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Kazbegi, a small mountain town, lies north of Georgia and is very close to Russia’s border. It is surrounded by a snow-capped Caucasus mountain range. The ethereal, natural beauty of Kazbegi makes you breathe the fresh mountain air, begin a new journey, run along with grazing animals, drink water from flowing streams, and just feel the purity of the place.
Kazbegi is where you can unwind, relax, and have fun with nature at ease. Here you will enjoy like to enjoy at your own pace and not just put the tick on your itinerary list. It touches us very deeply in our souls. This is a fulfilling trip, and any nature lover would fall in love with these surroundings.
I recommend Kazbegi Tour in Georgia on top of the Georgia itinerary and even staying for a few days in this beautiful natural town. Click here to learn about the day trips option from Tbilisi full day tour to Kazbegi, Gergeti, and Ananuri mountains and Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri and Kazbegi Tour from Tbilisi
WHERE TO STAY IN KAZBEGI – Best Kazbegi Hotels
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Luxury Stay Options –
Rooms Hotel Kazbegi. – I stayed here
Alpine Lounge Kazbegi.
Porta Caucasia Kazbegi.
Hotel Sno Kazbegi.
Mount Inn Kazbegi.
Mid range Options –
Wooden Hotel Kazbegi.
Chemodann Hotel Kazbegi.
Budget Friendly Options –
Keti Ciklauri Guest House.
Hotel NOA Kazbegi.
Red Stone Guest house.
Kazbegi Green Yard.
Things To Do In Kazbegi Georgia
TBILISI TO KAZBEGI TOUR Itinerary with stopovers
The Georgian Military Highway connects Tbilisi (the capital of Georgian) with Caucasus mountain range. This is a traditional route used by traders from ancient times until today and is one of the most beautiful roads in Georgia.
- The road trip from Tbilisi to Kazbegi passes along Zinvali Dam and Reservoir,
- Ananuri fortress,
- Agravi river,
- Jvari Pass (highest point at 2379m)
- ,Gudauri (Biggest ski resort in Georgia), and finally reaching Kazbegi, at the border of Russia. Kazbegi is also known as Stepantsminda.
There are many stopovers while driving, like horses running here and there, cows sitting on roads, or herds of sheep crossing the road.
Top Things to do in Kazbegi Georgia
Kazbegi is located along the Banks of the Tergi river at an altitude of 1740 m above sea level; this place is a center for trekking and mountain climbing.
GERGETI TRINITY CHURCH
Visit Holy Trinity Church/Gergeti Trinity Church located at 2170 m. This historic church dating from the 14th century is an establishment of the Georgian Orthodox & Apostolic Method. There are two ways to reach here; one is trekking – People trek to come here, and it takes about 3 to 4 hours. 4 WD Mountain Safari vehicle, which costs 50 Lari, is another way to reach here.
These 4W vehicles are available from the Kazbegi town center. The path to this church is a rough mountain trail, and it is located in an isolated place over a steep mountain peak surrounded by vast nature. This is an iconic place to visit in Georgia. Read more about hiking to the Gergeti Glacier in Georgia.
Drive to this place is bumpy, so take care of nausea and motion sickness. The views from the top of Gergeti Trinity Church are stunning. Also, Mount Kazbeg (at the height of 5033m) is seen from here. Photography inside the church is not allowed. Shorts are not allowed both for men and women. Ladies/Women should cover their heads inside the church.
It is an easy 2km trail and a worth hike, surrounded by lush green grasslands and small streams.
STAY WITH A VIEW
I stayed in Rooms Hotel Kazbegi(only 5-star accommodation in Kazbegi). This hotel has fantastic views of Gergeti Trinity Church with the whole Caucasus mountain view from the room and hotel deck. This hotel is expensive, and there are many other family-owned guest houses or stays in Kazbegi. As Georgian people are friendly, homestays are also recommended.
View from my room
- While coming to Kazbegi from Tbilisi, stop at the Agravi river and have a bath. Keep your towels and change clothes ready because the road passes along the riverside, and at any time, you can stop anywhere and take a bath in a river with horses running around.
- In Gudauri have a small stopover for a few hours. Here you can try mountain bikes, horse rides, paragliding, and other mountain sports. In winter this place is transformed into a ski-resort which is very affordable.
- Hiking, mountain climbing, and camping in the woods.
- Bike around Kazbegi town and Juta Village Valley.
