Day Trip in Stepantsminda (Kazbegi)
This day trip to Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) is a perfect option for travelers who don’t have enough time to stay for a long period in Georgia, though during the vacation they want to explore different regions of the country and go deeper to Georgian history, culture and thus traditions. Follow Georgian Safari in order to discover off the beaten trails together!
What you will explore during the day trip to Stepantsminda (Kazbegi)? Well, than you should read following tour route carefully!
- Pick up From the Hotel – Zhinvali Water Reservoir – Ananuri Fortress Complex – Confluence of Two Aragvi Rivers – Lunch at Traditional Georgian Restaurant – Gudauri Viewpoint – Travertines – Gergeti Holy Trinity Church – Transfer Back to the Hotel in Tbilisi
Ananuri – Gudauri – Kazbegi Tour – Want to make sweet escape from city’s chaos and noise? Then, Stepantsminda which is one of the most popular touristic destination for travelers offers mesmerizing views of Greater Caucasus Mountains and its 7th highest point Mount Kazbeg. Another highlight of the day will be Zhinvali Dam located on Aragvi rivers and hemmed in by spectacular mountains. Ananuri Fortress Complex which earliest parts dates back to 13th century. We should pass Georgian Military Highway in order to reach Gudauri which is eminent ski resort in Georgia and looks like a dream for photography lovers. Last point of this trip is Kazbegi where you will explore Gergeti Holy Trinity church located at 2100m above sea level which provides its visitors with unforgettable views of majestic Caucasus Mountains and whole surrounding areas. Church itself is from the 14th century and is only cross-cupola church in Khevi province.
Lunch Time in Pasanauri – Besides abovementioned information, not everybody knows that in Pasanauri before reaching Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) you are able to eat one of the most delicious traditional Georgian dish – KHINKALI that looks like as dumplings, made of twisted knobs of dough, stuffed with meat and spices. Fillings can also include: cheese, mushroom and potatoes. Our guests have chance to taste homemade Khinkali at one of the best traditional restaurant with authentic environment and at the same time get involved in its making process in case of their desire. Also, KHABIZGINA – bread stuffed with cheese and potatoes inside and with melted butter on it. These dishes go very well together with CHACHA traditional alcoholic drink that has 60 percent of alcohol made from the remains of grapes.