Explore the Georgian high mountains of Kazbegi on a day trip to Gergeti Trinity Church – the most picturesque corners of Georgia on a day trip. This tour from Tbilisi will take you along the Georgian Military Highway to the mountainous region of Kazbegi.
On the tour to the mountains of Ananuri-Kazbegi, you will have an exciting trip to the north along the Georgian Military Highway to the high Caucasus Mountains.
On a day trip to Gergeti Trinity you will visit:
Zhinvali Dam – is a hydroelectric dam on the Aragvi River in Zhinvali, Georgia in the Caucasus Mountains. Despite its obviously artificial origins, reservoir blends in with the surrounding environment perfectly and delights visitors with its Turquoise waters.
Ananuri – is a fortress situated on the foreland by the Aragvi River, not far from Zhinvali water reservoir and about 70 km from Tbilisi, Georgia. It was built by the Dukes of Aragvi and its earliest parts date from the 13th century. The fortress is on the UNESCO Tentative list.
Gudauri – The ski resort is located on the south-facing plateau of The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia. The resort is situated in the Stepantsminda District, along the Georgian Military Highway near the Cross Pass, at an elevation of 2,200 meters, above sea level with skiable area enjoying maximum exposure to the sun. The ski season lasts from December to April.
Observation deck – The Russia-Georgia Friendship Monument or Treaty of Georgievsk Monument is a monument build in 1983 to celebrate the bicentennial of the Treaty of Georgievsk and ongoing friendship between Georgia and Soviet Russia. Located on the Georgian Military Highway between the ski resort town of Gudauri and the Jvari pass, the monument is a large round stone and concrete structure overlooking the Devil’s Valley in the Caucasus mountains. Inside the monument is a large tile mural that spans the whole circumference of the structure and depicts scenes of Georgian history.
Gergeti Trinity Church – The old Georgian Church is located under the Mount Kazbek, 2170m above the town of Stepantsminda (former Kazbegi) and village of Gergeti whose name it had adopted. The church is widely known as Gergeti Trinity Church thought Georgians call it Gergeti Tsminda Sameba. It was built in the 14-th century, but not much is known to us of its history, though it was mentioned in one of the guide books from 1906, that the church was built on the place that used to be pagan idols worshiping. And in 18-th century, the church turned into storage for main Georgian relics that were transported here in the time of Persian invasion to Tbilisi. In the beginning of the 20-th century, Soviet government had closed the church, and it was returned back to the Georgian Orthodox Church only in the 1990’s.
In the evening, we will return to Tbilisi.
1. Zhinvali Dam
2. Ananuri Fortress
4. Monument to the Arch of Friendship
5. Gergeti Trinity Church.