On top of the World – Black Rock Lake, Lagodekhi National Park
Adversity is the one defining word I am able to describe my experience on this 3-day trek. The trail is hard, steep, and at times offering an extraordinary feeling of being on top of the world.
Location – The short version.
Lagodekhi National Park is located on the southern slopes of the Caucasus mountains, boarding Azerbaijan and Dagestan, at the north-eastern edge of the Kakheti region. The park offers a huge area of nearly 25,000 hectares of protected sub-tropical forest filled with indigenous flowers, fauna, and a handful of wild animals. There are 4 trails offered for those who are interested in exploring the park: Grouse Waterfall (9km), Ninoskhevi Waterfall (8km), 11th-century Machi Castle (3km from main road), and the Black Rock Lake Circuit (48km).