Monastic Complex of St. John the Baptist of the Desert is located in Chokhatauri municipality, north from Shuaganakhleba village. Monastic complex includes two churches; one of them is built in the rocks of the mountain. Date of foundation is unknown but according to the scientists churches could be built in the 6th century.

Desert Monastery of Saint John the Baptist was rich with its library (ancient Georgian manuscript). There was also significant fund of books. These books were sacrificed by Imeretian kings, queens and others.