vehicle
✅ Fuel Surcharge
✅ 2 overnights at basic wooden cottage in national park
✅ National Park Entrance Fees
✅ Camping Food
✅ Camping Gear (sleeping bag & mat, cooking gear)
Price Does Not Include :
✘ Travel Insurance
✘ Luggage Transportation by horses
✘ Trekking gear (poles & backpack)
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