Kazbegi is about 160 km from Tbilisi but due to many stopovers, it takes more time to reach here. It is better to start early from Tbilisi to enjoy the journey.
TIPS FOR TBILISI TO KAZBEGI TOUR – Must See
- Always bring some woolen clothes to Kazbegi as evenings are cooler.
- As the ride is mountainous, dizziness can be felt sometimes.
- Hire a private car/taxi with a guide from Tbilisi to reach here, as in between, there are many tourist attractions to stop by. The car with the drivers is very affordable and reliable.
- A minimum one-night stay is required at this place. Some people do a DAY TOUR to Kazbegi from Tbilisi, but I strongly RECOMMEND a minimum one-night stay in Kazbegi.
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- Vegetarian Food Guide in Georgia.
- Georgia in winters.
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The place looks lovely in pictures. It is such a treat to watch them . Thanks for sharing a lovely post.
Thanks for loving this. Georgia is really very beautiful
Very interesting. Georgia is getting really popular in Europe, I know so many people who have visited Georgia over the past two to three years. I would also like to go, however, I would like to combine the trip with the neighboring countries Armenia and Azerbaidshan. Let’s see when this will be possible….
Oh gosh I just read your article and seems like i missed all the cool enroute spots. and damn what a killer shot of those horses!
Thanks Jo, Kazbegi is my favorite place and I too love those horses shot who ran wildly here and there.
Wow! It’s stunning and so lush…I’d love to visit one day.
Yes it is very green and a nature’s gem
This view is spectacular! I definitely would love to visit.
I’ve never heard of this place but it looks gorgeous! I can definitely see why you would want to visit!
Yes it is a great place blessed with mother Nature
I’ve never even heard of Kazbegi before! It doesn’t look real – it looks like something out of a movie or somewhere you read about in a book. It’s breathtaking for sure. I want to visit there now because of this post, and I had never even known of its existence before!
Yes, it is magical and very beautiful
Wow this mountain town looks straight out of a romantic movie. i love the greenery, hill tops and waterfalls. Definitely an offbeat place and worth exploring
Yes, Kazbegi is worth exploring though not many people know about it
The natural beauty of Georgia is absolutely mesmerizing. This is nature at its best. You did the right thing by staying in Kazbegi.I know a lot of travelers take day trips from Tbilisi and most of them regret it because the schedule is too tight.
Yes, I always recommend all to stay in Kazbegi as it is tghe gem of Georgia.
Nature at its.best. i can spend endless days here just lazing around and enjoying the Beauty Kasbegi offers.
Yes Annu, You would love to laze here in Kazbegi besides flowing rivers or grazing horses. A truly hidden gem.
You did the right thing by staying in Kazbegi. I took day trip there from Tbilisi and when I got there, I regretted not spending more time! It was probably the best place I visited in Georgia (I was hardly there for 5 days so had to maximise) and I regretted not being able to spend more time there. Gregeti church was beautiful and also, Gadauri was lovely. I loved the mountains!
I agree with you that for Kazbegi, night stay is must and even we can spend more days there to stroll amidst untouched nature
Kazbegi has been beautifully captured. I had some idea but never know this place before. I hope to travel Georgia and neighboring nations in near future. Thanks for this beautiful post
You would love Kazbegi, in Georgia and its neighbouring countries. You should plan for it
I’ve always been curious about Georgia but have never been. Thank you so much for “taking” me there through your gorgeous photos and informative post!
Wow! What an incredible place – your pictures came out amazing! Great job. I’ve never been but Its something I’ll definitely look into. My favorite part of the post was the Gergeti Trinity Church, what an incredible shot. So fascinating! -Ella
I had never heard about Kazbegi before reading this. No doubt, it is stunning. So here I get another good reason to plan for Georgia. Holy Trinity Church would definitely be on my list. I am in love with its location.
This place so resembles Sonmarg and Ladakh. The wild horses, the plains and the mountains with those rivers – so like that place. I can definitely imagine myself having a great time here. The Church looks quite interesting to explore
That part of Georgia looks totally unspoilt! What was the castle in one of your photos? I liked the look of that place. Did you visit?
Yes i visited it. That is not castle but Cathedral on top of hill
Georgia appears to have so many gems to discover! I haven’t been to that region of the world yet. The hiking looks so green!
To see horses walk by on the road, looks like how it happens with cows in India! Lolz.
Taking bath in the river sounds awesome! I’d definitely want to do that!
Such a small town has a 5 star accommodation? Wow!
