Travel outside of
Tbilisi, about 170 kilometers towards the east through the Georgian Military
Road, to explore attractions in and around one of Georgia’s highest mountains
on our Kazbegi Tour. At an altitude of over 5000 meters from the ground level,
the Mount Kazbegi on the Great Caucasus Range is an ecological and cultural
extravaganza, distinguished for its compelling lush landscape and folklore
related to Amirani - the central character of a Medieval Georgian epic. So
don’t wait anymore; come start the tour with a smooth pick-up from your hotel.
Enroute to Kazbegi from
Tbilisi, you’ll first stop at Ananuri Fortress which stands as a classic
illustration of ancient Georgian architecture. Surrounded by the breathtaking
views comprising Jinvali Lake & Reservoir, mountains, and valleys, this
fortified castle on the Aragvi River was once the administrative center of
Dukes - a feudal dynasty. It consists of a watch tower as well as two churches
that were built during 17th century. Admire the beautifully sculpted
Grapevine Cross on the façade stone wall and explore the remnants of age-old
frescos within the churches, among others.
Next stopover is at
Pasanauri – an exquisite mountain hamlet placed at a height of 1050 meters on
the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region. Mind-boggling backdrop apart, it’s where white
and black Aragvi Rivers meet, with the obvious specialty that they have two
different colors. You’ll then continue your tour to the ski resort of Gudauri.
Placed in proximity to the Cross Pass, it is more than 2190 meters high, and
offers the finest facilities for enjoying activities like skiing (December to
April), paragliding, horse riding etc.
Depending on your tour
program, you’ll tour Gergeti Trinity Church and Dariali Castle on the border of
Russia, before you return to Tbilisi.