Kazbegi National Park is in Kazbegi Municipality in the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region of north-eastern Georgia.
Kazbegi National Park is a popular tourist destination despite the lack of basic tourism infrastructure.
Historical monuments worth a visit are the fourteenth-century Sameba temple, the tenth-century Garbanikerk, the Sioni basilica, the Akhaltsikhe basilica and the seventeenth-century Sno Castle. In the area one finds a mix of Christian and pagan customs.
The national park is located on the border between Georgia and Russia. The easiest way to reach the national park is to drive. The drive from Tbilisi is approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes.
When to visit
The most popular seasons to visit the park is during the warmer months. The temperatures drop severely during winter and you should be well prepared if you are planning to visit during this season.
Map of Kazbegi National Park
Image gallery of Kazbegi National Park
Sights in Kazbegi National Park
Some national parks contain more than just natural wonders. This list shows you some of the sights that are located in the national park. This includes museums, cathedrals, bridges, dams and much more.
Visitor/Information centres in Kazbegi National Park
Most national parks have an associated visitor centre to help visitors. They are usually open most of the year but some close in the off-season. You will often be able to find information on all the activities in the national park. A visit to the visitor centre is often recommended before venturing into the park.
Hiking trails in Kazbegi National Park
Almost all national parks have some opportunities for hiking. You can see some of the more popular trails here. You should get local information for detailed information on all trails of the national park.
Most national parks have there own trademarks. This goes for both natural sights and man-made. This section will list any popular sights in nature.
Mountains in Kazbegi National Park
This section will list some of the famous peaks in the national park. Be sure to do proper research before venturing on to the high peaks.
Mushroom hunting in Kazbegi National Park
Mushroom hunting is popular in the region and you will se plenty of locals foraging. There is not a lot of available information on mushroom hunting in Georgia and you should therefore speak to local authorities about your plans to forage. National parks often have more restrictions than other areas as they are protected.
Be sure get a local guide or familiarize yourself with the mushrooms in the region.
Camping rules in Kazbegi National Park
Wild camping is legal and it is a popular activity in Georgia. There are plenty of remote places to wild camp with beautiful surroundings. Be sure to check with local authorities regarding the specific area in which you are looking to wild camp. They will be able to tell you more about the local area and wildlife. Always make sure to leave no trace when camping.