The Alazani valley in the northeast of Kakheti region hides most of its natural
treasures and one of them is the Ninoskhevi Waterfall. The Gurgeriani
Information Center of Lagodekhi National Park is the beginning of the route of 9
kms round trip alongside the river.
The way up to the 40 meters high waterfall is not that hard and you’ll have to
jump from a huge white stone to another if you decide to follow the course of
the dry river. This nature reserve is one of the best-preserved in Georgia so
prepare yourself to feel the intense chestnut and oak fragrance and get ready to
explore the surrounding forest.
The splashing water sound and the fresh air flow will lead you to the impressive
waterfall. You can find some beautiful places nearby full of ferns and snowdrops
from where you can have some tea meanwhile you are contemplating this
It’s a one day hike but I suggest you to camp there the night before and start
early in the morning. Close to the ranger house there’s a free camping area and
you can chill in the afternoon by the river. You could even meet some locals in
Gurgeriani and if you are lucky enough they will invite you to spend time with
The end of summer is the best season to visit the Lagodekhi National Park
because there are not many tourists and the weather it’s perfect! Don’t forget to
bring sunscreen, raincoat and insect repellent!
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