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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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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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