KAZBEGI/KHEVSURETI HIKING TOUR€370


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
Hike on the main ridge of Greater Caucasus
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
15. 07. - 18. 07. 2024 8 - 15 (AVAILABLE) 4 days not necessary
30. 07. - 02. 08. 2024 8 - 15 (AVAILABLE) 4 days not necessary
12. 08. - 15. 08. 2024 8 - 15 (AVAILABLE) 4 days not necessary
26. 08. - 29. 08. 2024 8 - 15 (GUARANTEED) 4 days not necessary
02. 09. - 05. 09. 2024 8 - 15 (AVAILABLE) 4 days not necessary
09. 09. - 12. 09. 2024 8 - 15 (AVAILABLE) 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, 1052m and 1052m

Today, we will ride a jeep to the incredibly photogenic Gergeti Trinity church, probably the most famous Georgian landmark. From here, we will trek further up and climb Kazbegi massif towards the Gergeti glacier. If the weather cooperates, we will enjoy stunning views of surrounding mountains dominated by 5033m high Mt. Kazbek. Night at Kazbegi.

Day 3 Crossing of the Chaukhi pass
distance 17.8km, 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. We will spend a night either here or at the nearby Korsha village.

Day 4 Hiking on the Greater Caucasus ridge, transfer to Tbilisi

In the morning, we will board jeeps and drive deeper into Khevsureti, towards the Datvisjvari pass (2689m) - mountain pass situated in the main chain of the Greater Caucasus, separating Upper and Lower Khevsureti. From here, we will hike for a couple of hour onto the ridge towards the altitude of 3000m, enjoying panoramic views in all directions. After the hike, we will drive back to Tbilisi with ther hearty lunch in one of mountain villages along the route.



NOT INCLUDED:
  • Travel insurance. You will need to arrange your own travel insurance). On my trekking trips, I use SafetyWing travel insurance
  • Snacks and alcoholic beverages
  • Boredom



WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU BOOK THE TOUR:

If you consider joining one of our tours, you should understand how our booking process works - so what happens after you fill in that form to the right.

  1. First, you need to register for a tour. We don't collect deposits at this stage but expect clients to fill in the form only in case of serious interest, after they have everything sorted out and are positive that they will be able to participate.
  2. We will send an email asking you to confirm your email address, to establish contact and be sure that we received valid address. Once confirmed, we will put you on the list of participants. Then, after the tour meets minimal threshold of required participants, we will send you another e-mail, inform you that the tour is guaranteed to run and if deposit is necessary, ask for it.
  3. After all participants sent deposit payment, the tour is green-lighted and we start with necessary arrangements.
  4. If there are still not enough participants one month before the start of the tour, we inform you about the situation and offer to run the tour at the increased price. If all participants agree to it and make a deposit, the tour goes ahead - and, of course, if more people book during the last months before the tour, the price goes down correspondingly, but at some moment we need to decide if to run it or not. If participants don´t agree with the higher price, the tour is cancelled and, if there is interest, we can work with them on some individual programs.


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