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Excursion to Gergeti holy trinity church – the best way to be closer to the mountains

Day trip to the Gergeti Trinity Church from Tbilisi

Gergeti Trinity
Gergeti Trinity

Tbilisi – Ananuri – Gudauri – Kazbegi – Gergeti Trinity – Tbilisi

After breakfast, departure along the Georgian military road towards Kazbegi (Stepantsminda is an urban-type settlement, 160 km from Tbilisi), to Gergeti holy trinity church.

Zhinvali Dam

The Zhinvali Dam is located in the Mtskheta-Mtineti region, in the middle of the Aragvi River. This is one of the most beautiful places in Georgia, which attracts many tourists. The Zhinvali hydroelectric power station, in addition to generating electricity, performs the important function of water supply to the city of Tbilisi.

Ananuri, a castle complex on the Aragvi River

On the way, visit the Ananuri Fortress (XVI century). Ananuri fortress is located in the village of the same name, on the Georgian Military Highway, 70 km from Tbilisi. Ananuri served as the main stronghold for the Aragwa eristavs, the rulers of this region. The fortress was built in the gorge of the two rivers Aragvi and Vedzathevi in such a way that not one army could pass unnoticed… Ananuri fortress played a significant role in numerous wars and has never been taken by storm in its history. Today it is one of the main points of tourist routes in Georgia.

White and Black Aragvi rivers

Near the village Pasanauri there is an amazing place that attracts thousands of tourists. This is the confluence of two rivers – the White and Black Aragvi rivers.

Viewing platform in Gudauri

The next stop is at the observation deck on the top of the mountain with a panoramic view, at the Arch of Friendship of Nations. Located on the Georgian Military Road between the Gudauri ski resort and the Jvari Pass, the monument is a large round structure made of stone and concrete overlooking the Devil’s Valley in the Caucasus Mountains.

Gergeti Trinity Church
Gergeti Trinity Church

Arrival in Kazbegi through the Cross Pass 2379 m above sea level. Ascent to the Gergeti Trinity. Among all the churches in Europe located in the alpine zone, the Gergeti Trinity is located at the highest point – 2200 m. The church is located at the foot of the Mkinvartsveri peak (from the Georgian “ice peak” or “glacial peak”; Mount Kazbek is a dormant stratovolcano and one of the main mountains Caucasus, the third highest peak in Georgia and the seventh highest peak in the Caucasus Mountains).

You can have lunch in Stepantsminda or Pasanauri for an additional fee.
In the evening, we will return to Tbilisi.

Duration of the excursion: 10 hours.

Gergeti Trinity Church

Cost of an individual excursion:

for 2 people: 210 $ (105 $ per person)
for 4 people: 300 $ (75 $ per person)
for 6 people: 330 $ (55 $ per person)
for 8 people: 440 $ (55 $ per person)
for 10 people: 500 $ (50 $ per person)

The price includes:
Professional guide services,
Transport service,
Ascent to the Church of the Holy Trinity in Gergeti.

Day trip to Gergeti Trinity Church from Tbilisi