In Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park’s Nedzvi Reserve, a hiking trail and camping infrastructure are currently being built and are expected to be completed in November. The work consists of a completely new 10 km long hiking trail (beginning at the rangers’ checkpoint and moving in the direction of Mount Qarta and Mount Shuano), as well as the renovation of a 22-kilometer hiking trail. This 32-kilometer circular walking route connects the village of Akhaldaba, Mount Qarta, Mount Shuano and the Nedzvi gorge.
Construction of the Shuano tourist shelter has also begun, and in addition to the shelter, there will be an open picnic area, a firepit, a shower and a toilet along the route. Signposts and information boards – meeting strict national standards – will also be installed.
The project is carried out within the framework of the GEF-VI/UNDP project “Enhancing financial sustainability of the protected areas system in Georgia” and is implemented by the Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF). The work on site is conducted by the “Adventure Tourism Development Association”.