Shahdag National Park

National Park in Northern Azerbaijan

The vast Shahdag National Park covers over 1.3 million sq km, encompassing many of the nation's most spectacular peaks and high-mountain trails. Lower areas of the park can be entered with a standard national park entrance ticket that must be prepurchased (online or via bank transfer). However, some of the most appealing areas are considered 'border zones' and subject to very awkward bureaucratic regulations that can take several weeks of preparation to fulfill.