Kazbegi Trip is for the ones who want to spend a day in the mountains, get known with Georgian culture, cuisine and astonishing nature. In the course of the trip moving along the Georgian Military Road you will see the wonderful landscapes, starting from the rivers and their confluences to the gorges, water sources and the highest spots of eastern Georgia, along with the places that are uttermost for Georgian identity and culture such as fortresses, villages and churches. Amongst other things you will be able to taste world renown Khinkali in its birthplace. The culmination of the journey is breathtaking Gergeti Trinity church, standing on the top of the mountain watching over the village Stepantsminda.
Pickup is available from any location in Tbilisi
09:00 | Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
Georgian Military Highway |
Jinvali Water Reservoir |
Ananuri Fortress | 16th century fortress, one of the most important locations along the Georgian Military Road, situated near the shore of the Zhinvali reservoir. During the 17-18th centuries, the fortress served as the northern defense outpost in Transcaucasia, blocking the road coming directly form the Dariali Gorge.
Confluence of the Black and White Aragvi rivers |
Pasanauri | Lunch Here, enjoying a beautiful view of the Aragvi River, we are going try the best-known dish of the Georgian cuisine – Khinkali. Pasanauri is considered to be the birthplace of the Khinkali.
Gudauri | The center of alpine skiing tourism, located on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in the Kazbegi municipality of Georgia, on the Georgian Military Highway, not far from the Cross pass, at an altitude of 2150m above sea level.
Gudauri Friendship Viewpoint |
Highest point of the Cross Pass | 2395 meters ALS
Mineral water source | The source of mineral water is located near the highest point of the Cross Pass. Has the taste very similar to Narzan and is good for health.
Sno | In the village Sno (170 kilometers from Tbilisi, just 15 kilometers from the Russian border) you can see the old fortress with a tower, a monument of well-known Georgian king Vakhtang Gorgasali and the temple-residence of the Patriarch of Georgia Ilia II.
Stone-Heads of Sno | Recently, more and more visitors are expressing the interest towards majestic stone-heads. Local self-taught sculptor searches for large boulders in the mountains, brings them to the village and gives them the shape of famous people. Here you can see the faces of Jesus Christ, the poet and writer Vazha Pshavela, the poet and writer Ilia Chavchavadze, the poet Shota Rustaveli, the writer Alexander Kazbegi, the poet and writer Akaki Tsereteli.
Gergeti Trinity Church | The 14th century temple located at an altitude of 2170 meters close to the village Gergeti, along the Georgian Military Highway. From here there is a magnificent view over the village Stepantsminda and the Caucasus Mountains.
Dariali Gorge | One of the most impressive sights of the Caucasus, Dariali Gorge is a natural break of the mountain range, with the Terek (Tergi) flowing amid its edges connecting the northern and southern parts of the Caucasus. The natural conditions and geographic location made it easier the gorge to be chosen as the beginning of the famous Georgian Military Road, in the 17th century.
Rooms Kazbegi Hotel | Enjoying Coffee Cup…
Degustation | Master Classes
Kazbegi Mountain or Mkinvartsveri | At 5,047 meters above sea level, is the third highest mountain in Georgia, and is surrounded by myths and religious tradition. According to Greek mythology, as punishment for teaching mankind how to make fire, the Titan Prometheus was chained to a mountainside in the Caucasus for all eternity. According to Georgian stories, it was the icy slopes of Kazbegi to which he was chained. Prometheus (known as Amirani in Georgia) was supposedly imprisoned in a cave 4,000 meters high. The cave, now called Betlemi (Bethlehem), later served as a dwelling for orthodox monks, and is said to have contained many sacred relics, including Abraham’s tent and Christ’s manger.
Back to Tbilisi | Drop-off is available for any location in Tbilisi