Vashlovani Trip

Updated: 6 June, 2023 seen 136
  • Explored the stunning landscapes of Georgia, including the Vashlovani National Park and the Chachuna reservoir.
  • Encountered a diverse range of wildlife, including over 30 turtles, while crossing the desert sand.
  • Enjoyed unique experiences like stepping in volcano mud puddles and visiting abandoned Russian airfields, making for an unforgettable weekend adventure.

Epic Georgia! Epic Vashlovani!

Another awesome weekend recorded. Crossing desert sand, meeting more than 30 turtles, reaching man-built Chachuna reservoir, stepping in volcano mud puddles.

With an overnight stay in a camp base powered by solar power. Reaching Eagle canyon near Dedoplitskaro and having fun at abandoned Russian airfields in the middle of nowhere.

Many thanks to Ralph Schmidt for making this trip happen.
June 5-6, 2021


Hotel Dalis Mta

Hotel Dalis Mta is located some 35 kilometers from the Dedoplitskaro town, right next to the Dalis Mta water reservoir in the Chachuna managed area. We had a chance to stay here overnight at the start of June 2020, as the trip was…

Takhti-Tepha Mud Volcanoes in Georgia

Takhti-Tepha mud volcanoes, sometimes also referred to as Vashlovani mud volcanoes is a landform created by the eruption of mud, slurries, water, and gases in the proximity of Takhti-Tepha mountain range. I had heard about this beautiful…

Dalis Mta Water Reservoir

Dalis Mta water reservoir is a man made reservoir built on Iori river, at the distance of 30 km to the south of Dedoplistskaro, in the vicinity of Chachuna Managed Reserve.  We first discovered it during a Vashlovani trip in the Summer of…

Eagle Canyon / Gorge

Eagle Canyon also Eagle Gorge or Artsivi Gorge is located close to the town of Dedoplitskaro in Georgia. The natural monument represents a unique complex consisting of two sites. The first one is a limestone rock canyon, while the other is…

Big Shiraki Abandoned Soviet Airfield in Georgia

If you are into military heritage or have some interest in Soviet history - Big Shiraki airfield in the Georgian dessert (steppe) might be an interesting object to visit in Georgia. I had not a single idea there even exsit such place here…