About Sights – Kazbegi National Park

Kazbegi National Park (Georgian: ყაზბეგის ეროვნული პარკი) is located in the Greater Caucasus Mountains in northern Georgia and covers an area of 8707 hectares. Mountainous and rugged, it contains spectacular gorges and canyons carved from the rock by the Tergi River (Georgian: თერგი).

Truso Gorge in Kazbegi National Park

Truso Gorge in Kazbegi National Park

The park contains Georgia’s third highest peak – Mount Kazbegi (Georgian: ყაზბეგის მყინვარწვერი) (5,047 meters).

Gergeti Trinity Church and Mount Kazbegi in Kazbegi National Park

Gergeti Trinity Church and Mount Kazbegi in Kazbegi National Park

One of only two crossings of the Caucasus mountain range is located in the park. The Dariali Gorge (Georgian: დარიალის ხეობა) served as a hub point for roads connecting the North and South Caucasus and was immortalized in Russian poetry, by Lermontov in The Demon. It has become known as one of the most romantic places in the Caucasus.

Dariali Gorge in Kazbegi National Park

Dariali Gorge in Kazbegi National Park

The park contains several historical sites, including medieval fortified villages, stone towers and churches.

Burmasigi Village in Truso Gorge in Kazbegi National Park

Burmasigi Village in Truso Gorge in Kazbegi National Park

Burmasigi Village in Truso Gorge in Kazbegi National Park

Burmasigi Village in Truso Gorge in Kazbegi National Park

Abano village in Kazbegi National Park

Abano village in Kazbegi National Park

The park is rich in wildlife, including East Caucasian Tur, chamois, Brown bear, lynx, Golden eagle and griffon vulture.

Chamois in Kazbegi National Park

Chamois in Kazbegi National Park

Geological features include travertines, a form of limestone deposited by geothermal springs.

Travertines of Jvari Pass in Kazbegi National Park

Travertines of Jvari Pass in Kazbegi National Park

The park is especially beautiful in winter.

Lake Gveleti in Dariali Gorge in Kazbegi National Park

Lake Gveleti in Dariali Gorge in Kazbegi National Park

Frozen waterfall in Kazbegi National Park

Frozen waterfall in Kazbegi National Park

Gergeti Trinity Church in Kazbegi National Park

Gergeti Trinity Church in Kazbegi National Park

Chaukhi Mountains in Kazbegi National Park

Chaukhi Mountains in Kazbegi National Park

Photos courtesy of Kazbegi National Park.

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One Response to “About Sights – Kazbegi National Park”
  1. Jim Becker says:

    Sir/Madam: 

    I recently wrote a travel blog on Kazbegi for senior visitors and I wanted you to have a copy.  
    Please share the site below and information with other interested persons.

    http://seniorcitizen.travel/types-of-vacationtravel/adventure-travel/seniors-travel-to-the-country-of-georgia/

    I thank you,

    Jim Becker, Webmaster
    Professor Emeritus
    University of Northern Iowa (USA)
    ============================
    beckerje444@gmail.com

    The daily travel blog link:  http://seniorcitizen.travel/

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