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Our most recommended Greater Caucasus Outdoor Activities

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: Full-Day Snowshoeing Tour to Kazbegi

2. From Tbilisi: Full-Day Snowshoeing Tour to Kazbegi

Start the tour early in the morning with a pick-up from your hotel in Tbilisi. Head to the north of Tbilisi through the Georgian Military Road. The road runs between Tbilisi (Georgia) and Vladikavkaz (Russia) and follows the traditional route used by traders and invaders throughout the ages. On the way to Mt. Kazbegi, enjoy views of Ananuri Fortress arising above Jinvali Lake and surrounding the mountain area. Farther on, the road continues to the Gudauri Skiing Resort located 120 kilometers north from Tbilisi at a height of 2,196 meters (about 7,200 feet). It is a young and rapidly developing winter resort located on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range. Here, one can reach the summit of Mount Sadzele taking an aerial lift at an altitude of 3000 meters. In just a few minutes drive, one can reach Cross Pass, the highest point of the Georgian Military Road (about 2400 meters). From Cross Pass with the Serpentine Road, arrive down to the small village of Stapantsminda at the foot of Mt. Kazbegi from where you will start the snowshoeing tour to the awesome Gergeti Trinity Church. Walking up to the church takes 1 to 2-hours of winter hiking through the snowy forest up to the hills. The difference of altitude from Stepantsminda to Gergeti Trinity Church is 400 meters. Reaching the main highlight of the day, Gergeti Trinity Church (2170 meters) overlooks the area proudly as a steady symbol of Georgia. Enjoy the stunning views in a fabulous atmosphere. Due to your wish and possibility, it's available to prolong your trip after covering the main area and examine your opportunities  beyond. By the church as an award, you will have a warm coffee with a light snack and hot drinks overlooking the Tergi River gorge and village Gergeti covered with deep snow. After the trip, you will be driven you back to Tbilisi. On the way back, due to your wish, have a short stop at Ananuri Fortress. (16th to 17th century).

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What people are saying about Greater Caucasus

My wife and me had a fabulous time with our guide, Orto. He was on time and explained to us the rich history of Georgia along the way. There were so many beautiful view of the Caucasus mountain ranges on the long drive to the starting point. We really enjoyed the day hike and the view was spectacular! It is highly recommend to have your lunch at the lake as you soak up the fresh mountain air and gorgeous view. Towards the enjoy, we had a feast with traditional Georgian food. This was definitely one of the top highlights of our trip!

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.