In the east part of the Vashlovani National Park, Kakheti, Georgia we delve into the mesmerizing world of Mijniskure’s elusive and captivating terrain, seeking to provide a comprehensive understanding of this mystic landscape.

A Brief Explanation of Mijniskure

Nestled at the outermost edge of the Vashlovani nature reserve is Mijniskure, abutting the border with Azerbaijan. The craggy terrain within Vashlovani, coupled with the Alazani River, produces an incomparable panorama, akin to an oasis in a barren expanse. Towards the north lie the stip mountains of Vashlovani, while the southeastern vista reveals the picturesque Alazani River with its delightful lowlands. It’s the best place in Vashlovani National Park for 1-2 days camping.

Accessing this locale requires a specialized permit, an essential document obtainable solely from the Vashlovani visitor center situated in Dedoplistskaro.

Infrastructure around the Mijniskure

  • There are several tourist shelters (cottages) where you can stay overnight. There is also a picnic area. The water and firewood are available as well.

How to get there

  • Private Car: Renting a car is a convenient option, providing flexibility and the ability to explore the region at your own pace. NOTE: The car must be on 4X4. Otherwise, you simply will not be able to drive to Vashlovani Nature Reserve.
  • Private Tour: That is the best option. In this case, you will have an experienced guide-driver and a suitable car.

Tours via Mijniskure

Useful Tips

  • Dress Comfortably: Mijniskure is a natural outdoor attraction, so be sure to dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. Comfortable walking shoes are a must, as you’ll be exploring the bay on foot.
  • Stay Hydrated: Depending on the time of year and the weather, it can get quite hot in the bay. Be sure to bring an adequate supply of water to stay hydrated throughout your visit.
  • Respect the Environment: Mijniskure is a place of natural beauty, so it’s essential to respect the environment. Stay on designated trails, avoid littering, and follow any guidelines provided by the park authorities.
  • Wildlife Watching: Mijniskure is home to diverse wildlife, including various bird species. If you’re a birdwatching enthusiast, bring binoculars and a bird guidebook to enhance your experience.
  • Photography Opportunities: The bay offers stunning natural landscapes, making it a great place for photography. Don’t forget to bring your camera or smartphone to capture the breathtaking scenery.
  • Safety First: While exploring the bay, be cautious and watch your step, especially if you’re near the edges. Keep a safe distance from any wildlife you encounter and follow any safety guidelines provided by the park.
  • Leave No Trace: The “Leave No Trace” principle is essential. Ensure that you leave the canyon just as beautiful as you found it. Dispose of trash properly and avoid damaging the natural surroundings.
  • Food: If you are going to stay in Mijniskure, be sure to stock up on food in Dedoplistskaro, because you won’t have any opportunity to buy anything here.
  • Enjoy the Serenity: Take some time to simply enjoy the serenity and natural beauty of this area. Listen to the sounds of nature, soak in the views, and appreciate the tranquility of this remarkable place.

Mijniskure on a Map