Welcome to Georgian Military Highway
This ancient passage across the Caucasus towards Vladikavkaz in Russia provides the quickest access from Tbilisi to the high Caucasus, leading to the spectacular Kazbegi area – a highlight of any trip to Georgia. A track through the challenging mountain terrain was first properly engineered as a road in the 19th century with the Russian occupation of the Caucasus. As you head north from Tbilisi, the road clings to... Read More
Top experiences in Georgian Military Highway
Georgian Military Highway activities
Full Day Private Tour in Kazbegi Ananuri Gergeti
Departure from Tbilisi early in the morning, at the direction of Kazbegi.(160km) through the Georgian Military Road, it runs between Tbilisi (Georgia) and Vladikavkaz (Russia), 208 km. On the way there are very interesting places to visit. Ananuri fortress, which is a XVI century castle complex on the Aragvi River. The Ananuri fortress stands beside the famous Georgian Military Highway overlooking a large Jinvali lake. Its high, turreted stone walls protect two churches, a watch tower and a reservoir. The main church facade is beautifully carved with animal, floral and Celtic style patterns. Next stop on the way in Gudauri – remarkable ski resort in Georgia. Resort is located at the altitude 2200 meters above the sea level. And the last but not least, top station is at 3,306 m, called summit Sadzele. The resort offers high quality skiing opportunities. The ski season lasts from December till April. From Gudauri continue your trip to Gergeti trinity church (XII-XIV) century’s monument erected on the southern slopes of Mkinvarcveri is located at an altitude of 2170 meters. Gergeti Trinity church is an important temple and remarkable for its beautiful scenery. The Gergeti Trinity church is set poignantly on a hill directly below the towering white massif of Mount Kazbek ( 5033 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.After visiting Gergeti church we will arrive to Dariali Gorge. It is the gorge on the border between Russia and Georgia. Darial was historically important as the only available passage across the Caucasus and has been long fortified-at least since 150 BC. There is Tamari’s Fortress called Dariali castle which was built many years ago and is situated on the right side of the river Tergi. To the left of the river Tergi there is a new monastery complex on the cliff which is about 70 meters high.
Full-Day Private Tour to Kazbegi from Tbilisi
You will depart from Tbilisi early in the morning, in the direction of Kazbegi.100 miles (160 km) along the Georgian Military Road, it runs between Tbilisi, Georgia and Vladikavkaz, Russia. On the way, there are some very interesting places to visit. Ananuri 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 watch tower and a reservoir. The main church facade is beautifully carved with animal, floral and Celtic style patterns.Next stop on the way is Gudauri, a remarkable ski resort in Georgia. The resort is at the altitude 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, station is at 3,306 meters called summit Sadzele. The resort offers high-quality skiing opportunities. The ski season lasts from December through April.From Gudauri, you'll continue your trip to Gergeti Trinity Church. At 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. After visiting Gergeti church, we you'll arrive at Dariali Gorge, on the border between Russia and Georgia. Darial was historically important as the only available passage across the Caucasus and has been long fortified, since at least 150 BC. Located there is Tamari’s fortress, called Dariali Castle, which was built many years ago and is situated on the right side of the River Tergi. To the left of the River Tergi is a new monastery complex on the cliff at about 70 meters high.
2-Day Private Tour to Mount Kazbegi from Tbilisi
Day 1: Tbilisi - Jvari temple - Ananuri fortress - Jinvali lake - Gudauri - Cross pass - StepantsmindaDeparture at 9:30 am from hotel of your stay in Tbilisi. Begin your tour from visiting Jvari Monastery(VI century), built on the top of the hill above Mtskheta. The monument is included into the UNESCO world heritage site list. After visiting Jvari Monastery drive further through Georgian Military road to Ananuri Fortress (14th—18th cent) situated at the bank of picturesque Jinvali lake. Get pleasure with great panoramic views. On the way to Stepantsminda visit Gudauri Ski resort which is located on the southern slopes of The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range, along the Georgian Military Highway near the Crosss Pass, at an elevation of 2,196 meters above sea level.Arrival to the village Stepantsminda (1.740 m) at the foot of mount Kazbegi (5.047 m)Here you can either hire a 4WD car and drive up to the Gergeti Trinity Church (2.170 m) or one can go for a walk and reach the church (it takes about 1-1,5 h for a walk). Gergeti Trinity church was built in the 14th century. From the church from one hand, you can explore summit of Mount Kazbegi and from other hand, one can found wonderful view on the river Tergi Gorge and surrounding area.Overnight in Stepantsminda in guest house.Day 2: Stepantsminda - Beautiful Waterfalls - Juta - Stepantsminda - Mtskheta - Tbilisi Visit Beautiful waterfalls near Kazbegi and continue your way towards village Juta ( on 4WD car), Which is one of the highest villages of Europe (2100 m).The main attraction in this area, except the above-mentioned village, is a mountain Range Chaukhi. On the way back to Tbilisi visit old capital of Georgia, Mtskheta. Monuments of the city are in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. In Mtskheta visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, built in the 11th century,the main church of Mtskheta and a sacred place where the robe of Christ is being kept. Though the site itself is even older dating back to the early 4th century and is surrounded by a number of legends associated primarily with the early Christian traditions. At the end of the tour arrival back to Tbilisi and drop off at your hotel in Tbilisi.
Best of Georgia & Armenia
Georgia and Armenia may sound like unconventional destinations, but trust us, they ought to top your list of places to visit. Our 10-day trip is a wonderful showcase of the cultural and natural highlights the Caucasus Region has to offer, with a huge helping of beautiful architecture and delicious cuisine to boot. Stroll the narrow streets of Tbilisi, tour ancient monasteries, stare down massive mountain ranges, visit with friendly locals, and soak up all the exotic culture of this underexplored region.