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Trekking in the Kazbek Mountains - Mt. Kazbegi

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Slider 1 Initial region Kazbegi
Slider 1 Duration 8 Days
Slider 1 Language English
Slider 1 Price € 985 / person
Highlights

A mountain range that was the cradle of the ancient kingdom of Colchis.

A unique region of beautiful and high mountains.

The great Caucasus is one of the most amazing natural frontiers on the planet.

Private guide and tour service

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Tbilisi

Departure by regular flight to Tbilisi. Arrival at Tbilisi airport. Meeting with the  Overland Travelprivate guide at destination and transfer to the hotel. (- / - / -)

Day 2 Visit to the city of Tbilisi

Tbilisi is an important economic, social, cultural and transport hub given its strategic location between Asia and Europe. A city with enormous cultural, ethnic and religious diversity. You can find Georgian Orthodox, Armenian Gregorian and Roman Catholic churches, a synagogue and a mosque, all close to each other. This charming city was built in the 5th century along the winding valley of the Mtkvari River. We will start the excursion from the medieval Metekhi church (XIII century) and we will walk through the center discovering the streets with the characteristic wooden balconies that give the city personality and we will visit the synagogue, the Sioni cathedral (13th century), the Anchiskhati basilica (6th century), the Narikala fortress and the district of the Sulfur baths.

Hotel accommodation in Tbilisi. (D / - / -)

Optional: Welcome dinner and folkloric show in a traditional restaurant - 18 euro per person (payment on arrival)

Day 3 Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Ananuri - Stepantsminda (Kazbegi)

After having breakfast we move to Mtskheta, the former capital of the kingdom of Georgia. An emblematic place, declared a UNESCO heritage site, which is located on the Silk Road and is a true museum in itself. We will visit the Jvari Monastery (6th century), whose church served as a model for many other churches of Georgian architecture. We will continue with the visit of the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, the most sacred in Georgia and where it is said that the robe of Christ was buried. Later, we will go to Stepantsminda, but before that we will stop to enjoy the amazing panoramic views that we find in the Jinvali reservoir and visit the Ananuri fortress complex (17th century).

Dinner and accommodation in a family home in Stepantsminda. (D / P / C)

Day 4 Stepantsminda - Juta - Chaukhi - Stepantsminda

After breakfast we will drive through the beautiful valley of Sno. We will travel in 4 × 4 for about 20 minutes on the unpaved road until we reach Juta, a village at 2,150 meters of altitude. The town is the starting point of one of the most beautiful routes in the area, which reaches the Tetu pass, an incredible viewpoint of Mount Chaukhi (3842 m). Some have baptized this landscape as the Dolomites of the Caucasus. Chaukhi is famous among climbers around the world for its vertical walls. Picnic along the way. On the way back we will stop at a small lake where we can relax before returning along the same route in 4 × 4 to Stepantsminda.

Elevation: ↑ ↓ 400 m.
Walking time: 5 hours

Dinner and accommodation in a family home in Stepantsminda. (D / P / C)

Day 5 Stepantsminda - Gergeti - Sabertse Pass - Stepantsminda

A private vehicle will take us in just over 20 minutes to the Gergeti monastery. Its isolated location on top of a steep mountain surrounded by the vastness of nature has made it a symbol for Georgia. We will be able to visit it before starting our route, which begins with an ascent towards Mount Kazbegi, enjoying impressive views throughout the entire route, surrounded by the majestic mountains of the Greater Caucasus. We will reach the Sabertse pass (3000 m.) From where we will perfectly see the Gergeti glacier and the Kazbegi peak, before returning, by the same path, to the starting point of our journey.

Elevation: ↑ ↓ 830 m.
Approximate walking time: 8 hours

Dinner and accommodation in a family home in Stepantsminda. (D / P / C)

Day 6 Stepantsminda - Truso - Gudauri

Today's route begins in the Kvemo Okrokana village, to where we will travel by private vehicle. From here we will start walking towards the Truso gorge, a spectacular area well known for its mineral water springs, travertine stones and towers from the Middle Ages. It is a round trip that goes up the course of the Tergi river. The route is relatively easy, with little unevenness. We can find a border patrol, so we will carry a passport.

Elevation gain: ↑ ↓ 370m
Hiking time: 6 hours

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Gudauri. (D / PL / C)

Day 7 Gudauri - Khada - Tbilisi

Today we are going to walk through the Khada Valley, along green meadows, among flocks of sheep and small mountain villages. Khada was the historic Mtiuleti region, with 60 watchtowers, which defended the road between the North and South Caucasus.

