Kazbegi adventure tour€290


Overview

During this tour, we will explore some of the most impressive historical and natural landmarks of Khevi region, dominated by Mt. Kazbeg. We will also cross on foot to the neighbouring Khevsureti region.

Hike to the foot of Gergeti glacier, covering Mt. Kazbek

Visit Gergeti Trinity,
the most famous Georgian church
Raft on the Pshavis Aragvi river
Drive the famous
Georgian Military Road
Explore abandoned Truso valley,
famous for its travertines
Cross the 3341m high Chaukhi pass


Date No. of participants Duration Deposit
16. 7. - 19. 7. 2019 8 - 15 4 days not necessary
05. 8. - 08. 8. 2019 8 - 15 4 days not necessary
04. 9. - 07. 9. 2019 8 - 15 4 days not necessary
This tour can be organized also privately for any group of hikers outside of the dates listed above. In this case, the itinerary can be adjusted according to your wishes and group size limitation doesn't apply. However, the price may be different, too.
DEPARTURE / ARRIVAL: TBILISI

DIFFICULTY:
This is a trek of a moderate difficulty. Therefore, you need to be fit and used to hiking - you should be able to walk 6-7 hours a day. On some days, you will have to cover significant elevation difference, like 1000m up and down - nothing a fit tourist wouldn't handle, but someone without training might struggle. If you are not sure if this trek is for you, please contact us and we will try to find out :)

Itinerary

Day 1 Transfer to Kazbegi, visit of Truso valley
distance 12km, 300m and 220m

In the morning, we leave Tbilisi and head north into the mountains along the Georgian Military Highway. We will make stops at Ananuri fortress and Russo-Georgian Friendship monument, then cross the 2379m high Jvari (Cross) pass. Afterward, we will leave the main road and after a short off-road ride, will leave our cars at the Kvemo Okrokana village to make a 4-5 hours long hike in the abandoned Truso valley. After returning to our cars, we will ride to the Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) village, where we will enjoy a dinner and spend a night at the local guesthouse.

Day 2 Hike to the Gergeti glacier
distance 20.4km, 1552m and 1552m

Today, we will climb the Kazbegi massif towards the foot of the Gergeti glacier. If the weather cooperates, we will enjoy stunning views of surrounding mountains dominated by 5033m high Mt. Kazbeg. Along the way, we will make a stop at the incredibly photogenic Gergeti Trinity church, probably the most famous Georgian landmark. Night at Kazbegi.

Day 3 Crossing of the Chaukhi pass
distance 11.7km, 1280m and 1076m

After breakfast, we will take a car to the Juta village. From here, we will hike towards the imposing Chaukhi massif (3688), known as the "Georgian Dolomites" and eventually climb to the 3341m high Chaukhi pass, which separates the Khevi region from Khevsureti. From here, we will descend to the colorful Abudelauri lakes and follow the trail to the Roshka village, where we will spend a night at the guesthouse.

Day 4 Transfer to Tbilisi, rafting tour

In the morning, we will take cars and navigate the off-road descending into the Pshavi Aragvi valley. Then we will ride to the Magaroskari village, where we will switch to rafts and after a short instruction, float down the Aragvi river (difficulty II-III). This rafting tour takes about 90 minutes to finish. We will be then picked up by our cars again and make it to Tbilisi in the late afternoon.



NOT INCLUDED:
  • Travel insurance (you will need to arrange your own travel insurance. For this trek, you need insurance for hiking up to 3500m)
  • Snacks and alcoholic beverages
  • Boredom



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