The Gulf Observer: Azerbaijan’s Shahdagh Mountain - popular destination for hikers and climbers, home to rich flora and fauna

Baku, January 6, AZERTAC

Dubai-based The Gulf Observer portal has published an article highlighting Azerbaijan’s Shahdagh Mountain, which is a part of the Greater Caucasus mountain range located on the border with Russia.
The article reads: “Shahdagh Mountain located in the Caucasus region of Azerbaijan. It is the highest mountain in the country, with an elevation of 4,466 meters (14,652 feet).
It is a popular destination for hikers and climbers. The mountain is also home to a variety of flora and fauna, including rare species of plants and animals.

Flora and fauna of Shahdagh

Shahdagh is home to a diverse array of flora and fauna, including many species that are found nowhere else in the world.

The variety of plant species, including alpine meadows, coniferous forests, and deciduous forests. Some of the plants that can be found on Shahdagh Mountain are fir, spruce, beech, oak, juniper, heather, rhododendron, Blueberries and others.
Species of animals that can be found on Shahdagh Mountain are bears, wolves, lynx, wild boar, roe deer, chamois, marmots, eagles and etc.
It’s important to note that many of these species are endangered or threatened, and efforts are being made to protect and preserve them.
Fir, spruce, and pine, oak, beech, and birch trees are well-adapted to the cold, snowy winters of the region and provide habitat for a wide range of animals.
These forests of Shahdagh Mountain are also important for the local economy, as the trees are harvested for their wood, which is used in construction and other industries.


Shahdagh Mountain is a popular destination for hikers and climbers due to its beautiful landscapes and challenging terrain.

Climbers will also find plenty of challenges on Shahdagh Mountain, with a variety of routes that range in difficulty. The mountain is known for its rocky peaks and steep cliffs, which provide a challenging and rewarding climbing experience. There are also several guided climbing tours available for those who want to explore the mountain with the help of an experienced guide.
It’s important to note that hiking and climbing on Shahdagh Mountain can be dangerous and should not be undertaken lightly. It is important for hikers and climbers to be properly prepared and equipped, and to follow all safety guidelines to avoid accidents and injuries.

Weather conditions

The weather on Shahdagh Mountain can vary greatly depending on the time of year and the altitude.

In the winter, temperatures on the mountain can drop to well below freezing, with heavy snowfall common. The snow can make hiking and climbing on the mountain difficult and dangerous, and it is important for those who are planning to visit the mountain in the winter to be properly prepared and equipped for cold weather conditions.
While in summer, temperatures on the mountain are milder, but the weather can still be unpredictable. It is not uncommon for the mountain to experience rain, thunderstorms, and fog, particularly at higher elevations. It is important to be prepared for these weather conditions and to dress appropriately.
Overall, it is best to be prepared for a range of weather conditions when visiting Shahdagh Mountain, as the weather can change quickly and unexpectedly. It is important to bring warm clothing and rain gear, and to stay informed about the weather forecast before embarking on any hikes or climbs on the mountain.”

Tourism 2023-01-06 17:48:00