Altiaghaj National Park

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Altiaghaj National Park was established in August 2004. The National Park is located in Khizi and Siyazan regions. It was created in an area of 11 035 hectares on the base of Altiaghaj State Natural Reserve and adjacent state owned forest lands.The main objective in the creation of the National Park is to ensure the conservation of basic components of the natural landscape of the southeastern slopes of the Greater Caucasus, the rehabilitation of flora and fauna species, the implementation of environmental education along with tourism and recreation.Brown forest mountainous, humic carbon forest mountainous, steppe grassland mountainous and other types of terrains are found in the National Park’s area. The climate here is moderately warm and dry both in winter and summer.The largest river in the area is Atachay. Taking its origin at a height of 1870 meters in Dubrar Mountain the Atachay river flows into the Caspian Sea. The major part of the park is composed of areas covered with forests.The main tree species are Caucasian oak, Caucasian hornbeam, oriental beech, ash and birch. Shrub species occurring in the area include hawthorn, dog-rose and blackberry.Roe deer, brown bear, wild boar, lynx, raccoon, hair, fox, squirrel, wolf of mammals and pheasant, partridge, eagle, thrush, goatsucker, ring-dove of birds are found in the National Park.

Altiaghaj region excursion objects:

  • The house-museum of poet-lyrics Mikail Mushvig in area of Tezekend settlement

  • Ruins of a small fortress “Giz Galasi” – presumably, a medieval fortress “Khayzan” of Albanian

  • Original architecture of inhabited houses of South-Russian settlers of the period of the middle of XIX century in Alti-Agaj settlement

  • Architecture of inhabited houses-huts of the South-Ukrainian countrymen of second half XIX century in Gyzyl-Gazma settlement

  • Ruins of small Russian settlement of the middle of XIX century – Chistiy Kluch, in vicinities of Alti-Agaj settlement

  • Hunting zone (the Caucasian-noble deer) at Kars / Hirs settlement in Tykhchay river head

  • The rests of small settlements of local residents of tats-muslims – “Dagli”

  • Ruins of Hirek, Pembe, Shurakend, Deller, and Garabulag in Garabulagchay river head

  • Ruins of Gariban and Angelan in Tykhchay river head

  • Ruins of Achagi and Yukhari Dizavar in Dizavarchay river head

  • Ruins of Uka and Karmili in Karmilichay river head

  • Ruins of Angelan, Emizder / Ambizler, Radjilu, Gasimkend and Tudar in Angelanchay / Tudarchay river heads

  • Ruins of Yukhari Kesh

  • Ruins of Yukhari Zarat in Halchay riverheads on Varafte Ridge

  • Ruins of Yukhari Findigan north-west of Galatepe mountain (851 m.) in area of Gaynardja mountain plateau

  • Group of lakes (6 lakes) of mud-volcanic origin in Gaynardja tract

  • Chain of lakes of a mud-volcanic origin (15 lakes) / the largest are: Gannigyol, Fatmabil and Nourdaranly

– Ruins of a medieval Muslim monastery of sufists awards “Nakshbandiyya” Khanagya in riverheads of Pirallahi ,Gadissa to the north from Kimchi mountain (1026 m.) on the Main Caucasian Ridge.


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  • Tour starts at 09:00
  • Tour finishes at 18:00
  • Altiagaj National Park is in 1.5 hours distance from Baku