One day Jeep Tour in Kazbegi – Discover Country Georgia

$160.00
Price in points: 160 points
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One day Jeep Tour in Kazbegi – Discover Country Georgia

Tour name: One day Jeep Tour in Kazbegi – Discover Country Georgia

Route: Tbilisi – Zhinvali DAM – Ananuri Fortress – Gudauri Ski Resort – Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) – Gergeti Trinity Church – Dariali Gorge – Sno Village – Tbilisi
Tour type: Cultural, Adventure Tourism, Jeep Tour
Transportation Mode: 4X4 Jeep Mitsubishi Delica or Toyota 4Runner
Meal: Half Board
Tour Duration: One day
Distance: One way 175km
Meeting Point: Agreed location

Detailed description of One day Jeep Tour in Kazbegi – Discover Country Georgia

09:00 Departure from Tbilisi to Kazbegi

10:30 Your first stop will be at Ananuri complex, a former residence of Argveti Dukes

11:30 Continue our drive to see the conjunction of two small mountain rivers in the Village Pasanauri

13:00 We will drive over the Cross Pass and make a short stop at the “Friendship Monument” in Gudauri ski resort

13:30 Vedza – Sour Springs

15:00 Gergeti Trinity Church located on altitude of 2200 m. and enjoy breathtaking views of Mt Kazbegi

16:30 Dariali gorge

17:30 Fortress of Sno and residence of the Catholicos-Patriarch Of All Georgia

19:30 On the way back dinner in Village Pasanauri which is famous as Birthplace of Khinkali (Georgian Dumplings)

21:00 Arrival to the Tbilisi. Drop-off at your hotel

End of One day Jeep Tour in Kazbegi – Discover Country Georgia

Kazbegi National Park

Kazbegi National Park is located on the northern slopes of the mighty Caucasus range, and its protected area covers a total of over 8,700 hectares. At 5,047 metres above sea level, Kazbegi Mountain (or Mkinvartsveri) is the third highest mountain in Georgia, and is surrounded by myths and religious tradition. According to Greek mythology, as punishment for teaching mankind how to make fire, the Titan Prometheus was chained to a mountainside in the Caucasus for all eternity. According to Georgian stories, it was the icy slopes of Kazbegi to which he was chained. Prometheus (known as Amirani in Georgia) was supposedly imprisoned in a cave 4,000 meters high. The cave, now called Betlemi (Bethlehem), later served as a dwelling for orthodox monks, and is said to have contained many sacred relics, including Abraham’s tent and Christ’s manger. Hot springs and acidic and carbonated lakes surround the mountain, and earth tremors are fairly frequent. Covered with 135 square kilometers of glacier, Kazbegi is a great place for ice climbing and mountaineering. The Dariali Gorge is an impossibly steep cleft in the mountains connecting Russia and Georgia, running for 15km from Stepantsminda to the Russian border at Zemo Larsi (Upper Lars). For millennia, this mountain passage has been strategically crucial, and has been fortified since at least 150 BC. In places, the cliff faces are more than 1,000m high, and medieval watchtowers, waterfalls and wildlife make this one of the most incredible roads in the world. The steep valleys either side of the gorge are great places for bird watching. Eagles, hawks and the massive griffon vultures all nest among the rocky outcrops.