Tour to Kazbegi Full Day - Stepantsminda

Day Trips & Excursions in Georgia

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Day tour to Kazbegi region - the Military road of Georgia. Explore Mountains, Rivers, Castles, Holy Trinity Church of Gergeti on 2130 meters (1.3 mi) altitude and magnificent views of Kazbegi.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Jinvali Water Reservoir, TbilisiZhinvali, also Jinvali, is an artificial water reservoir located on the river Aragvi in Georgia. The building of the hydroelectric dam formed the Zhinvali Reservoir. The dam has been built in 1986.You will be delighted with the water perfectly blue color surrounded by mountains.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble, Ananuri, Mtskheta-Mtianeti RegionAnanuri fortress is a sixteenth-century castle complex on the Aragvi River. The fortress stands beside the famous Georgian Military Highway, overlooking a large Jinvali lake. Its high, turreted stone walls protect two churches, a watchtower, and a reservoir. The main church facade is beautifully carved with animal, floral and Celtic style patterns.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Aragvi River, Gudauri, Mtskheta-Mtianeti RegionAn amazing natural phenomenon - the confluence of two rivers with black and white colors of waterDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Ski Gudauri, Gudauri, Mtskheta-Mtianeti RegionNext stop on the way is Gudauri, a remarkable ski resort in Georgia. The resort is at the altitude of 7217 feet (2200 meters) above the sea level. The first lower lift station is at 6528 feet (1,990 meters ) above sea level and the last, or top, the station is at 3,306 meters called summit Sadzele. The resort offers high-quality skiing opportunities. The ski season lasts from December through April.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Russian Georgian Friendship Monument, Gudauri, Mtskheta-Mtianeti RegionThe Russia-Georgia Friendship Monument or Treaty of Georgievsk Monument is a monument built in 1983 to celebrate the bicentennial of the Treaty of Georgievsk and the ongoing friendship between Soviet Georgia and Soviet Russia. Amazing view! Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Mineral Springs, Gudauri, Mtskheta-Mtianeti RegionThe source of mineral water and unusual rocks that have been formed here over millions of years.Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof, Gudauri, Mtskheta-Mtianeti RegionOn the highest point of the cross pass, a small military cemetery is fenced. A symbol of the used prisoners of war who were used in the 40s of the last century in the road and died here.Stop At: Gergeti Trinity Church, Stepantsminda, Mtskheta-Mtianeti RegionAt an altitude of 7119 feet (2,170 meters), the twelfth or thirteenth-century monument was erected on the southern slopes of Mkinvarcveri. Gergeti Trinity Church is an important temple, remarkable for its beautiful scenery. The Gergeti Trinity Church is set poignantly on a hill directly below the towering white massif of Mount Kazbek, which sits at 5,033 meters. Built six hundred years ago, its stones have weathered repeated blizzards, rain and invasion to stand as a proud symbol of Georgian resilience in the face of adversity. It is the photographer’s perfect shot.Check our option - hiking to the Gergeti Trinity Church or just a driver with a car!Duration: 1 hourPass By: Mount Kazbek/ Mqinvartsveri, Stepantsminda, Mtskheta-Mtianeti RegionIt is the third-highest peak in Georgia (after Mount Shkhara and Janga) and the seventh-highest summit in the Caucasus Mountains. Kazbek is also the second-highest volcanic summit in the Caucasus, after Mount Elbrus. The summit lies directly to the west of the town of Stepantsminda and is the most prominent geographic feature of the area. Mount Kazbek is the highest peak of Eastern Georgia.Stop At: Restaurant PasanauriOn the way back to Tbilisi we will stop at one of the restaurants in the Pasanauri village. This place is considered the birthplace of Georgian dumplings - Khinkali. Here you can also try fresh river fish, lamb and much more.Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Off-road car to Gergeti Holy Trinity Church
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Professional guide
  • Bottler of water
  • Tasting chacha (Georgian vodka)
  • Wi-Fi on a board
  • Entry/Admission - Gergeti Trinity Church

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Paragliding (optional)
  • Gratuities