In the afternoon we will arrive in Tbilisi

Elevation gain: ↑ 100 m ↓ 1300 m
Hiking time: 6 hours

Free dinner and hotel accommodation in Tbilisi. (D / PL / -)

Day 8 Return home

At the scheduled time we will be transferred to the airport to take the flight back to our homes. Overland Travel say thank you and good bye

Included
  • Private transportation airport / hotel / airport.
  • Private transportation corresponding to the travel program.
  • Transfer by jeep to start the trek.
  • SUV for luggage.
  • Spanish-speaking local guide.
  • Georgian or English speaking mountain guide during trekking days (4, 5, 6 and 7).
  • Accommodations specified in the program.
  • Meals as specified in the day-to-day itinerary. (6 breakfasts, 4 mountain picnics and 4 dinners)
  • Tickets to the National Museum of Georgia in Tbilisi.
  • One bottle of water per person per day.
Excluded
  • Kutaisi international flight.
  • Travel assistance and cancellation insurance.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Tips.
  • Supplements for individual overnight stays. (Subject to availability)
  • Alcoholic beverages or outside of meals.
  • Unforeseen expenses caused by uncontrollable circumstances such as flight cancellations or delays, blocked roads, unforeseen evacuation and expenses caused by departure before the date indicated in the program, weather conditions, natural disasters, etc ...
  • Any supplementary or additional aspect not included in the program.
Trip Information

TOUR COST: € 985

The days in the mountains are carried out at a suitable pace that allows you to enjoy the environment without stress. The step will always be marked by the mountain guide, always thinking of completing a good acclimatization and maintaining the strength for the day where we will reach each objective.

The guide who accompanies the group is responsible for the safety of all participants, he will try to help you at all times and you must accept the instructions he makes. You will learn many things that will be very useful in the practice of hiking and mountaineering.

If you have any significant physical or medical problem, you must indicate it in order to act correctly in case of first aid assistance being necessary. The same happens in any case of allergies or food problems.

The budgeted services are subject to the availability of places at the time of requesting the firm reservation.
After the request for the reservation by the client, the reservation request of the places in the establishments will be made. If any of the establishments are full, an alternative will be offered that can vary the price both upwards and downwards.

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Tbilisi: Hotel Iveria Inn 3 * / or of the same category
Stepantsminda: Guesthouse (shared bathroom)
Gudauri: Hotel Carpe Diem 3 * / or of the same category

TIPS:

Tips are not mandatory in Georgia, however, they are always welcome. Giving a tip to the people who have accompanied us on our trip is a token of reward for a job well done. The amount that we estimate as correct per person and per day are the following:

Tip for the guide: € 2
Tip for the driver: between € 1 and € 2

RECOMMENDED BOTIQUIN:

Broad spectrum antibiotic, analgesics (gelocatil, aspirin ...), anti-inflammatory, antidiarrheal, anti-inflammatory ointment, disinfectant, betadine, cotton or gauze, plasters, bandages, tape, water purifying tablets, high protection sunscreen and sunscreen for lips.

THE WEATHER:

The climate in Stepantminda is moderately humid, with relatively dry winters - cold and long, cool summers. The average annual temperature is 4.9ºC. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of -5ºC, while July is the warmest month with an average temperature of 14.4ºC. The maximum temperature oscillates 32ºC.

To travel to Georgia from Spain or any country in the European Union, it is not necessary to obtain any visa. This is valid for trips of up to a full year. On the other hand, foreigners legally residing in Spain, or foreigners with a valid Spanish visa, may visit Georgia without the need for a visa issued by Georgian authorities. Although this is valid for stays of a maximum of 90 days.

Shorts are not allowed into churches and women must wear a veil / headscarf to cover their heads in Orthodox churches.

In compliance with the provisions of article 156 d) of Royal Legislative Decree 1/2007, of November 16, which approves the revised text of the General Law for the Defense of Consumers and Users and other Complementary Laws, we must inform you before confirming the reservation that, in accordance with current legislation regulating private insurance, you have the possibility of contracting an insurance that covers cancellation costs.
Likewise, we also inform you of the possibility of contracting assistance insurance that covers the costs of repatriation or transfer to the place of origin, in the event of an accident, illness or death. There are cancellation fees that affect the travel program and are specified in the General Conditions.

 

What do you need to bring to this trip? Overland Travel Private Tours suggests

  • Backpack to transport all the equipment during the trekking.

  • Long trekking pants.

  • Warm pants or tights / pants combination.

  • Breathable undershirts.

  • Thermal undershirts.

  • Fine fleece lining.

  • Waterproof and windproof membrane jacket.

  • "Warm" jacket or similar.

  • Hiking boots and other comfortable shoes to change when we finish the routes.

  • A pair of telescopic poles.

  • Gloves, hat, collar. A bandana is also recommended.

  • Sunglasses.

  • Sunscreen.

  • Headlamp.

  • Personal toiletry bag and first aid kit

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