Visit Shahdag National Park
Shadagh National Park was established on the 8 December 2006 by Decree of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic encompassing an area of 115,896 hectares. By a further decree in July 2010 the area was increased to 130,508 hectares. The national park has a rich vegetation cover extending up to the tree line with Iberian and oriental oak, Caucasian hornbeam and oriental beech being prime species.
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The national park was created for the protection, restoration and management of the mountainous forests, ‘alpine pastures’ in the high mountain areas, endemic and endangered fauna and flora species and in the creation of more favourable conditions in order to carry out scientific/research works, environmental monitoring and encouraging local populations to be ecological aware. The potential for the development of eco-tourism is only now being seen as an important adjunct to the national park development.
There is a proliferation of flora in the deep forests, ash, birch, yew-tree, willow, walnut, cheery, apple and pear trees to name but a few. The richness of Shahdagh’s fauna is without parallel and visitors can see a multitude of wild birds, pheasant, wood-pigeon, quail, golden oriole, woodpecker, golden eagle,etc. Mammals also abound with wild boar, jackal, hare, squirrel, wolf, fox, deer, raccoon, chamois, forest cat, brown bear,lynx, billy goat and badger being indigenous species.
The characteristics of the Caucasus with its pristine mountainous climate, its’ awe inspiring panoramas, its hospitable people and its unspoilt natural environment give visitors to Shahdag an ideal opportunity to ‘be at one with nature’.
Our guests will be staying in our newly constructed wooden lodges which have been constructed with local materials and are powered by solar panels. Water is as fresh and pure as you can get from mountain streams. You will be provided with domestic staff who will cook meals for you featuring local produce, indicative dishes of the region & national cuisine of AzerbaijanMore about our Shahdag lodges