Georgia used to be an offbeat destination but as more and more travelers have discovered it, Georgia has gained popularity. I am a border junkie and Kazbegi excites me. Your blog shows me a different Georgia. I would love to indulge in hiking, mountain climbing and camping.
You had me at the horse and mountain pictures – I need to visit! I never gave much thought to visiting Georgia, but it looks like a great getaway from the city life. Your tips are great. I would definitely look into hiring a private car/taxi with guide!
Kazbegi looks so serene and beautiful – wow! I love all the green in your shots, and ohhh the nature is mesmerising. The view from your room at Hotel Kazbegi looks incredible – what a place to stay and good to know it is the only 5-star hotel in town.
That view from your hotel is just wow. This looks like a beautiful area of Georgia. With all those mountains and the waterfalls, and that church I can see why you recommend spending at least a night here. Trying to do this in a day trip seems crazy.
I have been amazing things about Georgia lately and surprisingly it has taken a place in my bucket list as well and going by your pictures that justifies that 🙂 I love the greenery there, it’s like the mother nature is untouched in Kazbegi. Those horses, and herds of cattle’s make a perfect picturesque place. The architecture of the Trinity church is inviting me to itself 😀 Just one question, do you think it is ok for a solo traveler to visit?
many solo travelers travel here safely but while going keep proper hotel bookings with you as it is visa free for Indians.
Oh wow, that’s really a great news…visa free..It moved Georgia up in my list 😀
I actually have heard a lot of amazing things about Georgia and your pictures verify that. I love the views of the place, the greenery all around, the clear blue water and the snowy mountains..just wow!! I love those amazing tips you sneaked in the post!!
Georgia is high on the itinerary for next year, and Kazbegi looks wonderful. I’m a 5-star traveller, so I’ll also check out the only luxury hotel in Kazbegi. Lovely photos as always and an inspiring read.
George equals green and lush. I love the landscape of Kazbegi and it’s worth a visit. Staying a place that gives thrse views like be the most reasonable thing for one to do, I mean, I can’t just have enough of Georgia for me to avoid waking and sleeping to its views.
Georgia wasn’t even on my radar but now it definitely is! It almost reminds me of Ireland with the sheep! And I love that the horses were roaming along the streets! It looks like such a beautiful place to visit! The view from your hotel is dreamy! Would love to enjoy a glass of wine and that view!
Georgia looks beautiful! I love how the mountains here are covered in greenery and there seem to be rivers and waterfalls everywhere! Hopefully Georgia is definitely on my list, and hopefully I’ll have the chance to visit soon.
This looks so dreamy and lush!! Would LOVE to visit one day! This wasn’t even on my radar before!
Wow! You’re becoming a Georgia explorer.. All the unknown, unheard of places in Georgia are in your blog! The mountainous terrain is just splendid! The church actually looks like a castle!
Georgia sound so very exotic to me! I have never thought of going there but I after your post I guess I am changing my mind! What a gorgeous landscape! Gergeti Trinity church on the hill top…just wow! I am happy to have discover you post but at the same time I am like ” Sign.Another destination to add on my long long list!”.
I love your pictures! Kazbegi’s an amazing place, and we had some good hiking and beautiful views up there too. Thanks for sharing!
Georgia looks like a country I’d like to visit. Kazbegi, in particular, looks so green and clean. Was the mountain air super fresh? I think the scenery here could rival anywhere else in Western Europe. Great photos! 🙂
Wow, everytime I read another post of Georgia, I’m mesmerised by its natural beauty. I’d like to visit when it’s a bit warmer, as I know from your tips that it can get chilly. Kazbegi really is a stunning place, and I’d love to visit one day.
Georgia might have been in the news for the wrong reasons in India off lat, but it remains a very unique and beautiful part of the world. You’ve captured Kazbegi beautifully in your photographs and I love that there are so many activities, especially outdoorsy and adventurous that can be enjoyed while there.
May be it must be in news for wrong reasons, may be there is some misunderstanding. but i can advocate it is very safe place. Even they respect Indians a lot and watch Ekta Kapoor Telly shows, dance on Mithun songs and sing mera joota hai japani.
Lately I am hearing so much about Georgia. It seems to get very popular… when I see your pictures, I can easily understand why. I mean those landscapes are so inviting to hike all day long!
I had never thought to visit Georgia before. I didn’t realize how lush and green it was! And that there were so many animals and natural beauty! Now I hope I get to explore Georgia at some point!