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Juta: One Day Trip Hiking Towards Chaukhi Mountains

1. Juta: One Day Trip Hiking Towards Chaukhi Mountains

Head to the north-eastern part of Georgia, near the Caucasus mountain range and take the opportunity to drive towards Khevi Region, the small highlander village of Juta. Begin your tour by driving from Tbilisi through the famous Georgian Military Road and the Jvari Pass, afterwards continuing towards the village of Juta - a starting point of hiking, from where path leads towards gorgeous Chaukhi mountains. While there, visit the 16th century Ananuri Church and Fortress, the Georgian-Russian friendship monument, and breathtaking views over beautiful Caucasus snowy mountains. On this trip, escape from Tbilisi and experience something different, full of wild nature and remote places with spectacular landscapes and unforgettable impressions.

From Tbilisi: 2-Day Tour to Mount Kazbegi

2. From Tbilisi: 2-Day Tour to Mount Kazbegi

Day 1: Tbilisi - Jvari - Ananuri - Jinvali lake - Gudauri - Cross Pass - Stepantsminda (1740 meters) Depart from your hotel in Tbilisi at 09:30, driving a distance of 180 kilometers. Begin your tour by visiting Jvari Monastery (6th-century), built on the top of the hill above Mtskheta and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After visiting Jvari Monastery, drive further through Georgian Military Road to Ananuri Fortress (14th to 18th-century) situated at the bank of the picturesque Jinvali Lake. Enjoy great panoramic views. This Ananuri architectural complex belonged to the House of the Eristavi of Aragvi - a violent local ruler. The characteristic architectural design of the late medieval period includes a fortress, two churches, an old watch tower, prison and civic buildings. On the way to Stepantsminda visit Gudauri Ski Resort, located on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range, along the Georgian Military Highway near the Crosss Pass, at an elevation of 2,196 meters above sea level. Arrive to the village Stepantsminda (1.740 meters) at the foot of Mount Kazbegi (5.047 meters). Here, you can either hire a 4WD car and drive up to the Gergeti Trinity Church (2.170 meters) or one can go for a walk and reach the church (it takes about 1 to 1.5-hours for a walk). Gergeti Trinity (Sameba) Church was built in the 14th-century. From the church on one side, you can explore the summit of Mount Kazbegi and from other side, find a wonderful view of the river Tergi Gorge and its surrounding area. Overnight in Stepantsminda. Either in a family type guesthouse or 3-star/plus hotel. Day 2: Stepantsminda - Beautiful Waterfalls - village Juta - Stepantsminda - Mtskheta - Tbilisi (approximately 180 kilometers) Visit beautiful waterfalls near Kazbegi and continue your way towards the village Juta (on 4WD car), one of the highest villages in Europe (2100 meters).The main attraction in this area, except for the above mentioned village, is a mountain Range Chaukhi. On the way back to Tbilisi, visit old capital of Georgia, Mtskheta. Some monuments found in the city are UNESCO World Heritage Site listed. In Mtskheta, visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, built in the 11th-century, the main church of Mtskheta and a sacred place where the robe of Christ is being kept. Though the site itself is even older dating back to the early 4th-century and surrounded by a number of legends associated primarily with the early Christian traditions. At the end of the tour, arrive back to Tbilisi and be dropped off at your hotel in Tbilisi.

Georgia: Caucasus Mountains Hike and Alpine Meadow Camping

3. Georgia: Caucasus Mountains Hike and Alpine Meadow Camping

Start your trip with an early morning drive to the North East of Georgia and explore the Anunuri Castle Complex, where medieval architecture unites two churches, several towers, and defense walls. Marvel at the beautiful frescoes and facades at this fairy tale site and gaze at the views over the Jinvali Resevoir. Travel on to Kazbegi to discover the famous Gergeti Trinity church built in the 14th Century and located 2200 meters above sea level, right below the summit of Mount Kazbegi. After Kazbegi, drive to Jura to start the hike and follow the river basin across the mountainous region to your campsite in the Chaukhi Massif. Spend the night gazing at the stars and refueling your energy for the next day.  Begin day 2 at dawn with a delicious breakfast, before hiking 3.3km over the Chaukhi pass. Descend the slopes of the Chaukhi Massif and reach the Abudelaurebi White Lake at 2800 meters. Hike down the Alpine Meadows to explore the Blue Lake and the nearby Green Lake. Marvel at the beauty of these alpine lakes, fed by the melting snow of the mountainous rivers. End the hike by the mountainous pass down the valley to the village of Roshka, where you will travel back to Tbilisi by car.

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What people are saying about Chaukhi Pass

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Excellent trip and well worth the long car ride from Tblisi. Guide was very helpful and adapted the trip to suit the guests. There were 4 of us - my wife and I plus our two sons. Small hut at the top and enjoyed a cold beer before heading back down. Great dinner on the way back to Tblisi. Best day/trip we had on our first trip to Georgia and we will be back for more and will spend more time in the mountains next time.

This is an excellent tour and Archil was a great and patient tour guide. The scenery is spectacular and well worth taking a break from your visit to Tbilisi.