Abano Mineral Lake Natural Monument (IUCN category III) is located in Kazbegi Municipality, at an elevation of 2127 meters above sea level, on the left bank of Tergi River (Terek in Russian), near the villages Keterisi and Abano. This small lake has been created by the carbon dioxide filled upward stream flowing to the surface from carbonate rocks. Therefore, the water is deadly to animals and it is even possible to find the bodies of various birds, mice or frogs on its shores. The surface area of the lake is 0.04 ha.
Driving distance from Gudauri Ski resort is 29.6 km (1 hr 10 min); from Stepantsminda town - 30 km (52 min).
Visit Kazbegi National Park, Zakagori Fortress, Truso Valley and Abano Lake during our three day tours:
3 Day Kazbegi Trekking
3 Day Kelitsadi Lake Trekking